Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Roy Moore's denial and desperation news conference  Women aren' t going to take it anymore. Women continue to come forward to accuse men of sexual assault. Roy Moore's keeping to his story. He's the victim. All the women who came forward must be lying. It's a conspiracy. And the Alabama people who will still vote for him. Shame on you.

Monday, November 6, 2017

The ever agless Joni Mitchell A new biography by David Yaffe writes about the ageless Joni Mitchell in his book “Reckless Daughter” A Portrait of Joni Mitchell tells about how her lyrics spoke the hearts of millions of baby boomer women who were awakening during the 60’s and 70’s. I was one of those women who when listening to her Blue Album spoke as if to me directly of our journey toward independence and grace.purple_heather_for_prince2b252812529

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Nervous Rex plays at Art Walk Eugene
We were asked to perform at the Eugene Art Walk event, we played outside of Whittiker Tattoos. The two remaining musicians from Nervous Rex, Downtown Vinnie and Dide (SmartyPants) played a set which included, Lazy Days, Helpless, Let you in, Just One more, song. From playing just in our living room, we still got it going on.
I also did a book reading from "The Eve Chronicles" which went well. The recording of it was way noisy so we aren't including it.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Watch this scared horse trust a man in the Texas flood waters  I couldn't watch this without shedding a tear of joy when this horse gets saved from the flood waters in Texas. Pray for every living creature caught in this once in five hundred year flood.
Pray that our President will finally learn empathy and believe in global warming.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

List of fires in Oregon. Why the Willamette valley is smoked in.

Why the Willamette Valley is smoked in. List of all the fire in Oregon. The Brookings fire is the most dangerous in the country.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Koch Brothers paid 750 million dollars to shore up Republicans in the 2016 elections.

The Koch brothers through the Citizen's United being accepted in the Supreme Court, gave over 750 million dollars to the Republican party. Don't buy their products. Like Bounty paper towels, Zee, Vanity Fair napkin, angel soft TP, Mardi Gra, Lycra, and other products, check out this link for more. Unless you want the old white dudes keep running this country.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Father 85 and Daughter 61 both publish books, his "The Stone Horse & Droshki" and hers "The Eve Chronicles  Check out our two books, written by my dad and I. His reads like a historic "Tom Clancy-like book" about the Korean War.
My book
is about my life in Oregon and all the meaningful things I've done. It's a fictionalized memoir.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Black Lies Matter
Read my blog in Daily two cents about my feelings about how Trump is doing lately. I am on a tirade of disbelief about how much further this guy can push American's before we impeach him.
pic by pixabay

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Film trailer about the high rate of doctor suicide in America
Watch the trailer to a documentary about the high rate of doctor suicides in America. It will go to next year's Sundance Film Festival. Share with everyone you know, everyone has a doctor who is working too much and could be at the end of their rope.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Trump's remarks about the Portland stabbings is too little, too late.
Trump's remarks about the Portland stabbings just got to me, how can he not see that violence has increased toward Muslum's since his alt-right, anti- Muslum ban was shot down. He has a lot of nerve for making comments on something he may have been responsible for with all his divisiveness during his campaign. Read my blog above for more

Rising Appalachia- Medicine [Official Music Video]

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

I am now the face of a pre-existing condition

I am now the face of a pre-existing condition and have to worry that if the Senate passes what the House did yesterday, that I will be put into a special (not special) Risk pool and pay more for my healthcare. The GOP celebrated in the rose garden with Trump all happy and feeling like they stuck it to Obama's legacy, while all the while 24 million American's could be losing their health care. For all those who voted for Donald Trump, and it's people like you who are losing health care, I ask: HOW DO YOU LIKE HIM NOW? 250,000 million Oregonians could lose the health care that they were enjoying and utilizing so that they lived long healthy lives. It could all be gone and the preventative care they were getting will be taken away. "How do you like Trump now". WHile him and his billionaire cronies as his cabinet stick it to people 50-60 years old, it's against the baby boomers, the term is called "Punch the Hippie" they punched when they gutted the EPA and it's regulations that keep our water and air clean, they punched the hippie when they defunded Planned Parenthood where millions of women get their health care (zero fed money goes for abortions). Every ideal that boomers worked for, equality rights for people of color and women, gays, immigrants, environmental legacy, alternative energy is being threatened. Do you know what you can do about it? Call your Legislatures and talk to who picks up the phone of their office and tell them you are mad as hell and you're not going to take it anymore. That in 2018 you will vote them out of office. America stand up for yourself! We are a force that can change things. Keep your personal power of the people and instead of turning off the Washington news, listen to what this man, their President is doing. Do you want your brothers and sister, your grandchildren to lose their health care? And if you are a young adult and say "I don't need healthcare" I say just wait until you feel that lump in your breast or find out you have cancer, believe me then you will want health insurance. The young have to buy into having insurance, it helps pay for people who are old and sick. So now I am the face of a person with a pre-existing condition MS, and I laid awake last night wondering whether I can afford my health care. The GOP showed just how mean and selfish they can be, driven by the hate of having a black president, still upset about that, so angry that they want to undo anything good he did, and salivating while they pat each other on the backs of other old white dudes who are making decisions for the rest of us. P.S. that bill also put in a bill to give the rich, the 2 percent a tax cut of billions of dollars. For God's sake, people stand up for all of us who will be affected by this inhumane, move by the Republicans.
I am writing the white house, my Senators and Representatives, it's easy to send the same letter by email to dozens of them Democrats and Republicans. Write a letter to the editor. Or cut and paste this letter. Now is the time to speak up. It's a matter of life and death. Peace will co

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rare Medication for Progressive MS  For those of us who have Progressive Multiple Sclerosis comes a rare find, a medication for us. It's very costly right now but it seems to hold promise to slow the progression.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Blues Song about our relationship called Shipwrecked   In the early days of our relationship we wrote this blues song when we were in our band called Nervous Rex. "Titanic lover, you threw me overboard. You're that SOS that I chose to ignore. Pirate of desire, pirate of those schemes, you're that damned ole pirate who came and stole my dreams. Shipwrecked, shipwrecked on the island of your emotions, emotions.
We hope you love this fun little song.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Trump just can't help himself: another blow in the war on women

One of the leading causes of death for young women is murder by a partner -- often involving the use of a gun.

The statistics are terrifying: women suffering from domestic violence are EIGHT times more likely to be killed if there are firearms in the home.[2]

But President Trump wants to cut all grants under the Violence Against Women Act, leaving women in dangerous relationships without the vital support they need.
SIGN NOW: Stand with women against gun violence >>
The squeaky wheel advocates for women and girls and people with disabilities
And this week Trump did another crime against women, he secretly passed another executive order giving states the right to defund Planned Parenthood, even though no federal money goes to abortions. So I have a great idea! Why don't men start taking responsibility for birth control and get signed up for a vasectomy?
Women get smart, abstain until your man gets his vasectomy!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Oregon author publishes book "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers
Check out my new book "The Eve Chronicles" about a self-reliant woman who lives in the Oregon wilderness near Coyote Springs in the Wallowa Mountains. Doing timber stand inventory for the Forest Service she lives in her tent alongside a small group of other foresters.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Where to find the light within

Where do I look for the light? Well so many of us look outward to others or outward toward religion. But I look for light within myself. That although times can be dark, I can always look inside myself for a part of me that is light, that is hope, that will help me reframe the darkness so that I can feel whole again. Sure others and religion can be teamed up with yourself, but I find that if you are feeling down or are in the dark, it's up to you to find the solution deep within yourself. Just think back to a time when you were happy and feel what that feels like. Then bring it with you into the present and embrace it, embrace the feeling, make it yours.
So often people think other people or religion has all the answers but I know I am the person who has the answers. It's more realistic to me. That I am the master of my emotions, I am the one who can make a choice every day to be positive or be sad. When you take the responsibility for yourself and your emotions, it makes it easier to see where the fault is, within yourself. It makes for more empowerment when you see that your attitude is all about you, that you own it. That you can make the change into a life where you are in charge of your destiny.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oregon author publishes book 'The Eve Chronicles" about when she lived in the Wallowa Mts. My book about the early 80's is about a self-reliant woman during the height of the women's movement who goes to Oregon to work as a forester in the wilds of the Wallowa Mountains in Eastern Oregon

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Two women talk about the first time they found out they had Multiple Sclerosis

This woman wrote a touching blog about when she first found out she has ms.
After you read her blog this is what I wrote her:
Your story touched me deeply, I too remember walking out of my neurologist's office, down a long hall thinking I knew something was wrong, but the final revelation hits you smack dab in your middle. I spent my twenties at a thin I could eat everything size and I went through life as a beautiful woman, who could get herself hired, or any man that I wanted. Well when I was 53 at the height of my career, caring for disabled people, I ironically got MS and was forced to retire. i wasn't a happy person for the first year, took to counseling to stop the anger about why God would take away my life work. I used all my expertise and got all the wheelchairs, walkers, grab bars and ramps and set down to wait for the shoe to drop. Well, all the work stress had made me get steadily worse, progressive kind, my neurologist wrote a letter, about how he thought i would be wheelchair bound shortly. Well, when I finally quit the job, it took a year struggling with fatigue, the heat making me get vertigo and the feeling tired all the time. Well, I would have kept working although my counselor was asking "When are you going to let Diane quit that job" the 16 hour days was literally killing me. Well, it took a finally fall, where my back was so bad I was bedbound for 6 months. My loving mate, he took care of me, after he came home from work, he cooked and brought up a tray, he stood behind me in the shower holding me up so i could shower. It made us unbelievably close, closer. Well, guess what I am 60 and I haven't gotten worse, that's right after taking stress out of my life, My MS stabilized. I walk with canes, walker and sometimes use the wheelchair, for the air cushion I sit on, keeps my back from getting so bad i have to lie down. I got on a good pain me, which gave me my life back. But the skinny woman, well, I got fat, oh yes, as I wasn't as active as before. So i was the opposite of you < I was skinny and now had to adjust to being fat. I know how you feel, the self-esteem lowers, I wear clothes to hide the heaviness. But I got busy and started a twice a day work out. every morning, first thing I jump on my incumbent riding bike and ride 45 min or 8.2 miles, then up on the bed for weights, crunches and another 20 min. Then i swim every tue and Thursday, swimming a straight hour, laps non-stop. I am in the best physical shape I have ever been, I lost 16 lbs but need to lose 30 more but I am healthy. My bad vice is sugar.
So don't feel bad, you are who you are, MS will not define you after awhile. No really when I first got MS i thought i was going to die. But it has been bearable. But wait for it, here comes the good part, I was cleaning out my closets and found my old journals from when I first moved to Oregon and was working as a forester living in my tent doing timber inventory with six other people. Well as I sat chuckling, as the mostly men crew teased me relentlessly, i thought this would make a good book. And so I wrote three books, 'The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers, look it up on Amazon. Without getting MS I never would have had the time to write them. Without MS I never would have known how much my darling beloved loves me. He took up the slack, works longer hours and we kept the house which we both love, on Moon Mt. what a great name.
So darling, just put MS at the back of your mind, don't jinx yourself, and breathe, breathe, and be, be you. You are a child of the universe, perfect just the way you are.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The On-going list of the stupid things Donald Trump has said
Visit my blog each week for the on-going list of the stupid things Donald Trump has said. So no need to watch the news and get your blood pressure up, just visit my blog and read it and weep.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

How to introduce your protagonist in your story or novel  Whether you are writing your first novel or short story at some point you will have to introduce your character, and the sooner the better. That's when the over-used term "Show don't tell" comes in. This article will tell you how to do such that so that it's not just an information dump. Something I have been accused of doing by my new editor.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Oregon author Diane DeVillers publishes three books in "The Eve Chronicles"  If you like a story about a self-reliant woman who lives in the forest near Coyote Springs in the Wallowa Mountain of eastern Oregon, this book is for you. Check out my author page.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Chicago man with special needs gets abused in heinous hate crimes
What kind of  monsters take a special needs man and torture him for four hours? These monsters, the four adults who did this, will be prosecuted as hate crimes and kidnapping. They will have a long time to think about what they have done, in jail.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017