And Here We Are Almost Three Years Later.

Pinecone Land. My daughter Peyton named this very special place when she was only 4 years old. It’s still my favorite spot to go and be quiet, still, and listen to life.

Nelson County, Virginia

Back in April of 2020 I wrote a post here right here called, Keep The Fire Burning : Why A Hug, A Handshake & Friends Matter Now More Than Ever

My opening paragraph in that post was this.

“Most every creature in nature desires, even craves, companionship. Humans are no different. Yes, we can be introverts or extroverts, but eventually we all enjoy the company of a mate, or close friends gathered around a bonfire. For centuries a handshake has been a welcome to someone new. Or sealing a deal after a long negotiation. Or a way to say let’s forgive and move on. That’s being taken away from you now in front of your very eyes. Why? Because we are allowing it to happen.”

So here we are almost three years later. Has much changed? Sort of. I see less masks, “Hallelujah.” People are hugging again, mostly. Fist bumps have almost died (double hallelujah!) but there’s still a big undercurrent that hasn’t gone away. Us vs them. Are you jabbed? Are you not jabbed? Where’s your mask? I still see those things out there.

I’ve lost several friends over the past three years. Some of their choosing, some because I saw they really weren’t friends and I cut them off. If a condition of friendship was no hugs, wear a mask, be jabbed, and on and on, I don’t need you as a friend. It’s conditional. Nope. I have friends today that are both. Jabbed and not. We remain friends. Am I concerned about folks that have taken a highly experimental untested substance? One that even its inventor, Dr. Robert Malone, M.D. from right here in Virginia, has sounded the alarms over. Yes I am. But the friends I have kept are true friends.

Those friends didn’t burn others at the stake when they refused to take the jab. I saw one friend of mine exposed to what could be described as a Salem Witch Trial when she and her family decided not to take the jab. When they got sick with whatever (the PCR test said positive – “Remember those high false positivity rates we now know aren’t our imaginations?”) I sat and watched, with disgust, how she and her family were skewered by her supposed friends and colleagues about how irresponsible they were and they were “killing grandma.” It was the worst of humanity I’ve seen in a long time.

Do you think you’ve gained anything by isolating yourself, not hugging, following those dumb green arrows in grocery stores and more? How about those silly videos thousands were making showing us how effective masks were by spraying hair spray through them? That didn’t bake well.

Almost 36 months later I am encouraged, and discouraged. People seem to be willing to let someone else boss them around, tell them how to live life and what’s best for them. Our founders are rolling in their graves right now at what’s happening. Society has become weak, fat, and sick. It was no accident. The way out won’t be any accident either. It will be deliberate, intentional, and decisive.

I’ll continue hugging, shaking hands, and moving forward. Hopefully those that are still locked into the mentality of three years ago will free themselves soon and enjoy the sunshine, experience life, and never, ever again lock themselves away and refuse to see their dying parent or grandmother or whatever.

Be brave. Be a human.

Pinecone Land. My daughter Peyton named this very special place when she was only 4 years old. It’s still my favorite spot to go and be quiet, still and listen to life.


About tommystafford

Recovering from life as TV news reporter. Airplane & helicopter pilot. Weather guesser. Farmer. Trail runner, dad & husband living in the beautiful Central Virginia Blue Ridge mountains!
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1 Response to And Here We Are Almost Three Years Later.

  1. EX says:

    Re “Robert Malone”

    “Caring” Dr. Malone (like Dr. Desmet etc) is controlled opposition, everyone can see that readily just read this and this and this and this and this He like Desmet are propagandizing distorted narratives of the whole truth — falsehoods and lies, essentially. Malone has been serving the criminal medical establishment for decades promoting their sick and destructive interests and agendas.

    He knew in 2019 (!!) that the “Spike Protein” is highly toxic yet he did nothing to prevent its inclusion in Covid jabs ( which is a form of lying by omission and worse … yet he is suing all sort of people ( and and for slandering him (when that slander is evidently only truths about him) and, topping it off, he said in one of his written pieces that he holds the health truth movement up to a higher standard. What a complete hypocrite, deceiver, and psychopath! From being silent and inert, from knowingly hiding life-saving information, to wanting to be the deserving self-entitled trustworthy leader in the truth movement.

    Eg, Malone is a co-developer of a toxic covid vaccine that “resulted in ACUTE LUNG INJURY in animal studies and introduce Aluminum (neurotoxin) directly into human cells” ( Now, suddenly, he wants you to believe he’s a saint, and on your side. NOT unlike Bill Gates, the psychopathic entrepreneur with huge vaccine business interests, who has been elevated, and propagandized, by “the science” leaders of the world to the status of “world’s top medical doctor” who’s fully entitled to tell everyone to get toxic Covid “vaccines” during the onset of this scamdemic. That last fact alone should totally convince you that the world is controlled by psychopaths instead of sane people.

    “All experts serve the state and the media and only in that way do they achieve their status. Every expert follows his master, for all former possibilities for independence have been gradually reduced to nil by present society’s mode of organization. The most useful expert, of course, is the one who can lie. With their different motives, those who need experts are falsifiers and fools. Whenever individuals lose the capacity to see things for themselves, the expert is there to offer an absolute reassurance.” —Guy Debord

    In one of this “expert” articles (“Groupthink: we are all victims”) his public misdirection, his disinformation is already evident in the title. His dissemination of the total lie of the public as “innocent victims” appeals of course to the public and their general dishonesty (which is a major reason he’s so liked and promoted everywhere as he panders to their selfish self-delusions) but it is a complete distortion of reality:

    Who do you think goes to war and does the killing (mindless immoral NON-innocent soldiers)?

    Who do you think murders and maims a massive amount of people with toxic Covid shots (mindless immoral NON-innocent doctors and nurses)?

    Who do you think wears useless Covid masks (or puts them on their kids) (mindless immoral NON-innocent people)?

    Who do you think trusts, follows, obeys, votes for, and does the dirty work for the governing authorities (mindless immoral NON-innocent people)?

    And on and on…

    Yes, the ruling authorities control brainwash you. BUT … the public does their bidding DESPITE that people know politicians lie to them all the time. There are TWO pink elephants in the room … and they are MARRIED and NEITHER is innocent at all ….

    If you’re in the US and your employer mandates the toxic/lethal COVID jabs, register to receive a free “Medical Exemption Certificate” at or

    “… doctors and scientists are now on the same lever of public confidence as the scum living in the swamp.” — Unknown in 2022

    “That’s the guy (=Malone) who tells you he invented the very same thing that has killed our children and parents and peoples, the guy who collects money off of that, begging you for your money and giving nothing in return, the guy who turns up to speeches with me and others and not once tells people what they wanted to hear, the guy who will be silent and come talk about horses and farms and European trips and junk, and you fail in interviews to ask the key questions. What was his role? What did he invent, as we can find no record of anything. If he did play a role, what can he tell us to have saved lives with the fraud gene shot? How to turn it off, how does it work if you invented it?” — Dr. Paul Alexander, January 2023 []


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