Archives for 2014

Gratitude Part 3 – by Masery

In this post, Masery writes about how if we are going to be thankful for something we need to be responsible and care for it. [Read more…]

In Remote Uganda a School for the Deaf is Formed

Patrick Otema, 15 was born profoundly deaf. In the remote area of Uganda where he lives there are no schools for deaf children, and he has never had a conversation. Raymond Okkelo, a sign language teacher, hopes to change all this and offer Patrick a way out of the fearful silence he has known his [Read More…]

Guest Post by Felix “Da’at” Warren: Chronic Illness and the Spoon Theory

Recently I was talking to a friend and offhand mentioned that I might not have the spoons for an activity later that night. He asked what I and a few others meant by this ‘spoon’ talk. “Is ‘spoons’ a west coast thing?” Not everyone has read The Spoon Theory, a personal essay on how people with chronic illnesses and conditions have to budget their energy throughout the day because they have a limited amount of it to spend. I linked him to it. His response: “Normal people don’t think like that? They don’t have to meticulously plan everything?” [Read more…]

Samhain and My Beloved Dead

Each Samhain I review my life from the year before and ponder my own death and contact my beloved dead. [Read more…]

Death and Rebirth Pt. 2: Rite for the Dying

This is the second of a three-part series written by Staff of Asclepius contributors on death and rebirth, in honor of the Samhain celebration. In his post, Nornoriel discussed the many funeral rituals available to various Pagan groups and traditions, and the contrasting lack of rites for the dying. In college, I had the disastrous [Read More…]