An interview with Christine Gilbert @cb_gilbert: Author of Mother Tongue

May 17th, 2016

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In honor of the new WSGT Independence Writing Award, we will be interviewing Christine Gilbert, the recent author of Mother Tongue: My Family’s Globe-trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic and Sing in Spanish. This journey began after Christine’s Grandfather passed away from severe dementia; she was determined to discover the link between bilingualism … Continued

The original version of this article “A journey to freedom over three Passovers” was originally published in Jewish Journal. Please share your story of finding freedom in our We Said Go Travel Award. “Merriam-Webster defines brave as ‘having or showing courage.’ Courage as ‘mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.’ I have come … Continued

By Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback in Israel this week with his sixth grade students When the Eternal returned us to Zion, we were like dreamers! – בְּשׁוּב ה׳, אֶת-שִׁיבַת צִיּוֹן–הָיִינוּ, כְּחֹלְמִים Psalm 126:1 The State of Israel turns 68 years old this week, and you can feel the joy in the streets of Tel Aviv, where … Continued

The original version of Love to Travel called “Interview with Travel Blogger Lisa Ellen Niver of We Said Go Travel @wesaidgotravel” was originally conducted by @theguywhoflies and published on Travel Blogger Interviews. For some, all it takes is a taste of the wide-open world to get hooked; that’s how it was for Lisa after her first … Continued

We wrote a previous article covering the more general aspects of Rise Boards and Klout scores here; but a change in scoring techniques and WSGT’s appearance on new travel board Twitter Activity Club deserves a more in-depth look! Wherever your interests may lie, there is a Rise board to suit them! If you don’t find exactly what you’re … Continued

  It feels like we’re driving to the edge of the world where the water falls off. Infinity is just ahead. To the right are mountains that arc up from the basement of time. On the left, a dry lakebed now glassed with salt. This is the driest state in the country, not so surprising, … Continued

I first heard of a Technology Shabbat a few years ago from its most vocal proponent, Webbies Awards founder Tiffany Shlain. Modeled on the principles of the Jewish observation of the Sabbath, where from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday you do no work, the idea is that you take a mini-break from all … Continued

What’s the best thing about Park City, Utah? It might be the fresh powder at Park City Ski Resort which now has the extra addition of nearby Canyons, making it the largest ski resort in the USA. It’s always a unique experience skiing at Park City, with everything from snowstorms to bright blue skies on the … Continued