welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, March 2, 2012

no pat thats not right, benefits help, the gospel

thanks to joanne my friend for posting this on facebook
pat robertson should have kept his mouth shut

this blog tells a different story

if you have a friend or family member with alzheimers disease
you should read all of this blog

in the sunday austin american statesman there was an article about
benefits for seniors
well im not a senior even though i have grey hair
its been there for 30 years

i entered my information and came up with 5 hits of areas that i
might qualify for help
they were pretty generic ones that all of us have access to
mostly educational stuff

so i put my moms information in there just to see what she might
have qualified for when she was living in her house before she
moved to the senior apartment

the site came up with 25 different programs she qualified for
some she was on but most she had not taken advantage of

if your are a senior or have senior parents you might go to this
website www.benefitscheckup.org/ and enter your information or
your parents to see what they may qualify for

no personal information is entered except for the zip code

there may be help available for you or your family member

my dad preached the religious gospel
i like to preach the gospel
not the religious kind
the gospel of organic green living

one of the gospels is rain water collection
i hope to influence as many people as possible to start
collecting this free water

just start with a five gallon bucket and place it somewhere
under the roof line or a gutter
let it fill up
no explanation will be needed
you will be infected with the rain water virus once you do this

warning!! its very contagious

have four rain water projects in the future

at my wife shes school we donated a 1500 gallon tank that
will be hooked up to water their raised garden beds

at my wifes former high school she worked at the environmental
club has a 2500 gallon tank that we will be helping them set up
they will use it to water the landscape at the school
hopefully some of the kids will get infected with the rain water virus

at the habitat house im helping to build my wife she and i
are donating a 50 gallon tank to the home owner
she doesnt know but she is about to be infected with the
rain water virus

then the best one is one of my former patients who is in elementary
school started putting 5 gallon buckets along the house to collect
rain water and he would like a larger tank
we have an extra 50 gallon tank that well donate to him and
help him set up
hes already infected

why dont you get your inoculation of the rain water virus
we need all the water saved we can

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I was equally disturbed by pat Robertson's comments - see my blog response here: http://downtherabbithole-mary.blogspot.com/2011/09/pat-robertsons-folly.html

    Thanks so much for the benefits check-up link! My mother turns 91 today :) I will be interested to see what's available for her.

    You are a good prophet for the rain water Gospel. I am looking into it. It sounds great to me (I drive a Prius, and my children mock me as a "tree hugger"). But there's a lot I don't understand - like, doesn't that water sitting around get gross? Do homeowners associations allow these collection buckets in suburban communities? Etc. - I will have to research...

    1. mary
      have read your blog several times
      my brother is worse than your husband and my sister in law is dealing with the disease
      im early early in my disease and my wife has not had to deal with much yet just the uncertainty
      she knows its coming though
      hopefully she will read your blog
      will add it to my blog list

      my drinking rain water is filtered twice before it gets to the tank and is filtered three times before it gets to the house and is also ran through a ultraviolet light
      my water for the landscape is only filtered before it goes into the tank
      the water doesnt seem to get stagnant
      most hoas allow the tanks
      some wont let them be above the fence line
      a lot is changing as we get short of water

      good luck

  2. How do we know when a person is "there"? The Christian view is that life remains in a person, even if complex organs such as the brain malfunction or fail altogether. How can The Reverend Robertson, a conservative, ostensibly Bible-believing Southern Baptist, discern when the person is not there? There is no Biblical record of a body functioning without a spirit in there somewhere is there? Even on her worst days, my mother, who had the disease, was there and spiritually strong. Even unbelievers sensed that.

    1. daniel g
      yes i agree they are always there in spirit