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         February 23 - "Do-Able Renewable Home" adaptations/modifications download-able pdf including intro to renters' modification rights under the ADA, and some related materials - by mettle fatigue

          March 2 -  recoveringConservative writing Part 2, with a link to Part 1 published Feb 19, about his family's experiences with his daughter's mental illness.
          March 9 -  OPEN THREAD NIGHT
          March 16 -    your diary here
          March 23 -    Two Articles from the Patient Safety Movement & a Personal "Case Study" by postmodernista
          March 30 -    your diary here too
          April 7 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT

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  •  PLEASE SEE THE DIARY BEFORE THIS UPDATE (3+ / 0-)

    "Community Quilt for hopeful", or at this link.

    hopeful is a member of KosAbility.

  •  I need to confess to a big oops- (1+ / 0-)
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    mettle fatigue

    recoveringConservative has March 2, so the March 8 will be the open thread. This is entirely my fault- despite mettle fatigue's best efforts, I manage to screw up the schedule.

    My apologies to all, especially mettle fatigue.

    Anyone who scoffs at happiness needs to take their soul back to the factory and demand a better one. -driftglass

    by postmodernista on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 10:23:29 PM PST

  •  Could I take the March 16th diary? (1+ / 0-)
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    mettle fatigue

    I've been meaning to write something about autism "biomedical treatments" for a while. I was subjected to them as a kid and they're not pleasant.

    When the scribbling devil is got into a man's head, he falls to writing and publishing, which gets him as much fame as money, and as much money as fame. ~ Cervantes

    by scribblingTiresias on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 10:35:20 AM PST

    •  i;ll add you to "upcoming" & postmodernista is who (0+ / 0-)

      confirms & tells me whether i handled stuff correctly, so we'll discuss at the 'meeting' today, ok?

      •  Sure! When's the "meeting"? (1+ / 0-)
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        When the scribbling devil is got into a man's head, he falls to writing and publishing, which gets him as much fame as money, and as much money as fame. ~ Cervantes

        by scribblingTiresias on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 10:39:01 AM PST

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        •  o sorry, it was Sunday 4pm pst! thought U knew! (1+ / 0-)
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          scribblingTiresias

          KosAbility 'meets' every Sunday at 4pm pacific time.  It's in the big 'ol boilerplate/logo-block that we put in the introductory section of each diary.  So you're scheduled for March 16, as you requested.

          If you want to publish your diary "at" your own page, you'll need to queue it to KosAbility far enough ahead that postmodernista or I can schedule it so it re-publishes automatically right in time for the 'meeting'.

          And if you want to publish "for" KosAbility, you'll need to queue it far enough ahead that one of us can edit the boilerplate into your diary plus schedule it.

          Either way, queueing half a day in advance or sooner would be appreciated, i.e., that Sunday morning. I don't get to keyboard until 2pm due to my disabilities and health issues, but postmodernista might be there sooner.  myself i don't wait to do anything last minute because i reeeellly get upset with myself when i make mistakes due to rush and panic & suchlike.

          So if you want it published "for" KosA, you queue it to us as a draft, and you can indicate in the introductory section exactly where you'd prefer the boilerplate/logo-block to go, by centering (more or less) in bolded capital letters

                     LOGO HERE TK TK TK TK

          and that's where it'll go! (deleting that placemarker, of course.)

          If you already know which you'd prefer, could you reply to this comment and say?

          I'm looking forward to your diary - your "Deserving Disabled" really hit home for me.

          •  I'm pretty new to DKos... (1+ / 0-)
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            mettle fatigue

            I could try to publish it "at" my own page. How do you queue the thing? :O

            When the scribbling devil is got into a man's head, he falls to writing and publishing, which gets him as much fame as money, and as much money as fame. ~ Cervantes

            by scribblingTiresias on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 09:10:01 PM PST

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            •  how to queue (1+ / 0-)
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              postmodernista's gonna send you a kosmail - i copied to her the link of my comment to you because i'm kinda new at this too.

              meanwhile, when you've saved the diary you've written in your "drafts" folder, you'll see 3 orange bars at the top (which you've probably noticed before):
              From left, they are

                 Edit Diary      Publication Manager       Delete

              When you click on "Publication Manager", you get a big 'ol box that gives you 3 options:

                 •  Publish Now
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              When you click on the down arrow of the selection bar, all the groups you are a member of will dropdown and you can select KosAbility there.  You can still work on polishing your diary & stuff, you just need to coordinate carefully with whatever editor you're working with (administrators like postmodernista have all the editorial abilities and then some) so you and the editor are not both "in" the diary at the same time, or weird things can happen! The easiest way to avoid weird things happening is to be really done writing and polishing before you queue a diary, with a clear indication of where the boilerplate/logo-block goes, so the editor can put that into your diary and schedule your diary to publish automatically right on time.

              One additional caution: once you've queued a diary to a group, it'll need an administrator to un-queue if for some reason you need that done.  I'm just an editor, so I can't help with that, I can't even unqueue my own diaries there!

              So postmodernista will be kosmailing to you with further info of various kinds or whatever.  Off & running!

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