https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/11/the-unknowable-joni-mitchell/540618/?utm_source=fbb 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.
http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K Check out my author page about my book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers aka girlpower. Eve lives in her tent doing timber stand inventory for the Forest Service. She’s an independent woman who knows her own mind and lives her life by her own intent. The book has three books in a Eve series. the first book is “From the Waters of Coyote Springs”.
The second book ‘Felix and Eve” is when she moves to Gold Beach on the Oregon coast and spends the summer with an elderly man recovering from heart bi-pass surgery.
The third book is “The Arrangement” when Eve is now a retired baby boomer living on Moon Mt in Eugene Oregon, a friend, Vinnie lives in her back yard in a yurt. Every year Eve travels to Catalina island to spend the summer with a former lover. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.
Read my short story “God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” in Setting Forth and online magazine. And my poem “Waiting, Watching”. If you like them then go to amazon and look up “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers
“Do Something About It” is a song about doing the right thing, standing up for things you believe in. The world is becoming more and more evolved into a world consciousness, that believes that standing up for our rights still rings true. Baby boomers wanting change, are resisting the recent election. The song is released from Eugene Oregon by two former band mates from the days in the nineties when they were in the band “Nervous Rex”.
Diane DeVillers and Mark (Vinnie) Alaniz, just celebrated 23 years together.
This disease affects mostly women over the age of fifty. This link is a wellspring of knowledge explaining why we get it and how to live with it.
The world is watching as our new President gets ready to move to the White House. White sure is right, according to the Alt-right who believe our country needs to return to being run by old white dudes.
In what became a nightmare, I fell to my knees and cried when I heard Hillary lost the election. Trump will never be my President, he lost me when he continued to double down on racism, sexism, misogyny, and he sexually assaulted scores of women.
What will you tell your daughters? How will baby boomer women, who have worked at 76 cents on the dollar for four decades, accept this? It’s a sad day for America. Now we will see what a Republican President and all of Congress gets things done.