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We meet Sundays 7pm eastkost time, 4pm leftkost, usually 3-3½ hrs to fit a part of everyone's afternoon/evening. We also publish & republish over the week. UPCOMING SCHEDULES POST BETWEEN WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY. See our archive for diary examples & good reading & our logobox below for more about Sundays or to reach our coordinator postmodernista. Click on FOLLOW at the top of the page if you'd like our posts in your stream.

August 17 - "Lunch with Two People who Suffer from Schizophrenia" by recoveringConservative

August 24 - "Living with Brittle Diabetes from the Caregiver Viewpoint" - by michelewln

August 31 - . . . . . . . . . . . . your diary here!

September 7 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite easy recipe!

Sept 14 "Fibromyalgia MAY Now Be Treated Effectively...So To Speak: 150+ free Links to medical journal discussions, debates, arguments & research reportage on-&-related to FM treatment; & some views of my own" - by mettle fatigue

Sept 21  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and your diary here, too!
Sept 28  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and even here!

October 5 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite pet peeve!
November 2 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite quote...other than yer sig line!
December 7 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite(?) household disaster!
January 4, 2015  - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite bad joke!
February 1 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite bumpersticker!
February 8 - “Never Again: Coming to Grips with Life After Stroke - Year 1...and 23” - by Steven Park
March 1 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK:
April 5 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK:

The Agency for Health Research & Quality (US Dept HHS) says August is National Immunization Awareness Month and National Breastfreeding Month (b.t.w., a new victory for mothers & babies Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide time and space for new mothers to express milk for their babies until the child turns one year old) and National Psoriasis Awareness Month
Diaries can be 1 paragraph, 2 or 20,. UNSCHEDULED DIARIES IN PLANNING/DRAFTING STAGE: ■ more on music & health by Darwinian Detritus ■ Irish Red Algae fighting the common cold ■ dyslexia by duhban ■ foods that may be good or bad for brain/cognition/mood/dementia  ■ the personal battle of fibromyalgia by Miang ■ the good and bad of alcohol ■ medical marijuana research & med journal articles ■ REQUESTED/SUGGESTED DIARY TOPICS:  ■ ICAM (integrative, complementary & alternative medicine) ■ neuro-endocrine disruptors & other health pollutants from commerce & industry ■ depression, anxiety, & related emotional/psychological/neurological struggles ■ do you know your inherited/familial medical history? ■ health/medical resources online ■  ...and whatever ELSE you our members have on your mind that you'd like to write about! For help & fun writing diaries, New Diarists is where to ask questions, get answers, find coaches/mentors, and learn new cool skills at your own pace. DK's version 5 promises improvements for diarying - FOLLOW Cranky Users to stay current on that info.
The Get Out The Vote 2014 group is asking past-or-present voters'-rights activists knowledgeable in facilitating registration and voting by differently-abled, disabled, housebound and chronically ill people —and to their polling places in jurisdictions that obstruct absentee balloting— to write or collaborate on a diary of those strategies & tactics, together with info from other resources. Contact ShoshannaD
KosAbility logoKosAbility is a Sunday 7pm eastkost/4pm leftkost volunteer diarist series, as a community for people living with disabilities, who love someone with a disability, or who want to know more about the issues. Our use of "disability" includes temporary as well as permanent conditions, from small, gnawing health/medical problems to major, life-threatening ones. Our use of "love someone" extends to cherished members of other species.

Our discussions are open threads in the context of this community. Feel free to comment on the diary topic, ask questions of the diarist or generally to everyone, share something you've learned, tell bad jokes, post photos, or rage about your situation. Our only rule is to be kind; trolls will be spayed or neutered. If you are interested in contributing a diary, contact series coordinator postmodernista.

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