TFT Progress Report #8 — Over 1000 miles and feeling GREAT!!!

Happy SUNday, Trekkers for Truth, and welcome to TFT update #8.   I like the number 8; it is the number of infinity.  It’s so much fun being infinite.  One never runs out of things to exBErience  😉

That word just came to me.  I typed ‘be’ and was thinking ‘experience’, hence ‘exberience’.   In addition to my affinity for infinity, I also like fun with words .  In fact, I LOVE words!   Hey- just add the letter ‘L’ and you have worlds of words.  See what I mean?  -Fun!  🙂

Were I not focusing my efforts on being a human rights and happiness advocate, I’d likely be a full-time etymologist with a minor in hermeneutics.  It’s true: I can spend blissful hours perusing the dictionary or thesaurus.  We’ll chat more about words later.  For now, let us move on to the combined report for the period covering June 15-28.

What a past couple of weeks it has been!  More surreal than usual.  But ya know, that’s what makes the ‘exberience’ ever more amusing! 🙂

Let’s begin by announcing some phenomenal progress via the most recent TFT all-time world record set by Logan last week.  Ready?

Logan has surpassed the 1000 mile mark upon entering KY on June 23 !!!

  🙂  Woo-HOOOOOO!  🙂

It so happened to be ‘Truth Tuesday’, and the ever-awesome Luba Williams made a really wonderful poster that Logan posted to his trail journal page.  Check it out–and THANK YOU, Luba!

Truth Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

selfie at serpent mound- June 16

 

 

 

As of June 16, Logan was in West Union, OH, at the cumulative benchmark of 890 miles.   Since he was only a couple hours drive from Louisville, we pulled him off of the trail so that he could co-host the guest speaker event we had arranged with Adam Kokesh on Wednesday, June 17.

Thanks to Logan’s son, Gabe, for making the trip and helping us get him back here for the event.  Thanks also to Jim, Oliver and Jack for helping with AV and set-up; it was a team effort!

We also express much gratitude to everyone who came out in support of Adam’s visit.  Indeed, it was great crowd; there was copious laughter, hugs and smiles throughout the evening.

 

Gabe’s ADT shuttle service

 

 

Adam and Macey are wonderful people.  We admire their tenacity and courage as they make their own trek across America on Adam’s Freedom Campfire Tour.

I gained something profoundly important while listening to Adam talk.  It gave me a perspective that lifted my spirits and attitude, with both a renewed sense of empowerment  and joyfulness.   It relates to one of my favorite passages in his book, FREEDOM: “Happiness Causes Freedom”.

Listening to Adam recount his experiences of incarceration, among other things, I was re-minded that freedom begins with one’s state of mind.  …Actually- with their state of heart.  As he writes: “If we don’t know how to be happy, what’s the point of being free?”

L-R = Logan, Adam, Drew June 17

The joy and mission of TFT is helping others be liberated.  In our mission we are sometimes challenged with assimilating and transmuting dense energies; entities which are rather malevolent. In my experience as a human rights and happiness advocate, it is commonplace to encounter the absolute antithesis of happiness.  It takes much discipline to remain vigilant to ‘the game’, so as not to become seduced into the battle-mind of lower ego densities where they thrive.

When I originally drafted this post, the subject line was “1000 miles and still laughing”.   “Great” rhymes with “8”, so I opted for the rhyme this time.     The point is, both Logan and I sometimes struggle with the aforementioned transmutation; we become worn down and feel that our efforts are futile.  That’s usually when the ‘mind chatter’ sets in, along with unhappy feelings and/or bombardment of extremely negative thoughts.  …Heavy physical fatigue typically onsets as well.

When it gets bad enough, we will hop on a call to compare notes about what we are experiencing. These calls always come about in a synchronous way.  Inevitably, these discussions lead to mutual enLIGHTen-ment, whereupon we end up (literally) belly laughing out loud at a given situation.  As soon as we find the laughter, a redeeming aspect becomes apparent and we are re-calibrated back ‘up’ to the higher octaves.  Even though the topics with which we deal are tragic and often mind-blowing, you reach a point where tears turn to laughter because it’s just that darn ludicrous.  (…note to self:  ease back on the open source event correlation analysis for a few days…hahahahaha)

Maybe that’s why Kurt Vonnegut is my all-time favorite satirist.  He had a way of taking really dark topic matter (things such as war, trans-humanism, geoengineering etc.) and crafting a story that leads one to observe the lunacy, but in a nonthreatening way.  He created awareness without ‘preaching’; he demonstrated how to be empowered by observing the utter folly in the foibles of man.  …He found the humor in the seeming chaos and made us laugh about it.  God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut.

This post was originally drafted for release on June 21, the summer solstice, and six months after the historic TFT launch meeting that Logan and I held on December 21, 2014 (winter solstice).  I sometimes have ‘a thing’ about symmetry; I also observe the solstices with devoted eagerness.  For me, they are pivotal balancing points.   June 21 was also Father’s day, and I was feeling introspective, if not a bit melancholy.  I pondered the legacy I’d leave my children, were I no longer here.  I awoke that day thinking about the ways I wish I was a better father, and a better person overall.

I tried to write, to be at the laptop, but it was making me physically ill.  (I have increasingly less tolerance for electronic devices and EMFs).   As much as I felt a tremendous sense of obligation to complete the report; to celebrate the build up to Logan’s 1000 mile marker, alas, I simply struggled to execute.  At that juncture, (i.e., a moment of in-congruence and conflict) I did what I so often do:  I invoke The Holy Instant; I listened to Steve Judd’s latest report; I re-read the latest Oracle Report.  …Daily, weekly and monthly, I find inspiring answers and the most salient, accurate guidance in The Oracle Report.  Sure enough (as usual) my prompt was found in the Friday report of June 19 — get outside and be with nature.  BTW– Oraclereport.com archives found here: Oracle Report Archives

So I did !  🙂

Turtle whisperer

 

I called the marina at Taylorsville lake at 7:50 am and reserved a john boat.  Ollie and I spent the day on the water, exploring coves, swimming, playing with turtles and having a great time.

lunch break

 

 

Beauty of life

 

 

 

a corner cove

On the drive home that afternoon, out of the blue, Ollie-bear started asking me questions about the things Adam had spoken of.  “…why can’t you dance in Washington, D.C.; why do we pay so much taxes; why doesn’t the government like it when you all talk about certain things if they are true; when will I be old enough to drive across the country like Adam…”

I looked at him with a big grin, somewhat in amazement of his inquisitive mind and attentiveness.  At first I began to chuckle.  The chuckle became one of those kind that you cannot stop- like the giggles. The giggles snowballed into a roaring laugh- I had tears of laughter in my eyes as I was banging my hand on the steering wheel to catch my breath.  He kept asking me, “what’s so funny; why are you laughing?”

…Because, Oliver, you made me feel happy.  I was laughing with joy.  From the inquisitive minds of babes, life springs eternal.  To consider that my youngest son might some day become an anarchist, well, it just made me so proud…I had no further concerns about my legacy.

Nor am I concerned about our collective ability to complete this trek while bringing more joy to the world in the process.  We are humans being in the epoch of the second renaissance, and we know it. It’s why we are here.  As extensions of divinity- The All That Is- our expressions of love cannot be diminished.  We are exponentially creative spiritual beings having the experience of human form on this dimensional plane, for the purpose of anchoring heaven on earth.  –And it shall be done because we have already imagined that IT IS POSSIBLE!!!  As it is our essential nature to live an abundant joy-filled life- so be it – because we can!

Logan hiked almost 100 miles in the past 72 hours.  He arrived in corn patch Indiana, a little place called Chelsea, this afternoon at 4:00 pm.  It’s about 20 minutes from where I grew up (Austin, IN). Cuz and I loaded up and drove north to extract Logan from the trail; we took my mom to dinner before arriving back in The Ville a couple hours ago.

a boy and his dog – pick-up in Chelsea June 28

As we approached Logan’s sister’s home (Hi Les!), we spoke of remaining undeterred in our mission to alleviate pain, lack and suffering in all its forms, by continuing to hold the space for light and laughter…to forge ahead and find the humor in the folly of attacks against our species.

We meet again on July 5 to map the plan for the next 4000 miles of this odyssey, and at the same place we met on December 21 when the launch charter was finalized.  …Gosh.  I will never forget that day of the winter solstice 2014.  I was absolutely charged and frenetic about our prospects for success.  I was filled with eager anticipation for  the adventure to launch in the spring.  I didnt want that day to end.  I was entranced by the sun…it was so remarkable that day as I watched it set on the drive back home…

I am grateful that Logan will have a ‘zero’ week ahead.  He needs time to rest and recuperate, and we also can use this time to generate some media attention.

In closing, I leave you with something to ponder; with something to try the next time you feel sad, frustrated or overwhelmed and seek to pull yourself out of the doldrums:  Think of just one thing that makes you happy.  It might be a creative pursuit, an outdoor activity, a person, place or thing.  Whatever it is, just pause and think of it.  Then, upon feeling that happiness inside, ask yourself, “what is it that I like about this…what is it about this person/place/thing that makes me happy?”

When the answer comes to you, then ask the same question again about the answer, and so on and so forth…keep exploring what makes you happy, and see how your day unfolds from there.

In elevating our vibration to a state of joy, we become more prone to elevate the vibration of those around us.  The more this pool of joy – this circle of light- increases, so does it arise the vibration of our mother planet and all her species thereupon.  That’s a nice thought 🙂

Here is the photo I took of the sun on December 21, just before it sank below the horizon.  It made me happy to realize that as ‘my’ sun set, so was it also rising for someone else around the globe.

Sunset 12-21-14

Until next time, happy campers, our peace and love be unto you,

-Drew

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Doctor Jeff Bradstreet – may he rest in peace (important video enclosed)

As I compose this post, it is Saturday, June 27; 6:44 pm EST.   I’ve had a really good day because time has slowed down a bit.  Much like the sensation described by people who have been a car wreck.

I was in a bad car wreck in 1983; was ‘T-boned’ at an intersection by a drunk driver who had a very large Ford, whereas I was in a very small car.  As the glass broke and the vehicle spun around, it was absolutely remarkable how sight and sound went into slow motion.  It was as though I was an astronaut floating ever so slowly in a space capsule, and the contents of the vehicle, the shards of glass, metal and I were momentarily ‘suspended’.  What actually was less than two seconds of impact seemed much longer–and EVERY sense was heightened beyond description.

The past two weeks have been like that car wreck.  I have been observing so much transpire in the world–yet from a place of extremely grounded objectivity–such that I can see the script while watching the play (so to speak).

This sensation of living in slow motion is accompanied by heightened intuition, as well as lucid dreams, wherein I am given lessons.  –But I digress.

All of the latest Kabuki (i.e., contrived and elaborate theater) commenced a couple of days before the church shooting in South Carolina on June 17.

I had been closely observing the machinations of our legislative branch as they fast-tracked the vote to broaden executive powers, so that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be approved withOUT having the contents revealed or be open for debates and amendments.  More here:  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/27/corporations-paid-us-senators-fast-track-tpp

In a moment of distinct clarity, I ‘felt it’ and said to myself:  “…Hmmmm, I sense a major sensational news event about to break…I wonder what will happen to distract everyone from this latest chicanery on Capital Hill…?”

Sure enough.  Another formulaic ‘lone-crazed-gunman’ event which was quickly exacerbated by the lamestream media.  Instead of providing root cause analysis and/or investigative journalism surrounding the bizarre patterns and commonalities of ‘crazed gunman’ events of the past 10 years (i.e., that are so eerily similar), the media followed its predictable full-tilt methods of hyping division between race.

I am so very, very sorry for those folks at the church and their families.  It is extremely tragic and my prayers are with them all.  This event is indeed saddening.   Let us, then, truly seek to honor the victims by being vigilant to observe the derivatives of resulting race hysteria that was spun up by the oligarchy-controlled media.

One such derivative is what I’ll call ‘Flag-steria’ — the diversion of attention toward division of our people, the human beings, be they black, red, yellow, white or anything else.    Instead of focusing on the root cause or investigating what this event has in common with other similar events of the recent past, all guns (no pun intended) were instead directed toward the abolition of the confederate battle flag.  Major media ‘Flag-steria’ ensued.  From the state capital of SC to Walmart and Apple, suddenly everyone became hyper-sensitive toward abolishing this flag.

Apple issued the following statement: “We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines. We are not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for educational or historical uses.

One must ask:  If they (the state of SC and all of these major corporations) found it so offensive, polarizing and divisive, why didn’t they ban it before now???   ..And does the abolition of the flag actually have impact on preventing future-such events or the mentality of crazed gunmen?   Furthermore, why aren’t they doing same about the swastika flag, nor any other flag that might be associated with offense toward any racial set?

Look–let’s get real clear, real fast:  I could care less about the battle flag.  I don’t own one, never have, and never will.  I really, truly, could care less about this flag.

What I DO care about (i.e., what is MOST alarming) is the utter and COMPLETE hypocrisy of the media, corporations and govern-ment who spin up furry and division around an event (albeit a tragic one) then follow it by creating more hysteria around a flag as the implied causative impetus — whereas and hitherto — THEY HAVE BEEN TOTALLY VACANT ON REPORTING THE OTHER NEWS AFFECTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO A MUCH BROADER EXTENT, and OVER AN EXTREMELY LONGER PERIOD OF TIME!!!

Another question:  If it was a known fact that there existed a conspiracy to debilitate and/or kill hundreds and thousands of African-Americans, wouldn’t you expect the media to report it and draw much attention to it; at least as much as the SC church shooting?    Further:  If they did not, would it not make you wonder why?

Well, folks, this is why we at TFT are here.  To point out the blatantly obvious and draw your attention to the proverbial ‘man behind the curtain’.  Yup– that man.  A.K.A.- “The man”.  The one that seeks to focus you on the sensationalism du jour, in order to de-focus you from scrutinizing the real and broader news affecting (i.e., killing and debilitating) hundreds, thousands and millions by their hand.

This brings me to the subject line of this post:  The highly suspicious death of a good man who sought to aid and protect both African-Americans and others against a known (and ongoing) attempt to bring harm to them on a massive, mind-boggling scale.  This man, Doctor Jeff Bradstreet, was found dead Friday June 19.  The national and local media coverage is HIGHLY suspect because they publish his death as a suicide, even though no official coroners report had yet been filed.  This is just the first thing that makes one go, “Hmmmmmm?”

Here’s a lamestream media link which provides an example of how they use certain words in their headline to immediately lead one to erroneous assumptions : http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2015/jun/25/controversial-autism-researcher-jeff-bradstreet/

But wait- there’s more!

In just a couple of clicks and web searches, I found another article.  …Interesting how the headline changes from “controversial autism researcher commits suicide” to “Famous Autism researcher and Doctor, Jeff Bradstreet MD died of alleged “self inflicted gunshot wound” to chest”.

What’s even MORE interesting is that this article (unlike the one’s posted by NBC, CBS and Gwinnett news) contains links to the real dirt on the KNOWN and PROVEN cover-up, which simply has not garnered one iota of the coverage provided to us, such as they have exerted with ‘Flag-steria’.

Check out THIS link and the links within this article regarding the email evidence of the subversion of justice:  http://www.autisminvestigated.com/doctor-vaccine-injury-dies-60/

email link:  http://www.autisminvestigated.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/fdup2.png

Scratching your head yet?  Anything smell fishy in Denmark?  Wonder why folks are not as pissed about this as they are about he shooting in SC?

Well… MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE THE LAMESTREAM CORPORATE-GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED MEDIA HAS TOTALLY IGNORED THE FACT THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS IN COLLUSION WITH SAID CORPORATIONS TO GROSSLY DEBILITATE AND/OR KILL AFRICAN-AMERICANS!!!

…Wait…I should state that it’s not only African-Americans, but all others as well.  They are ‘equal opportunity eugenicist‘  (That’d be a funny one-liner if weren’t so true)

Hello?  Is this microphone on?  Can ya hear me yet, folks?   Ever heard of Doctor William Thompson?   Well- have you?

If not- WHY NOT?  If you have heard of the shooting in SC that took the lives of several people, then why have you not heard of the news regarding the atrocity and cover-up affecting hundreds of thousands???

That’s a trick question.  Answer = BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW, and WHICH IS WHY THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA DOESN’T GIVE IT ANY ATTENTION!!!   …It’s lots easier to get people fired up about a flag, with the inference that a flag has some impetus for inciting a lunatic to shoot-up a church congregation.

Here’s a link to news about Dr. Thompson:  http://vaxtruth.org/2015/02/dr-william-thompson-granted-official-whistleblower-status-and-immunity-cdcwhistleblower/

To where does this post and all the rest of this lead, you might ask?

Let me take it back to the beginning and the reference to the car wreck in slow-mo…

Logan recorded a video before the SC church shooting; it was posted to our YouTube channel, ironically, on June 19.  He recorded it a few days before.   I consider this to be one of the most awesome videos he’s done; I hope you enjoy it too.

In this video he speaks of Dr. Thompson and makes specific reference to the tragedy and known conspiracy to cover up the heinous crime committed by big pharma, in collusion with our ‘govern-ment’, against African-Americans and the broader population.   He speaks the truth that goes unreported by the lamestream media, for they are far, FAR too busy filling the airwaves with other bullshit upon which they prefer for you to focus.

If you want to know where all of this leads, the answer is:  YOUR doorstep.

I use to get angry, frustrated and utterly beside myself when researching such material/topic matter.  Anymore and henceforth, I choose to laugh and smile at the Kabuki.  I choose to alleviate the evil powers that were (A.K.A. the passe archon influence) by, quite simply, observing their charade and desperate attempts for what it is:  a charade of desperation.

It is ‘game over’ for them and they know it.  We can usher out their malevolence, to be replaced with the divine benevolence that WE ARE as loving human beings who choose life.  In our way, here at TFT, we do so by bringing LIGHT to the situation.

“God is found in the laughter”, as I’ve heard Carmen say so many times… let us, then, join hands in unity and laugh at the folly of evil, knowing it is not real.  The only thing real is that which is eternal—and the only thing eternal is LOVE.

Now, a word from Logan:

My peace and the love of a united humanity be with you,

-Drew 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TFT Progress Report — #7 (combined report for two weeks; June 01-14 )

Happy and peace-filled day to you, our cherished TFT Community! 🙂

We are excited to publish yet another progress report, as the past couple of weeks are replete with miracles, new all-time records, photos, some videos, and lots of other content posted to our various media outlets.    …Whereas we’d prefer to post this update weekly, sometimes ‘life happens’, so we combine two weeks into one report.  Such is the case this for progress report #7, which covers the two-week period from June 1 through June 14th.

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…And now– On With The Progress Update for June 1–14!!!

When last we reported on May 31, Logan was departing Parkersburg, WV, and crossing the bridge into Belpre, OH for the Ohio segment of the American Discovery Trail (ADT).   He has covered a LOT of terrain over the past two weeks!  As I type this update at 11:11am EST June 14, he is just past Sinking Springs, OH ; he will reach West Union, OH by Tuesday evening.  Here’s what the ADT route looks like through Ohio:

Ohio ADT map overview

***SPECIAL EVENT NOTE:  we are extracting Logan from the trail on Tuesday June 16th, to bring him back to Louisville so that he may participate in a VERY special TFT guest speaker event with Adam Kokesh on Wednesday, June 17.  See the event update on our blog post yesterday and PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!***

I usually try to present these updates in a chronological fashion; to summarize the day-by-day in order of occurrence and related benchmarks along the way.  I decided to start this report by inserting an entry and photo directly from Logan’s trail journal, Monday June 1, 2015:

Trail Angel Doug in Chesterhill OH

Hit the trail at 7:45am and enjoyed quiet country roads all morning. Was a bit worried about water situation as I was already a bit dehydrated and almost out of water. As I walked through Vincent, I was greeted by Doug who was having a cup of coffee and a smoke before work. Bam…he immediately offered water and added coffee, a banana and trail snacks…thanks Doug! His dog Baxter kept me company while he filled my water bottles…what a great start to the day.

 

Thank you, Doug, for being such a generous and kind human being–  Thumbs up! 🙂

Trail Angel Maggie & her dog Jenna

 

Logan made comment on Tuesday that the Ohio trail segment (thus far) was like “West Virginia 2.0…except Ohio required some bushwhacking through heavy undergrowth and unmaintained trails.  It was upon reaching Burr Oak Park that Logan encountered his next trail angel of the week, Maggie.  Maggie and her husband own an orchard and they topped off Logan’s water supply–Thanks Maggie!

By Wednesday, June 3, Logan had reached Trimble Wildlife area, whereupon he was grateful to start his day with some fresh coffee, courtesy of trail Angels Sherry and Ron.  Little did he know that there was even worse trail to come, with heavier briars, stinging nettle and plenty-o-spiderwebs in the face.

Trail Angel Ron

Trail Angel Sherry

By Wednesday, June 3, Logan had reached Trimble Wildlife area, whereupon he was grateful to start his day with some fresh coffee, courtesy of trail Angels Sherry and Ron.

Bramble Knees

Little did he know that there was even worse trail to come, with heavier briars, stinging nettle and plenty-o-spiderwebs in the face.

As Logan commented in the journal, one has to take the good with the bad, and it could have been worse if he’d gotten way of trail and had to loop-back through the same brambles.

Fortunately, it got worse, for he did get off trail in the Trimble Wildlife area, which threw him behind schedule of reaching Murray City, OH as planned.

Wait- why is this ‘fortunate’, you might ask?  …Well, you have to know the Logan truism about getting lost.  It means that he is most likely, thereafter, to meet someone special– and he did!  …Actually, he met three very special folks later that day; three more trail angels who sparked the theme of the videos entitled “Synchronicity, Soul Connections & Trail Magic

The first, and next trail angel he met was Hershel.  Hershel, a Vietnam veteran,  provided water and a video interview that can be found on our FaceBook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/JourneythruLyme?ref=hl

Trail Angel Hershel in Murray City OH

..I couldn’t copy the video from FB, so here’s a photo of Hershel.

A few miles later, Logan encountered a big threatening dog, upon which his owner called back the dog and invited Logan to have a cold drink.  Thereupon, he met Bobbie and Misty, which resulted in a wonderful visit and two hours of scintillating conversation that made the trail diversion more than worthwhile.

It’s like our teacher Carmen always says:  “…it’s all in divine order, dear…it’s all in divine order..”  🙂  –And she’s right, it always is.    Check out these two videos, and I hope you enjoy both the message and synchronicity, as did I.

And here is part 2:

As of Sunday, June 7, Logan was departing The Inn Towner Motel (located in in Logan, OH, BTW); starting segment 4 of the Ohio trail and headed for Hocking Hills state park.  He had just eclipsed 720 cumulative miles and was excited about the mail drop we’d coordinated– to provide him a pair of replacement shoes!

Ash Cave in Hocking Hills

Well, the mail drop worked out in that the package arrived at the state park office in time.  On  Monday night, however, he hit a bit of a snag. Actually, more than a bit…  He made a video about it, which can be found on our FB page.  He had an encounter with a park officer that resulted in having to break camp at midnight and hike in the pitch dark to find a place to re-pitch off park property.

Evidently, one is not allowed to be in the park after dark, unless at a camp-sight (sights were located 8 miles away from the trail), thus resulting in a hefty fine of $135.  Ughhhhh!!! 🙁

This incident might not have been so demoralizing, had it not been for the torrential downpour that night.    Suffice to say, Logan was fairly pissed about it at the time.

A couple days later when I spoke with him, I was totally amazed by his grace and change of attitude.  He’d spent about 30 minutes talking to the officer about the perils of Lyme disease that night; he provided coaching/advice on ways to protect against tick-borne illness.  As he recounted to me when we spoke a couple days later: “ya know…the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was probably a good thing to meet that park officer.  She didn’t know much of anything about ticks and Lyme disease, and now she does…maybe this knowledge will be of help to her and others in her line of work…”

Although his attitude about the incident was better a couple days later, he was still fuming on Tuesday.  Turns out, he channeled that ire into an all-time new record day…wait for it….

He hiked 26.50 miles on Tuesday and surpassed 760 cumulative miles that day –Whewwwwee!!!

I, for one, can’t imagine walking 6.5 miles right now, much less 26.5– way to hike, Logan!

As of Friday, June 12, he is 8 weeks and 827 cumulative miles on the Trek For Truth journey.  Most recently, he met some other very nice and interesting folks, including Mr. and Mrs. Mackie, Carey, and Patty who owns a local general store.

We’d like to give another big ‘TFT Thank you’ to trail angels Carey and his mom, who provided some ice water and directions along the way.

Patty has home schooled her 10 children (ages 10-30), and she is starting a blog called “Grown-up Conversations” emphasizing real discourse and critical thinking on important topics.

Mr. and Mrs. Mackie

Trail Angel Carey

 

Patty at her general store

This brings us to latest entry from Logan’s trail journal, Saturday June 13; he is located just east of Davis Memorial and sits at 849 miles:

Starting to run on fumes…7th of 10 consecutive days averaging 20+ per day. No motel options near the trail. Just found out today I will go home for a couple off days next week. Drew and I were able to confirm that Adam Kokesh will make a stop in Louisville on 6/17 on his American Freedom Campfire Tour. My son Gabe will pick me up Tuesday evening and bring me back thurs or fri.”

 Hang in there, Logan!  You’ll get a shower soon; just a couple more days and you will have set another record for longest stint without a shower (…gotta find the humor, brother – God is found in the laughter)  🙂

Meanwhile, back at HQ, this past week involved some work-related travel for me. That plus my mom was in need of some help with getting her yard cleaned up at her Bed & Breakfast, where she resides.  So, Oliver and Cuz spent the week at ‘Gammie’s’ home.

Cuz was king at the Carousel Inn

Speaking of man’s best friend, I simply cannot close this update without sending a MAJOR Kudos, salute and ‘Thank you’ to our dear friend, Janet Rowland, for the event that she and others coordinated on Saturday–it was remarkable!

Janet has helped tremendously to spearhead a group called UNITED Against Dog-Fighting.

Sadly, our state of Kentucky is the only state that has NOT (yet) made it illegal to own, posses, breed, train, sell or transfer dogs or their offspring for the purpose of blood sport- for fighting other animals.  …Such a sad commentary on the state of our beloved Kentucky when such heinous, disastrous and sickening blood sports are allowed to continue–due in no small part to several myopic state representatives who are cajoled by special interest groups with direct ties to (and influenced by) Corp Agriculture lobbyist.

Say what?  Factory farming (a.k.a. Corp Agriculture or ‘Corp Ag’) is somehow involved with stymieing and impeding legislation that would make dog-fighting illegal???   It sounds twisted –because it is.

I learned so much at the event about how state legislation REALLY works.  Janet and team did an absolutely phenomenal job of presenting resource material, facilitating the meeting and coordinating subject matter experts to speak– plus the food and refreshments were great too 🙂 …I wish I could have stayed until KY House Speaker Greg Stumbo arrived, but I had an appointment that I couldn’t miss.

Janet is such a brilliant, compassionate and loving person…I was so VERY impressed by the event she co-hosted.  All of her and others outstanding efforts to bring an end to this horrible, tragic crime against life is commendable.  Special thanks also to Lisa and Rick Schardein, co-hosts and owners of Current 360 ( http://current360.com/ ) and studio NuLu for donating their studio to host the event.

Here’s the logo and a link if you care to help:  http://www.gofundme.com/rccdsw

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 With that, I am going to end this report with a really short video called “Lil’ Peeps”, along with a simple message…

…May we be always re-minded to real-ize the sanctity and beauty of life, in all its forms and sizes. May we seek to hold an awareness of the infinite number of possibilities in each magical moment of life and throughout nature, for all species, on this miraculous planet we share.
Until next time, our peace and the benign spirit of goodwill and freedom be with you.  Happy trails…

 

 

TFT Guest Speaker Event – Adam Kokesh visits Louisville – June 17, 2015

Here ye, hear ye TFT Community– Late breaking special announcement!

We invite everyone to join us on Wednesday, June 17  2015 from 7-9 pm for an exciting evening with Adam Kokesh!!!

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That’s right!   Adam’s Campfire Freedom Tour is swinging through ‘The Ville’ for a one-night-only special TFT guest appearance  event at The Clifton Center (see venue note*).

visit:   http://thefreedomline.com/

 

We are extremely excited for the opportunity to host Adam and help him promote his book FREEDOM!     visit: http://thefreedomline.com/freedom/

This event is FREE –so bring a friend or two or three!!!

Copies of Adam’s book FREEDOM! (and stickers, mind you) will be given to attendees for FREE!

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Double bonus:  We are extracting Logan from the Trek Trail, as he is presently (and most fortuitously) only a couple hundred miles from Louisville–so you’ll get a chance to see Logan and hear about his adventures on the trail thus far.

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS AWESOME EVENT!!!

This is an immediate CALL TO ACTION and our enthusiastic invitation for YOU to join us at what promises to be a fun, enlightening and informational event to hear about and discuss critical issues affecting us, our nation, our planet and species as a whole–PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!

About Adam:

Adam Kokesh joined the US Marines at age 17 and volunteered for combat duty in Iraq in 2004. This critical experience showed him that war is a racket and led him to deeply question his most cherished statist beliefs. He first rose to fame as an anti-war activist before branching out into other areas, often taking action too risky for other activists. In 2010, he became an independent journalist as ADAM VS THE MAN. He has been arrested and gone to jail dozens of times standing up for his convictions. He began writing FREEDOM! while caged in Washington, DC. While he has inspired millions with his speeches, videos, and civil disobedience, his greatest contribution to the cause of freedom is the concept of localization as a way to overcome statism and achieving a free world. To learn more, please go to adamvstheman.com.

*Meeting Place: If the meeting venue changes we will update this page immediately, otherwise, we plan to host this event at The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St, Louisville, KY 40206.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Clifton+Center/@38.252831,-85.707049,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xe236ac1a0b833c06

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