Staff of Asclepius Preparing Full Transcript of Presidential Candidate's Q&A with Pagan Media

Sunday night members of the Pagan media conducted a video interview with former New Mexico Gov. and Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson. I'm about half way through with the transcription of the hour and a half long Q&A session. It is a historic event. For the first time in history there is large networked Pagan media and they got to interview a candidate running for national office. Transcription of the audio will be posted here and available for reposting. It's my way of showing appreciation … [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.New York City was Unprepared to Shelter the DisabledCenter for Independence of the Disabled, New York's (CIDNY) reported that shelters opened in response to hurricane Irene were not accessible. Susan Dooah, CIDNY executive director, inspected shelters for … [Read more...]

Hey! Why do they get to cut in line?

IMAGE: Children and adults are excited by a plunging swinging ship ride. Photo by D Sharon Pruitt CC LicenseMany folks associate summer fun with going to an amusement park. Maybe you've been in line for a ride and noticed someone in a wheel chair and those with them, getting to bypass the line and even ride twice in a row. No, they didn't pay extra for a fast pass. This is just one way that amusement parks can accommodate visitors with disabilities. As they guys at Different Spokes point out, … [Read more...]

Netflix Sued for Lack of Closed Captioning

IMAGE: Symbol for Closed Captioning. Two C's in a box resembling a TV.Special thanks to Ocean from the Deaf Pagan Crossroads for informing me about NAD's lawsuit."The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the nation’s premier civil rights organization of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, announced the filing of a major federal lawsuit against Netflix today in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Western Division in Springfield, MA. The lawsuit charges the entertainment g … [Read more...]

Victory Gardens

UPDATE: In semi-related news, Starhawk announced early production of a movie version of The Fifth Sacred Thing. Click here. "Starhawk's epic tale, set in 2048, California. In a time of ecological collapse, when the hideously authoritarian and corporate-driven Stewards have taken control of most of the land and set up an apartheid state, one region has declared itself independent: the Bay Area and points north."During WWI and WWII, citizens planted produce and herb gardens at private residences … [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.IMAGE: Woman wearing an animal pelt and computer boards, types on a keyboard that is part of the landscape. Cover art by Julie Foo.Yahoo! Accessibility "Original Cyborgs: Disability and Technology" by Jennifer Cole, Program Director of the Gimpgirl … [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.Pagan Pride Day Stepping Up to Inform Coordinators about AccessibilityIMAGE: Pagan Pride Day logo. The earth is surrounded by various Pagan religious symbols.Earlier this month I emailed Brian Ewing, Pagan Pride Day Executive Director and National … [Read more...]

Overcoming Obstacles: Conscious Dialog about Responsibility for Access

In This Moment of Decision I Pray to Ganesha, Remover of ObstaclesAum, Shri Ganeshaya namah -- Great Lord of Wisdom, here I stand with so many decisions to make, with so many ways to turn. I beg for Your grace. Fill me with righteous judgment and clear discrimination as I lay all confusion at Your holy feet and immerse myself solely in You. Aum, Ganesha sharanam, sharanam Ganesha.From Loving Ganesha by the Himalayan Academy Ch. 11 Ganapati Prarthanah: Prayers to Lord Ganesha … [Read more...]

Pagan Spirit Gathering Offering Accessible Camping

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, … [Read more...]


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