Skip to main content

All listed dates are Sundays, 7pm eastkost time, 4pm leftkost, usually running 2½-3 hrs, sometimes longer, to fit some part of everyone's Sunday afternoon/evening. See logobox below for more on Sunday discussions. We also publish and republish between Sundays. Post a comment at this diary if you have a republishing request or if you're interesting in contributing a diary.

July 13 - "Music Benefits Every Body & Brain Across the Lifespan" First in a
                                     music&health series by Darwinian Detritus
July 20 -  Tentatively scheduled: "Recent Medical Journal Discussions & Controversies
                                    On Obesity, Diabetes, & Related Topics" by mettle fatigue
                                   (OR your diary here instead if you'd like it to be!)
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!
August 17 -  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and here, too!
August 24 -  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and even here!
August 24 - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ibid.!

September 7 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite easy recipe!
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 - 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” by Steven Park

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.

KosAbility diaries can be one paragraph, two, twenty, or more. Unscheduled diaries in planning/drafting stage are: ■  fibromyalgia treatment ■ dyslexia  ■ more on music for wellbeing ■ ...and whatever you our members have on your mind that you'd like to write about! New to diary writing? New Diarists is a wonderful group to ask questions, get answers, learn, practice, and find coaches/mentors, all at your own pace.

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 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/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.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site