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Entries by Ira Israel from 08/2013

My Hindu Bar Mitzvah

| Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Back in 2000 when my dear friend Sabine Chaloupy took me to see her guru Amma in New York City, let's just say I that was ready to pooh-pooh the whole thing. Hugging? Really...? Are you serious? Whatever....

Why Google Is Evil

| Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology

Google had a wonderful search engine but unfortunately has become some sort of perverse game that we are all forced to play. And while the people at Google and their shareholders continue to earn billions, small businesses like mine suffer.

Why Google Is Not Evil

| Posted 08.08.2013 | Technology

I hope that Larry Page and Sergei Brin take the time to find Derek in their Google Places for Business team and thank him for going the extra mile.

Want to Learn More About Yoga?

| Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

There is something for everyone in this virtual yoga conference from the layperson who is just starting to experience yoga to the seasoned practitioner and teacher who wants to expand his or her knowledge of yoga without ever leaving the comforts of home.

Ceci n'est ni un Blog ni une Blague (This Is Neither a Blog Nor a Joke)

| Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts

Are we witnessing a new epoch of exceptionally bright and gifted directors, writers, and actors infusing pop culture with winks to high culture or possibly converging the two?

10 Amazing Pop Songs & Ballads You May Have Missed

| Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

Over the years I've collected 23,503 songs according to my iTunes account and below are ten recordings that I doubt many of you have ever heard but I think you will enjoy.

Affordable Care Act

| Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

T.S. Eliot in "The Hollow Men" thought that the institutions of our society would transition "not with a bang but a whimper." I appreciate President Obama's intentions regarding health care but I fear that the Affordable Care Act might be that whimper.

The Beautiful and the Brave: Cameron Russell's Astonishing TED Talk

| Posted 08.29.2013 | TED Weekends

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post. Kudos to the extraordinarily brave Cameron Russell whose TEDTalk ...