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Welcome to the personal home page of Joyce Dowling.
Last updated 4/22/21

Employment | Volunteer projects | My writings | Family photos & other info


President 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 (Link to as it no longer exists).

Also, as an educator, I was a substitute teacher in the county program for deaf and hard of hearing from 1991 to 2014; taught Sign Language; and did contracting work for Prince George's County Parks on their Get to Know program (also now defunct).

Volunteer projects

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

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 (Link to as it no longer exists) to compile information about religious education curriculum.

As a member of the Prince George's County Historical Society, I created their first web site and have helped in other ways. - I was one of 4,000+ "experts" and answered over 1,500 questions and like so many thinks I've worked with, it's defunct.

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)

Diversity in Relationships (includes antiracism, but also other diversities - directed at congregation but could be useful to people working in other diverse groups)

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

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 [at] joycedowling(dot)com using the subject: "Personal web page" so I know how you found me.

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