It was a lady being interviewed on CBC Radio who said, “If you have talents, please share them with your fellow man during this lonely pandemic. People need sunshine in their lives - both literally and figuratively - and if you can help put a smile on their face, that’s huge.”
Well, not sure if I’m talented or not, but I am a singer and I’ve been told I’ve got a decent voice. And I’m a writer who’s written a book about happiness called “Why Being Happy Matters” that friends say people should be reading right now. So, I’ll go with the request of the lady on the radio. Here are two links to my You Tube channel:
The first is for a video about the immortal Frank Sinatra including my renditions of 6 standards from the Great American Songbook
The second is a link to my CD featuring several more standards.
It ain’t Justin Bieber but if you like the music we call “easy listening”, I do hope you’ll enjoy this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVvwL1U9LLo
Both links are free for the taking.
The other link I’m posting is for my book “Why Being Happy Matters”
(I’d love to be able to give it away for free but there are too many direct costs involved for printing, packaging, mailing, etc.)
Must say I’m impressed with the folks at the District of Muskoka and the Town of Ajax. They want seniors in their communities to stay aware and involved, so they’ve asked me to participate as a Keynote Speaker on the telephone. That’s right: rather than appearing live, supported by PowerPoint, as I normally do, I’ve had to rely on my old on-air radio experience of “painting audio pictures” by engaging with dialers-in via a 1-800 interchange. I speak conversationally about people I met while conducting interviews around the world for “Why Being Happy Matters”. And at the end, I open things up to Q&A and observations listeners may want to make about happiness. So far, this format has been deemed a “great success” and I’m pleased to be able to help.
I’m also mentoring a lady online who’s writing a fiction-based-on-reality book and have been able to make some valuable suggestions for her.
So, there you go. If my “talents” can brighten your day during the pandemic lock-down, I’m only too happy to do my bit. Enjoy!
And stay healthy and well.