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Patheos "Service Is Power" By T. Thorn Coyle "Service is part of our religion. It doesn't have to be, but the more we include it, the stronger, healthier, and wiser we all become." www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Service-Is-Power-T-Thorn-Coyle-03-01-2011.htmlZach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, won his own show on the Oprah Winfrey NetworkNew York Times “Two Winners, Two Potential Shows” by Brian Stetler www … [Read more...]

BBC Two Video – How Subtitles Are Made

The BBC Two program See Hear has a video up about Red Bee Media, the BBC's subtitling company. It shows how subtitles are created and what can be done to improve subtitle quality. If you've watched TV with subtitles, especially live, and wondered why captioning was off by almost a minute or the words made no sense, watch the video to find out. I'm sure Red Bee Media's process is similar to captioning technology in other countries. The results can be funny and frustrating for people who rely on … [Read more...]

Are you prepared for a medical emergency?

Image: Red emergency bag labeled with a white equilateral cross.It was almost midnight and my sister was holding my hair and shoulders to keep me from falling off the bed as I vomited again and again. My husband tried to calm me. We had tested my blood sugar and it was normal unlike just six months before when I ended up in the ER with a blood glucose of 400. I wasn't keeping any stomach medication or water down. When I lost my emotional cool and couldn't breathe, they decided to call … [Read more...]

Dedication Ritual for the Less Ambulatory

 <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } -->Dedication Ritual Modified for the less ambulatory by Masery, former Myrddin of the Elodrym. Adapted from The Order of the Elodrym’s initiation ritual.Elemental calls written by Aquillus Cattus and adapted for this ritual.   "… the Great Initiator comes in the Silence to the higher consciousness, and is never a human being, however supernatural and secluded." Dion Fortune, The … [Read more...]

Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief Caused by Disabilityby MaseryFrom the first diagnosis of disease or disability to the loss of a physical function or independence, we feel grief. We may experience anticipatory grief when thinking out the longterm effects of our disability or upcoming medical procedures. Grief is a natural process in response to loss, including the loss of a healthy body or mind.Rather than buck up or move on right away, it is important to allow these emotions to flow. Being aware of … [Read more...]


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