Listed dates are Sundays, 7pm eastkost time, 4pm leftkost, usually running 3-3½ hrs, sometimes longer, to fit some part of everyone's afternoon/evening. See logobox below for more about the discussions. We also publish & republish between Sundays. Midweek upcoming schedules usually post between Wednesday & Friday. See our archive for past diary examples & useful reading.
|July 20 - "Recent medical journal discussions, controversies, research & opinions on obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, other cardiovascular & kidney issues, food&diet, what exercise is, drug/medication effects & adverse effects, etc., 155+ links" - by mettle fatigue
July 27 - Tentatively scheduled diary on "Dyslexia" by duhban
August 3 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite surprising medical/health thing you found out about, and/or one you wonder about!
August 10 - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .your diary and here!
September 7 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite easy recipe!
Wikipedia says August is National Immunization Awareness Month, National Psoriasis Awareness Month, National Water Quality Month, Cataract Awareness Month, Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, Children's Vision and Learning Month, Get Ready for Kindergarten Month, Neurosurgery Outreach Month, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month, What Will Be Your Legacy Month, Win with Civility Month, the first week is the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week and the annual Pennsic War (chirurgeon! chirurgeon! fighter down! Och, ye boorgus fratch!), August 19 is World Humanitarians Day recognizing those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes and the efforts of all carrying on, August 30 is International Day of the Disappeared, drawing attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.
|ShoshannaD, who's started a Get Out The Vote 2014 group and diary series of how-to and who's-doing-it, is looking for writers to compose or collaborate on a diary for the end of July about effectively getting differently abled, disabled, housebound and chronically ill people registered and voting —especially for states that obstruct absentee ballots. Contact her if you'd like to work on that diary.Click on the link to her page or group to "follow" those diaries (for newcomers, that means her diaries will be listed in your Stream in your WelcomeBack box, top right corner of every DK page).|
|KosAbility 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/medicl 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.