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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

why do they-grass and yards,football/baseball, c25k niece did it

why do they spend so much time and energy on their grass 
and yards

this from an email from my brother he is another organic

well god and st francis was talking 

god-you know all about those gardens and nature
whats going on down there
what happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and
stuff i started eons ago      those plants grow in any soil
can withstand drought and multiply like crazy
the nectar provides food for bees butterflies and birds
i should see  vast colors by now but all i see are these 
green circles

st francis-its the tribes that settle there    the suburbanites
they call your flowers 'weeds' and went to great lengths to
kill them and replace them with grass

god-grass? its so boring    its not colorful    it doesnt
attract butterflies, birds and bees: only grubs and
sod worms     its sensitive to temperatures     do these
suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?

st francis-they go to great lengths to grow it and
keep it green     they begin each spring by fertilizing grass
and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn

god-the spring rains and warm weather must make
the grass grow really fast     that must make the
suburbanites really happy

st francis-no as soon as it grows a little they cut it
sometimes twice a week

god-they cut it?      do they bale it like hay?

st francis-no they rake it up and put it in bags

god-they bag it?     is it a cash crop?    do they sell it?

st francis-no sir      they pay to throw it away

god-let me get this straight     they fertilize the grass so
it will grow     and when it does grow they cut it off and
pay to throw it away

they must be relieved in the summer when we cut back
on the rain and turn up the heat     that surely slows the
growth and saves them a lot of work

st francis-you arent going to believe this but when the grass
stops growing so fast they drag out hoses and pay
more to water it and pay to get rid of it

god-what nonsense     at least they kept some of the trees
that was a sheer stroke of genius    the trees grow leaves
in the spring to provide shade in the summer    in the fall
they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep
moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes
its a natural cycle of life

st francis-you better sit down lord     as soon as the leaves
fall   they rake them into great piles and pay to have them
hauled away

plant native grasses, landscape away your grass, use plants
and grasses that dont need much additional water

water is going to be the limiting factor in the world in the future
for its growth and survival

razorbacks won over vandy    next week south carolina

longhorns got beat by baylor ie they beat themselves
next week have kansas state

go rangers go    win next and tie up the series

cowboys better win today

although injured she completed her first 5 k

the organicgreen doctor

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