Community Building: Research and Donations

Professional Folklorist Calls for Interviews with Polytheists about Faith By now you've noticed I like to promote research within the Pagan community. Any chance we have to learn more about our theology/theaology, practices, customs, or views is an important one. These opportunities show us how much we have in common and we can learn new ideas from those who speak up and share their diversity. Wendi Wilkerson is a Pagan polytheist and folklorist. This December she earned a Ph.D. from the … [Read more...]

America Is Not Broke

For full details about the Madison Movement please read the Staff of Asclepius post "US and UK Unite to Uncut Social Benefits" www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/25/saturday-us-and-uk-citizens-unite-to-uncut-social-benefits/ 'America Is NOT Broke': Michael Moore Speaks in Madison, WI -- March 5, 2011 Video by Riley Moore The text of the speech is available at www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/america-is-not-broke … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

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.html Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, won his own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network New York Times “Two Winners, Two Potential Shows” by Brian Stetler … [Read more...]

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who reads the Staff of Asclepius. Monday's post has been shared 78 times and counting. Since August the views have gone from one or two to fifteen - eighty per day. I would not be able to live my passion for writing and sharing information with the community if others weren't reading. Thank you. The Staff of Asclepius is my offering to the Pagan community. It’s a place to share how a spiritual and magical life gives us strength or peace through all of life’s joys and … [Read more...]

Saturday: US and UK Citizens Unite to Uncut Social Benefits

UPDATE: The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) has refused Gov. Walker's request to clear out the State Capitol. To show support for the peaceful protesters who clean up after themselves, they are asking WPPA members to come sleep among the protesters tonight. Read the full press release at http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/February11/0225/0225wppa.pdf The Chant That Crossed The Pond The United Kingdom and the United States are in the midst of an economic downturn. Just as … [Read more...]

American Pagans Want to Change Health Care Legislation to Do More

In January, the Associated Press conducted a health care law poll and spoke to 1001 Americans by telephone. For more information about the poll you can read the previous Staff of Asclepius post. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/01/25/associated-press-january-2011-american-health-care-poll/ Of the 1001 participants Religious affiliation: Protestant 25% Catholic 25% Mormon 1% Jewish 1% Muslim 1% Other 26% No religious denomination 19% Of the “Other” religion 87% were … [Read more...]

Coming Up at the Staff of Asclepius

Dear Readers: I've had the opportunity to work on a temporary local design and publishing project. With that and my ongoing search for permanent employment, I will be taking a few days off. The results of the American Pagan Health Care Law survey will be up on Wednesday. Hope to hear from you in the comments! Blessings, Masery … [Read more...]

Interview with Glenn Turner about PantheaCon

Today, hundreds of people will be arriving for the 17th annual PantheaCon in San Jose, California. It is one of the world's largest indoor festivals of its kind. Because of it's location at the DoubleTree hotel and large convention staff, it is also one of the most accommodating for Pagans with disabilities and other health concerns. My husband and I attended PantheaCon twice when I lived in the Monterey Bay area. We enjoyed the experience immensely. I was impressed by the hard working … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

ProPublica: Journalism in the public interest reports that the process of discharging disabled borrowers education debt isn't working. "Education Department Bureaucracy Keeps Disabled Borrowers in Debt" "Under federal law, borrowers who develop severe and lasting disabilities after taking out federal student loans are entitled to have their debts forgiven. The system was meant to be compassionate: to spare former students who become disabled from a lifetime of ruined credit, garnished … [Read more...]

Disaboom Article and/or Video Contest

The deadline for the Disaboom website article and video contest is Tuesday, Februrary 15th. They are accepting any topic, though I'm sure it has to be disability related. The winner's submission will be posted at disaboom.com. Check out the contest page for more information www.disaboom.com/contests/disaboom-contest-submit-article-andor-video-today-to-win … [Read more...]


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