Guest Post by Felix “Da’at” Warren: Chronic Illness and the Spoon Theory

Recently I was talking to a friend and offhand mentioned that I might not have the spoons for an activity later that night. He asked what I and a few others meant by this ‘spoon’ talk. “Is ‘spoons’ a west coast thing?” Not everyone has read The Spoon Theory, a personal essay on how people with chronic illnesses and conditions have to budget their energy throughout the day because they have a limited amount of it to spend. I linked him to it. His response: “Normal people don’t think like that? They don’t have to meticulously plan everything?” [Read more…]

Explanation: A mother talks to her autistic child about 9/11

The is a guest post which first appeared on Facebook from my long time friend Jennifer Gibbs who lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and three children. It was published here in 2012. Her words to her daughter reminded me to see the tragedy in my life with a new point of view. I hope it inspires you as well. [Read more…]

The Dangers of Fifty Shades of Gray: a Guest Commentary (Warning Triggers/Adult Content))

A Note from Tara “Masery” Miller: The people who participate in BDSM come from every walk of life, are abled or disabled, and belong to many different races and creeds. It can be a safe and responsible form of pleasure for consenting adults. For more information on BDSM and people with disabilities visit Keeping it [Read More…]

Patheos Turns 5 and Staff of Asclepius’ Most Shared Post #‎Patheos5Yrs‬

Patheos has been around for five years and all of the bloggers are celebrating this achievement. I wanted to share one of the most famous posts on the blog. FaceofMoe recently posted to Reddit about Tyrion Lannister, a character in the book series A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. “A [Read More…]

Divorcing My Biological Family

Divorcing My Biological Family by Lydia M Crabtree I challenged Tara to write about her father’s funeral unfettered by worry and concern that her biological family would comment or be hurt by what she had to say. During my challenge I promised I would write about something I find difficult: my decision to divorce my [Read More…]

A Look at the anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness.

Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness: An excerpt from “Tangible Magick” by Lady Cedar Nightsong. I’ll be posting an interview with her on Wednesday, July 24. Handicraft magick is not always so complicated. Simple spells can be done with nothing more than a piece of thread [Read More…]

Sneak Peek at Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul

An Excerpt from the Anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. “Turning Disability into Opportunability” by Lydia M. Crabtree Nature seems to say, “Adapt.” It is, in fact, the very basis of evolution. As one form of adaptation is no longer needed, another rises to take [Read More…]

Zen Millionaire: A Father’s Day Tribute

“Not having money doesn’t make you poor. You are smart, you are becoming educated, you have options. You simply don’t have money right now. It’s fixable, and it’s temporary. Being poor is lack of options — it’s a state that is not likely to change.” [Read more…]


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