Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Urge for Going, a lovely Joni Mitchell song. Sing Joni Sing. One of her less well known songs Urge for Going. Sing Joni Sing. She takes us back to the seventies.

My fathers' book "The Stone Horse & Droshki" by Ken De Villers

The memoirs of Colonel General Yuri D. Danilov, born in the Ukraine,
Father an American full blood Oglala Sioux Indian. Mother a Ukrainian with
a close relationship to the Nikita Khrushchev family. Yuri Spends his
boyhood in Kiev, the Ukraine.

At age twenty he fly’s jet fighters as a member of the US Air Force in the 
Korean War. He is recruited as a secret agent for the Soviet KGB. Leaving
Korea he is assigned to Edwards Air Force Base, California. In the late 
1960’s he works on a top secret CIA project which develops the new 
Lockheed U-2 spy plane. The CIA then uses these high flying jet planes
to over-fly the Soviet Union and gather data and photographs of secret 
USSR military installations. In 1960 Yuri enables the Soviet air defense
to shoot down a CIA U-2 flown by Francis Gary Powers as it soars 
over a Soviet military Base. When the CIA begins an investigation 
looking for a suspected Soviet spy in US military ranks the KGB orders him 
to return to Moscow.

Returning to his homeland he is allowed to serve in the Soviet Air Army. 
Six months later Yuri is part of a group led by Premier Anastas Miloyan 
which secretly meets in Mexico with US Attorney General Robert Kennedy 
and a US delegation. In a long private session the two countries resolve 
the dangerous October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1965 Yuri helps train
North Vietnam MIG pilots and he flies several combat missions against the 
Americans. In December 1979 he commands all the Soviet Air Regiments
during their Intervention into Afghanistan. He serves four years in the war
and after being badly wounded he is transferred back to Moscow for
medical treatment.

During his long military career servicing in two super powers Air Force’s
he gets to meet Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsen, Cosmonaut Yuri 
Gagarin, Chuck Yeager and other notable aviation figures.

Yuri’s memoirs relate the inside view of the deadly political intrigue during
Soviet government secret changes. The USSR is a closed society 
thus most of these events were never known to the Soviet people or the 
world. We also follow his awaking to the failure of the Communist system. 
Lastly this story relates the lasting love and devotion between Yuri and his
wife, the beautiful Japanese-Russian, Eiko Haraoka.

Books about a remarkable woman living in the Wallow Mountains in Eastern Oregon
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Brandon in the documentary Making of a murderer, may go free  Watch the whole documentary Making of a murderer on Netflix, where Wisconsin cops planted evidence on more than one Avery case. This is is nephew who may go free for coerced testimony.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

My book "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers begins in the Wallowa Mts. in eastern Oregon
My book "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers begins in the remote forests of the Wallowa Mts in eastern Oregon where I began my journey working as a forester doing timber inventory in some of the most remote locations in the nation. Living in my tent in a camp of five other mismatched foresters during the early eighties. It was the closest I have been to living
the life of a vagabond.