What would you ask presidential candidate Gary Johnson?

UPDATE: After the video conference, The Modern Witch - will have LIVE post-conference coverage. Join them for a live discussion and decompression. Thanks Cara Shulz and Star Foster for this information.Former Governor of New Mexico and Republican Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson will be interviewed tonight by members of the Pagan media. This opportunity was headed by PNC-MN (Pagan Newswire Collective Minnesota). Cara Shulz of PNC-MN, Jason Pitzl-Waters of The Wild Hunt, Star Foster of … [Read more...]

Dan Halloran (Pagan NYC Council Member visits OWS) also a Blind Critic Movie Review

VIDEO: Dan Halloran, New York City Councilman and Pagan, visited with Occupy Wall Street protesters. You can skip ahead 54 seconds.Currently the objective of the Occupy Together movement across North America is to get citizens active in learning about income disparity, the plight of citizens in poverty, and discussing solutions. On October 4th, New York City Council members, Dan Halloran (R) and Ydanis Rodriguez (D) ended up at Occupy Wall Street and held an unplanned discussion. (Capital New … [Read more...]

Aligning Pagan Values of Community and Honor with Action

We have forgotten who we areWe have sought only our own security We have exploited simply for our own ends We have distorted our knowledge We have abused our power [...]We ask for the gift of remembering We ask for the strength to change." - John Matthews, The Quest for the Green ManThe virtue of honor gives us the strength to become capable of living and acting for the long haul, rather than immediate gain. There is nothing we cannot do, because we learn to not give up easily, to … [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...]

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.SpiritualitySally Kemp writes the Patheos blog Meditation for Life. Her post "The Open-Eyed Mediation of Delight" discusses practicing acceptance and awareness of delight and satisfaction."You might try this at a party or some other social gathering—giving … [Read more...]

Spam-A-Lot and Community Linkage

It takes some time to go through all of the comments submitted to the Staff of Asclepius. I appreciate the views reader's express and I am so grateful when a few extra minutes are spent contributing information that wasn't included in the original post. Those informative comments assist in shaping our community. It may take a day or two for your comments to appear because all submitted comments must first be approved. I approve all submissions that are relevant to the post no matter if I agree … [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.Patheos.com is now hosting The Wild Hunt blog by Jason Pitzl-Waters. Jason has highlighted important issues to disabled Pagans and linked to Staff of Asclepius posts. The Staff of Asclepius has been with Patheos since last year. Welcome, Jason!Janet Callahan … [Read more...]

Why You're Affected by McCollum v. CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Patrick McCollum and legal advisors released a nine page response to the denial of their employment discrimination case.“The employment discrimination ruling is especially disturbing and is one that all religious people should be worried about, not only Pagans. It creates precedent that gives the state the power to discriminate on the basis of religion for chaplain jobs, for example chaplains in prisons, hospitals, the veterans’ administration, and the military. The court ruled that the state c … [Read more...]

The Healing Power of Gaming

Bare with me as I indulge in the glories of Geekdom. A new mega gamer has risen above thousands of players to practically beat a console game. Other players thought he was so good at Gears if War they accused him of meta gaming - finding a flaw in the programming that allowed him to exploit play or hack the game program.Aldo Cauvi who plays as Panconbasura, lost his hearing two years ago in an accident. Peru doesn't offer many opportunities for the disabled so he's been keeping busy gaming … [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.Yahoo! News Canadian Press "Autistic children use iPad at Toronto school to reach out and communicate"ca.news.yahoo.com/autistic-children-ipad-toronto-school-reach-communicate-180035702.htmlDisabilityscoop "Special Education To Feel $44 Million Pinch" … [Read more...]


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