A Letter To Santa

Dear Santa, You are the archetype of joy, peace, inner light, and giving which are ideals shared by religions across the world this season so you are the best person to write to. This Yule I’m not asking for any jewelry, candles, or fancy priestess clothes. Instead I have one important wish for the magical community. When groups gather they will pre-plan for possible attendees who have a disability or are part of the Deaf community. Those with mobility and pain issue need to have time … [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. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter. "Reddit Floods Hospital with Pizza After Young Resident Pleads for Pie" Gawker "Deaf New Yorkers Sue Starbucks for Repeated, Shocking Discrimination" … [Read more...]

EnableTalk Gloves Worn on the Wrong Hand?

In the post "High Tech Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Voice" there is a video about EnableTalk gloves. This technology is being developed to translate sign language into speech. I wondered how it would effect the Deaf Community and those who are speech impaired. Would they welcome the technology? Ocean, from the Deaf Pagan Crossroads, provided a very insightful comment which I wanted to share with readers. As a Deaf person myself who has been signing for over 30 years, while … [Read more...]

Overcoming Obstacles: Conscious Dialog about Responsibility for Access

In This Moment of Decision I Pray to Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles Aum, Shri Ganeshaya namah -- Great Lord of Wisdom, here I stand with so many decisions to make, with so many ways to turn. I beg for Your grace. Fill me with righteous judgment and clear discrimination as I lay all confusion at Your holy feet and immerse myself solely in You. Aum, Ganesha sharanam, sharanam Ganesha. From Loving Ganesha by the Himalayan Academy Ch. 11 Ganapati Prarthanah: Prayers to Lord Ganesha … [Read more...]