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Friday, April 29, 2011

No Dallas trip

There had been some discussion with the publishers of the Simplicity Primer about sending me to a Preparedness Conference in Dallas over Memorial Day weekend, with an eye toward promoting the book.

Today I spoke to the show's promoter, a darned nice fellow named George Shepard. I asked if there was room to slip me in as a speaker/presenter. Bottom line, no -- they're booked solid with speakers.

However one thing led to another during our conversation, and Mr. Shepard suggested I write a piece on the subject of Prepping for a magazine called Republic Magazine, which he owns. Sounds like the nature of the magazine is right up my ally. I've spent today polishing up the article and hope to send it tomorrow.

So... no Dallas trip. Maybe next year!


  1. You talked me into it, I just subscribed.

  2. Darn! I was looking forward to hearing you speak and possibly meeting you, Patrice. I so appreciate all you do to try and educate us on prepping, etc., and have gleaned alot from you. Well, maybe next time.

  3. This is my first stop every Saturday morning. I eagerly await your columns! I am also a daily visitor to your blog. I love your pictures and writing!

    I know this is my first post, so I will tread lightly. I went to the Republic Magazine site to poke around a bit. I always enjoy new reading material. I was rather startled with what I found. Issue 16 was dedicated to 911 Truther articles. Issue 11 did stories on the Skull and Bones, Bilderburg, Council on Foreign Relations, etc. I also recognized a number of subjects from my days of listening to Art Bell.

    But, what really scared me were the comments. Zionist this, Jew that. The presence of Alex Jones has become a huge red flag for me. I may disagree with certain aspects of Judaism, but these people are virulently anti-Semitic! Please be careful in throwing your hat in with this magazine.

    I am truly grateful for all you write and do. Thank you.

  4. Casey, I very much appreciate the warning. I am most assuredly NOT anti-Semitic in any way. Since the article is done, I will follow through and submit it to the editor. But if he expresses an interest in having me become a regular, then I will inquire closely about his philosophy and act accordingly. Believe me, the LAST thing I want is an affiliation with a group that is anti-Semitic. Again, I can't tell you how much I appreciate the warning.

    - Patrice

  5. I browsed through some of the comments and failed to see anything alarming. Not sure it's fair to paint the whole organization as anti-anything based on anonymous comments anyway. It's the internet for pete's sake. Take what you can use and discard the rest. Running everything through the filter of political correctness tends to strain out those hard chunks of hard-to-digest stuff that might make us feel better, but it's the attempt to digest them that makes it a worthwhile exercise. The 1st Amendment makes little reference to censorship, whether self imposed or external. It can get nasty, but that's why we were born with conscience and a desire to seek the truth.