Out Into Nature

Fontainebleau State Park, Louisiana by Infrogmation

Of course, in “real nature,” the grass grows tall and in the summer the air is thick with bugs. In “real nature,” the greenery isn’t bounded on four sides by major streets, nor are there life-sized statues of Shakespeare, Rossini, and Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. The city park is an architectural space just as surely as any civic center – it just happens to be sculpted, in the main, with trees and grass as opposed to concrete. To put it another way, urban parks may be “nature,” but they a … [Read more...]

Community Linkage and Donations

The Staff of Asclepius has offered news, entertainment and posts for the Pagan community for over three years. It is a pleasure to have met so many wonderful people. If I could say my disability has given me any joy, it would be the readers and my writing of the Staff of Asclepius. It has grown from a simple post I wasn't sure anyone would read, to being a part of the Pagan group of bloggers at Patheos and the inspiration for an anthology. Today I offer almost daily community outreach through … [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...]


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