Online Rituals as One Means Toward Solidarity: Part Two

My hope to finish this two part blog post tomorrow turned into many days due to increased seizures, a new job, and life in general. I want to get back to the blog and interacting with all of you wonderful readers. During my involvement with Shikhena Mountainwater, my husband, Michael, and I started the Elodrym. It was a group for people who practiced magic and considered themselves mages. We had gatherings online and in person. An online ritual requires a person to be able to type and … [Read more...]

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. Sure Could Use a Little Good News The Good News Guardian is a website I visit when I need an attitude boost. Here's some stories that will brighten … [Read more...]

UK: Health Care in Other Nations

In the post “Circle Round”, I asked other practitioners with disabilities to join me in learning about different types of socioeconomic systems and how they have been implemented in other nations. I would like these series of posts to be our opportunity to think about important aspects of society which include: trade, knowledge, interpersonal relationships, culture, health, safety, and natural resources (air, water, food). These are very broad topics so we’ll take each one a step at a … [Read more...]

Frank and Funny Conversations about Disabilities.

Video by AttitudeTV Living with a disability has its tough times... but lots of lighter moments too. We interviewed people all over the country to hear their insights; these frank and funny conversations reveal the truth about disability and today we bring you the best moments from that series. English CC provided. … [Read more...]

Saving our Energy

As a teenager I worked in an after school program. I was assigned as a janitor in the elementary building to a tough but very smart boss. He wasn’t much taller than me, and I was only four feet eleven inches or so at the time but his sense of presence made him seem enormous. When he spoke his words left a long lasting impression on me and I still remember much of his advice. The one thing that stuck the most was save your steps. That advice has come in especially handy since I became disabled. … [Read more...]

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. Resources for the Blind I recently found out that the National Federation of the Blind offers free white canes. Sports The poolpod lift is a … [Read more...]

Making an Important but Tough Decision

Please forgive any errors you may find in today's post. Keep reading and you'll understand. I got a call from the principal at the school I substitute at. I've been anxiously waiting to hear from her hoping to help get students oriented the first week of school. Instead she offered me a full time job. I was honoured. She had just gotten the go ahead to hire three full time aids in the kindergarten classrooms and wanted me to think it over. Since I don't have a teaching certificate, I wouldn't … [Read more...]

EnableTalk Gloves Worn on the Wrong Hand?

In the post "High Tech Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Voice" there is a video about EnableTalk gloves. This technology is being developed to translate sign language into speech. I wondered how it would effect the Deaf Community and those who are speech impaired. Would they welcome the technology? Ocean, from the Deaf Pagan Crossroads, provided a very insightful comment which I wanted to share with readers. As a Deaf person myself who has been signing for over 30 years, while … [Read more...]

High Tech Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Voice

SlateNewsChannel video about the new sensor-heavy gloves that translate sign language users' gestures into text and voice. How will this effect the Deaf Community and those who are speech impaired? Will they welcome the technology or will there be similar controversy as there is surrounding cochlear implants? EnableTalk doesn't involve surgery but it will effect Deaf Culture. Video transcription provided by Slate.com: Could modern technology provide a huge leap forward for sign … [Read more...]

Pagans with Disabilities or Developmental Differences Anthology Still Accepting Submissions

Please Distribute Call for Submissions/Writers: E-mail for inquiries and submissions: tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com; please put “Immanion Press Anthology Submission” in your subject line. The new submission date for rough drafts is August 31, 2012. Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A.) is seeking submissions for a magic anthology from the perspective of practitioners with disabilities or developmental differences. This includes … [Read more...]


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