Pagans, Disabilities, and 9/11

Yosemite: Disabled veterans to summit Half Dome, El Capitan on 9/11“Thirty disabled veterans plan to mark 9/11 by climbing to the summits of some of Yosemite National Park's highest and most iconic peaks on Wednesday. The climbing groups, accompanied by climbing pros as well as park rangers, set off Tuesday for the multi-day events.”Union County honors 9/11 victim, activist for the disabledColleen Fraser died on flight 93. She helped draft the Americans with Disabilities Act.The … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

What would you ask presidential candidate Gary Johnson?

UPDATE: After the video conference, The Modern Witch - will have LIVE post-conference coverage. Join them for a live discussion and decompression. Thanks Cara Shulz and Star Foster for this information.Former Governor of New Mexico and Republican Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson will be interviewed tonight by members of the Pagan media. This opportunity was headed by PNC-MN (Pagan Newswire Collective Minnesota). Cara Shulz of PNC-MN, Jason Pitzl-Waters of The Wild Hunt, Star Foster of … [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 round up of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Star Foster at Pantheos featured Kelle Maize a rising female rapper from Pittsburg, Penn. who includes a spiritual message in her lyrics. She's currently number one on Amazon. Her music is free if you share a message about her on Facebook, Twitter, or join her email list. … [Read more...]

Unless You Know The Mystery

For a very long time I moved through the world tied down to the most reviled person I knew. Myself. This other person rode along in my body, giving constant snarls and criticism on everything I did. The relationship was similar to the initially toxic symbiotic relationship of Melanie and Wanderer in The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I felt alien in my body, in the world yet not experiencing it. I feed off of and needed the attention of others. I was married and had friends but because of depression, … [Read more...]


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