Monday, December 28, 2015

A story of Mary from a different perspective | World Pulse

A story of Mary from a different perspective | World Pulse

Monday, December 14, 2015

Email Your Member of Congress To Support Mental Health Reform

Email Your Member of Congress To Support Mental Health

this will give training to police and other community agencies so they can better serve the mentally ill when they are in contact with them.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Read about my new paperback book that includes my three books that are available as e books. "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers, are about what I have been doing since I moved to Oregon in the early eighties. Follow the story of a self reliant woman who comes west to work as a timber cruiser doing timber inventory in Eastern Oregon's Wallowa Mountains. 'From the Waters of Coyote Springs" tells the story of my life living in the forest with a group of mismatched foresters.

Climate change is recognized by Obama and a hundred other countries when they sign historic climate change pact.
Read the link above to learn about the historical signing of climate change pact to reduce carbon emission from hundreds of countries including the United States.

Donald Trump just disqualified himself by what he said about Muslims | World Pulse

After this week's Trumps boner, about sweeping all Muslims into one lot, even some Republican's are breaking rank and denouncing Trump. Why is Paul Ryan, the new GOP Speaker of the House, still saying he will support Trump??? Say what? In a world gone wrong, this Republican debate hopefully will show the country just what they all stand for. Read about how what he said should disqualify himself to be President. Read the article below.
I feel sorry for the GOP, how twisted Trump is making their party. Why won't the other Republicans stop their support? Trump proves himself every day that he's racist, sexist, misogynist bully, and yet many still love the guy.
Come on America, don't vote in this movie star, with no values except those against the mainstream.
This guy spews out hate speech from his hate of Hispanics to the hate of all Muslims. He's ignorant.
Do the right thing, Dump that chump, Trump
We got our eyes on you!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Be Careful what you wish for. If Donald Trump gets the nomination were in big trouble. | World Pulse

From one of Trump's fellow debate people who takes it to the extreme, what could happen if Trump wins the nomination. Be scared, be careful what you wished for. From his rants about Hispanic's being rapists, to treating women poorly,,calling them slobs, to trying to build a wall to keep people out. Sounds elitist to me.
At to top it off Trump mocks a disabled person with his sad, flailing of his arms to imitate the reporter he tried to get to admit he was the one Trump was referring to about there being dozens of Muslims cheering as the 2nd tower went down on 9-11.
Americans, get serious, stop supporting this clown, this hater, this "he would make a terrible President" can you see how he would behave with other world leaders. For crying out loud, look at Marco Rubio, he's got solutions, and he would win the Hispanic vote. And I'm a Hillary fan, i would love to see the debate between those to.
Ted Cruz is a teabagger, we don't need one of them running our country either. So much extremism's, so many haters. And why the target on Planned Parenthood. Really? Where are all the lines of men lined up to get vasectomies? Birth control should be free, in a world of 7.4 BILLION people why de fund an agency that helps women and men "Plan their pregnancies"
I say women should abstain for right now, put the pressure on men to show their support to women's issues. All women, Democratic, or Republican, every woman has to know we are the majority in this country. Vote more women into positions of power in industry and to the highest office: the President of the United States, needs to have it's first woman President.
Will you join me in support of women. And get out your check book and send some money to Planned Parenthood, they are going to need it if the House passes the bill to defund them for a year. Then there is always our President, Mr. Obama, he could veto it. Stop this war on women.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Did you miss the last Democratic debate, here's the link | World Pulse

Did you miss the last Democratic debate, here's the link | World Pulse

Let's show our son's and daughter's that a woman would make a good President in America. Just like other countries around the world, women can and do make fantastic leaders.

GOP women and Democratic women, now is our chance. Go to the link and watch the last democratic debate.  Hillary shines!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MS World''s conference in Barcelona Spain. Brain volume studies | World Pulse

MS World''s conference in Barcelona Spain. Brain volume studies | World Pulse  Video's from top researchers in Multiple Sclerosis who came together in Barcelona Spain for the MS World conference. Top neurologist talks about how some medications can lessen progression and keep brain volume.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Misdiagnosis is common with Multiple Sclerosis. | World Pulse

Misdiagnosis is common with Multiple Sclerosis. | World Pulse

I knew this to be true, i started tripping a lot and was told i had sympathetic nerve distrophy in my foot, going years to Physical Therapy, spending all kinds of money, until one day my PT gal said, has anyone given you an MRI? I think you could have MS. What a relief when they sent me to a neurologist and he told me I had Multiple Sclerosis. For four years i knew something was wrong. The weak right leg, the feeling vibrations in the feet and around my middle. And the fatigue and heat intolerance. 
I was so happy to finally find out what was wrong with me.  Then comes the fear. Then came the time for me to go online and discover just what MS was. I had, have the Progressive kind of MS, where disability continues, with no relapse, no getting back what i lost. I have two muscles that are paralyzed in my right leg, which explained the drop foot and falling all the time. They made me a foot brace that helps me walk without tripping.
I have to avoid the heat, I have to slow down and take naps to "Refill the Cup". Stress is like a packman in my brain, eating away at my nerves, the nerves that control my leg.
But i was able to retire at 53, and one day when i was cleaning out my closet, i found my journals from the early eighties when I first moved out to Oregon. I lived like a nomad, in the Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon with a group of foresters who did timber inventory for the forest service. I started reading the journals and started to chuckle and decided that I would write a book, which I did. Actually three books, "From the Waters of Coyote Spring", "Felix and Eve" and "The Arrangement" which are all in one paperback book called "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers aka (SmartyPants).
Check out my amazon  author

The first book of "The Eve Chronicles.
The first book of "The Eve Chronicles.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Women at non-profits make less. Once again women get the short end of the stick. | World Pulse

Women in non-profit company's still making less than they should. American women can elect a female President and get wage equity. 76 cents on the dollar, my montra, but why are we still making less than a man doing the same job.
Women need to unite and vote for a woman President. Could women do any worse?
Pic by author

Thursday, September 17, 2015

How Multiple Sclerosis changes as you age. What to expect. | World Pulse

How Multiple Sclerosis changes as you age. What to expect. | World Pulse

People with MS live only seven years less than the normal person, read this article about how we age and how our symptoms progress or remain stable. No one knows how their MS will progress, but certain things may happen as you age. Things like increased balance issues, problems with fatigue.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ms. Fiorina reminds us that women are the majority in America, and could decide the next President. | World Pulse

Good for you Ms. Fiorina, one of many GOP Presidential
candidates, when you brought up the fact that America’s majority are women. Yes
indeed, a subject that many men don’t realize, is that this next election may
be decided by women. Now that doesn’t mean that other women will actually vote
for a woman, as we all know that many women in our society won’t support other
women. It’s a known fact. But before Ms. Fiorina gets all the credit, she has
to keep in mind that Hillary is the true candidate for women, since she already
broke that glass ceiling in 2008, with 16 million votes.  And yet she lost to Barrack Obama, by having
more popular vote but not enough electoral votes to win. People would rather
have a black man than have a female President, and not much has changed. If
American women would only wake up and vote for a woman President, but will

But Ms. Fiorina, don’t think for a moment that GOP men and
women will ever vote for a woman President, they aren’t that evolved yet. All
of the people on that debate stage on Wed night are out of touch with women and
it shows. The male dominated, mostly men tea party are mad as hell.  Look at how angry it made the base when a
black man, and a democrat won eight years ago. That’s why all the increased
membership in white supremacy groups, and all the haters who will do anything
to prevent another black man or any woman either GOP or not to win. The good
ole boys club is alive and well. The tea baggers who are mostly old white dudes
are alive and well. Look at all the love of the ever obnoxious Donald Trump?
That clown show goes on, with his pompous, egotistical, women hating, Hispanic
hating rhetoric. He’s making a joke out of our political process. We need to
look at why so many American’s like him so much. Do we want a loose cannon to
be our next President?
 Come on GOP you can
do better than that? Heck I’m a liberal democrat and can see the writing on the
wall. We all must fight to get rid of the carnival act that has hijacked the
GOP and get down to the real issues.

And if Ms. Fiorina thinks about it, she would know that
those “majority” of women she talked about are women who favor Planned
Parenthood. These women, who favor Hillary Clinton as our only hope for a
female President. Women, can’t we just pull together and make history by
electing a female for President and as many females for our Congress. Women
only make up a mere 17 percent in Congress). Mind you that’s tragic, due to the
fact that we are the majority in this country.
So while the GOP try to muddy the waters with trumped up
issues like Planned Parenthood and woman’s health choices. With seven billion
people in the world, how can anyone be for defunding Planned Parenthood? It’s a
typical male dominated view that men should keep running this country and
defining women’s health.
It ain’t gonna work anymore, dudes.
Women are here to stay and it’s about time men get used to
So when you go to vote in the upcoming Presidential primary,
vote with your heart.
Could women do any worse?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Author finishes her first novel 'The Eve Chronicles' by Diane DeVillers | World Pulse  Check out her author page on amazon to find out the back ground story about a remarkable woman in the three books of "The Eve Chronicles", the first book from the Wallowa Mts in eastern Oregon where Eve works as a timber cruiser. "From the Waters of Coyote Springs", then in

Three books make "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers.
Three books make "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers.

The first book of "The Eve Chronicles. 
The first book of "The Eve Chronicles.

The second book of "The Eve Chronicles"
The second book of "The Eve Chronicles"
"Felix and Eve" she moves to the coastal town of Gold Beach and lives a summer with Felix, an elderly man who needs a live in caregiver while he recovers from heart by-pass surgery. Every night they play cards out on his back porch and he eventually opens up about his life, in the days when he worked for the notorious Al Capone.

The third book in "The Eve Chronicles"
The third book in "The Eve Chronicles"
The third book is called "The Arrangement" the now retired, baby boomer Eve, now lives on her own property on Moon Mt in the eclectic town of Eugene, Oregon. Vinnie her long time friend lives in her back yard in a yurt. Every year she gets the same letter with the skeleton key in it, then goes off to Catalina Island to spend time with her former lover who has Multiple Sclerosis. During that time Vinnie takes care of her property, watering her many flower and food gardens. Even harvesting and freezing items as they ripen. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Another strong woman getting all she ever wanted. Bravo to Eugene Doctor

Trumps town hall. Just another freak show

Why is CNN giving Trump huge blocks of time? Because he's a train wreck, you are like an ambulace chaser, running around with your cnn microphone. It's a shame you give him so much time. oh how funny you lost his signal for a moment had a chance to go in another direction but no you just went back to that fool. Does CNN know how foolish it would be to have this manic be President."We are going to be good< we are going to change things, all these false promises, with no plan. "I'm rich," so what, why is this idiot being allowed to make a mockery of our Presidential primary.
The town hall is as big as trumps head. his followers are un evolved, haters, sexists, racists and it shows the under belly of the American people. i am afraid that he will win and he would run rough shot over everything good in our country. He would get rid of Obama care, but has to plan to replace it, he would get rid of the IRS, get ride of all illegal aliens, build a huge wall and thinks Mexico would actually pay for it.
No this guy is nuts, and it panders to the mass of people who are angry, and mean and nasty. Shows the true colors of so many americans. Sad.  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dirty buildings can make you sick. Just another stinkin thing

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Ben Rice down at Mac at the Vet's in May, on his way later in summer to open for Keb Mo down at Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Monday, July 13, 2015
Read my story about an elderly man in a nursing home that was the oldest person I'd ever met, we called him God. Because of a stroke the only word he could say was "One". I developed a way to communicate with him that charmed him. We became good friends. This first appeared in "Setting Forth" an online magazine in 2014

Saturday, July 11, 2015


This week, the Oregon Legislature wrapped up a historic session that moved Oregon forward on many critical fronts.

In an impressive string of legislative accomplishments, Oregon:
  • Became the first state in the nation with automatic voter registration, known as the new Motor Voter law
  • Enacted universal paid sick time for all workers, becoming the fourth state with such a law
  • Established universal background checks on all gun sales
  • Increased K-12 funding and made universal all-day kindergarten a realitystatewide
  • Reclassified most major birth control as over-the-counter medication and required insurers to cover a full 12-month supply
  • Banned “The Box” on job applications that prevented Oregonians who had served their time from getting back on their feet
Congratulations to the Oregon Legislature and Governor Kate Brown on a remarkable legislative session that will make a real difference in the lives of working families!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Urge for Going, a song from Joni Mitchell that i dedicate to my mother Kathleen DeVillers, who passed June 12. My heart is broken but i sent her on her journey, until we meet again.

Sea Shepherd keep doing what you are doing to stop the slaughter of these innocent beings.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hillary annouces automatic voter registration.

Hillary Clinton just announced a bold plan to counter the influence of money in politics: automatic voter registration.
This plan would completely cut off Republicans attacks on the voting rights of young people, poor people, and people of color. It would be a transformative step toward taking back our democracy.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Too much testosterone in the country. Unrest in America fueled by male aggression | World Pulse

Too much testosterone in the country. Unrest in America fueled by male aggression | World Pulse

The message keeps repeating itself: When the police pull you over,
pull over. When the police say get out of the car, get out of the car. When the
police ask you questions- answer them.

run. Don't drive away and get into a chase. "Yes sir, No sir". It's
that way for everyone--everyone. It's not about what color you are, it's about
respecting the police. Of which most are good police.

resist arrest. Don't try to grab the officer’s gun. Don't get into a wrestling
match with police.

It's that
simple. Stop being the victim of your own consequences. Males need to learn to
stand down. Males need to respect authority…of any color. All this male
testosterone induced conflict, all the arrests, protests, wars, terrorism,
athletes abusing their women, all the crimes against women and children. When
will it end? When will the male psyche be healed with the power of love and

What this
country needs are more females in positions of power. Let the power of estrogen
change the country, change the world.

Vote to
elect more women in government. Give women the chance to make a kinder, gentler
America. Could we do any worse?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Rush Limbaugh gets booted from Boston radio station.

Read all about it, Rush gets dropped by sponsers and now Boston's radio station for his mysogyny, hate speech and down right nastiness.
He's got what's coming to him. See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya.
Too bad I can't email him anymore, he had my emails rejected, was it something I said?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Urge for Going a Joni Mitchell song i never heard before. | World Pulse

Urge for Going a Joni Mitchell song i never heard before. | World Pulse

Listen to this wonderful song that for years i had never heard before. Talks about life and how we all lose people and we send them away and they send us away, and that it's all a circle of life. We all have lost others, we all have sent others away.

Recently Joni was in the hospital send her a tweet at #welovejoni and tell her how she influenced the American music world with her astounding lyrics and style of acoustic guitar playing.

Monday, May 11, 2015
At the rate of 10,000 a day, baby boomers with autism are flooding the retiree's and the Arc is already finding service for some of the boomers.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mother’s Day

by bellejarblog
This post is for my mother. This is in recognition of the countless hours of unpaid labour she did and continues to do for my sisters and I. This post is an acknowledgement of the fact that I have taken her for granted; she's given her time and energy to me so freely and generously that it wasn't until I had my own child that I understood how much this must have personally cost her. She is someone whose love and support I can rely on even when she disagrees with the choices I make.
This post is for all the people who work in childcare and are underpaid because what they do is undervalued by our society. This is for the folks - mostly women - who are often offered minimum wage or less to nurture, engage, educate and love a child.
This post is for all the people who are helping me raise my kid - my husband, my family, my friends. Thank you for being a part of his life. Thank you for being a safe person. Someday, when there's something that he needs to work through that for whatever reason he feels he can't talk to me about, he might come to you. Thank you in advance for being amazing when that day comes.
This post is for all the ways our culture simultaneously fetishizes and belittles mothers. This post is for all the women who have been told in the same breath that motherhood is the hardest job they'll ever have but also staying home with their children is lazy, unfulfilling and un-feminist.
This post is for the mothers who couldn't afford to go back to work.
This post is for the mothers who couldn't afford not to go back to work.
This post is for the women who can't take time off work to care for their sick children. This is for the women who have been threatened with termination if they stay home with their kid who's been up screaming all night because of an ear infection.
This post is for my grandmother, who was appalled that I was breastfeeding because for her formula had been a miracle that allowed her a freedom her own mother had never enjoyed. This post is for the women like my Nanny who choose to go back to work a few weeks after giving birth because they love their jobs, but at the same time don't love their children any less for that fact.
This post is for the mothers who have no choice but to go back to work only a few weeks postpartum because their government doesn't guarantee them access to a maternity leave.
This post is for the mothers who have no choice but to go back to work because although they have paid maternity leave, their wage is reduced during that time to 55% of their income.
This post is for all the mothers who have felt ashamed of the ways their bodies have changed during pregnancy. This post is for the women who never appear in photographs with their children because they hate the way they look.
This post is for the mothers who receive endless societal messages about how they should always be sacrificing more, more, more for their kids. This post is for the women who have been told that if they really loved their kids they would breastfeed/stay home/give up caffeine/never check their phone/make all their food from scratch.
This post is for every mother who has been frightened by yet another sensational "study" that somehow proves they've ruined their kids. This is for all the women who have lost sleep wondering whether their children have been put at some kind of risk because they had too much screen time or used sun screen with the wrong ingredients.
This post is for the mothers who struggled silently with postpartum depression because they were afraid that if they told anyone, their children would be taken away from them.
This post is for the mothers who struggled silently with postpartum depression because they felt a crushing guilt over the fact that they didn't love motherhood the way they thought they were supposed to.
This post is for every mother who has complained about some aspect of child-rearing only to be told to enjoy it while it lasts and it all goes so quickly and all the other trite platitudes that just make them feel worse.
This post is for my great-grandmother, who wouldn't let her kids get after-school jobs because she wanted them to have real childhoods, not like the one she'd spent working under the eye of her brutal stepmother. This is for all the women who have had difficult childhoods and, instead of furthering the cycle of abuse, do their best to make sure their children have time for fun and play just plain being young.
This post is for those of you who are estranged from your mothers and have to endure endless questions and advice from prying strangers, as if it wasn't a decision you'd properly thought through. I can't imagine how tricky it must be to navigate holidays like Mother's Day, when you're inundated with reminders of your loss.
This post is for the women who wish so badly that they could be mothers, but for whatever reason can't be.
This post is permission for you to mark this day however you want or need to, in grief or in joy or something in between.
I love you, Mom.  Read a remarkable story about an elderly man who i cared for in a nursing home. I hope you enjoy my short story named, "God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin"

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cigar Box Guitar Fest NW, all day at Eugene Oregon Saturday Market June 6, 20`5 | World Pulse

Cigar Box Guitar Fest NW, all day at Eugene Oregon Saturday Market June 6, 20`5 | World Pulse

ALL day at Eugene Oregon's Saturday Market, come listen to the cigar box guitar players play their unique music. Downtown Vinnie is playing with Cigar Box Joe.

Stand alone if you have to. Stop being abused physically and verbally. Get out when you can.
Stand alone if you have to. Get out of an abusive relationship now before it gets worse.

Monday, May 4, 2015
Why so much resistance to a woman being president? Why are some American's so afraid? Are they afraid that women would treat men like men have treated women? I don't think that woud happen as women would never want to treat men the way they have been treated.
Open your mind and allow women the change to be in the White House? What would your grandmother want? Your wife, child, or sister?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Apple Cider vinegar has so many uses, to clean, deodorize, clean with natural, non toxic application. | World Pulse

Apple Cider vinegar has so many uses, to clean, deodorize, clean with natural, non toxic application. | World Pulse

You just have to read this article about apple cider vinegar for many uses in the home and on your body. From being a natural, non-toxic deodorizer, for allergies, to wash out build up on hair, for your cats and dogs to repel fleas and ticks.
I know the list goes on, it can be used for facial toner, take off stains in bathrooom, even leave over-night in toilet. And listen to use on your garden to kill weeds.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton in her prime, in 2009 her response about women's repoductive rights.  Hillary speaks the truth for so many women who need reproductive freedom, and birth control so that children born to women are wanted.

Jon Stewert rips Dick Cheney a new one.
Jon Stewart slams Ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, read the rest of this right on article about Cheney's latest negative comments about Obama trying to cut a compromise with Iran and their nuke program. Jon Stewart tells it like it is, with his unique style hitting a home run.
How sweet it is. Action comes when people put pressure on companies who do business with people like Rush, Karma sucks, don't it Rush?

Monday, April 20, 2015

An essay about becoming too dependent on devices, and to remain in the present moment, be here now. | World Pulse

An essay about becoming too dependent on devices, and to remain in the present moment, be here now. | World Pulse

This is something i read today, it's about not becoming too wrapped up in our devices, phones, computers, that we need to stay grounded and present, in the now, touch somone's hand, give someone a hug, be in the now and be present, always present. here's the essay: The average person checks his or her phone 150 times a day Our phone is the center of our life. There's more power and personality in our pocket than in the rest of our traditional screens combined. We're more connected to what fits in our backpack than what sits in our living room. There's so much "us" in these devices that life comes to a standstill if we misplace them. Our phone is brimming with information, bursting with content, overflowing with entertainment. It's remarkable, really. But at times, we're not looking for mobility. We're looking for more. More energy, more sharing, more size, more sound. Stronger speakers, bigger screens, bigger experiences. We're looking to truly showcase the apps, the content, the connections, the possibilities. Those little touches of "us" that we add to our phone 150 times a day. To connect uncompromising capabilities and big-screen experiences, Showcasing a little of ourselves in the process.  

Shop charges women less and men more to make up the 76 cents on the dollar inequality | World Pulse

Shop charges women less and men more to make up the 76 cents on the dollar inequality | World Pulse

When I was 16 women made 74 cents on the dollar doing the same job that a man did and he made a dollar on. Where is the outrage? When will the world start treating women with fairness and equality? How many years do women have to be treated as second class citizens?
How does this look to girls growing up, to have the vision that life isn't fair and that men get treated better? Believe me, it's something I have been working for as a feminist for over 40 years. Feminism isn't just another "F" word, it's alive and well, and we haven't come a long way...and don't call me baby.
Wage inequality is wrong and you know it. Why can't our government pass laws that entitle the female sex to equality? 
So this shop is charging men more and giving women more worth when they spend money in their store. Who''s going to be next? What industry or company will follow suit? When will fairness come to America and around the world.
Maybe it will take Hillary Clinton to make that change. Why so much resistance to her already? Are men afraid that women, if they get in power, will mistreat men like they did us? Look at all the abuse, rape and meaness women get in this country. Look at all the abuse of women and girls. One in three college women were raped. Why is there so much desencion? Don't women deserve to be treated as well as men? The days of the old white men running this country is slowing dying out like extinct dinosaurs. Make way for the change, empower girls and women. It can only enhance goodness in society.
Stop supporting people and companies that don't treat women equally. 
Stand up to sexism at it's worst. Be heard. Shatter that glass, class, ceiling.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

'Were hippies' by John Amos | World Pulse

'Were hippies' by John Amos | World Pulse

Listen to John Amos, you know him from that old sitcom "Good Times" well he's grooving to some great guitar riffs, in this video, "We were hippies". In the age where some people want to "Punch the Hippie" here's a dude that's proud to be a hippy.

Now that Oregon's gone green a new way of seeing things has taken hold. Get rid of that alcohol, and light up.

Swimming in an ocean of garbage. Mankind hits new low. | World Pulse

Swimming in an ocean of garbage. Mankind hits new low. | World Pulse

Humans are throwing their trash into the ocean, and it's forming into huge balls of plastic made by the currents. Huge cities of plastic just floating around, making ocean creatures sick.

We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. And you want to know what item is the most there? Single serving food containers, seems like humans like quick and easy meals.

Do something about it. For a start stop buying bottled water.

Blood test can help track progression of Multiple Sclerosis | World Pulse

Blood test can help track progression of Multiple Sclerosis | World Pulse

A simple blood test will be able to track the progression of MS that will show the damage that is in the brain of people with MS. Within ten years blood tests will be more popular and less costly than MRI's that show the scarring on the nerves that affects different parts of the body.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Can`t Buy me Love - CBG cover by Cpt.Nemoff

Straight from Moscow Russia this cigar box guitar player rocks "Can't buy me Love" by THe Beatles.

Sunday, April 5, 2015 Check out my book website for my paperback book "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers and follow the journey of a self-reliant woman who moves to Oregon to work in a crew of foresters doing timber inventory in the Wallowa Mountains in eastern Oregon. The first of three books
"From the Waters of Coyote Springs" is followed by

"Felix and Eve" about an elderly man who looks for a live in caregiver after he has heart by-pass surgery. The free spirited Eve answers the ad and spends the summer with Felix, a rather grouchy guy who starts to open up about his former employer Al Capone when he worked for him during Prohibition. Felix is set in his ways and Eve is a go with the flow kind of person.

The third book 'The Arrangement" is about the now retired baby boomer Eve who lives on her property on Moon Mt in the eclectic town of Eugene Oregon. Vinnie lives in a yurt in the back yard and they play in a band together. When she receives a letter with a skeleton key in it she travels to Catalina Island to spend time with a former lover who has Multiple Sclerosis. Vinnie stays behind to tend to the gardens, Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.

Nerve pain? Read this important information about nerve pain
anyone who has nerve pain should read this important information about how to address it. After nearly nine years of living with nerve pain I read this and found it really helpful

Monday, March 23, 2015

Stop the attempt to reduce payments to vendors for wheelchairs and assessories

If you know anyone who has or needs a wheelchair: they are trying to reduce payments to our vendors who provide us with wheelchairs, assessories, and home assessments when you first become disabled and need help making your whole home accessiable
Sign this easy petition to all your people in Washington. For in Oregon it's Peter DeFazio.

Read this call to action:
ALL TO ACTION:  Protect Access to Specialized Wheelchair Accessories   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced they intend to apply Medicare Competitive Bid pricing to wheelchair accessories used on Complex Rehab wheelchairs effective January 1, 2016.  This will result in payment cuts of 20% to 50% and cause major decreases in the availability (or outright elimination) of individually configured wheelchair systems that people with disabilities rely on. As further explained in the Position Paper, this change is in violation of specific Congressional legislation and subsequent Medicare policy decisions that excluded Complex Rehab wheelchairs and related accessories from the Competitive Bid Program.  Congress must intervene to get CMS to rescind this change in order to prevent the disastrous results that will occur.      There is a BIPARTISAN “sign‐on” letter to CMS being circulated in the House of Representatives to resolve this problem.  Based on existing law and policy, the letter asks that CMS issue a rescission and stipulate that the current payment policy for Complex Rehab wheelchair accessories will be maintained.    The sign‐on letter allows Representatives to add their signatures to indicate their concern with the issue and their request for a resolution.  The more signatures, the more weight the letter will be given.   Our job is to get as many Representatives as possible to sign on by Noon on March 27th.    HERE’S HOW TO HELP Representatives need to hear from people in their home districts that this is a problem that needs fixing.   A website has been developed to provide information (including the Position Paper and copy of the letter) along with tools to assist you in getting your Representative to sign on to the BIPARTISAN letter to CMS.  Please go to and take these three steps:   1. Email your House Representative‐ By providing your name and address at the website, the system will automatically identify your Representative and generate an email for you to send asking him/her to sign on to the letter to CMS. 2. Call your House Representative‐ After you've sent the email, calling the office as a follow up to ensure you get their attention is crucial in making sure your voice gets heard.  The website provides instructions, the phone number, and concise talking points to make your call effective. 3. Tweet your House Representative‐ Something as simple as sharing a message on social media can gain attention and make a lasting impression.  Share your tweet using #access2CRT and #ComplexRehab. Use these hashtags on Facebook too. Please share this Call to Action with others to get more people engaged.  We need to get this policy reversed so people with disabilities can continue to have access to the specialized equipment they rely on each day to maximize their function and independence.  Thanks for your assistance and support!     For additional information email or visit

Sunday, March 22, 2015

World's water supply dwindling in future | World Pulse

World's water supply dwindling in future | World Pulse

The United Nations reports by 2050 the world's population will soar to 9 Billion. Will anyone admit there is a population connection to many of the world's problems.

Water supplies will only cover 60 percent of what's needed.

Affordable care act facts. 16 million gained health care.... | World Pulse

Affordable care act facts. 16 million gained health care.... | World Pulse

Read the facts about how many American's benefited from the Affordable Care Act. Which was made law March 2010. 76 million benefiting from preventative care. 105 Million no longer have a life time limit on their health coverage. People with Medicare saved a total of 15 Billion on prescription drugs.
Oh there's more, Zero death panels created.  Up to 129 million people with pre-existing  conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. Which is good for those of us who have chronic illness.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Who I am" by Downtown Vinnie: Cigar Box Guitar music
Here's a little ditty called "Who I am" by Downtown Vinnie playing his cigar box guitar
Don't forget the 2nd annual Cigar Box Guitar Fest NW this June at the Saturday Market all day, the open eclectic market surrounds the music stage. A blast of the past in all the glory of the hip and the beautiful people of Eugene Oregon

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"Blue Sky" a video from the founder of the blog site MS World

Watch this facinating video "Blue Sky" from the founder of the site "MS World" where she explains how she keeps her spirits up by being creative. Multiple Sclrosis is different for everyone, the disease finds it's way into your life and it's what you do with your life that matters. Staying positive, being around good non-toxic people and keeping active is important.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Scott Walker defunds parts of UW he shouldn't #noempathyforscottwalker as he is defunding parts of UW that he shouldn't like supports to women who get sexually assaulted on campus. Read how this douche bag continues his legacy of nasty politics.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

NFL is a non-profit organization????

Say what? The NFL is a non-profit? P.S. tell your players to stop abusing their wives and girlfriends.or women will stop watching the games. Can you say, clean up your act.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

#noempathyforGuiliani, now he's calling Obama a communist.
No empathy for Guiliani, he keeps digging himself in deeper. But where did he say that Obama doesn't love America? At a #noempathyforScottWalker, birds of a feather flock together. But today Guiliani is saying Obama is a communist. Implying O is a socialist, and wasn't raised like we were.
Sounds like #birther lingo. Where are these guys coming from? I guess the gop doesn't want to win in 2016. Great for women, let Hillary take her turn while you racists, sexist guys can yearn for the good old days.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rush Limbaugh peition signed by over 100 K  Boycott Rush Limbaugh and his sponsers, for his misogyny, racism and hate speech.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Early commercial for Ford vehicles from a woman's point of view
a woman's take on the early Ford cars for when men only drove cars

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Scientific angle on whether mercury in measles vaccine causes autism

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Boehner remains thorn in side of progressives

Another song in the viral "A song for MS" site where musicians post their songs then challenge others to post
"A song for MS" is a site started to raise awareness to people with Multiple Sclerosis, where musicians post their songs, usually playing cigar box guitars, then they challenge three other musicians to post their songs. Started in Eugene Oregon this is going viral, getting posts from all over the world

Friday, January 30, 2015

Adapting your house to help someone who has Multiple Sclerosis or any other physical disability
Make life easier for someone with a disability, where to place your furniture to help them, put up ramps and grab bars where needed.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cigar Box Guitar looped by Downtown Vinnie
Listen to some looped music from Downtown Vinnie on one of his many cigar box guitars.