Several days ago, a woman who befriended me on Facebook, showed me a website that says I am a sexual predator. Yesterday I posted on my friend, Michelle who asked me to speak on her behalf so she can have her one year old son all to herself, he taking from her when a day old while M was in the hospital. She saw H as her father. At Hollis’ memorial, M came up to me and was very distressed. She was telling me the young man was after her. I told her I was too busy to deal with this right now. In looking at the video I saw this man, and the distress on M’s face. I recall she and Steve walked out the door. M left to avoid the man who raped her and is the father of M’s son.
I asked this new friend, if Anand Holthem-Keathley gave her the url to this site that defames me. She did not answer. Seeing she was getting in the middle of something that might hurt her business, she unfriended me. I was taken off the board of directors of a project she champions. I was banned from the Eugene City Facebook where I had an hour earlier posted my good ideas that this un-named woman, loved! Within a half hour I was blackballed.
When Belle Burch sent me her poem about her sleeping in a tent in front of City Hall and going bar-hopping, I became concerned. When we met I brought my laptop and showed her pictures of me at the second OCCUPY, and photos of Hollis, my homeless Veteran friend who got a apartment a month before he died with the help of the folks at HUD-VASH. I showed Belle the crowd that had shown up, and told her there would have been twice as many folks who love Hollis, if a evil landlord had not evicted us from the first site of the memorial. Belle said nothing.
Above is a photo of Belle in the office of Jon Rius, the City Manager of Eugene, with her lover and their friends. They were arrested for trespassing. They are members of SLEEPS, and self-proclaimed advocates for the homeless. Belle did not tell me any of this at our meeting, that began with this remark;
“This is not a job interview, is it?” said Belle, demurely.
“In a way it is. I am going to make you some offers, and I need to know who you are before I do.”
Looking back, I saw that she was diverting any deep probe into who she is, or was, at that time. For sure she was being COVERT. Why in God’s name is Belle not squealing with delight, and saying we have so much in common? Why isn’t she pointing out her advocacy of the homeless to prove to me she is worthy to be the Heir of so much of my information, starting with this blog. I wanted her to be a reporter and editor so I could finish my novels- she offered to edit. I then asked her to help me co-author my auto-biography. I told Belle several authors had stolen our family story, and there were two screenplays out there. They are after the money from the movie.
In 1997, Stacey Pierrot came out with the Rosamond website, claiming she was the “caretaker” of Rosamond’s creative legacy. She was employed by my later sister in the Rosamond Gallery in Carmel. Pierrot said Sandra Faulkner would be authoring Rosamond’s biography because she conducted interviews with Christine just before she died. I wrote a letter to the special executor and told him those notes and that un-finished biography belng to the Estate and my two nieces. A couple of years later a new Ghost Writer contacts me. My surviving sister told me Faulkner ascounded with a $5,000 dollar advance. This is bullshit. These outsiders were going after the movie, the real big money, and did not want Rosamond’s daughter to share in box office profits. The third Ghost Writers sold her screenplay to a famous producer.
So, when I learned Belle had concealed her identity, I was forced to wonder if she was trying to steal my unfinished novel – for starters. The way to stop that was to publish on this blog the story of how we met, what we agreed to, and how we had a falling out. Belle refused to respond to the two e-mails I sent her, and in the one phone call I made, she refused to talk to me. In these three communication, she did not demand I never contact her again.
I had to assume the worst, and exposed more about her and her fellow advocates. This is when I got the very evil and threatening e-mail from Alley Valkerie. Five minutes after I read it, I get a call from Belle Burch. She (they) must have put a notify when opened, ditty, on their correspondence. Belle was demanding I take off everything I have written about her and her friends, or else. She was threatening me and my newspaper, Royal Rosamond Press, in a very cold tone. She expected me to – OBEY! I told her I have an obligation to to my peers in the Fifth Estate, not fold to extortion and threats. I then go to Alley Falkeries Facebook and read her evil assasitnation of my reputation as she riles up her crazy friends. One guy threated to put me in cement shoes.
This is Cyberstalking. I am going to be an advocate, the voice of the common citizen, who objects to the extortions and the threats, the parasitical come-on that we see coming from people who have never been homeless! Politicians and other people in power are too threatened to say how they feel. I am not. I am Survivor of Beauty and the Squatting Dog Beast!
If I was trying to employ cunning in order to get in Belle’s pants, I would have kept my mouth shut about her bar-hopping. I deliberated for a day, and sent her this in a e-mail;
“You better not be using money given to the homeless, to go party with. If you and your friends are doing this, I will form my own group of advocates, and oppose you.”
This was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I had fallen in love with Belle – at first sight! This is not about lust! I told her she was the end of my beautiful story. I lost my ending. Belle will not appear on the silver screen! Sigh!
Take note: on the predator site it says if someone posts the complaint of a victim, they must have the victim’s permission. This message is the exact on Alley posted on Mayor Kitty Piercy’s Facebook that was taken down in hours. I called the police, twice! I have concluded Belle would lie if put on a witness stand. I have no fondness for liars, people who use deceit to get what they are after. I have twenty seven years of sobriety.
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Two weeks before Hollis dies, he came up to me at Safeway, and told me he has a proposition to make. H is beautiful Big Idea Dreamer Guy. We sit down and he shows me a calling card.
“I just talked to this guy that owns the investment company over there. I told him I am coming into some money and want to buy stock in – DISNEY!”
I look at my dear friend who is grinning ear to ear. There is a halo around his head.”
“And Jon. I want you to own stock in Disney too. I want us to be rich and famous.”
I reached out and put my hand on H’s shoulder, and said;
And Hollis, I want you to be rich and famous, too!”
When I went thru Hollis’ earthly possesions after he left the stage, I noticed every little thing I gave him he kept, and cherished. They were in little places of honor. I knew then he saw me as his real brother.
Pat of Gyzmobite put together a video about Hollis that ended with this Elvis song. H loved Elvis, and would sing rock and roll tunes to all his friends. He was a Free Human Jukebox.
He was just here! And, now he is gone! But, his little dreams, and his big dreams, live on!
P.S. Hollis was not given the money he deserved, and we never owned stock in Disney. But, we should have been on the board of directors.
This man’s name is John Gregory Presco, DOB 10/8/1946. He lives in Springfield, Oregon.
He frequents Eugene, especially the Whiteaker neighborhood, and regularly shows up at activist events. He is a stalker, a harasser, and an obsessed delusional sicko. He targeted a friend of mine and has been writing about her obsessively, and when I confronted him about his behavior, he decided to target me as well.
If you need a concrete example of his behavior and why I am posting this, his delusional writings can be found at https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com
If you see him in your neighborhood, on the street, or anywhere, call him out. Expose him. Make it known that you will not accept and tolerate someone who harasses and obsesses over young women in our community. This man is a very sick individual. Anyone who deliberately makes women feel unsafe should not be tolerated in this or any community.
E-mail I got from Alley twenty minutes before Belle called me. When I pointed out on Alley’s FB belle never told me to stay away from her, she calls Belle to sent me another e-mail, and then unfriends me! She did not know I was her FB friend under Greg Presco. I got a front row seat at the Witch Hunt – with big bag of popcorn! I told Belle at our meeting;
“Capturing Beauty’ is writing itself!”
For instance, THE SIX appear to be a group of ruthless lesbians up in Portland who dress in black leather. I called the Eugene Police and asked if they know who I am and have any records on me. They don’t! So, what we got is the Dark Alley Squad, and a failure to stop communicating – or else!
“We also have six other mutual friends who are going to learn about your behavior ASAP.”
“I’m going to make this very simple for you. I don’t know if you know who I am, but I sure as hell know who you are, and when you fuck with my friends, you fuck with me. Stop writing about Belle or I am going to make your life very difficult. I mean it. If I see one more word about her on your blog, your FB, or anywhere else, I will make sure that you experience all the fear and discomfort that she is experiencing right now. And no, this isn’t a physical threat, so don’t try to play victim. Frankly, I encourage you to contact EPD, as they already know all about you. I will not do anything illegal, but mark my word you will regret it if you write one more word about her. I will make sure that the entire community knows exactly how much of a sick fuck you are. Your picture, your name, and “samples” of your writing will be posted on every bulletin board in town. There will not be a single person in the Eugene/Springfield area who won’t know that you’re a sick stalker who won’t leave a stalker who won’t leave a young girl alone. Cut it out. Now. This is your first, last, and only warning.”
Alley Valkerie on facebook message.
“Please, go ahead and blog my threat.
You have no fucking idea what you’re getting yourself into
You also have no idea how many people are already on to you, and how many people have my back. We also have six other mutual friends who are going to learn about your behavior ASAP.
And just so you know as well: if you write anything about me that could be construed as defamatory, you will be hearing from my lawyers ASAP.”
Today at 11:02 AM
I want to make this abundantly clear.
Your actions are making me feel unsafe, and are making me feel concerned for the safety of my family and friends.
I am asking you respectfully to:
Please stop posting about me, my family, Ambrose, and Ambrose’s family on your blog. This includes photos, videos, and writing.
Please stop trying to contact me or communicate with me in any way.
Please stop posting links to your blog on Facebook.
Cyberstalking is a federal crime.
I am seriously considering filing a restraining order against you.
Please consider carefully what I have said.”
Here is Alley and her friends cutting me up with their witchy knives. This is WHY I wanted to know who Belle’s friends, are, and why she hid them from me, because they are mentally ill.
Ashley Hewes: I understand and respect your thoughts Mary but I also feel that he should not be allowed to feel comfortable in this community. He rates right up there with child molesters for me.
Ashley Hewes: Mary how long will it be before he starts capturing people?
Ashley Hewes: All of his writings remind me of the beginning of every sick serial killer movie I have ever seen
Ashley Hewes: Mary people like this hurt people who turn the other cheek. That is all I have to say, I will not stand idly by when there is something I can do to quell his obsessing. I would be willing to become the object of his obsession if I felt it would work. But that would be detrimental to his health.
Alley Valkyrie: I’d rather he focus on me than Belle, that I’ll absolutely say. I have 100 miles of distance from this fucker.
Glenn Combs: John Presco(e) has a long history of harassing young women in this area. The police seem impotent to do anything about it, though. I believe he comes from money and could be lawyered up quite well if he needed it. Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.
Glenn Combs: I’m thinkin’ concrete shoes. We got a river with deep spots… Hypothetically speaking, of course.
Mark Thomas Shekoyan: I’d be careful what is said here in public forums. If the law gets involved, all of this is public record submit-able to a court of law.
Andrew Cottrell On second scrutiny of the photo on his blog – yup, that’s the guy who stalked me while he stank of methadone.
Not once in our two hour conversation did Belle mention she was connected to any extended family philosophy that pertains to homeless people and Whoville, even after I showed to her my post I made that morning of the meeting, that she did not respond to, which made me wonder. When I told her on the phone I was going to make her Heir to my blog and my information she got very excited;
“Oh God! Oh my God!”
When I asked why she got so excited she ignored the question. Why? Because then she would have to admit she read my blog, the address of which she asked me for at the Wandering Goat. Why didn’t she ask me for the url on the phone, just to go see what she was heir to, and be that much more excited? She had already looked at it, and this is the reason she called me. I have good reason Belle Burch is authoring a biography. She may have come up with this idea when she met Ambrose Holtham-Keathley at Lane College. The question is, did Belle instigate a relationship with Ambrose in order to get material for her story?
When I told Belle how the Bohemian outdoor café scene got started, being, every time Bohemia was OCCUPIED by a forging army, and after a curfew was imposed, they put their tables out on the street and ate there in defiance. Here was one of the many opportunities Belle had to tell me about her and Ambrose’s work as Advocates for the Homeless. Why is she mum, especially after seeing me dressed in a Santa Suit at the second OCCUPY meeting, and at the OCCUPY camp at the Saturday Market site? She could have said;
“Oh, you look just like the Santa on Anand Holthem-Keathley’s Facebook!” is what she should have said.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – John Presco raised the flag Monday to remember his friend, Hollis Williams.
Presco hopes in the next few months he can raise enough money that Williams’ death will not have been in vain.
“He doesn’t have a home right now. He’s homeless in a morgue and I’m entering my anger stage on that,” said a downcast Presco.
It’s anger that he’s working out with a hammer. Presco mounted a new U.S. flag this Monday, raising Old Glory for the friend he lost Friday morning.
Presco said he found the 58-year-old Williams dead in his apartment Friday – an apartment Williams had moved into only 2 months ago.
According to other vets, Williams was well known in the homeless community who was often at a nearby Safeway store, collecting cans.
Now, a makeshift altar is set up in a vacant Laura Street building that Presco says was briefly used to hand out clothes to the homeless.
Presco wants the memory of his best friend to live on. His dream is for a veterans “stand-down” center that bears the name of Hollis Williams.
Presco said he wants to copy “stand-downs” held in Lane, Douglas and surrounding counties, to connect vets with mental health services, haircuts, job training and more.
“We got to let our veterans know that they haven’t fought in vain and that we care for them,” Presco said.
He said he doesn’t know where he’ll find the support or how long it will take – but to remember his longtime friend, he won’t give up easily.
“I suffered some homelessness and abandonment and stuff like that,” Presco said, “so I’m not going to abandon my friend.”
The property and house on Laura Street is being sold, so locating a center there is unlikely. Presco said that’s the kind of layout he’s looking for.
Services for Hollis Williams will be next Sunday 1:30 p.m. at Campbell Senior Center in Eugene.
“Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:28 PM
Subject: CBS News Request/VA Backlog/Hollis Williams
I’m a producer with the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and I’m working on a piece about the VA backlogs and how in spite of these backlogs, and other issues some administrators were given bonuses. I ran across your blog/tribute to your friend Hollis and saw that you believe he might still be alive if he had not been denied medical help by the U.S. Government– the VA, SSI, or Medicare. I’d love to talk to you more about this. Could you please email me with your contact info, or give me a call. My contact info is below. Hope to talk to you soon.”
Take note that this blog in under attack by Alley Valkyrie who considers herself an advocate for the homeless, and back-up for Belle Burch, along with a half-dozen anonymous people. Should I show Alley’s threats to KVAL? How about Scott Pelley?
I knew H before he became homeless. When I saw him again after ten years I realized he had become the character in my novel ‘The Gideon Computer’ that my childhood friend, Nancy Hamren bid me to write. She suggested I write the history of the hippies. I chose to write about the Last Hippie of the future – who is homeless.
To find Hollis dead, after we found so much hope – has left me deeply wounded. When I walked into Ken Kesey Square the day I met Belle, I was trying to get over my grief, and be around homeless folks again. The Kesey family named a yogurt around the first girl I ever kissed. We were thirteen.
EUGENE, Ore. — Homelessness is a problem many veterans experience locally and across the country. But, a collaboration between Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield is hoping to put fourth a housing first model, so no veteran has to live on the streets.
Charles Platt is a local veteran who’s now managing a St. Vincent De Paul property. But, before moving into this housing community he was living on the streets.
“I drank when I was outside a lot and it was hard, but it didn’t stop me from wanting what I wanted. I wanted a job, I wanted to change my life, so I quit drinking, I quit smoking, I quit everything,” said Platt.
He’s not the only veteran in the area who’s gone through a tough time after serving his country. The St. Vincent de Paul housing program director expects there are around 300 or 400 vets living on the streets and another 600-700 in rural areas. “So we’re dealing with a problem now and we’re going to be facing another group of folks who have housing issues,” said Anne Williams.
Now Lane County, the city of Eugene, and Springfield are collaborating to end veteran homelessness. “The program represents a real serious commitment by a broad cross section of our community to end veteran homelessness by the end of next year,” said Williams.
It’s called Operation 365. The goal is to house 365 veterans by this time next year. “Housing first initiatives like Operation 365 provide realistic opportunities for these community members to experience wellness and save public safety and health resources because the demands on these systems are decreased.
While the goal may seem lofty, project organizers say people like Platt are proof change is possible.
Lane County Commissioner Pat Farr and Mayor Kitty Piercy announced a big fundraising goal for their Veterans Home for the Holidays campaign. They’re hoping to raise $60,000 this holiday season.