BIPOC Writer Scholarship to UPOD Academy

BIPOC Writer Scholarship to UPOD Academy

Upod Academy Scholars Program Scholarships Available for Upod Academy MARCH 12-13, 2022 UPOD ACADEMY WORKSHOP FOR FREELANCE WRITERS. LIVE TWO-DAY WEEKEND SESSION VIA ZOOM. with LAUREN N. WILLIAMSSENIOR EDITOR, CULTURE & ‘AMERICA IN PERSON’ SECTION THE ATLANTIC POOH SHAPIROHEALTH & SCIENCE EDITORTHE WASHINGTON POST MICHELLE LEGROFEATURES EDITORWIRED(FORMERLY LONGREADS, THE NEW REPUBLIC AND LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY) SASHA … Continued

Me and Mr. Li: A Reflection on Chinese New Year

For four years of my early life, I was what they called a “third culture kid.” For those who have yet to live abroad, a “third culture kid,” or “TCK,” is a kid who has the opportunity to grow up in a completely different place than their parents. My mom was born in Long Island, … Continued

ParaGolfer: Help Golf Be Accessible to All

By Ben Hulin GoFundMe: Help Golf Be Accessible to All In 2006, I was in a no-fault motorcycle accident and the accident took away my ability to walk and to participate in sports the way I did before my accident. In the last two years, I have discovered and experienced the sport of golf, again, … Continued

Where Will You Go? National Plan a Vacation Day Puerto Rico Sweepstakes

In honor of National Plan Vacation Day (Jan. 25), Discover Puerto Rico, in partnership with JetBlue andHyatt Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, is giving travelers the chance to ditch the wintertime blues and experience the Puerto Rican sunshine for themselves.  Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 25 and running through Feb. 8, enter the “Sunshine to Spare Sweepstakes”  to win a trip for two to Puerto … Continued

My Chelm Story!!

By Hazzan Michael Stein Where to begin? This past Shabbes was a fantastic experience in every way!! Lighting Shabbat candles in the synagogue in Chelm, where there has not been a service for 80 years, was a humbling experience. As I explained the meaning of lighting Shabbat candles, the metaphor of bringing light again into … Continued

Tikkun Olam: From a Hyundai to a Home for the Holidays

From Steven Grossman of #OperationSaveChristmas2021 ‘Twas a week before Christmas and we’re back for the second annual OPERATION SAVE CHRISTMAS 2021!!! Last year we raised 23k to help source as many toys as possible from local small “ma and pa” businesses and helped with other expenses for families in need all over the country.  GO … Continued

First Light of Hanukkah in Poland

By Hazzan Michael Stein The train from Krakow to Gdansk/Sopot/Slupsk was almost six hours, but the most comfortable ride ever. The US Infrastructure bill barely passed, which would provide an opportunity to upgrade our rail system. With food, drinks, internet, and electric outlets, the high-speed train outclasses anything we have in the US. I spent … Continued

Ruby’s Rainbow: Making Dreams come TRUE

By donating to Ruby’s Rainbow, you are helping students with Down syndrome go for their dreams of higher education and independence! When Melinda Lindner released her recording of “Over the Rainbow” in April 2021, she knew she wanted to do something to support an extra special community – so she decided to raise funds for Ruby’s Rainbow, a … Continued

The Unseen Body Cover

The Hidden Wonders of Your Lungs with Dr. Jonathan Reisman

Congratulations to my friend, Jonathan Reisman, on his book, The Unseen Body, which publishes today, Nov 9, 2021! We met in India during Allahabad Kumbh Mela when according to Wikipedia: “An estimated 120 million people visited Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 in Allahabad over a two-month period including over 30 million on a single day, on 10 February … Continued

Aspire Higher Especially during the COVID coaster

By Ken Lindner, author of Aspire Higher The choices that you make can profoundly change your life! The state of your life, your feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, your self-image and your confidence that you can truly effect positive change in your life are direct reflections of the positive and beneficial or the negative and/or … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel