Interesting Information/Vaccines: The Doctor Who Beat The British General Medical Council By Proving That Vaccines Aren’t Necessary To Achieve Health

Interesting Information/vaccines:  June 15, 2015

Dr. Jayne Donegan Exonerated

Dr. Jayne Donegan was very much pro-vaccine–until her own child was harmed.

Dr. Donegan, like Neil Miller, Dr. Suzanne Humphries, and Roman Bystrianyk, started asking questions and researching the history of vaccines.

What they all found did not support claims about the efficacy of vaccines against disease–among many other vaccine problems.

But, here’s another story of a doctor looking for real science and questioning the vaccine industry being hauled up before regulatory bodies.  Dr. Donegan toughed it out.  She got a good lawyer.  She did a ton of research herself, and, in the end, she was totally cleared of all charges.

Here’s a quote:

What happened when a UK doctor appeared as an expert witness to help two mothers prove in court that their children didn’t need to be vaccinated?

A 3 year court case against the British General Medical Council that ended with the doctor accused having all allegations dropped.

Dr. Jayne Donegan, a UK GP, has lived a most fascinating story. It began with her originally being a very strong advocate for vaccinations, but fast forward quite a few years later, and she now not only speaks out against the dangers of vaccinations, but ended up being taken to the General Medical Council with some pretty serious claims by them regarding her professionalism.

After a few stressful years in court against them, Dr. Donegan won her case. But chances are, this is the first you’re hearing of it.

And here’s her story:

The Doctor Who Beat The British General Medical Council By Proving That Vaccines Aren’t Necessary To Achieve Health | Collective-Evolution.

Interesting Information: Joel Salatin’s Testimony on Food Freedom in Maine

Interesting Information:  June 15, 2015

Joel Salatin’s Testimony on Food Freedom in Maine

Joel Salatin is one of my heroes.

He and his family have shown us a better way to raise and relate to our food.

I would never have thought growing up that the government would erect the kind of food practices with which we now live–all in the name of  “public safety”–two words that should give us great pause as they allow too-strong industries to literally roll us into their goals for profit.

Joel was in Maine in late April to testify to the Maine legislature on a bill that allows our “right to food” we choose.

Here’s a small quote:

I can’t imagine a more basic human right, a more bi-partisan issue, than protecting my right to choose my body’s food. Who could possibly think that such freedom of choice should be denied? We allow people to smoke, shoot, preach, home educate, spray their yards with chemicals, buy lottery tickets, and read about the Kardashians: wouldn’t you think we could let people choose their food?

Joel Salatin’s Testimony on Food Freedom in Maine.

Books: PEOPLE OF THE BOOK, Geraldine Brooks

Books:  June 15, 2015



Geraldine Brooks


I don’t know how I’ve missed Geraldine Brooks for as long as I have.

Mercy what a good read!!

The book traces–going back into time–the history of a very special Jewish book, a haggadah.  Again and again through time the book is saved by Muslims or Christians, in eras where the players might have quite logically destroyed it as being blasphemous.

Sounds dull, right?

Believe me, it’s anything but dull.  The characters in each era are developed so beautifully, and the book’s suspense continues right up to the final pages.

On the strength of this book, I downloaded CALEB’S CROSSING from our Maine audio library, and I enjoyed it as much as PEOPLE OF THE BOOK.  (What a treat to have it read to me as I sewed.)

Brook’s writing is beautiful, yes, but it also makes characters and history come alive by engaging all the complexity that makes us human and makes an era what it is.

Turkey Tracks: Star of Bethlehem Flowers

Turkey Tracks:  June 15, 2015

Star of Bethlehem Flowers


When my grandmother, Louise Phillips Bryan of Reynolds, Georgia, was a young married woman, she went down into the Flint River swamp, brought back some flowers she found there, and put the tiny bulbs in her front yard.

Decades and decades later, long after she was dead, the flowers carpeted the large front yard in the spring like white snow.

Grandmother called these flowers “Star of Bethlehem.”

And when I came to Maine 11 years ago, I planted some of the bulbs in memory of her.

Here are mine now:


The fancy name is Ornithogalum.

 Seeing these flowers bloom this spring has been particularly poignant for me as Grandmother’s great-great grandaughter, Elouise, named for Grandmother’s lineage and honoring her name, was born this April.

I will make sure Elouise knows about these flowers that remind me so much of my Grandmother.