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 YahooAccessibility There is more information at the [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 [Read More…]

Community Linkage

Pagan Fundraiser for Japan Disaster Relief Through Doctors Without Borders At 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 [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 [Read More…]

In the News

Associated Press/Yahoo! News “Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500” by Mike Stobbe Other 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 [Read More…]

Community Linkage

Qwiki 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 [Read More…]

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 [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” ‘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 [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.” Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, won his own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network New York Times “Two Winners, Two [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 [Read More…]