Here I’ll share additional resources on a variety of subjects that I hope will benefit readers of my blog in any number of ways. If there’s a particular resource you think I should include, please send me a comment and I’ll look into it.
My Neopets Stories — I began writing for Neopets back in 2002 or 2003, but it wasn’t until 2006 that I got my first piece in. Since then, I’ve had more than thirty pieces published in the Neopian Times, Neopets’ weekly newspaper. It’s not necessary to have an extensive knowledge of the world of Neopets to understand my stories, so feel free to browse through them at your leisure. If you ever decide to join Neopets, you may do so by clicking here.
NaNoWriMo — Every November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, when writers worldwide are challenged to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in one month. Hectic and nothing short of insane, NaNoWriMo is an awesome way to write fast-paced without letting any inner editors get in the way. My profile, featuring a yearly excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novels, can be found here.
Steven Strogatz on the Elements of Math — Featured as part of the New York Times’ Opinionator section, this series of fifteen articles by renown mathematician Steven Strogatz takes the abstract yet elegant world of mathematics and translates it into easy-to-understand concepts able to be grasped by anyone and everyone. As a math major, not only have I found his articles to be helpful in bringing a greater level of understanding to the math that I’m learning, they have made me love mathematics even more. (But wait, there’s more!)
Khan Academy: Video tutorials in mathematics, science, and many other topics–highly encouraged for learning and discovery.
Judasim 101 — I was first told about Judaism 101 (also known as JewFAQ) while doing a research paper on Judaism, and since then I have relied on Judaism 101 for everything. For anyone wanting to know anything about Judaism–whether you’re just trying to find out what it’s all about or whether you’re a Jew trying to deepen your bond with your religion–this compendium of information is thorough, concise, and very easy to read. I recommend to everyone.
Jewish Mosaic — Jewish Mosaic, the National Center for Sexual and Gender Identity, is an organization whose aim is to help make Judaism more inclusive of the GLBT Jewish community and has extensive resources on both Judaism and homosexuality. You can read my drash (commentary) on my Bar Mitzvah portion, Parshat Naso, here.
Equality North Carolina (ENC): http://www.equalitync.org
Human Rights Campaign (HRC): http://www.hrc.org
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): http://www.glaad.org
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): http://www.glsen.org
The Advocate: LGBT News and Entertainment – http://www.advocate.com
The Gay Christian Netowrok (GCN): http://www.gaychristian.net