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Category: Inspiration

Combating Afghanistan Crisis Through Rudyard Kipling!

As the August 31st deadline of leaving Afghanistan looms, Alex Garrett Podcasting implores President Biden and the military to be inspired by the poem ‘If’ By Rudyard Kipling! Find the actual podcast link below!

Here is the actual poem by Kipling in its entirety:

‘If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;   
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!’

I explain how it is necessary to combine the big IF that is Afghanistan with the more wiser ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling here : https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46277481

How the Passing of Rod Gilbert and the FDNY Connect on Alex Garrett Podcasting

Earlier this week, Alex Garrett Podcasting remembered New York Rangers legend Rod Gilbert ! Rod was not only a member of the Goal-A-Game line, he was an integral part of the community off the ice as well.

You might have read the article about the Islanders connection to my alma mater, Henry Viscardi High School, well Rod has roots at the Viscardi Center as well! He always took time out to support the kids at the Sports-night Gala year in and year out. In May of 2021, this was no different as he took part in a ZOOM breakout session before the virtual Sports Night event took place for the Viscardi Center! That would be the last time I would get to thank him for everything.

One of the last times I got to see him, it was at a Rangers 5k in Flushing Meadows Park. I remember this excited feeling of seeing him after a long period of time, and LEAPING into his arms as if he was family. Quite frankly, Rod made you feel like family! As you’ll find out in research , Rod also had to ADAPT to spinal fusion and multiple health crises that made him a stronger hockey player!

The below picture is where this story gets even more intriguing!

AlexGNYC with Rod Gilbert / Rangers 5K in Queens/ November 12, 2017

Where this gets interesting even more is the bib number (343) I wore that race was actually the number of FDNY firefighters lost on 9/11/01 that tragic day alone! My friend, Steve, pointed this out to me and I’m forever changed by the information.

To inadvertently represent the men and women who lost their lives defending our city, trying to save many lives, it’s God’s plan for sure!

For this 20th commemoration, I will proudly honor the firefighters who lost their lives that day as well as their loved ones, because now that I have this knowledge, I would love to support New York’s Bravest through this period even more!

God Rest Rod Gilbert’s soul and God Bless America!

You can watch my dedication HERE: https://youtu.be/zsfDKf1K0Ec

Continue listening to Alex Garrett Podcasting HERE: https://www.spreaker.com/user/agsportshournyc

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Alex Garrett Podcasting Loves LA!

It may be becoming an old adage to just buy that plane ticket , but it’s so true!

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d have the guts to take time for myself and yes a significant other and decided she and I should get the plane ticket to…Los Angeles ! Yet we did!

Adaptability in Los Angeles was not bad , really as my girlfriend was in a power wheelchair and I’d say 90% of the trip was accessible !

I described our experience on my podcast (https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46203063) and my YOUTUBE under the beautiful Palm Trees of LA! https://youtu.be/BuUm79EW97M

I’m No Spin Doctor but…

…I do love music! Music has always been in my soul since I danced to Salt n Pepa at age 2!

The funny thing growing up was that I truly did have an older taste in music. While peers vibed to the Backstreet Boys, I was snapping my fingers to Sinatra! An old soul activity , no?

I even cried in HS when kids did the Rockaway and leaned back because I felt so not contemporary. Being old fashioned , Rat-Pack like is fun don’t get me wrong. Yet , how does one stay cool and old – fashioned with their music? I’ll defer that to my good friend Joe Sibilia, he stays pretty cool!

Because being up to date with music and style and even music trends has always felt lacking for me, I decided to make a playlist of what yours truly ACTUALLY listens to on Spotify! It’s 3 hours+ of eclectic music choices from nearly every decade (I’ll beef up with more I promise).

For now , take a listen to the AKG Song Selections playlist on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5vNxHl2M6b7oNMGeIVziTW?si=iQU71mSNRgqf3ywYeafuiQ&dl_branch=1

I playlist, I podcast (Alex Garrett Podcasting on Spotify), I am Alex Garrett!

Alex Garrett Podcasting Let’s Loose on Afghanistan Disaster

On his YouTube channel and his podcast, Alex Garrett looks at the disastrous exit out of Afghanistan from a New York City perspective .

It is a slap in the face to NYC that the region we have fought so hard to get rid of terrorism easily falls apart in NYC. Alex points out that it’s as if defending the city 20 yrs later from terrorism means nothing to the Biden administration.

Alex also expands on the idea that the grief suffered for 20 years of those who lost family members fighting in Afghanistan has been returned watching the work fall to ruin in just one week!

Watch the VLOG: https://youtu.be/nRmBmhxx5g8

Catch all Alex Garrett Podcasting here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/agsportshournyc

WithMedia Shows Us Disabilities Are Not Just Something We Honor Every July 26th!

I’ve had the pleasure to talk with Howard Renensland , founder of WithMedia, the media company founded for AND BY people with disabilities!

Find out about WithMedia at http://with-media.org!

He is driven to give people with disabilities a chance in media that the mainstream may still be hesitant to hire in 2021! Hear from Howard about his passion to provide opportunities to those with disabilities and cover their stories on WithMedia! https://www.spreaker.com/episode/45894163

I’ve also gotten the chance to talk with VP of Content Development, Sam Tavarez! Sam , a graduate of the Henry Viscardi School, discussed what it’s like being a creative in the disabled community and his passion also for providing a voice for the voice-less in the community! Take a listen to our conversation HERE https://www.spreaker.com/episode/45671073

Alex Garrett Podcast Run-Down 8-11-21

Alex Garrett Podcasting talks about adapting to a dollar that has lost its value due to inflation. I discuss the idea that ridding us of this $3.5 Trillion infrastructure bill will help level off inflation!

Jason Van Camp, former Green Beret and Chairman of Mission Six Zero, breaks down the problems our military is seeing in Afghanistan as we leave .

Leading off the podcast, I discuss how New York State will adapt to a Governor Cuomo-less Albany!

Listen HERE https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46057821

Kevin D. Miller Joins Alex Garrett Podcasting 8-10-21

On Tuesday ‘s edition of Alex Garrett Podcasting, author Kevin D. Miller re-joined ! The conversation ranged from perspective on the military mandating vaccines as well as an update on his writings .‘

Find out about the journey his first book, ‘Heart of Steel’, has taken into motion picture development as well as how this pandemic and vaccine push relates to award-winning ‘White Skies , Black Mingo’!

Listen to our conversation HERE https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46042886

Stay tuned for more Alex Garrett Podcasting!

Has It Really Been 1,000 Podcast Episodes?

Yes, according to Apple Podcasts, it has! This journey to 1,000 podcast episodes started in January 2014! We are very near 25,000 plays also!

This podcast journey has taken a whole team of people that inspire me to keep going. A whole team of experts willing to help this pod grow by joining my podcast along the way.

If you are a podcast upstart or want to start one, I will recommend Spreaker every day of the week! They not only are a platform, they make your RSS feed widely available and I thank Spreaker for that! They also will help you monetize your content as long as you are consistent!

Episode 1,000 featured New York Truck Stop’s Zach Miller’s Hometown Heroes certificate and a prayer for Salem Radio talk host Mike Gallagher and his son Trevor! Take a listen HERE! https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46009354

Onward to episode 2,000 , TOGETHER!

Adapting to That COVID Booster Shot Does Make Sense

When it first came out, I was curious why in the world yet another shot in the arm was being considered .

We all were made to believe that the Pfizer and Moderna two shots were the best option. Yet that belief was rattled for many when yet a third shot was discussed. Could the Delta Variant or the idea of a really bad strain of COVID be the reason why they were even discussing a booster shot?

WebMD lists the already needed booster shots for other diseases, so having a COVID booster shot is not something out of thin air (neither is this mandate by the way , remember as kids we were MANDATED to get our shots?) https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/vaccine-booster-shots)

There was a lot of talk about this as shots one and two were being administered, but why did the booster shot discussion disappear? It felt that the two shot approach was working! Yet here we are talking about how the vaccinated can still carry this virus . Here we are a year later with mask mandates on the table. Here we are a year later with the threat of lockdown once again hung over our heads. The booster shot could lead the way in eradicating all these measures!

I’m not a scientist , but i am following the data . Pfizer has released booster shot trials for different areas across the US, which you can find HERE (https://www.pfizer.com/science/find-a-trial/search/covid-19%20booster) What I had seen in a trial is a 100% anti-body strength one month after the booster dose was admitted. When time allots , I’ll be researching more and will feature on Alex Garrett Podcasting.

I also wanted to give you a quick glance at Moderna . Reports back in May suggested after 15 days , there was an immune response with the Moderna booster . (https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-announces-positive-initial-booster-data-against-sars-cov)

In further research there are a few countries that have now started adapting to the COVID third vaccine dose . Israel is administering the third dose (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.timesofisrael.com/israel-begins-administering-3rd-covid-vaccine-dose-to-the-elderly/amp/) . I also saw that over 50 and those with high risks will be given a third dose in England.

Why doesn’t the CDC quit with mask mandates and trust the science of the COVID booster shot? Why not go that route instead of fear-mongering if so far Pfizer is showing success against the Delta Variant. (https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/07/28/health/pfizer-third-dose-data-bn/index.html)

To the US government: God has many hands working on these vaccines and optimizing the data you so love to shut us down with. Consider adapting to giving us this booster shot and stop continually putting us in fear daily, we cannot survive as a country in this frenzied state and the data shows it! Let’s adapt!