Multimedia and live art performances exploring diversity.

Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and instillation artist whose been wheelchair bound since 1996. She has incorporated it into her art to highlight the concepts of diversity and different.'Creating the Spectacle!' is a ground breaking series of live art and film events that record an underwater wheelchair as it flies through the water with its human occupant. In this Online event, Freewheeling will present a series of films in the lead up to live events in the swimming pool at Osprey … [Read more...]

You’ll Survive if your Stem and Roots are Strong

This month I've been like the pumpkin vine I've nurtured from a seed.When a seed is grown indoors, it sprouts up into a life of luxury with ample water, light, and controlled temperature. Once it's outside it has to survive bugs and spring time extremes of frost and heat. To help the plant "harden" meaning toughen up it's stem and roots, you set it outside for a few hours a day. Apparently I didn't quite do that enough for my young pumpkin. It's two main leaves have withered and yellowed but … [Read more...]

Staff of Asclepius Reader Survey

Writing the Staff of Asclepius blog is an amazing challenge. I get to interview people and research many different topics then share them with you. I hope you enjoy reading the Staff of Asclepius as much as I do writing it.I want to know more about my readers and what you want.Please click here to take surveyYou can also share what you want to see more of and what you like or dislike about the blog in the comments. The Staff of Asclepius is for all of us and you're views count. … [Read more...]

Fun with Personalized ePostcards

IMAGE: On the right a man stands and a woman sits. Both dressed Victorian era style. He is in military dress. Text on the left reads: Of course you can't tell I'm disabled just by looking at me. There's power in secrets. If you know the handshake, I'll invite you. Card made by Tara "Masery" Miller at someecards.com … [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.Coming up at the Staff of Asclepius: Interview with PaganFM! host and author Deirdre (Dee) Hebert about her new book The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective.In other news:The New Existentialists "Amy Winehouse, Addiction, and the … [Read more...]

The Science and Religion of Gaia

IMAGE: The planet Earth as viewed from space. Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.Ode to Gaia by E. W. RichardsonI woke to soft mists over the river, A chilled, liquid, world where dew falls as rain From the trees in muted musical notes And the air is faintly luminescent… A surreal place of contrasts and shadows In pastel hues applied with a soft brush.I kneel beside last night’s campfire and brush Away ash, which settles on the river… A fine, whi … [Read more...]

Video Video: Harry Belafonte with the Muppets

Thanks Trish Brubaker for posting this to Facebook. Activist, author, and priestess Starhawk commented that she uses the song in ritual to call the elements.VIDEO: Harry Belafonte and the Muppets sing a song taken from African tradition and folklore. The song is based on a story from Guinea. Harry sang this song years later at Jim Henson's memorial service. Click through the video to visit YouTube where you can choose CC options.We come from the fire Livin' in the fire Go back to the … [Read more...]

Thank you Star Foster

Star Foster is the editor of the Pagan portal at Patheos. She also assists many Patheos bloggers with their tech issues. Within a couple of hours of my email to her, she had cleared out all of the spam and I haven't gotten a spam comment submission in several days.If you are looking for a website for your religion themed blog, choose Patheos. … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.disabilityscoop"Job Seekers With Disabilities Focus Of New Website" by Shaun Heasley www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/04/05/new-website-job/12803/JobTips has resources for job seekers, educators, clinicians and transition specialists. The site was developed using a … [Read more...]

Altar of the Blessed Motherboard

Flikr photo by Nika. CC license. Poster created by Masery at www.fakeposters.com … [Read more...]


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