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Welcome to the personal home page of Joyce Dowling.
Last updated 11/10/14

Present employment | Volunteer projects | My writings | Family photos & other info

Present employment

President and Customer Service Representative (CSR) at Mr. Handyman of Ft. Washington and Clinton.

Formerly (and still for special past clients and friends), owner of Dowling Web Design. See my resume here, the sites I've created here, and the story of how I got started here.

As an educator, I've been a substitute teacher in the county program for deaf and hard of hearing, which is now at Andrew Jackson Academy, since 1991; teach Sign Language; and have done contracting work for Prince George's County Parks on their Get to Know program.


Volunteer projects

Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church - in many ways, including webweaver/internet volunteer and social action projects.

I've helped a congregation in Kenya create a web site so they can receive donations to make a better life for their community. A $5 donation (or more) to them goes much further than it does in the U.S.

I blog & share news for: Prince Georgians Care and host several Facebook pages, email lists, and other social networks.

I am proud to have participated in the development of REC-Room to compile information about religious education curriculum, though I wish I had more time to bring it up-to-date.

As a member of the Prince George's County Historical Society, I created their first web site and have helped in other ways.

Allexperts.com - I'm one of 4,000+ "experts." I've answered over 1,500 questions, so you might see if you can find me or just go ask someone else a question. I don't think anyone is really an "expert" - we're all at different levels of knowing thoughout our lives.

I am also an active participant of a few local civic organizations, including the Prince George's Co. Civic Federation, because I plan to live in this area for the rest of my life and I want to do whatever I can to help Prince George's County to continue and improve on being a great place to live. news photo


My Writings

A Life of Adversity, Diversity, & Great Blessings (My Class Story)

Antiracism essays & resources (includes news photos)

Sexuality, Morality, & Dignity

Rallying for Minority Rights

These two have a similar theme, though the first one is 1/2 the length of the 2nd and the content is somewhat different (one was published in Freedom Xpress).:
Finding the Courage
         Confessions of an Introvert

Why I supported Dennis Kucinich

A Childhood Empowerment Story - my story as part of a lay service entitled "Saved by Our Faith"

Sign Language Values - includes links to my favorite sign language web sites & news photos

My Religious Beliefs - they're subject to change

Social Justice Work - My motivation and overcoming problems

A Brief History of Women's Issues in Unitarian Universalism

Unschooling sermon

Appeal for Peace sermon (following the trip to the Netherlands with my son, Trevor, to the Hague Appeal for Peace international conference)

Internet Addiction Test

I am also co-author of  The Giant Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6 and The Giant Encyclopedia of Theme Activities, Published by Gryphon House and Windmills, Worship and Wonder: Ideas for Intergenerational Worship and Together Time (Book 2) published by the Greater Washington Association Religious Education Council, and a story about an experience with death in a book published in 2013 "The Enneagram of Death – Helpful Insights on Grief, Fear, and Dying" by Elizabeth Wagele.

Additional writings:
Coping strategies and Spiritual thoughts on peace - thoughts from a Unitarian Universalist written for ICan Online, which was The Leading Disability Community (it looks like their site is gone now).


Other info

My house - photo here - built in 1907 for the railroad manager, it's on the National Register.

Photo page

My blog.

The Hunger Site


click here for the hunger site
Email me at joyce(dot)dowling (at) comcast(dot)net.

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