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Joel Garten

Artist, Composer, Writer and Entrepreneur

Joel Garten has had a varied career in a number of fields. He is a composer and improviser, working in a modern style on the piano that has been described as a meeting of Keith Jarrett and Morton Feldman. He is a visual artist in a style influenced by Abstract Expressionism. He has worked as an entrepreneur and in a number of capacities in the real estate field. He is a thinker, writer and world traveler, having traveled to more than 40 countries. He is a collector of art, antiques and ethnography and a freelance curator
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Tiny Tips for Starting on the Road to Health

If you are starting from a standpoint of not doing any exercise or not paying any attention to your diet, you might find my tips helpful in starting to be healthier. I have found a couple of keys to starting on the road to health: first, start in tiny micro-steps; and second, discover what you personally like to do -- what works for you.
11/06/2013 12:32 EST
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How An Orchestra Found Success With an Oil Company

Alex Pauk had his start in new music as the founder of Array Music, a performing and composing group active in Toronto, which at first began to meet in his apartment. He soon had the ambition to start a new music orchestra. Through a stroke of good luck, Pauk's partner Alexina Louie sat beside an executive of Suncor, the oil company, at a gala event.
11/13/2012 05:17 EST
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Your Guide to Cheap, European Flights

If you want to travel from city to city in Europe on the cheap, you should turn to Ryanair, Europe's quirky yet ridiculously inexpensive airline. But one shouldn't confuse it with a normal discount airline you would find in North America. There are numerous quirks.
08/30/2012 02:35 EDT
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Planning a Staycation? Five Great Summer Outings in Toronto

In Toronto, Canada, when the temperature rises during the brief summer, I love to get out and enjoy some of these off-the-beaten track outings. Whether you're looking for a fun family activity, a great group outing with friends, or a romantic evening with someone special, Toronto has just the thing for you!
08/16/2012 07:21 EDT
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Ten Tips for Travelling in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. Wandering down narrow, crumbling streets lined by canals, you can watch as gondolas silently slide by in the teal colored water, marvel at ornate churches and view a huge trove of masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your trip to Venice!
08/01/2012 07:33 EDT

Ten Tips for Travelling in Florence

Florence is a beautiful, ancient city in Italy's Tuscany region. Walking among buildings and churches that are hundreds of years old, you can encounter an enormous wealth of Renaissance art, from Botticelli to Donatello to Michelangelo. I recently spent a week in this graceful city, taking in the architectural and artistic treasures. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy a trip to Florence...
07/11/2012 05:29 EDT