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...]

Community Linkage

Pagan Fundraiser for Japan Disaster Relief Through Doctors Without BordersAt the time of this post, almost $16,000 of the $30,00 goal has been raised in just four days."Pagans from all over the country have donated and stepped forward to endorse the project. We received donations from individuals as well as organizations. To all those who stepped forward THANK YOU. We still have been unable to generate significant numbers of small donations. It continues to be the goal of this project to … [Read more...]

Ironically, stolen Pagan store sign is almost driven back.

This morning on Facebook I came across a status update from my friend, Marta. Her husband, Michael Correll also known as Freak Phil on Youtube and Santa Cruz Pirate Radio, is the owner of The Sacred Grove Pagan and metaphysical shop in Santa Cruz, California. At about 4 pm on March 15, a black SUV pulled up to the store front. A man got out and swiped their pentacle sign. A store volunteer wrote down the Oregon plates and called the police. The vehicle was easy to identify because it said "Jesus … [Read more...]

In the News

Associated Press/Yahoo! News "Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500" by Mike StobbeOther companies covered the cost of developing and researching Makena. It is a progesterone given as a weekly shot to prevent premature delivery. KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug. The move was originally supported by the March of Dimes and obstetricians who thought the quality and availability would improve. KV Pharmaceutical has used their … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Qwiki www.qwiki.com I stumbled upon Qwiki the speaking Wikipedia. You type in a topic and hit “Play”. So I typed in "Paganism" and a fairly pleasant female voice spoke about the topic. The small screen included scrolling text and a collage of images that zoomed in and out. Unfortunately, the computer generate voice pronounces Paganism as PIGanism and NeoPaganims as NOW PIGanism. The "Improve This Qwiki" is easy to use and I suggested changes under the "improve sound quality". The site is in it' … [Read more...]

Community Building: Research and Donations

Professional Folklorist Calls for Interviews with Polytheists about FaithBy 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, 2011Video by Riley MooreThe 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.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...]


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