Zucchini A Super Food

Zucchini is in abundance this time of year. When a fruit or veggie is in season it's much cheaper at the store or farmer's market. My neighbor and another friend get a couple of new ones every few days. These green squash are the same color as their leaves so if you walk down the row or quickly glance at the plant you won't see them. You have to lift the leaves up or you'll end up with a twenty inch long behemoth. The best tasting zucchini are much smaller since the seeds are tiny and the skin … [Read more...]

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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. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.The Goodmen Project put out a call for submissions on "What does it mean to be a free man in the 21st century?"When life is this hard, what does it … [Read more...]

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Make Your Mark For Equal Social Services

This morning a neighbor came by. She had a friendly smile and held a plastic bag in front with one hand and held her other hand behind her back. I tried to get a peek at what she was hiding but couldn't see. I figured it was copies of Watchtower and Awake! since she usually brings them buy once a month. She asked if we would like some cucumbers and banana peppers. I said sure and offered yellow squash we had grown in exchange.This neighbor is a Jehovah's Witness. On a basic neighborly … [Read more...]

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Movie Review: A Thousand Words

In the Pagan community, there is a saying that words have power therefore we need to be cautious of what we say. The Universe or a Deity might grant our wish in unexpected ways. The comedy A Thousand Words offers a reminder that people often throw words around meaninglessly.Eddie Murphy plays Jack McCall a self centered, fast talking, literary agent who will say anything to get his way. He even wants to keep his home styled like a bachelor pad despite having a wife and child. He cuts in … [Read more...]

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My/Our Great Work

Reading Star Foster's blog post “Make Good Art and Do the Work” and watching Neil Gaiman's speech to university graduates has had the wheels of my mind turning on the subject for several days. (Here's the video and transcript.)Apparently I am the most stubborn person to contemplate a spiritual path because fate had to spell out my work for me in plain signs. I still forget it. I believe this because:I was born June 21 on the Summer Solstice one of the points on the Wheel of the Year. Of … [Read more...]

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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.Deaf Pagan CommunityI got an email from Luna who started the Deaf Pagan Network. Luna is a High Priestess in Nova Scotia and has been involved with the Deaf Community for many years. The Deaf Pagan Network has been around since 1998. They want "To be … [Read more...]

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Service Animals and Familiars

One of my best friends is only three years old. I've watched her grow from a small thing that couldn't even climb up into bed. Rosie, is a Pyrenees and Jack Russel Terrier mix which means she's a medium sized dog who thinks she's a puppy. Her favorite place is on the coach with her head on someone's lap and her feet on the other person.My husband and I both have epilepsy. We've discovered that when one of us is going to have a major seizure, she comes up to us whining and prancing. Rosie is … [Read more...]

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Blogging Against Disablism

Diary of a Goldfish blog hosted a Blogging Against Disablism Day. I've been reading through the blogs that participated and found that I can relate to many of the writer's experiences.College and Disability blog "Why are so many people with disabilities unemployed?"The author notes that according to the US Department of Labor 15.2% of people with disabilities are unemployed and 8.1% of people without disabilities are unemployed. They write about how there are three main things making it … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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. Not just weekly but every weekday. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.The Staff of Asclepius blog is hosted by Patheos and during Autism Awareness Month, they are featuring writers whose … [Read more...]

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