Joel Garten
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

Entries by Joel Garten

Tiny Tips for Starting on the Road to Health

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 11:32 AM


Pretty much everyone nowadays knows the basic information about what you need to do to be healthy and feel good: Eat well, exercise, meditate, and so forth. Despite knowing these things, many people are unable to put them into action.

If you...

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How An Orchestra Found Success With an Oil Company

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 11:09 PM

Alex Pauk has been for decades a strenuous supporter of new music in Canada, and for 30 years has been the conductor of Toronto's Esprit Orchestra, Canada's premiere ensemble for the performing of new music. Strenuous indeed, as the beads of sweat dripping from his face after last...

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Your Guide to Cheap, European Flights

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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.

Europe's Schengen agreement has gotten rid of customs at the border, and with this ease of travel has come a number of low cost airlines....

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Planning a Staycation? Five Great Summer Outings in Toronto

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 7:21 AM

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.

1) Berry picking at Whittamore's Farm
A great summer outing is to visit this farm that is set up to allow you to pick your...

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Ten Tips for Travelling in Venice

(2) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 7:33 AM

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.


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Ten Tips for Travelling in Florence

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 2:55 PM

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...

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