Community News Linkage

Happy News reports on a music and dopamine study from McGill University, Canada “Musical Chills: Why They Give Us Thrills” www.happynews.com/news/1142011/musical-chills-why-give-us-thrills.htm

Sociologist Publishes Research On Religion And Adolescents
“Religion plays an important role in the lives of teenagers, according to the findings published in the book “A Faith of their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America’s Adolescents,” co-written by Melinda Lundquist Denton, an assistant professor of sociology at Clemson University.” www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/216033.php
Thanks to the Witches’ Voice on FaceBook for bringing this to the community’s attention.

Ocean at Deaf Pagan Crossroads has a series of posts regarding the Feb. 3 CSI episode “The Two Mrs. Grissoms”. deafpagancrossroads.com/

Picture This Film Festival will be screening movies Feb. 14 – 18th this year in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Picture this…film festival is both a competitive and exhibition festival. The festival features films that are about disability and/or films on any subject that were produced, directed and/or written by people with disabilities. We want everyone to participate in this event and feel they have been entertained, learned something new or have a greater understanding of disability around the world. Picture this…film festival operates beyond the annual event through Picture this…on the road series of mini-festivals and themed programmes.”
www.ptff.org/index.html

There are a couple of informative articles at Disability Scoop.

“Jobs Report Offers Mixed Signals For People With Disabilities” By Shaun Heasley
www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/02/04/jan-2011-jobs/12187/

“Lax Teacher Standards Threaten Students With Disabilities, Advocates Say” By Michelle Diament
www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/02/03/lax-teacher-standards/12163/

UK Daily Mail
“Teenager beats rare brain condition and saves sight – after her father finds miracle cure on the internet”
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1352510/Charlotte-Durham-beats-rare-brain-condition-father-finds-cure-internet.html#ixzz1DCYmUQ3H

Gamer news! Chuck, also known as Askacapper, has a petition going that he will deliver to game developers at PAX East. PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. The petition requests that all games be programmed for customizable controller settings so disabled gamers have better accessibility.

Petition link: www.petitiononline.com/cu5t0m/petition.html

Petition FAQ: www.AskACapper.com/petition

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About Tara "Masery" Miller

Tara "Masery" Miller is a Neo-Pagan panentheist Gaian mage living in the Ozarks with her husband and pets. She's also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. She is the editor of Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul which you can find at Immanion press. www.immanion-press.com/info/books.asp She has a minor is religion from Southeast Missouri State Missouri State University with an emphasis in mysticism. Masery has lead various groups over the years and organized Pagan Pride Day events. Her magic and author page is at www.taramaserymiller.com


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