A Review of the Umcka Cold and Flu Remedy

umcka - it works against the cold - scotranney.com

I wanted to post a review of Umcka, a homeopathic cold and flu remedy, because I’ve had unexpectedly good results with Umcka. Umcka reduced the severity of my last three colds and they were over in days rather than weeks. The active ingredient in Umcka is Pelargonium sidoides root which originate from traditional South African medicine where it’s been used …

The Talent Excuse: Don’t Mistake “Talent” for Focus and Desire

hard work beats talent - ScotRanney.com

A perceived lack of talent does not hold you back, what holds you back is believing that talent is the same as desire, dedication, discipline. Do you believe that people who are great at what they do were born that way? If so, it’s a convenient method of letting yourself off the hook, isn’t it? You’re giving yourself a pass …

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Don’t Let Your Son or Daughter Quit Piano Lessons

Your Kids Brain on Music - ScotRanney.com

Reality is that the sky is blue, water is wet, most kids quit piano lessons, and letting that happen is one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make. Treat piano lessons as a daily fact of life. Like eating dinner and going to school. Make piano a part of the routine, not something extra. That 30 minutes of practice …

Why You Need to Replace Your Electric Shaver Blades and Foil

Shaver blades and foil replacement - scotranney.com

Using an electric shaver is great. Electric shavers are fast, easy, painless, and convenient. Until they aren’t. When your beard is tough as iron wool and grows a quarter inch in three days, it’s not always easy to find an electric shaver that works as advertised. Instead you get a bristle pulling torture device. Find Replacement Blades and Foils Now …

How to Buy a Decent Grand Piano For a Good Price

Buying a piano by Scot Ranney

Buying a piano is much more than finding something that looks good in your price range. I have over 30 years of professional piano playing experience and have played hundreds of different pianos, including piano disasters in living rooms, on stages, and in hotel venues. By following these simple guidelines, your piano investment will keep the pianists who play it …

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery – Hong Kong

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery - Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, also known as Man Fat Tsz, is in Pai Tau Village at Sha Tin. It’s more of a temple than a monastery because there are no resident monks. Instead, like most temples in Hong Kong, it’s managed by temple people, not to be confused with the Village People. It’s definitely a tourist attraction but …

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – July-Jan 2015

The band - Andy Simmons, Felicity Visic, Scot Ranney

I’m playing music at the Captain’s Bar at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong from July 2015 to January. I have Andrew Simmons with me playing bass and Felicity Visic is singing. Andy started out playing with me in the 90’s at the JJ Mahoney’s club in the Seoul Grand Hyatt. That was a crazy gig, but we’ve been playing …