Archive for September, 2010

The Dance Of Ages Album

Ran Zilca's music

I grew up in the 80s and my musical identity was shaped when hair bands where hot (which seems strange today – perhaps it was a conspiracy of the spandex industry). So to date, even though I try to keep an open aperture if musical styles as a guitar player, if I pick up a […]

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Dumping your Ego (and Putting on Chaps)

Dump your Ego and put on chaps!

When people are asked who they are, often times they respond with information pertaining to their profession and social status: “I’m an engineer living in the suburbs”. The society we live in trains us each day to feed our egos with these external tokens of success, fooling us into thinking that it will make us happy. But as recent positive psychology research shows (and some old wisdom traditions have preached for thousands of years), the ego is only a protection layer…

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The Last Day of Summer

Last day of summer

It’s 8:30pm, Labor Day. The last day of summer has ended, and with it the entire season. Living in New York means that summer is a great event. You plan for it months ahead of time, make lists, and before you know it the event comes to its premature end. The evenings start getting chilly, […]

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Almost Ready to Go

Almost ready to go on the ride of my life

OK – almost time to leave and the bike is not ready yet. Not good! The sissy bar and luggage rack are now installed (Cobra) and I put a Nelson Rigg full dresser bag on it. Another bag coming next week, the speakers need to be installed – and that’s it – the bike will […]

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The Oil Spill, Katrina, and Inner Peace

Gulf oil spill

Dealing with personal catastrophe like losing one’s home, or one’s living is much harder when an entire region is affected. Support is harder to find as others around you suffer the same consequences, and people may even turn against each other as they compete over scarce resources like food, shelter, or potential home buyers. Disasters […]

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Motorcycle Gear – In Progress!

I now have saddlebags and a windshield on the bike. Not that naked anymore. However, it’s still far from being ready to hit the road. A sissy bar and luggage rack will be installed in a few days. Next on the list would be: Large dresser-style seat bag Highway/engine bars handlebar-mounted speakers Any recommendations anyone? […]

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