Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.

The Goodmen Project put out a call for submissions on “What does it mean to be a free man in the 21st century?”

When life is this hard, what does it mean to be free? This Juneteenth and Independence Day, The Good Life on The Good Men Project will be running posts on the subject of the free man in the twenty-first century. Email pitches and completed submissions to Justin Cascio, justin@goodmenproject.com by Saturday, June 23 for consideration. Questions? Just want to talk? Email Justin.

I thought some of the guy readers here would be interested in participating and sharing how they find or define freedom as a disabled person.

Camp Zoe Update – Former Location of PSG festival

In the post “Pagan Spirit Gathering Offering Accessible Camping”, I mentioned that PSG was moving from Cape Zoe in Missouri to Stonehouse Park in Inllinois due to the land owner’s alleged drug misconduct.

When Circle Sanctuary had to move PSG from Camp Zoe in Salem, Missouri, because of it’s closure many Pagans in the area were disappointed. It was an honor to have such a long running festival in the stateClick here for Camp Zoe’s take on the Federal search and closure. Click here for the St. Louis Riverfront Times article about Highway Patrol drug search roadblocks on the way to Camp Zoe.

PSG is now being held in the much less controversial and more accessible Stonehouse Park near Earlville, Illinois.

The Linking News on Thursday, June 21, 2012 reported that Cape Zoe’s owner James Tebeau “pled guilty to one felony count of maintaining drug-involved premises at Camp Zoe where the total amount of illegal drugs sold in the camp during a typical Swagstock festival was approximately $500,000, according to an emailed news release from the United States Attorney’s office in St. Louis.” He has agreed to forfeiting 350 acres of land.

The radio ads I heard about Swagstock promoted the events as several day long rock festivals. People were also encouraged to set up booths at their camps and sell handmade items.

Entertainment

I recently watched the trailer for Hyde Ppark on Hudson “The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.” (IMDB) It stars Bill Murry as FDR and Laura Linney as Margaret. I was more interested though in the relationship that developed between FDR and the King George VI of the UK. FDR was paralyzed from the waste down and George had a speech impediment. Both of them had the challenge of having disabilities and running their countries and keeping up their citizens moral during WWII and a depression. The movie will be released in December.

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Trailer for Hydepark on Hudson

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

  • http://tinfoiltoque.blogspot.com Justin Cascio

    I very much hope to see contributions to the Freedom call on The Good Men Project from readers here. Thanks so much for posting a link to the call!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/paganswithdisabilities/ Tara “Masery” Miller

      You’re welcome.

  • kadiera

    You know….one of my concerns about statments on accessibility like the one PSG makes is that it means that to go, I have to detail my kids’ medical issues. Do they have a doctor or other medical professional on staff reviewing these, or do they just read them and make guesses, or what? What gets done with that info? Details on medical conditions are subject to HIPPA, and frankly, I think it’s not as much of their business as they think it is…


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