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The Hospital: Day Three

Wednesday, June 3oth

I called this day the breakthrough day.

In the morning, I talked to the 4:30 am nurses. One was very nice. I gave him Daniel’s phone number and asked him to call to tell him I was ok and let him know my bed number. I was trying to make friends and get the word out to as many people as possible.

I was able to have a video call with Daniel in the afternoon. The hospital has a computer tablet to do this! (Question: Why was I not offered this before?) I relayed to him that I want to go to CIMA. I tell him that the care here is terrible. I try to hint to him that other things are going on.

I was able to speak to Dr. Rico (sp? ENG), who came into the salon, and I discussed the problem about Zappo. I told her how I could not sleep until late because of Zappo talking and the T.V. I asked her how a man who does not appear to be sick could be here in this room walking around. Dr. Rico seemed scared and nervous throughout the whole conversation. She kept looking towards the door, and she began to pick at her latex glove until she tore a hole in it. She seemed unaware of doing it. I began to sense that there might be even more problems than just weird patients who talked all day and night and chimes from monitors. Here was a doctor that was clearly under some sort of strain.

This day was also the day I became aware of a particular phenomenon. I would hear people talking in English or Spanish, and they would be saying impossible things. If I said anything about it to them, they would deny it. These were auditory hallucinations that seemed entirely real but also improbable because people were saying things they could not possibly know. In addition, the things they said were childish and mean. It was like listening to little children taunting someone – in this case – me. I overheard Zappo telling Rosita that she should not let me use her phone and that she might get in trouble. On this day, Zappo was acting manic; he talked nonstop the whole day and into the evening. I overheard Aglia talking about me badly before she went to sleep. It was strange; she was lying in bed talking on her phone; I could see the glow of her phone on her face as she was facing my direction, saying things like ¨Who does this, Renee Michel think she is, buying a house, having chickens? ¨ I told her to shut up and go to sleep. How did she know I was buying a house? I might have mentioned that I had chickens, but why did she seem to be taunting me?

In the evening, I thought of others in the past and present that were in similar situations; cut off from friends and family, imprisoned, and possibly tortured. I thought of Julian Assange. I thought of Nelson Mandela. I thought of Sitting Bull. I decided that I needed to be more on the offensive and protect myself. I could not have anything from outside the hospital, they said, so I took the paper masks they gave us every day, and I began to make something to help me keep track of the time and events. I used memory knots. They would not let me have a pen or paper, so I got creative. I tied this to my arm so I would not lose it.

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This night, I decided not to take the medicine I now know was Florodon (sp?). I spit the pill out into my cup of water when the nurse was not looking.

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It is not listed on the drugs I was given. I read the back of the blister pack and heard the nurses say the name. I realized that Florodon was the medication that put me to sleep and made me ¨glitch¨ into the program. Without taking the pill, I stayed up all night and witnessed what happened when everyone went to sleep. In addition, to combat the drowsiness and the sweating, I realized that if I took a piece of paper towel dipped in my cup of water and dabbed it on my forehead and face, I felt cooler and more awake.


 6/30/21, 7:13 AM – Maria: Good morning, I’m ready for the video call you’re going to make to us. You are already well, please. Your phone is always at your side. Take care I love you. Let’s move on, all this will pass. 6/30/21, 7:18 AM – D: Good morning Maria, Yes, I am ready for the video call. I am waiting at the phone for the call. I hope we get answers to all of our questions. 6/30/21, 7:19 AM – Maria: Yes, all the best for Renee, let’s try to see if we can pass her on to CIMA. 6/30/21, 7:21 AM – D: I agree 6/30/21, 7:55 AM – Maria: #XXXXXXX you call and say you are waiting for the video call. First you say good morning very kind, it’s a technique. Put a message for your mom to let her take the medications and that she has covid on Rosita’s phone, put it first for Renee. Ok 6/30/21, 7:56 AM – Maria: For bed 96. 6/30/21, 8:00 AM – D: Hi Maria, is this the phone number for the video call? I am confused by what you ask me. 6/30/21, 8:03 AM – Maria: This # is from the cubicle where your mom is and you can say that you are ready to receive the video call from the bed patient 96. 6/30/21, 8:05 AM – Maria: Renee’s neighbor’s phone called Rosita is #XXXXXXX to leave a message for your mother in English ok 6/30/21, 8:07 AM – D: okay, I understand. I’ll call now thanks. 6/30/21, 8:11 AM – Maria: 👍🏽😉 ♥ ️ 6/30/21, 8:12 AM – Maria: Leave a message to Renee on Rosita´s phone. 6/30/21, 8:13 AM – D: I left the message with Rosita. I’m not sure when the video call will be, she didn’t say. So now we wait. 6/30/21, 8:16 AM – Maria: The message is for Renee written on Rosita’s phone, she is Renee’s companion at the hospital, tell her in the message that she has covid and let her put the medicines, what she wants, doubts, tell me. 6/30/21, 8:19 AM – D: Is Rosita Renee’s nurse at the hospital or is Rosita a patient at the hospital?

6/30/21, 8:19 AM – Maria: IS A patient of the . 6/30/21, 8:20 AM – Maria: Hospital and lends her the phone. To your mom. 6/30/21, 8:23 AM – D: ok, I understand 6/30/21, 8:27 AM – Maria: Daniel, very good news, Renee lets herself be on her medications and eats everything, we’re going very well.😁😉😘 ♥ ️👍🏽 6/30/21, 8:29 AM – D: Sounds great Maria 👍🏼🙏🏽 6/30/21, 8:38 AM – Maria: If that’s what we needed. 6/30/21, 10:25 AM – Maria: Hi Daniel. Dr. Rico and Dr. Leonardo came to your mother and she called me. Your mother raised the saturation to 90% because she did not allow medications but she is already leaving it and she is very sure that it will improve. They do not allow a cell phone. Communication is through Rosita’s phone. I already gave you the phone. 6/30/21, 10:26 AM – Maria: DANIEL YOU HAVE TO COMMUNICATE THIS PHONE #XXXXXXX AT 10.30 FOR THE VIDEO CALL. OK TELL ME IF YOU UNDERSTAND? 6/30/21, 10:28 AM – D: I understand 6/30/21, 10:33 AM – Maria: Please answer 6/30/21, 10:34 AM – Maria: The video call is here, I answered 6/30/21, 10:34 AM – Maria: Missed video call 6/30/21, 10:59 AM – Maria: Daniel at this moment she cannot be transferred to Cima because his saturation is 90% and it is very dangerous for her. We must wait for later.

6/30/21, 11:00 AM – D: ok thanks Maria 6/30/21, 12:03 PM – Maria: Hi Daniel, another good news, Dr. Leonardo is a friend of Carlos and mine. He is treating your mother and he called me now to inform me that she has not deteriorated or worsened. Her condition is moderate to severe. Risk factor obesity He speaks English and is talking to her right now to reassure her. He suggests not transferring to Cima because it is a high risk 6/30/21, 12:04 PM – Maria: But we have a friend with your mom who is Dr. Leonardo. 6/30/21, 12:06 PM – D: Ok, this is good news thanks Maria. 6/30/21, 12:08 PM – Maria: Dr LEONARDO’s phone #XXXXXXX You can call him now and he speaks English 6/30/21, 12:10 PM – D: Thank you very much Maria 6/30/21, 2:51 PM – Maria: Were you able to speak with Dr? 6/30/21, 2:56 PM – D: Yes, I spoke with the doctor. My mother will stay in The Hospital for treatment.


Daniel´s notes: Hospital arranges video calls through hospital social worker. Mom seems OK, She complains about the quality of care. She wants transfer to CIMA. I work with lawyer to see what is possible. We decide no transfer due to Mom´s state and risk of moving. I speak with doctors for first time in English. They explain treatment options. I express No Intubation at all.

Daniel´s notes: Conversation with Lawyer S.B: 6/30/21, 10:52 AM – Messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted. No one outside of this chat, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them. Tap to learn more.6/30/21, 10:52 AM – D: Good morning S.B., I was hoping to provide an update to you on my mothers situation. When is a good time to talk today?6/30/21, 11:00 AM – Lawyer S.B. : Hi Daniel!, I am on a call right now, can I call you in about an hour?6/30/21, 11:00 AM – D: Yes, that is great S.B. Thank you.

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The Hospital: Day One and Two

Monday, June 28th

It was dawn when I was transported to the main hospital. After a short ride to the hospital, A nurse wheeled my bed through hallways and to the COVID treatment area accessed only through a special elevator with a large red emergency warning sign looming over the door. The nurse had to type in a code to open the elevator door. I saw this and felt uneasy. It seemed like I was entering a prison.

The patient rooms had various names, the one I was placed in was named Salon Tara (I found this out weeks later). These rooms held six patient beds, attached to a bank of attachments with computerized monitors that recorded and displayed the patient’s vital statistics. There was a separate bathroom and shower area. The main sliding glass doors were kept shut. Doctors never entered, only nurses and cleaning personnel completely covered in P.P.E. The far wall from my bed (no. 96) to the left consisted of a large bank of windows. The windows overlooked building roofs, and in the distance, two large towers were visible. I tried to figure out what direction I was looking at, and it appeared to be southwest.

*Note: all conversations were in Spanish unless noted with ENG. I understand more Spanish than I can speak, but the nurses and doctors did not know this. This was important because I was not exposed to the program’s full impact, and the doctors and nurses would say things thinking I did not understand. I understood more than half of what was said in Spanish.

Because no doctors or nurses wore visible name badges and the constant wearing of masks, it was hard to remember the names of various nurses or doctors.

General Schedule:

4:30 am    Morning nurses came to clean patients, change the bedding.

                  Male attendants came to empty the trash and biohazard containers.

                  Blood pressure check/medicine/anticoagulant shot

5:30 am     coffee and bread

                      Morning nurse/doctor rounds

10:45 am   breakfast: pinto de gallo, bread cheese, pineapple or banana, water

1:15 pm     lunch: chicken, rice, salad, papaya, vegetables, water

4:30 pm     dinner: meat/fish, rice, beans, bread, salad, tomato, and lettuce, water

                     Blood pressure check/medicine/anticoagulant shot

8:00 pm   Warm drink, atole.

                     Night nurse/doctor rounds

                     Night medications.

Atole, sometimes referred to as atolli or atol de elote in other Latin countries, is a warm drink that is traditionally served in Mexico.

Standard recipes call for a mix of cornflour, corn dough, water, and spices. Milk is often incorporated into this set of ingredients to add sweetness and moisture. 

There was a variety of good fresh food. The times are approximate because there was no clock visible from my position. Later I would find out that the date and time were displayed very small on the lower right side of the patient monitor. I could not see the small time display well because I did not have my glasses with me

I learned the names of the other patients on the first day. I noticed that all of the patients had their phones and bags of things. I was the only one without a phone, and the nurses were not clear about me placing a phone call. They were very unhelpful. I kept asking to call my son and tried to figure out how to contact him once I got access to a phone. I did not have the number memorized, and since I did not have any of my papers, I had no phone numbers memorized. But, I remembered the restaurant name of Alex the son of Maria and Carlos. Even though it was Monday and the restaurant was closed, Rosita offered to call it after looking it up on Facebook. We rang several times and finally, Lara´s sister Elizabeth answered! Bingo!, we got through, and Rosita gave Elizabeth the telephone number to have my son contact me. I felt better knowing that someone on the outside knew where I was.

Nurses came in with patient medicines and syringes. A nurse grabbed my left arm to give me a shot; I pulled away and asked what it was. She got pissed off and began sounding off at me in Spanish as she gave all the other patients a shot. Then she asked me if I still did not want it – I said no, I don’t want it. I thought her attitude was ridiculous. Leo and I talked about it – how unreasonable she was. Later, we asked another nurse what the shot was, and I found out it was an anticoagulant – Heparina – Leo and I looked it up on his phone, and I read that it was ok. So, I got the afternoon shot.

Patients:

Bed No. 97: Leo. He is married with two sons. He was ill but could talk on his phone ok. He volunteered for a research study that was being conducted on a floor below where we were. A paper about the research study was on my bed table instead of his, and I read it. Then, I saw an American doctor come in to talk to him. By Wednesday, he was transferred out and replaced by an older woman.

Bed No. 95: Tina. She was about 50 years old and, during the day, was always in a very sour mood. At first, she was very sick. She slept most of the day and was not breathing well. Her phone lost its charge, and she did not have the proper cable, so Rosita let her use her phone to call home, and she would go on a loud rant about how Covid was the way to get people from doing their evil deeds. On the telephone, she would tell her father to stop drinking and doing bad things.

Bed No. 98: Aglia was very sick and slept on her side or stomach for the first two days. She did not talk very much to anyone. She would speak with her family on her phone all the time.

Bed No. 99: Jose was very ill; he could barely breathe, he did not eat, he did not talk, he just laid on his back and slept the whole time. Jose was transferred out by Tuesday.

Bed No. 100: Rosita was still coughing a bit but was getting better. She said she had been there for 21 days. Rosita spent her days talking to her large family on her phone. She offered me the use of her phone to call home.

The First Night: The nighttime was very different from the daytime. I was hooked to a large cannula and an oxygen machine because my oxygen level was around 83. Around 8:30 pm, the nurses gave us medicine and a cup of water. I asked what each pill was. The first night I got a vitamin C, two large white pills for digestion, and a tablet in a blister pack for circulation/oxygen. I began to hear Rosita’s monitor above her bed making a musical-sounding chime. The little light at the top would light up and off. Rosita herself was fast asleep on her side. I thought this was very strange. We were all hooked up to our monitors by a finger pulse monitor. These were special because they also kept track of our oxygen saturation level, which showed up on the monitors above our beds. If they fell off or you took them off, a beeping alarm would sound. So, how and why was Rosita’s monitor making a very relaxing musical chime? I listened and gradually fell asleep.

I began to fall asleep, and I felt a ¨glitch¨ (The only way to describe it – I felt my body twitch, my heart jumped a beat, and I was over and into what I can only call a program.) First, I was walking in the hospital, and fantastic machines were running the whole building in the basement under the emergency Covid section. The machines were replicating themselves by using women as surrogates for creating human/machine beings. I saw a pregnant woman screaming as a machine sliced her open to reveal a strange round armadillo-shaped mechanical ¨baby¨. Some human nurses nearby marveled at it, and I left quickly down a hallway and then saw a flash of a document in sepia tone. It looked like a patent document. On it was the Title D.O.D. Department of Defense, bar code, and patent number – similar to this example:

There was a list of subscriptions in numerical order that one could choose. I just accepted the first one, which led me to a night-long exhaustive creation of my own company. I designed the logo, the name – Supreme Drone Delivery – and the whole business model. I was delighted and excited; it was a total rush. I could not wait to tell Daniel all about it. I woke up near dawn drenched in sweat, my heart racing. I felt as if I was surfacing from deep underwater. Several monitors were beeping what sounded like a repetitive sentence: ¨You cannot save us. ¨ ¨No, you can’t¨ This was coming from monitors no.98 and no.99. I thought, what the hell was in that medicine? I recognized everything I had just undergone as some drug-induced hallucination.

I awoke to a dawning recognition of strange things about several patients and nurses’ behavior. I feel now in retrospect that the first night’s medication began my trip into the program that was being run. Before the first night’s pills, I did not hear chimes and beeps from patient monitors, I did not hear people talking strangely, and I did not see people acting weird.


English: 6/28/21, 9:20 AM – Messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted. No one outside of this chat, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them. Tap to learn more. 6/28/21, 9:20 AM – Daniel: Good morning Maria, how are you? I hope you’re well. I wanted to tell you that a bag of my mother’s things was at my door this morning. The things were her clothes, document holder, telephone and charger. Now that she doesn’t have a phone, we have to wait longer for information. 6/28/21, 10:14 AM – Maria: Yes Carlos and I went to the hospital last night and I picked up that bag, we have the documents on hand and he put alcohol on them. Wash clothes with plenty of soap. I went to the Covi emergency center at the hospital downtown. I spoke to dr. that she is with her and she told me that she was responding well to oxygen. 6/28/21, 10:14 AM – Maria: Mr. Ramos will bring you cooked food. 6/28/21, 10:19 AM – Daniel: Ok, I understand. Thank you very much for your help, Maria. God bless you. 6/28/21, 10:29 AM – Maria: Yesterday I realized how much I love your mommy. I have a hospital phone number, I am trying to communicate and if I know something I will tell you. 6/28/21, 10:30 AM – Daniel: Thanks for the kind words Maria. Ok, thanks again. 6/28/21, 10:37 AM – Maria: Daniel. How do you feel? 6/28/21, 10:38 AM – Daniel: I feel good. I have no fever or pain 6/28/21, 10:45 AM – Maria: Good. You shouldn’t go outside for 2 weeks. If you can, take the boxes that are around the table out on the terrace. You should put liquid Lizol on the surfaces. and spray the whole house. Open window doors, if you can little by little and remove all of mom’s bedding and take the mattress out to the balcony to ventilate. I would like to help you but it is dangerous for me I am high risk. Anything you need, let me know with confidence.ok😉 ♥ ️👍🏽 6/28/21, 10:50 AM – Daniel: Ok, I understand. Without worries. I’ll start disinfection today as you described .👍🏽6/28/21, 1:33 PM – Daniel: Okay, thank you very much

6/28/21, 6:14 PM – Maria: Hi Daniel, how are you feeling? 6/28/21, 6:16 PM – Daniel: Hi Maria, I feel good. How was the visit to my mother? 6/28/21, 6:20 PM – Maria: I couldn’t see her. But I was reassured to know that she is in a room where the condition is average, I am waiting for the doctor in charge of her to call me. 6/28/21, 6:22 PM – Daniel: Ok, thank you very much for this news. 6/28/21, 6:31 PM – Maria: I recently spoke with Dr. and she says your mother did not allow them to put the heparin in her. Heparin is an anticoagulant that is generally applied to the stomach when lying down for a long time to avoid forming blood clots. These patients are isolated and do not allow any communication. 6/28/21, 6:32 PM – Maria: You can look it up on the internet. 6/28/21, 6:37 PM – Daniel: Ok, I know what this drug is. Thanks for the update. 6/28/21, 6:39 PM – Maria: It worries me, also this disease gives thrombi (clots) and heparin does not allow this to happen. 6/28/21, 6:40 PM – Daniel: Do we know the results of the covid test for my mother? 6/28/21, 6:44 PM – Maria: If she has covid. And by nexus you too. Since I was close to her last Wednesday, I must be at my house and let no one come because I too can have covid. 6/28/21, 6:45 PM – Maria: Do you know where you got it? 6/28/21, 6:47 PM – Maria: You guys went to Santa Ana last week. 6/28/21, 6:51 PM – Daniel: I started feeling bad on Monday, June 14th. I was with Nico just to run an errand and then back to my house. I’ve been at my house all this time. We canceled the trip to Heredia and never went. I would be surprised if it was covid. 6/28/21, 6:54 PM – Maria: Renee went somewhere to get it.? 6/28/21, 6:57 PM – Maria: I was with Renee on June 16 in the afternoon, who got sick first. 6/28/21, 6:59 PM – Daniel: Right, I was sick on the 16th, not my mother. My mother was mainly here in the house between June 14 and June 27. She got sick from me after a week of being sick. We were not traveling because it rained a lot these 2 weeks.

6/28/21, 7:02 PM – Maria: She went to the dentist and to the supermarket? 6/28/21, 7:05 PM – Daniel: No dentist. I do not remember the market. What I’m saying is that she’s more likely to have gotten sick from me than from any of these other places in the last 2 weeks. I was sick a week before she started to feel bad. 6/28/21, 7:11 PM – Maria: Most likely. Now ask God that she does not complicate in the next few days. 6/28/21, 7:14 PM – Maria: I explained to you last night but I don’t think you understood me that it was better to go to CIMA even though it is very expensive. 6/28/21, 7:14 PM – Maria: But cheaper than USA 6/28/21, 7:26 PM – Daniel: Is my mother at CIMA? 6/28/21, 7:28 PM – Maria: No, she is in The Hospital, I already told you, in bed # 96. 6/28/21, 7:31 PM – Daniel: ok, I understand. We will continue to pray for her health. Thank you and have a good night Maria.

Tuesday, June 29th

It was Tuesday around noon when I got to talk to Daniel. I made sure to memorize his phone number. I was talking on Rosita´s phone, and a doctor arrived at the door with an entourage of nurses. He demanded (by shouting into the room from the door ENG) to get off the phone! I kept talking while looking at him, I think I said something about getting off to Daniel, but I was astounded at the doctor’s behavior. He kept yelling to get off the phone, or he would have to intubate me! I asked, ¨are you threatening me?¨ He said my oxygen levels were deficient, so I could not be talking on the phone! Now, think back to what I already wrote — I was surrounded by people talking on their phones whenever they wanted, and some were in worse condition than I was! This incident added to my misgivings about the hospital. I had never been treated this way.

I told Daniel that I wanted to get out of this hospital and go to CIMA — that this place was strange.

I spent the day sleeping and sometimes talking with the other patients. Jose was not recovering, and they transferred him out. Another man (I will call him Zappo because he looked like a frog) was admitted. This man constantly talked, like he was on speed. I could not understand much of what he said, but he just kept talking and talking to everyone. I noticed he did not wear a mask, and he was not connected to oxygen. He walked freely around the room. He appeared not to be sick. I never heard him cough. I immediately felt a distrust of him. I openly asked him what he was doing here since he appeared not to be sick. He did not answer.

In the evening, the nurses turned on the large T.V. Zappo wanted to watch the news and violent novellas all night. I tried to sleep because he had kept talking all evening also. They had given him the remote. So, about 10:00 pm — the nurses had turned off the room lights, and most everyone else was asleep — I asked Zappo to turn off the T.V. He said no. So, I began to take my finger pulse monitor on and off so that the alarm would get a nurse to come into the room. This Zappo guy walked over to my bed and said I should stop doing that, or they will think we are having sex! Now, I knew he was strange, and I became a bit afraid. I was weak and really could not get out of bed. I knew I had to talk to the doctors about this situation. How was I going to recover when I could not get good rest? Why would they have a man who was not sick walking around the room? How could they have a T.V. on all night in a room of COVID patients? Nothing was making sense.

On this night, when the nurses finally did come in and turn off the T.V., I ¨glitched¨ again and fell into the next subscription titled the No.No. House. In this scenario, you chose your weapon and the house’s configuration, and you had to evade some soldiers and try to kill them in return. I just wanted to sleep, but instead, I woke myself up. I saw that everyone was asleep except me. I noticed that the monitors for beds no.98 and no.99 were working overtime, making beeps and clicks, and the lights on top were flickering in tandem with Tina’s monitor next to me. She was making moans and noises like she was having sex. Again, I was like — what the hell is this? It seemed that the other monitors were doing things to Tina through her monitor.

I fell asleep and, in the morning, awoke in a complete sweat again.

Sequence Detail: Patient Monitors

8:00 pm Nurses dispense night medicine. Patients begin to get sleepy. 8:30 pm: Patient Monitor №100 begins a melodic relaxing chiming with the light at top flickering in tandem. Everyone drifts off to sleep.

After approximately 20 minutes, a countdown chime starts for about 30 minutes. Then there are answering beeps and clicks with the Patient Monitors №98 and 99. My impression is that they were communicating with each other and linking up. The monitors all link up with Patient Monitor №95, and after a few minutes, the patient in that bed responds with moaning and groaning. The patients in beds №98, №99, and №97 begin making grunts, groans, and mumbling yes, nice — all very sexual. №96 — my bed is not communicating with the other monitors with beeps and clicks (because I am awake?); however, when I take off the finger pulse monitor and unattached myself, it disrupts the link between all of the monitors. I discover this days later. There is also another particular aspect of patient monitors. When the sequence is over, they make beeps that sound like words. At first, I thought they sounded like ¨You Cannot Save Us. ¨ But, by the second night, I was sure the words were ¨You Cannot Stop Us. ¨ ¨No, You Can’t¨. The sequence repeats itself eight times during the night — each sequence lasting about an hour. It all stops by 4:30 am (8 hours later) when the morning nurses clean the patients and their beds to begin the day.

I will explain, I knew when I was asleep and seeing things in some sort of program and when I was awake and seeing things in reality. I could tell the difference. What I saw when I woke up was real, and I tested it by talking the next day with Leo and Rosita. They both complained about the constant chiming of the monitors for no apparent reason. Neither one remembered anything from when they slept.

6/29/21, 7:27 AM — Maria: Hi Daniel. Good Morning. Talk to the nurse and make an appointment for the Dr. to call me and also give her phone # in case they call you, her name is Dr. Rico. I do not know if the Dra speaks English and I suggested that it better to me and then tell you by Whatsapp and you pass it by English. She doesn’t want to inject any medicine. And that is very dangerous, you can even die. 6/29/21, 7:29 AM — Maria: They told me that she is very delicate. 6/29/21, 7:48 AM — Maria: She wants to go to Cima Hospital, please answer me. 6/29/21, 7:27 AM — Maria: Missed voice call 6/29/21, 7:44 AM — Maria: Missed voice call 6/29/21, 7:46 AM — Maria: Missed voice call 6/29/21, 8:01 AM — D: Hi Maria 6/29/21, 8:04 AM — Maria: Please translate what I wrote you into English and answer me. 6/29/21, 8:08 AM — D: Ok, I understand that I need to speak to the nurse. And that my mother wants to go to CIMA. 6/29/21, 8:11 AM — Maria: It’s very important. You can call CIMA to take care of the transfer and give the card #. 6/29/21, 8:20 AM — Maria: Answer. 6/29/21, 8:34 AM — Maria: Daniel already contacted the ambulance for the transfer to the CIMA hospital. CIMA # XXXX-XXXX. 6/29/21, 8:35 AM — Maria: I can help you with this but I need authorization to use a card. Answer please. 6/29/21, 8:36 AM — D: Ok, thanks Maria, you have my authorization. What card do you need? 6/29/21, 8:38 AM — Maria: The one on credit to pay for the ambulance to transport your mother 6/29/21, 8:39 AM — D: Ok, here’s the card number: 6/29/21, 8:41 AM — Maria: Will you have enough funds to pay? 6/29/21, 8:42 AM — D: Yes 6/29/21, 8:42 AM — D: I give you full authorization for you to use this card to move Mom. 6/29/21, 8:47 AM — Maria: Daniel, Alex my son is going to be the laps because I can’t go out, he is trustworthy. 6/29/21, 8:49 AM — D: Ok, thanks Maria 6/29/21, 8:50 AM — Maria: Can you give the card to Alex? 6/29/21, 9:22 AM — Maria: Missed voice call 6/29/21, 9:28 AM — D: Yes I understand 6/29/21, 9:28 AM — Maria: Before I call you on the phone and you don’t answer. 6/29/21, 9:29 AM — Maria: She does not accept medication and if she continues like this, the worst is likely to happen. 6/29/21, 9:30 AM — D: I was sitting here with the phone after using the bathroom. 6/29/21, 9:30 AM — Maria: Be aware that Dr. is going to call you. 6/29/21, 9:30 AM — D: I understand. I will talk to the doctor 6/29/21, 9:31 AM — Maria: Dr. Rico. 6/29/21, 9:31 AM — D: OK perfect 6/29/21, 9:40 AM — Maria: Daniel please be reasonable. She was examined and if she has covid, not the isolate but blood. 6/29/21, 9:45 AM — D: Ok of course. We’ll see what the doctor says. Thanks. 6/29/21, 10:46 AM — Maria: Tell me when I call you Please. 6/29/21, 10:49 AM — D: Okay, no problem 6/29/21, 12:04 PM — Maria: Have you been able to talk to your mom? 6/29/21, 12:08 PM — Maria: Just so you know the card was not used. 6/29/21, 12:09 PM — D: Yes, I just spoke to her. I’m still waiting for the doctor to call me. 6/29/21, 12:10 PM — Maria: What does she say? 6/29/21, 12:16 PM — D: My mother says she wants to leave the hospital. I told her that I am working with the doctor to try to make this happen. We are at the mercy of this doctor at this time. 6/29/21, 12:18 PM — Maria: No, I already tried, but by protocol they can’t let her out. What she has is to let herself be given the medications. 6/29/21, 12:23 PM — D: I understand the situation. I’m looking forward to speaking with the doctor so we can move on. 6/29/21, 12:32 PM — Maria: Your mom is in a 6 person cubicle and the phone there is xxxx-xxxx bed # 96 6/29/21, 12:37 PM — D: Ok, thanks Maria. I told the nurse that I needed the doctor to call me. So we are waiting for this call. 6/29/21, 2:51 PM — Maria: I think you have to call very early like 7am and it’s easier. 6/29/21, 2:53 PM — D: Yes I agree. I hope I have better luck tomorrow morning. 6/29/21, 4:02 PM — Maria: This message was deleted

6/29/21, 6:01 PM — Maria: Daniel Hi. I just called a Mr. Baron from The Hospital and tomorrow in the course of the day I imagine tomorrow morning to be ready a video call will be made. between you me and the medical corps. it is good and the American Embassy is acting. I like that. 6/29/21, 6:02 PM — Maria: It occurs to me that with the attorneys you have, you can help too. 6/29/21, 6:03 PM — D: Yes, I just spoke to the man now. We should get some answers tomorrow. 6/29/21, 6:13 PM — Maria: Yes, she is very delicate. 6/29/21, 6:18 PM — D: She is very strong, I believe in her strength 6/29/21, 6:18 PM — Maria: Yes, God first. 6/29/21, 6:20 PM — ON: 🙏🏽

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Real Life Lies

It has been a year since we experienced SARS-COV2. It has been a journey laced with lies.

They lied about the origin of the virus.

They lied about wearing facemasks.

They lied about lockdowns.

They lied about medications to treat it.

They lied about ¨vaccines¨.

It has been a year and I have had my blood tested three times for antigens – guess what? – the levels have remained at a steady high level and I have not gotten ill again. No, I did not get even close to getting ¨vaccinated¨.

However, every person living around me has been shot up and boosted and they are all ill all the time.

Fevers, coughs, muscle aches. It is sad to watch. And in the news are reports of young adults dropping dead for no apparent reason. There is even a name for it: SADS: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

This is like a badly written science fiction movie.

Except it is real.

Read here a real science fiction: a new episode every week to be posted on Sundays.

The Hospital: Emergency Room

June 27th – July 19th, 2021

Sunday, June 27th, 8:30 p.m.

I felt drained and tired but had no fever. Maria called an ambulance and insisted I go to the hospital. I wanted to wait till Monday, but everyone seemed concerned that I go right away. I was in no pain and was not short of breath; I just kept having fits of coughing. There was a question about where I would go – Cima or the state hospital. My experience said to go to a private hospital. Maria said it was less crowded – I told her the less crowded one. Daniel heard me say that. Instead, Maria told the ambulance to take me to the state hospital.

Hospital

Emergency Room

The ambulance ride was long. They had me hooked up to oxygen as we traveled to the hospital. No one talked to me. The attendant in the ambulance had this thick pad of forms he was filling out. But I noticed he would write then stop, look out the window, and never finish the paper. We arrived at the emergency, and I saw we were in central San Jose, but I was unsure where I was. I clutched my travel pouch with my important papers and credit cards, phone, and charging cable. I first saw that the emergency room was painted a dark green, and the light was dim. An obese woman was lying on her stomach on a hospital bed. The nurses were cracking jokes. All of the female nurses were very young and acted very silly, posing for each other and teasing each other. So, before I was given any medicine or shot, I found the place odd. Why were all of these people joking around when there were sick people there? I have been in emergency rooms before, so I found this strange.

After moving me to a hospital bed from the ambulance gurney, the very first medical procedure was the nurse asked to give me a PCR test. I asked about it; I wondered if there was another way to test if I had COVID – she said no – this was the only way they did it at this hospital. She said if I did not take the test, they would not treat me. So, I decided to have it done, remembering that my son had been tested this way and ok.

When the nurse stuck the swab far up my right nostril, it was very uncomfortable. I cringed a bit. Then she stuck a swab far up my left nostril, and I saw a flash and a small sepia-colored microchip shape with this label [#13].

I cringed hard and uttered, ¨What the hell! ¨ Next, a nurse came with various shaped vials and syringes and drew blood from my left arm. That arm has the best veins. Another nurse walked up with two large needles and said they needed to take arterial blood samples. First, she took a sample from my left wrist. Another nurse held my arm still – it felt like something was being injected into my arm rather than drawn out. I was shocked at how badly this procedure hurt. The nurse came around the hospital bed to take a sample from my right arm. She tried it by herself. Again, the pain was intense. As if that was not enough, she had to do it again for some reason, and again, it felt like something was being injected into my arm rather than drawn out.

They wheeled my bed into a side room, and I dozed off for a short time, and then a male nurse walked over without looking directly at me, a female nurse stood solemnly next to him, and he stated in a very flat voice that I tested positive for Covid. They then turned and walked out. A few minutes later, the same male nurse said he needed to take all of my clothing, and someone would have to pick it up. A female nurse came in and helped me undress and put on a hospital gown. The nurse put my clothing into a black plastic bag. A few minutes later, the male nurse returned and said he needed to take my papers and phone – everything – due to some new magisterial order! I reacted strongly against this because I would be left in this hospital with no identification; I did not trust giving anyone my credit cards and papers. But the male nurse proceeded to tug the things out of my hand and put everything in the bag with my clothes. Then a female nurse came in with a form that had my name and I.D. printed on it and asked who they should contact to pick up my belongings – she emphasized that these things had to be picked up immediately. I knew Maria and Carlos had their car – so I told her to call them. Their number was already listed as a contact because Maria was the one who called the ambulance. I asked what time it was, and they said it was around 10:30. I also asked where I was, and they said The Hospital. I was then wheeled into a larger room where there were other patients – I could not see anyone well because my bed was flat down, and I dozed off, worried about what I had gotten myself into.

To be continued…

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To the Real

We had a profound experience with the lab-created virus called Sars-Covid2 and the lung infection Covid-2019. It was mind-altering, it was thought-provoking, and it was eye-opening.

We are under a full worldwide assault called fear. We are at war.

The result is that everyone is afraid. In being afraid one becomes insecure and looks to an authority to take control and alleviate the fear. People stop being rational, stop thinking for themselves, and feel paralyzed.

People are stressed out and worried about their lack of money, insecure housing, inflation, and the plandemic. They turn on the TV and soak up the latest lies.

Grid Trek Magazine issued its last issue in June 2021. We are no more.

We are fighting the battle against fear by turning to the real.

That means we are disengaging from all electronic, Wi-fi, network power waves. We are pulling ourselves out of the electronic matrix. This matrix is not like in the movie. No one has a plug in the back of their head. The matrix is Wi-fi, it is you connected to your phone and computer, and other electronic devices.

Being plugged in prevents you from thinking for yourself. It prevents you from asking important questions. You get into a mental fog. You stop doing things you used to love to do. You believe whatever is repeated over and over in the mainstream media.

Want to join in this fight for our lives? UNPLUG. Literally, unplug all of your electronic devices every day when you are not using them and definitely at night when you are sleeping. Limit your time online. 30 minutes or less.

Delete all unnecessary apps from your phone. Delete all game apps. Unsubscribe and delete all social media accounts. Take those earbuds out and stop pounding that music into your head all day. Do you feel some tension with this idea? – that is the matrix tugging at you. Nothing will collapse in your life without these things, yet why do you feel a twinge of panic set in at the idea of deleting this stuff from your life? – Think about that.

NONE OF THIS STUFF IS REAL. Remember that.

You know what is real? The sky at dawn. Birds and animals. The trees and flowers in your yard – if you are lucky enough to have a yard. Go to a park and sit in the grass. Talk face-to-face with another human being. If you do not have some sort of live pet – get one. Care for it. Disengage yourself and your life from anything that is not real. Put houseplants in your living space. Learn to grow your own food, make your own cleaning products, sew your own clothes. Begin your journey to self-sufficiency.

Connect with like-minded people.

By doing these things we will stop being fearful, we will stop being manipulated, we will stop being controlled.

Turn to the Real.

Self-sufficiency, healthy food, nature, family, and human contact.

We wish to thank all the people who supported Grid Trek Magazine. We are now undertaking this new journey towards, health, freedom, and reality-based living.

Spread the word.

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To the Real

We had a profound experience with the lab-created virus called Sars-Covid2 and the lung infection Covid-2019. It was mind-altering, it was thought-provoking, and it was eye-opening.

We are under a full worldwide assault called fear. We are at war.

The result is that everyone is afraid. In being afraid one becomes insecure and looks to an authority to take control and alleviate the fear. People stop being rational, stop thinking for themselves, and they feel paralyzed.

People are stressed out and worried about their lack of money, insecure housing, inflation, and the plandemic. They turn on the TV and soak up the latest lies.

Grid Trek Magazine issued its last issue in June 2021. We are no more.

We are fighting the battle against fear by turning to the real.

That means we are disengaging from all electronic, Wi-fi, network power waves. We are pulling ourselves out of the electronic matrix. This matrix is not like in the movie. No one has a plug in the back of their head. The matrix is Wi-fi, it is you connected to your phone and computer, and other electronic devices.

Being plugged in prevents you from thinking for yourself. It prevents you from asking important questions. You get into a mental fog. You stop doing things you used to love to do. You believe whatever is repeated over and over in the mainstream media.

Want to join in this fight for our lives? UNPLUG. Literally, unplug all of your electronic devices every day when you are not using them and definitely at night when you are sleeping. Limit your time online. 30 minutes or less.

Delete all unnecessary apps from your phone. Delete all game apps. Unsubscribe and delete all social media accounts. Take those earbuds out and stop pounding that music into your head all day. Do you feel some tension with this idea? – that is the matrix tugging at you. Nothing will collapse in your life without these things, yet why do you feel a twinge of panic set in at the idea of deleting this stuff from your life? – Think about that.

NONE OF THIS STUFF IS REAL. Remember that.

You know what is real? The sky at dawn. Birds and animals. The trees and flowers in your yard – if you are lucky enough to have a yard. Go to a park and sit in the grass. Talk face-to-face with another human being. If you do not have some sort of live pet – get one. Care for it. Disengage yourself and your life from anything that is not real. Put houseplants in your living space. Learn to grow your own food, make your own cleaning products, and sew your own clothes. Begin your journey to self-sufficiency.

Connect with like-minded people.

By doing these things we will stop being fearful, we will stop being manipulated, and we will stop being controlled.

Turn to the Real.

Self-sufficiency, healthy food, nature, family, and human contact.

We wish to thank all the people who supported Grid Trek Magazine. We are now undertaking this new journey towards, health, freedom, and reality-based living.

Spread the word.

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June 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

Available in real life! You can enjoy your beautiful magazine in real life! The June 2021 issue is now available!

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June 2021 Issue Ready to Publish

Hold on! Tomorrow – still some edits needed and your fresh issue will be available in world tomorrow! The staff says hello to all of our subscribers! They had a break for Memorial Day as they remember all of the people who served the country, and all who are serving now – let´s bring them all home.

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May 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

Hot off the press! Don´t burn those hands, this issue is available in-world! Head over to the Gallery No. 8 Bookstore and you can find all of the past issues, posters, postcards and if you join the group you can get your issues and magazines for free!

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May 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

The Grid Trek staff are working once again very hard to bring you the most beautiful sims in Second Life! This month´s focus is Gardens and Nature. The staff have found it very difficult – there are just so many spectacular sims! We decided to show off some smaller sims along with larger new ones. Please enjoy your May poster and expect the finished magazine by Sunday! Be sure to check the April issue in real life, you can purchase an eBook version for only $1.99 at:

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April 2021 Issue Available in Real Life Now!

Here it is! Available in real life – Grid Trek Magazine April Issue! Mayaeight and the Grid Trek staff traveled throughout Second Life exploring the coolest sites the featured animals and airplanes! Order your color magazine or the affordable eBook now!

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April 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

Mayaeight and all of the staff have been traveling all over Second Life to bring you this next issue featuring Animals and Airplanes! Well, we traveled to some of the most fantastic airports and marinas, then we sought out interesting sims featuring unusual animals. Publishing date – Sunday, April 4th! Here is your April 2021 Grid Trek Poster!

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Grid Trek Magazine March 2021 Now Available in Real Life!

Grid Trek Magazine March 2021 is now available in real-life!
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March 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

Ready for our grid trekkers, the March issue explores cities in Second Life and is 250 pages and over 400 photos. We spent a few more days in production because it really was a large job! Enjoy! Your real life version will be ready by Friday! Watch out! We have a fun Grid Trek dinner party for the 13th!

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March 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

What a crazy month of travel! There are hundreds of cities in Second Life and the Grid Trek staff were busy trying to see as many as possible. Our March issue includes an interview with James Samiam of Space Hub. Also, we will be trying to locate Mayaeight in a new section titled ¨Where´s Mayaeight?¨. Yes, the staff is trying to have fun while working hard also. We might need a few more days as we are sorting through over 450 photos! Expect a big issue for March! In the meantime, here is our March 2021 poster. If you are subscribed and /or a member of the Grid Trek Magazine group, you will get your copy of the poster on 3/1/21 – yes tomorrow!

Here is a list of where Grid Trek traveled:

Kowloon-Hong Kong, Rieri Town-Tokyo, Almalfi-Italy, New Berlin-Germany, Dublin-Ireland, Paris-France, Soumi-Finland, London-UK, Rome-Italy, Little Santorini-Greece, Venesia-Italy, Moscow- Russia, Jalisco-Mexico, Miami Beach-Florida, New York-New York, Hollywood-California, MachuPicchu-Peru, Mont St. Michel-France, Brazil, St. Louis-Missouri, Mad Pea City, Time Portal Cities.

In visiting the cities of Second Life, we noticed that European cities were heavily represented. We were looking for cities in particular – so while there were sims representing Costa Rica, the Amazon, and Kenya – were were looking for city sims. We want to clarify to our readers that we were not biased, it was just what is represented in Second Life and maybe creators might want to look into this. We included Machu Picchu in Peru because it was the ruins of an ancient city. We picked Mad Pea City – Room 326 because Mayaeight loves Mad Pea City. As long as there were streets, buildings and storefronts we used these as criteria for covering the location. We hope you enjoy our effort!

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A Snow Retreat

What do Benney8 and Mayaeight do when they are not traveling the grid? They relax at one of their homes! This property has a large two story home, a small chalet, and a very beautiful garden. Tonight Mayaeight added a hot tub…it is so cold and snowy, they might have to wait a few days before jumping in!

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Traveling to Famous Cities in Second Life

We have been visiting and exploring cities from around the grid. Last year, the March issue focused on ancient Rome by exploring the Roma sim. The Roma sim is so large that the entire March issue 2020 was about Roma! We will try and visit more cities this year, so we are traveling almost everyday!

So far, we have spent time in several beautiful cities!

We are also busy getting ready for our Valentine´s Day Dinner and Dance! We will send out all of our subscribers and group members an invite!

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Available in the Real World! 2021 February Grid Trek Magazine.

Yes! You can get Grid Trek Magazine for only $1.99 as an eBook!

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Grid Trek Magazine 2021 Calendar Available Now!

We have begun the new year off to a great start! Available at the Grid Trek Magazine office and in Gallery No. 8 Bookstore is the 1st Grid Trek Magazine Calendar for 2021. This is a great calendar that only requires a touch to change months. Loaded with the past year´s monthly posters, you can own all the the year´s poster in one place. Yes, you can also order one in the real world! email: galleryno.8@gmail.com

You will also find a 2021 Gallery No. 8 calendar in the bookstore also!

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February 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

The Grid Trek staff worked hard and got the magazine into production early! Here it is! We are looking ahead to a Valentine´s Day dinner party on the 14th! We have to reschedule the cruise due to not enough people! More details will follow!

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February 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

Once again the Grid Trek Magazine staff is working hard to bring you the latest travel information in the grid. This month the focus is on romance in Second Life. Benney8 and Mayaeight had a great time exploring some of the most beautiful sims! Look for your copy of the latest issue on February 1st.

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Available at Blurb.com – January 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

Yes, the Grid Trek staff worked hard over the last few days to have the January 2021 issue available to you in real life! Yes, for just $1.99 you can purchase the eBook version so that you can enjoy this very beautiful issue in real life. You can also order the hard copy and have in your hands a high quality magazine with photographs from around Second Life!

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January 2021 Grid Trek Magazine

Available now in-world! The Grid Trek staff wish to thank everyone for their patience! Due to too much drinking and partying over the holidays – we were just TOO happy to see 2020 go – we were late getting this issue out to you! But here it is ready! Filled with some very cool Second Life locations all centered around the themes of fantasy and the future. We know you will enjoy it! Please come by Gallery No.8 to pick up your copy. Next week it will be available in real life as an affordable eBook!

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January 2021

Coming in the next few days, the January 2021 issue of Grid Trek Magazine will be published. Benney8 and Mayaeight explored the Fantasy and The Future. It was particularly difficult to pick which sims to include – there were so many beautiful sims in Second Life! We know you will enjoy the exciting locations presented for this month!

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Happy New Year! 2021

The Grid Trek Magazine staff is working hard on finishing the new issue. There have been some real life delays, but this weekend the issue will be published. In the meantime, please enjoy the January 2021 Grid Trek Magazine poster.

Some updates:

Visit Gallery No. 8 and Town Center at Kitely.com and enjoy the beautiful winter landscape!

Visit the large Gallery No. 8 at DigiWorldz in O/S!

Visit Gallery No.8 in Second Life, our main gallery of art!

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Merry Christmas Grid Trekkers!

The Grid Trek Staff had a dinner and dance party on the Grid Trekker I party yacht. We danced late into the night! We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

A reminder: The Grid Trek cruise is coming up soon. Look for details next week!

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Grid Trek Magazine Christmas Party 2020

The Grid Trek staff are cooking up a great dinner and preparing for absolute fun at our first annual Christmas Party! Please bring your friends and come on over to the Grid Trekker I party yacht!

When: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Time: 9:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Where: Westin Marina

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boogdolt/170/114/22

Dress: Dressy!

Music: Classic Rock

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Grid Trek Magazine December 2020 Issue

Quick! Are you looking for unique gifts?

Look no further! Discover the world of Grid Trek!

Now available as affordable eBooks – Grid Trek Magazine! Not only is the December issue available here:

https://www.blurb.com/ebooks/744269-grid-trek-magazine-december-2020

…but you will also find most of our past issues!

Looking for other gift ideas?

Find many unique and affordable items at TeeSpring:

https://teespring.com/stores/grid-trek-magazine

For an example, this sturdy coffee mug:

Teespring has many other Grid Trek merchandise: cotton tee shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and home decor! Become a Grid Trekker for Life!

Looking for a 2021 calendar?

https://www.canva.com/design/DAEP86cq608/SlfbYQBo40dd2enHrJRT0Q/view?utm_content=DAEP86cq608&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton

Start the New 2021 Year becoming a Grid Trekker!

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December 2020 Grid Trek Magazine

The Grid Trek staff worked through the night and published our December magazine on time! There were so many beautiful locations to visit! We know you will enjoy this issue!

Grid Trek will be hosting a Christmas party on

Wednesday, December 23rd

at 7:30 pm – 12:00 am SLT

!Food, Music, Dancing, and Fun!

Where? Westin Marina, Grid Trekker I party yacht

Where to find Grid Trekkers!

Announcements: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grid-Trek-108399870714025/

Announcements: MeWe Group: https://mewe.com/group/5e2fdba21d18dd1a44a59972    Grid Trek 

                            https://mewe.com/group/586db9e151ee973cfbbb4912    Gallery No.8

Photos: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gridtrek/

Photos: Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/groups/14645787@N25/

Second Life Groups: Gallery No.8:  https://world.secondlife.com/group/7ea21909-48d4-e3d7-2772-088e5a3ccb1b?lang=en-US

                                Grid Trek  Magazine:  https://world.secondlife.com/group/b522c2fa-6d25-e1ae-f650-b001ecdc89ec?lang=en-US

                                Announcements and Membership

 Second Life Marketplace:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/138283

                                          Second Life Gallery No.8 and Grid Trek combined

                                           Merchandise 

Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/grid-trek-magazine

Gallery No.8 Main Website: https://reneemichel.com/

Gallery No.8 at VIDA: https://shopvida.com/collections/renee_michel

Gallery No.8 at VIDA: Now renee_michel: VIDA’s story is that of the rich, interconnected world we live in — the story of contemporary life and mindful, global citizenship.

We are a global partnership of co-creators, from a designer in Paris, to a producer in Karachi, and a consumer in San Francisco.

Gallery No.8 at Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/gallery-no8?page=1

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Native American Film Festival and Wounded Knee Memorial at Kitely

Watch this very important video documentary about John Trudell: poet and activist. Exceptional! Free to view till tonight at 7:00 pm EST

https://nmai.brand.live/c/trudell

Find the memorial at Kitely.com/Seaside Dreams: grid.kitely.com:8002:Seaside Dreams

Now showing at Kitely.com: grid.kitely.com:8002:Gallery No.8 and Town Center

We are hosting our 2nd Annual Native American Film Festival. We are currently playing ¨Journey Through Rosebud¨

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Winter has arrived in Second Life

The Grid Trek Magazine staff wishes all our friends tin the U.S. a very happy Thanksgiving Day. If you are in Second Life, we are having a large dinner and everyone is welcome to join us at Grid Trekker I. We will be partying all day on the yacht!

It is what Grid Trekkers do!

We are working on the December issue, visiting beautiful winter and Christmas sims. There are so many we have to limit the number of photos – we have over 300 so far!

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Grid Trek Magazine November 2020 Available!

Yes, the Grid Trek staff did it again! You can now get Grid Trek Magazine in real life! Order yours now as a beautiful magazine or as an affordable eBook.

https://www.blurb.com/b/10400647-grid-trek-magazine-november-2020-issue

https://www.blurb.com/ebooks/p8d2e3f6b853774c5023c   eBook

Remember to visit us in-world to join our group and become a Grid Trekker by visiting our Teespring storefront for fun and affordable Grid Trekker Products!

Where the Grid Trekkers are!

Blog: Word Press: https://gridtrekmagazine.com/2020/02/05/welcome-to-grid-trek/

           Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grid-Trek-108399870714025/

           MeWe Group: https://mewe.com/group/5e2fdba21d18dd1a44a59972

           Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gridtrek/

           Flickr:  https://www.flickr.com/groups/14645787@N25/

Grid Trek at Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/grid-trek-magazine

Affordable original designs.

Links to both Gallery No. 8 and Grid Trek in Second Life:

Second Life Groups: Gallery No.8https://world.secondlife.com/group/7ea21909-48d4-e3d7-2772-088e5a3ccb1b?lang=en-US

                                Grid Trek  Magazine:  https://world.secondlife.com/group/49fcb1b4-9217-952d-bfbe-a1f5d1d97d9b

                                Announcements and Membership

 Second Life Marketplace:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/138283

                                          Second Life Gallery No.8 and Grid Trek combined

                                           Merchandise 

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Grid Trek Magazine November 2020 Issue

The staff worked very hard and here it is! Now available in-world, the November issue is available for your enjoyment! We will have the issue available in-world early next week! Enjoy dining and dancing in Second Life. Benney8 and Mayaeight found some beautiful locations for dining and dancing.

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November 2020 Grid Trek Magazine

The Grid Trek Magazine staff is working hard to bring you another great Second Life travel magazine! For our November issue, Benney8 and Mayaeight are exploring dining and dancing locations around the grid.

The staff recently gathered at the Grid Trek Magazine beach to celebrate a new member – Spencer509 – he is our social media director.

Pictured from left to right: Spencer509, Nanston88, Rukia54, Benney8 and Mayaeight. In front is Gregor Vortex.

Where to find Grid Trek Magazine around the web:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grid-Trek-108399870714025/

           MeWe Group: https://mewe.com/group/5e2fdba21d18dd1a44a59972

           Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gridtrek/

           Flickr:  https://www.flickr.com/groups/14645787@N25/

Grid Trek at Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/grid-trek-magazine

Affordable original designs.

Links to both Gallery No. 8 and Grid Trek in Second Life:

Second Life Groups: Gallery No.8https://world.secondlife.com/group/7ea21909-48d4-e3d7-2772-088e5a3ccb1b?lang=en-US

                                Grid Trek  Magazine:  https://world.secondlife.com/group/49fcb1b4-9217-952d-bfbe-a1f5d1d97d9b

                                Announcements and Membership

 Second Life Marketplace:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/138283

                                          Second Life Gallery No.8 and Grid Trek combined

                                           Merchandise 

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October 2020 is Available in Real life!

BOO!

The Grid Trek staff are once again up to their amazing work and have made available to YOU another great issue of Grid Trek Magazine! Feeling locked up? Feeling depressed about what is happening around the world? Take a very safe and hassle free vacation! Travel with Grid Trek Magazine.

Find it here: https://www.blurb.com/b/10341461-grid-trek-magazine-october-2020-issue

The affordable eBook version for only $1.99 here: https://www.blurb.com/ebooks/738852-grid-trek-magazine-october-2020-issue

Second Life has many beautiful and exciting places to visit! Mayaeight and the staff travel Second Life locations and report on the most interesting sims to share. Many are hidden gems that few visit and Grid Trek Magazine strives to bring those to everyone´s attention! Some are well known to SL travelers. We hope with our monthly coverage to document sims for historic purposes, sometimes sims disappear! The Grid Trek staff wants to remind everyone to contribute L$ to the places you visit, support the designers of Second Life so that they can stay online!

Grid Trek offers the magazine in-world for free with a subscription and only $10L without. Subscribers receive a beautiful free poster every month along with their monthly magazine in addition to invitations to Grid Trek Magazine Events and the upcoming January 2021 annual cruise on Grid Trek I.

Please come to Grid Trek´s first Halloween Party on Grid Trekker I.

Great Rock and Roll, Great Food and Drink, great Jacuzzi and Friends!

Date : Saturday, October 31st

Time: 5:30 pm to Midnight SLT

We will give a prize to the best costume so come dressed to scare!

Note: An Event of Interest:

Burning Man 2 is happening through October 18th and Gallery No. 8, an affiliate of Grid Trek Magazine, is there on the playa with a beautiful exhibit. The Grid Trek Magazine staff were all there partying the second night! We will have a special section in the November issue to share the fun and many fantastic exhibits!

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October 2020 Grid Trek Magazine

Another great magazine is out for your enjoyment! If you subscribed in-world, please expect some delay. There has been several days that I have not been able to access the region where Grid Trek Magazine has its office. It is where our main subscriber kiosk is located. However, if you come by the Gallery No. 8 you can pick up a free issue! As soon as I can resolve the subscription issue, I will send you your copy! Also, next week you will be able to purchase a real world copy. Grid Trek is available as an ebook for only $1.99! Find past issues here: https://www.blurb.com/user/aztec8888

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October 2020 Grid Trek Magazine Poster

September rushed by rapidly and the Grid Trek Magazine staff was traveling, taking photographs and working to produce another great magazine featuring beautiful sims in Second Life. October is the month of autumn landscapes and Halloween fun. Get ready for cooler weather and be sure to visit the wonderful Halloween haunts found in Second Life in this time of Covid-19. There are people to meet and fun to be had even in these trying times. We wish you safety and health.

from the Grid Trek Magazine Staff,

Mayaeight: Writer, Photographer

Rukia54: Editor

Benney8: Grid Trek I Captain and Photographer

Nanston888: Grid Trek II Captain and Assistant Editor

Gregor Vortex: Security Officer for Grid Trek Magazine and Gallery No.8

********Please welcome a new member of our staff;

Spencer506, our Social Media Editor.

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October Lock-down

This time of year usually brings cool weather, colorful fall leaves, plans for Halloween parties, and a lot of fun. This year, 2020, things are vastly different. I have not posted recently because I had many people in my family die. My father died of bacterial pneumonia April 9th, my mother´s sister died of Covid-19 on May 11th, my younger cousin died of an unexpected heart attack on May 25th. Then, my mother, who had been fighting cancer which had spread to a lung, died September 17th. It was all too much for her, the deaths, the polluted air from the California wildfires. I will be dedicating this Grid Trek magazine issue to these family members. Please be safe and stay healthy.

The Hospital: Day Four

Thursday , July 1st

I felt distraught for a while on this day because I realized I was in something that could be very dangerous. All I wanted was to get well, but there was noise, weird people, auditory hallucinations, unfair treatment, lack of communication with my friends and family, and I had absolutely nothing to do but sit in bed while all around me people were chatting on their phones and playing games on apps.

Many changes occurred on this day.

Zappo was transferred from the room, and we got a new patient Pedro in bed No.99. My friend Leo was moved to the research project. An older woman named Felicity was transferred to bed No.97. Her bed was slightly turned away from mine, and she was only in this room for two days, so I never really got to talk with her.

There are two nurses that I feel are just evil twins. One wears goggles and a mask under the face shield, and she makes it plain that she does not like me. She tries to take my water from my tray. She asked about my memory project on my wrist and tried to take it! These two clean up during the day and early evening, so I only have to tolerate them twice a day.

I spoke to Daniel on Rosita’s phone at 6:00 pm and told him I would be strong, and I showed him my memory project. The nurses are always hanging next to me when I talk on the tablet or Rosita´s phone so I have to talk to Daniel in code to convey to him that there is something seriously wrong here in the hospital.

On this night, I ¨glitched¨ but woke up and kept myself cool with a wet paper towel. I saw the sequence starting again but decided to try and sleep. Before I fell asleep, I noticed that people in the hallway outside the room were walking back and forth. It was late, yet I saw people acting like they were having a party. I could even hear people laughing and joking like at a party. I wondered what were people doing acting this way at night in a hospital where there are critically ill people? I was able to stay out of any program and sleep the rest of the night.


1/7/21, 2:08 PM – Maria: Hi Daniel, how are you? Dr. Rico called me. Your mother continues the same with saturation of 90 -92-95, which is very serious. But since she did not allow herself to take the medications until Tuesday. She’s been on steroids for 3 days and maybe tomorrow she’ll see better results. She told me that you and your mom don’t agree to the tubing. I clarify that this procedure is done with anesthesia or is asleep and she does not feel anything.Too bad she was too late to the hospital. Let us pray to God that everything goes well.7/1/21, 2:12 PM – D: Ok, thanks for this information. The doctor was clever to call me. I have called all day and I have not reached anyone.1/7/21, 2:15 PM – Maria: She called me to explain to you why she doesn’t speak English.7/1/21, 2:16 PM – D: I understand, thank you. 1/7/21, 2:17 PM – Maria: She called me from #XXXXXXX Call to see if you can understand her.7/1/21, 2:18 PM – D: Good thanks. 1/7/21, 2:19 PM – Maria: Dr. Leonardo’s # if he speaks English #XXXXXXXX.7/1/21, 2:24 PM – D: The difficulty is that I call and speak to the nurse and she tells me to call tomorrow afternoon. So for now, I can’t speak to a doctor. Dr. Leonardo doesn’t answer the phone.1/7/21, 2:25 PM – Maria: Call those numbers I gave you.7/1/21, 2:27 PM – EN: Yes, I called all the phone numbers. I have them saved. I spoke to Rosita only today and she couldn’t allow my mother to speak for some reason.1/7/21, 2:28 PM – Maria: I called Rosita and she gave her the messages.1/7/21, 2:30 PM – D: Ok, thank you very much Maria. 1/7/21, 6:13 PM – Maria: How are you feeling? 1/7/21, 6:19 PM – Maria: What you are living is very difficult, it is a pity that Debra is not there to accompany you.No one is to blame for what happens to Renee, only she who did not want to be vaccinated and go to the hospital first and also the following Monday, Sunday, she did not allow herself to put the medications.Her obesity is a major risk factor. This is the truth, I don’t want anything bad to happen. I am praying and we have a chain of people praying for her.7/1/21, 6:22 PM – D: Ok, thanks for your support Maria. 1/7/21, 6:23 PM – Maria: How are you feeling? 1/7/21, 6:25 PM – Maria: You already ate. Of the pills that Enrique went to buy, do you still have anything left? 7/1/21, 6:26 PM – D: I feel good. All medicine is gone. I don’t feel bad anymore. I have no fever or cough.1/7/21, 6:42 PM – Maria: So it happened to you. However, you should not go out on the street for 2 weeks to avoid infecting anyone.Ideally, you do the test for more assurance.7/1/21, 6:49 PM – D: Yes, I understand. I can’t leave the house until July 12. 1/7/21, 6:51 PM – Maria: If you need something, tell me and we will buy it for you. We are family.7/1/21, 6:52 PM – D: Ok, thank you very much Maria.

7/1/21, 7:56 PM – Maria: Daniel forgive me for insisting but if they need tubing as a last resort it should be done and not let her die. They sedate them. Renee does not realize it or suffer it. 1/7/21, 8:00 PM – D: Thanks for your recommendation, Maria. We will pray that I do not have to make that decision and that my mother recovers in time.1/7/21, 8:01 PM – Maria: Yes, but you have to talk to her to convince her.1/7/21, 8:11 PM – D: Maria, I need to explain this to you in the most respectful way possible. My mother and I have talked about many things about her health and actions to take. My mother has explicitly instructed me never to allow the incubation tube no matter the circumstances. Therefore, I respectfully ask you not to discuss this further. I also respectfully ask that you no longer speak to a doctor about this. I’ve talked to the doctor and the incubation tube will never happen. Please respect my mother’s wishes and don’t continue to worry about this. We need to stay positive and objective. Worrying about the incubation tube and convincing my mother is not the help and support she needs right now. I hope to communicate my intention well with this message. I won’t talk about this incubation tube anymore. Out of respect for Renee, don’t mention it anymore. I really appreciate everything you have done for me and Renee and I hope you are not offended by my request.1/7/21, 8:14 PM – Maria: Perfect Daniel, I won’t bother you anymore. Apologies. Let us pray that everything is for the best. It is respected.1/7/21, 8:18 PM – D: Ok, thank you very much again, Maria. We will continue to pray for Renee.


Daniel´s notes: Lawyer S.B.: 7/1/21, 6:16 PM – D: Hello S.B., how are you? I have yet to receive the POA from you. My mother’s situation is not good, and I need your legal and translation assistance with the hospital. I fear without your help, the worst will happen. I don’t want to stress you with this urgent need but I have no choice. Please feel free to call or text me. Thank you for your time.

7/1/21, 6:39 PM – Lawyer S.B.: Hi Daniel, sorry, I was out most of the day today. I will get in touch with them tomorrow

7/1/21, 6:40 PM – Lawyer S.B.: I will find out if there is any possibility for them to let us sign the POA somehow.

7/1/21, 6:48 PM – D: Great, we need to. I spoke with my mother tonight and she sounded scared. She is not happy with treatment procedures. Once we have the POA signed, I will need your contact with the doctor at least once a day. Today, I called all the numbers I have and I couldn’t speak to a doctor. This is a very bad situation my friend. Thank you for your help and I will talk to you tomorrow.