Category Archives: Volunteering

Starting Out As A Writer: 5 Things You Should Know

First of all, I want to wish everyone a belated happy Thanksgiving and a very merry upcoming Chanukah, Christmas, and New Years. I realize I haven’t posted anything in quite a while. Like many people, the holidays are a busy time … Continue reading

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Camp Harmony Carnival

Two days ago, my busy summer of vacations, travel, and volunteering drew to a close with the last day of Camp Harmony. I’ve been involved with this summer camp program for homeless kids for the past fifteen years. The people and the … Continue reading

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Poem #3 – What Makes Me a Leader

Here is the third and final poem I wrote at Camp Paintrock in Wyoming while participating in the ‘Poetic Justice’ poetry session with the C5LA students. As with the first poem ‘What Made Me,’ this last poem was also a … Continue reading

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The Valley

Here is the second poem I wrote while at Camp Paintrock in Wyoming. As you can imagine, the country is quite spectacular there. The embedded picture simply can’t do it justice. I imagine my poem can’t either, but you can’t … Continue reading

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Camp Poetry

A few days ago, I returned from a weeklong trip to Wyoming where I spent time with the wonderful staff and students of the C5LA program. Part of my purpose in going was to teach my first ever writing class … Continue reading

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Connecting with Kids

A few months ago I wrote an article about Camp Harmony, a wonderful program that provides summer and winter camp programs for homeless kids throughout Los Angeles. A few days from now, I will head to Wyoming to participate in … Continue reading

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