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...]

Changes

I'm excited to announce that I am employed at a local library which tickles me pink. I work with incredibly kind and intelligent people. I got a high five for reading the Louis and Clark expedition journal and I'm told that interlibrary loan packages that arrive from the Library of Congress are treated with reverence. The employees gather around the package to see the label and watch it being opened. Take a moment to imagine my smile of shear happy Geekdom.Posts will be in frequent as my body, … [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...]

Community Linkage

I received this comment recently and thought it was interesting. "As most pagans or wiccans know going to festivals or events walking sticks can be wonderful and the designs of handmade products well…are just not for everyone. Our company designed canes that serve function and still let everyone know they are individual. We have done many photo memory canes for people of Pagan faith including photos of their events, mentors and travels. Our site can be viewed at www.bfunkymobility.com. e … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a round up of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Star Foster at Pantheos featured Kelle Maize a rising female rapper from Pittsburg, Penn. who includes a spiritual message in her lyrics. She's currently number one on Amazon. Her music is free if you share a message about her on Facebook, Twitter, or join her email list. … [Read more...]

Earth Hour

Some friends are coming over this evening and I was just reminded that tonight is earth hour. They'll be treated to dinner and conversation by candlelight. Won't that be a surprise?At 8:30 pm your local time, light some candles. Unplug any nonessential electronics and enjoy an hour of peace. You'll be surprised at how much hum your TV, game console, and stereo creates. Tonight millions of people around the world will be doing the same to show how simple it is to save energy.Earth Hour is … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a round up of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.VIDEO: In this short interview, Jamal Mazrui discusses the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. by YahooAccessibilityThere is more information at the Disability Rights Office section of FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau web site. fcc.gov/cgb/dro/ Y … [Read more...]

March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day

Today, March 22nd, is “Diabetes Alert Day”. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) wants to remind people to ask their doctor for diabetes testing. 1 in 3 American Adults are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes especially if there is family history of the disease and a person is inactive. There is more to it then that, however. My diabetes was caused by a collapse in my endocrine system and I also have an aunt with diabetes. During my young life, I didn't have very knowledgeable doctors. Non … [Read more...]


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