Norway: Healthcare In Other Nations

In the post "Circle Round", I asked other practitioners with disabilities to join me in learning about different types of socioeconomic systems and how they have been implemented in other nations. Currently in many nations around the world, people are gathering in occupations and protests over these issues. It would like these series of posts to be our opportunity to think about important aspects of society which include: trade, knowledge, interpersonal relationships, culture, health, safety, … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Opening Weekend Movies

A lot of blockbuster films are released for the holidays. My family has incorporated going to a show or watching films at home into our Thanksgiving tradition. Last night my husband and I watched Cowboys and Aliens. My mom, grandma, and I want to see the new Muppet movie this weekend.VIDEO: Blind film critic Tommy Edison reviews the movie "Hugo". He talks about the performances of Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Ben Kingsley. Plus, he talks about the film's … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Thanksgiving and Offerings

My cat loves to roam around outside then come back for meals or to go to bed. He makes gifts out of the things he has hunted around the neighborhood or out in the field. I appreciate how he keeps mice out of our home and the mole population down. I appreciate how in the summer he sits on the potato tires keeping an eye out for rabbits or paws my head when I sit and read. He's thankful for cat food, a warm dry place to sleep, and scritches. It's our human and cat exchange so I don't fuss at … [Read more...]

Circle Round

In 2005, I met Shekhinah Mountainwater one of the foremothers of the American Goddess movement. We lived just a few blocks from each other in the Seabright district of Santa Cruz, CA. We didn't always agree on thealogy or thealagie as she spelled it to feminize Goddess studies even further. She did teach me to literally think outside of the box and it changed my life forever. We were in her apartment in the temple room. We sat among many draperies and pillows heavily perfumed with incense … [Read more...]

Haven

My husband pulled the car into the garage. My head tilted back, legs tensed, right arm shook as tears streamed down my face during the seizure. I kept my eyes closed knowing I would only see flashes of light or dark spots anyway. I sort of remember staring at the dashboard and drying my eyes after. There's some noise and in his nervousness my husband has dropped a bag of groceries and broken the eggs while trying to help me. I stare fascinated by some spot on the fabric of the now open car … [Read more...]

Thank You and My New Gig

I am pleased to announce that I have signed with Immanion Press and Megalithica Books as a new editor. To those who have taken a moment to read the Staff of Asclepius blog, comment, or share the posts, thank you. Thank you Star Foster for making the Staff of Asclepius blog part of the Pagan Portal at Patheos.com Thank you Taylor Ellwood for taking time to notice my blog and allowing me to be a part of Immanion Press. I'm looking forward to this new path.Here is my first project.Megalithica … [Read more...]

Veterans Day Community Linkage

Pagan Warrior Radio Debuts with a Special Veterans Day Show on Friday November 11, 2011"Pagans find warm welcome at ‘Gateways to the Air Force’" by Cara Schulz at the PNC-Minnesota Bureau who has also posted details and links about available Veterans Day restaurant and retail offerings.Throughout the year there are volunteer opportunities at the local VA. What I learned from working with Veterans at a county office in California is drivers for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) vans are a … [Read more...]

Making Myth, Music and Magic

I have a passion for books and music. E-books are very popular but I prefer print because books are a full body experience. I get a thrill from the smell of ink and paper. It's the only time knowledge and tales have a scent and when I walk into a library my spirit soars, carried away on perfumed promises of insights and flights of fancy. On Reddit, I'm subscribed to Libraryporn where people post pictures of amazing libraries. There are some breathtaking vaults of knowledge. The sounds of … [Read more...]

Video Video: Animated Short "Zero" by Christopher Kezelos

Thanks to Sean Cowen on Google+ for posting this. I have eight Google+ invitations if anyone would like to join. Send me an email at tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com. You can also visit my Google+ page.VIDEO: [subtitles available] In a world that judges people by their number, Zero faces constant prejudice and persecution. He walks a lonely path until a chance encounter changes his life forever: he meets a female zero. Together they prove that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can … [Read more...]


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