Today I turned 40 years old with a bottle of champagne and my family on a summit overlooking the North Cascades. We kicked off the weekend on the Pacific Crest Trail at Harts Pass near Canada. The PCT was the first “big girl” trail I hiked after moving to Seattle in 2013. Spending time in complete silence (for hours) was a first for me. It truly changed my life. When I finally grew comfortable paying attention without immediately reacting, I was really able to listen and see life around me in a way I never had before. If someone asks what really led to the end of my career, it was an internal shift I have a hard time describing but ultimately resembles self-awareness, and it probably began on the PCT. I met several through hikers this weekend who started at the Mexico border and were almost done. I asked what they planned to do after such an accomplishment. “Go home and get back to work,” most said. At first it seems anticlimactic but I remember Trent Peterson, a young man whose story I told years ago, as he rode wild mustangs along the PCT. He used to say that the PCT is just a trail, what matters is that we slow down, pay attention and see clearly whatever path we’re on. I looked up a quote from that report to share with you all.
“This isn't to advocate for the PCT. The PCT is just a trail. Get out of the rat race and slow down. Pay attention to the little things, not just the big things, because it's the whole picture we need to be aware of," he said.
Here is another clip of my chat with Dr. Robert Malone, focusing on what really happened with the "no" vote related to the FDA and a recommended 3rd booster for Covid. We also discuss vaccine obsession among science and medical professionals to the detriment of early treatment. This talk is being uploaded in chunks because Brandy, the nurse, had significant issues with her wifi and I have had to edit around the breaks. She is not in this but tried to pop in multiple times, unsuccessfully.
A recent internal presentation sent around a Florida hospital system shows that 45% of staff has reported not getting any Covid vaccine. Dr. Robert Malone is the inventor of mRNA vaccine technology. Brandy is a hospice nurse not affiliated with this hospital who is choosing not to get vaccinated for Covid.
I am trying out a new idea: Saturday livestreams to reflect on the week before and discuss the week ahead, and to hear from you about what you would like to see covered. So, bring your ideas and become a member of my editorial board. Also today you get to meet our new puppy!!
Here are the screenshots I shared in my video with Doug McKenty, showing how a VA hospital is telling doctors they’ll be monitored if they prescribe ivermectin. If you haven’t seen that, our entire talk is here on Locals but the clip of this section is now live on YouTube in case you just want to see that part.