Amy Schumer’s dad has Multiple Sclerosis and she brings attention to how a family can cope


Amy’s dad has Multiple Sclerosis and she talks about how their family coped with this debilitating disease. Always with humor Amy stands tall and talks about how laughter helped get them through.


“God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin a short story by Diane DeVillers


Read my story about an elderly man who lived in a nursing home who was the oldest person I ever met. Because of a stroke the only word he could say was the word “One”. After awhile I developed a way to decipher his language. We became good friends.

This first appeared in ‘Setting Forth” an online magazine Nov of 2014.


Oregon passes progressive bills, and July 1 marijuana is legal.


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!