I wrote an article about the chess tables in Union Square for BlockAvenue, and I think it’s worth giving it front-page status on my portfolio. I hope you agree.
Chess Crosses All Barriers in Union Square
When you show up at the chess tables in Union Square – just outside the subway entrance on the northeast corner of 14th Street and Union Square West — it’s easy to get intimidated. You’ll see a lot of things you won’t find on the tony avenues of the Upper East Side: men chain-smoking cigarettes while perched on milk crates, playing a frenzied sort of “speed chess” that at times gets heated and intense. But what you don’t see, unless you bother looking (and you should) is the kindness, community, and camaraderie that grows between and among the men who populate the chess tables of Union Square…
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There’s less than a week left in the Indiegogo campaign to get my book, NYC: Ten Lessons in Frugality & Faith, published, with a relatively long way to go before my goal is met — if you haven’t supported it yet, please consider doing it now. Meanwhile, the project has been getting a fair amount of attention:
I’m hoping this will ramp up interest in the book — and help me garner some donations in the last stretch of the campaign. Meanwhile, the book is shaping up nicely; unless something goes terribly awry, it’ll be out by the end of May!
This is the funding video I made via Animoto.com to support my Indiegogo funding campaign to get my book — NYC: Ten Lessons in Frugality and Faith — published.
You can help by going to the Indiegogo funding page and donating as little as $5. If you like this blog, and if you like supporting someone who takes chances in following a lifelong dream (uh, that would be me), then please consider helping. I’d also appreciate you sharing the link with EVERYONE you know — everyone I tell about this project says they would definitely read the book… now let’s make sure they can!
You can also become a fan of the Facebook page for my book, where I’ll be posting daily money-saving tips about how to live on a very limited budget.
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