health care, literature, Uncategorized, women's literature

“God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” a short story by a caregiver about an elderly man.

Read my short story “God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” about a caregiver and her elderly resident in a nursing home. The dignity and love shown to a man in the last years of his life.

http://settingforth.org/?cat=7&paged=3

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Uncategorized, Women's rights

“The Avenging Uterus” aimed at “The Donald”

I just couldn’t resist this cartoon about “The Avenging Uterus” directed at “The Donald”. I just roared. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/05/18/1527420/-Cartoon-The-Avenging-Uterus-vs-Donald-Trump?detail=email&link_id=1&can_id=465aaa9fb617a07ec81c1bad251fa95c&source=email-cartoon-the-avenging-uterus-vs-donald-trump&email_referrer=cartoon-the-avenging-uterus-vs-donald-trump&email_subject=cartoon-the-avenging-uterus-vs-donald-trumpClaudia's photo (1)

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disability, Multiple Sclerosis, Uncategorized, Writing

MS can turn out to be a good thing.

Read this great blog about finding out you have MS

http://www.msconnection.org/Blog/May-2016/Dear-Cat?saved=1

Your essay really hit home for me, as it expressed exactly how i felt waiting for the dr to tell me the news. As i was walking into the doctors, there was a long hall to get to his door and i thought to myself, “when i walk out this door my life will be changed forever” and it did. But like you said, it doesn’t define me, thinking the worst is only a first response, since i had progressive kind i thought my life was over. After the initial shock of it all, was over, i developed into a calm state where i began the first day of the rest of my life. My MS stabilized and hasn’t progressed in 10 years, . One day when i was cleaning out my closets, i found my journals from the early days when i first moved to Oregon, when i worked as a timber inventory forester in the Wallowa Mts in eastern OR. As i read them, i started to chuckle and thought, these would make a good book, so i wrote three fictionalized memoirs, i never would have found the time to write, if it wasn’t because of MS. I worked 35 years in service to people with disabilities, who better to know, life can be just as good even if you use a walker or are in a wheelchair. My profession taught me how to access grants, durable medical equipment so i knew the ropes. So without MS i never would have published my three books. “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers, check it out on amazon. Life changes, we adapt, and then finally we accept. Your story transported me back to the early days when i found out that yes MS can be a monster, but i am no longer afraid of my dragon, who waits for me, who someday will consume me, but i fight it, i do my best to adapt and move forward to what ever my path will be.

 

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Environment, global warming, politics, Uncategorized

The polluting coal industries days are numbered

I just can’t stand hearing the woes of the coal industry and how it’s the only job many of the coal miners ever had. Too bad, as a nation we are tired of all the pollution coal burning causes to our environment and like Hillary said, we will close down coal mines in the future..So what if that’s the only job many of them had, maybe it’s time to learn how to do something else. It happened like that in Oregon, where loggers wanted to completely clear cut every stand of timber, and because of wise conservation, they put limits on how and when the time can be harvested. The forest service and private companies like the coal industry made millions over the decades. You will just have to find another job, join the rest of us who have had dozens or more jobs in our lifetime. The logging industry workers had training supplied by the government, just like coal workers will get with Hillary’s plans. CNN coverage of the poor coal miners, on the side of the poor coal industry that pollutes our air and waters.

Just calm down W Virginia and look for other work, our Pacific NW loggers are now working other jobs. and the forests are being run more efficiently, using thinning and forest practices where there is always forests to cut, without clear cutting everything, and killing our old growth. Coal will be phased out, there are renewable energy now with wind, solar and natural gas. Fossil fuels will also be phased out. Get with the program W Virginia and the rest of the states that have coal mines.

I don’t feel sorry for the coal companies they have wrecked havoc on our environment and made billions doing it.

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