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...]

Peter Dinklage Wins Emmy for Portrayal of Character with Dwarfism in a Polytheistic Fantasy World

One of the most detailed and intriguing fantasy worlds I have ever journeyed to was created by George R. R. Martin. A Song of Ice and Fire series covers an entire world from the cold harsh iced lands of the north to the hot sands of the southwest across the sea. The cultures and religions are as varied as the landscape. In Westeros, there are those who believe in the Old Gods, those portrayed by carved faces in ancient trees, and the new, with more human looks and attributes. One of the main … [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.Entertainment and EducationAt the Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)’s Annual Convention this past weekend there was a special educational edition release of the award winning documentary Monica & David."MONICA & DAVID explores the marriage of two a … [Read more...]

Hey! Why do they get to cut in line?

IMAGE: Children and adults are excited by a plunging swinging ship ride. Photo by D Sharon Pruitt CC LicenseMany folks associate summer fun with going to an amusement park. Maybe you've been in line for a ride and noticed someone in a wheel chair and those with them, getting to bypass the line and even ride twice in a row. No, they didn't pay extra for a fast pass. This is just one way that amusement parks can accommodate visitors with disabilities. As they guys at Different Spokes point out, … [Read more...]

Video Video: Mental Skillness

VIDEO: "At TED's Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who's bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental "skillness." In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What's the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?"Joshua Walters is also a mental health educator.VIDEO: Joshua talks about mental state cycles of bipolar disorder and what happens when people decide to stop their medication because they want … [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...]

Netflix Sued for Lack of Closed Captioning

IMAGE: Symbol for Closed Captioning. Two C's in a box resembling a TV.Special thanks to Ocean from the Deaf Pagan Crossroads for informing me about NAD's lawsuit."The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the nation’s premier civil rights organization of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, announced the filing of a major federal lawsuit against Netflix today in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Western Division in Springfield, MA. The lawsuit charges the entertainment g … [Read more...]

Magicians on Stage and Off: Part 2 Luna Shimada

Click here for Part 1 Jeff McBride.Luna Shimada"Luna has been performing in top venues across four continents from Europe to Japan to America, and the showrooms of Las Vegas. Luna has also been featured in countless American network TV specials such as, the PBS series “Art of Magic” and “Mystery’s of Magic”, “Magic’s Greatest Illusions” on TLC and “Grand Illusions, The Story of Magic” for Discovery and most recently also featured in two new documentaries, “Women in Boxes” and “A Mag … [Read more...]

Magicians on Stage and Off: Part 1 Jeff McBride

Jeff McBrideHis performances have garnered awards and recognition. He won The Magic Woods Award for Best Magician, in 2008. He's earned recognition from the Academy of Magical Arts, the Society of American Magicians, and named "Magician of the Year" by the International Grand Prix of Magic. The Academy of Magical arts named him "Lecturer of the Year".McBride holds several Guinness World Records. (Wikipedia)He and his wife, singer Abbi Spinner, teach within the Vegas Vortex Pagan community … [Read more...]


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