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Secaucus bike lane in the works on Meadowlands Parkway

SECAUCUS - Secaucus is getting its very first bike lane, and there may be more on the way. The first lane is currently under construction on the west side of Meadowlands Parkway and will run from the former Hess property near Route 3 to the Harmon Cove condominium complex about a mile down the road.

Secaucus continues the green eco-friendly drive. Mayor Mike Gonnelli "Secaucus is a very bike-friendly town - it's a good town to bike in," he added. "It really is not like Hoboken or any other (Hudson County town) like that. There's always room to bike."

"While the existing paths currently allow for bicycles, this phase will be the first bike path solely dedicated to bicycles, said Scott Goodman, field manager with AJM construction. Phase One consists of a bike path on Meadowlands Parkway southbound from the Route 3 exit to the parking garage and enhancement of the gravel path behind the Meadowlands Hospital. One traffic signal will be updated to include a signal for bicycles, added Goodman.

Phase Two of the project, which is awaiting funding and redevelopment of a property near the Route 3 Bridge, will extend the bike path and create one continuous path from Mill Creek Park to behind Harmon Cove, said Goodman."
Source: NorthJersey.com

TheHobMob

TheHobMob

theHOBMOB, in conjunction with the Town of Secaucus, presents
Annual Used Bicycle & Sewing Machine Drive
(RAIN or SHINE).

We’re collecting adult and kids’ bikes to send to Nicaragua, Ghana, Albania, Fiji and Guatemala. Do your part to put unused bikes and sewing machines to good use in the developing world.Bikes should be rust free. No children’s trikes, but bikes with flat tires in need of some repair are accepted. Portable sewing machines should be in working condition $10 minimum donation with each bike or sewing machine is requested for shipping. A tax-deductible receipt for all cash and material donations will be provided on site by the representative from Pedals for Progress.

The town Mayor Mike Gonnelli has enabled this act of Good Karma. He has worked painstakingly to put together and make it happen.


Saturday April 8, 2017
9 am – 12 noon

Secaucus Recreation Center
Parking Lot
1200 Koelle Blvd.
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in blog 'Deep (and Just-...'

Deconstruction of Light

The art department at my school does this really awesome thing where, every Thursday, they hire a model to come to our drawing studio so that anyone can come and practice their skills. Last night I partook in one of these Open Model Sessions and for 2 hours painted in the corner. I discovered so many amazing things in those two hours about light, volume, line, and space. The main thing I focused on was the warmth and coolness of light and how it falls on the planes of the model's figure. The light from the lamp over the model's head was cool-- represented by the cool green highlights. The ambient light was warmer, hence the red shadows under the chin. Each brush mark is there for a specific reason. I let myself dart around the page-- giving no attention to the fact that this is a painting of a girl on a pillow, but rather simply responding to the planar light relationships. I'm looking forward to a whole semester of these sessions!
Adam Pryor

Adam Pryor A cool take on the Sleeping Nude by Matisse.

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Rajat

Rajat Do you have a favorite artist? or style? Do you sometimes seek incorporate a multitude of styles in one whole?

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Jesse Newman

Jesse Newman You are so awesome.

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Adam Pryor

Adam Pryor

Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?
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Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?

Are we a "thing" that has all the experiences OR are we a "thing" or a collection of experiences. The latter would imply that we are ever evolving and changing.

In Buddha's words the liberating thought is "Well-makers lead the water, fletchers bend the arrow, carpenters bend a log of wood, wise people fashion themselves."

Rajat

Rajat Or as Dr. Paul Brunton says "Is there something in us which remains identical amid all the varied experiences of life? Is there some essential condition of all these experiences which holds the highest value for us?" Following a physiological analysis: Am "I" the physical body or am "I" the emotional self or am "I" the intellectual self". Is it possible that "self transcends intellect and that true knowledge of oneself will be possible only if one, whilst retaining full conscious attention, could induce the intellect to abstain voluntarily from its every-day function"

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Rajat

Rajat Vidushi Sharma Emma Zahren-Newman any thoughts?

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Rajat

Rajat Kahlil Gibran says " for self is a sea boundless and measureless. say not, " I have found the truth," but rather " I have found a truth". Say not, ' I have found the path of the soul." Say rather," I have met the soul walking upon my path." For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals."

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman

Lords of Consciousness - Being The Change

Being The Change

Last week I took an Uber and connected with the very interesting, dynamic, thoughtful driver, Clint! He shared with me the website he and his friends manage, it's real interesting! From the about page: "There are solutions to the problems we face. People are breaking away from pre-prescribed lives that we allow culture to impose on us, and these people are starting to find their own path...People are waking up. Communities are forming. Tribes are gathering. We are remembering who we are. The greatest masterpieces have yet to be made and won’t until we work together as One."

Rajat

Rajat Yes it is these communities that need to be woven together!

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Sofia Perello

Sofia Perello

The most and least racially diverse U.S. religious groups

The nation's population is growing more racially and ethnically diverse - and so are many of its religious groups, both at the congregational level and among broader Christian traditions. But a new analysis of data from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study also finds that these levels of diversity vary widely within U.S.

Interesting graphic! What do you think?

Addendum: I was personally curious about how Islam was the second-most diverse religion in this study, and Nabil's thorough comment below explains a lot. I was very surprised that even in the midst of huge amounts of discrimination, Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the US!

I also wonder how groups that are comparatively smaller in number ended up with high "diversity" scores-- Seventh-Day Adventists, for example. Perhaps because of aggressive proselytizing to minorities? (Is this morally questionable?) Does anyone have any experience in these faiths or thoughts about these questions?

Nabil Shaikh

Nabil Shaikh Very interesting! As an American Muslim of Indian ethnicity, I have been able to witness the diversity of the Muslim population both in the States and around the world in my lifetime. Indian Muslims are a minority -- though the word minority is a little misleading here, because there are hundreds of millions of them in the motherland. As for the States -- well just my experience with my own congregation back in Pennsylvania growing up showed me how Middle Easterners, African Americans, Africans, South Americans, East Asians, and South Asians like myself can all come together in the same house of worship. There is also a trend of ethnic mosques in many urban areas; I have friends from New York, for example, who, before college, never befriended Muslims of other ethnicities because they grew up going only to the Bangladeshi mosque in their neighborhood. While I think that defeats the purpose of diversity in Islam, I understand that immigrant men and women need to congregate with people of their own nationality for the sake of communication in their native tongues and for the sake of getting a slice of their homelands in this melting pot nation. Still, diversity is something that is really prized in Islam. The famous verse from the Qur'an reads: "And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge." This is a testimony to the value of diversity; every group of people has its own unique characteristics and knowledge from which we can all benefit. Interestingly, the verse right before this is: "And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought." So many Muslims read this passage as a case for interracial marriage!

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Youngbin Yoon

Youngbin Yoon Maybe the high diversity in the smaller denominations comes from differences found in startups as opposed to big companies? Large, well-established groups have a reputation that similar and like minded people can flock to. But smaller and newer groups don't have a set "name" to them yet and all different types of people can explore/shape it. (Kinda like theHobMob itself!)

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Yes this was very interesting Also I would like to know the differences in the various churches

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Ava Woods

Ava Woods @Nabil, I liked reading your perspective on diversity in Islam in the US! How far does the interpretation of the quote you shared stretch-- does "languages and colors" extend to different religions and practices that might be taboo in Islam? Of course, fundamentalist groups have stretched this to an extreme, but my question is more in terms of the everyday Muslim, and how your faith guides you in deciding which practices are valuable for their diversity & which you should speak out against.

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Ethan Garcia

Ethan Garcia

Why your $8 shirt is a huge problem
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Buy fewer and lasting quintessential clothes.

"Fleece-wearers beware.

Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara found that a single fleece jacket can lose as many as 250,000 synthetic fibers, or 1.7 grams of plastic, in the laundry — which adds up. All those fibers travel from your washing machine into your local wastewater treatment plant, where 40 percent end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Researchers found these microfibers all over the planet, from the bottom of the Indian Ocean to midwestern farmland.

The study, which was funded by Patagonia, estimates that the amount of fibers that are released into waterways each year could be equivalent of nearly 12,000 plastic grocery bags. And like plastic bags, microfibers break down and eventually wind up in the gastrointestinal tracts of fish — and the humans that eat them. These plastics absorb pollutants like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a neurotoxin and hormone disrupter."
Source: Grist.org

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Good energy, good feng shui, good on the budget, and less stressful! I like it!

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Chime Lhamu

Chime Lhamu posted a link in blog 'Revitalizing Na...'

RDTS - Tourism Assessment_FINAL.pdf

Volunteer project report on Doeguling

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We would like to take this moment and thank Mr. Manny Fassihi for his tireless effort and countless hours he has put into publishing such a detailed assessment on Doeguling. Mr. Fassihi has done a superb job in outlining the importance of the Nalanda traditions and the key potentials thatDoeguling holds. 

We hope that everyone including the Tibetan community across the globe read this wonderful report because at the end – as Tibetans – we need to be in the forefront of the change we wish to see in the future.

Steve Ashokaan

Steve Ashokaan Tourism refers to the coordinated
and mutually supportive application of cultural, heritage, and tourist resources
for the improvement of the overall quality of community life. What an important concept, though very hard to implement. This is an impressive assessment! I am curious to see what manifests from such discoveries. Keep us updated!

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Rajat

Rajat

Rusholme's new cycleways
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While Mayor Gonnelli is recuperating, it may well be worth highlighting one of his upcoming projects "Dedicated safeguarded Bike Lanes". Makes perfect sense. Let's go green Secacucus.

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Well, this makes a lot more sense than the two feet strips on sides of roads for bikes that go along with cars, or next to cars. Even though I have ridden bikes a lot in India where there are no separate lanes for bikes, the traffic there goes much slower. Here the speeds are such that if you are hit by a car, you'd probably fly a few feet in the air before landing- which makes it scary riding bikes on main roads. This kind of segregated lane is indeed very helpful.

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