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

Monday, November 29, 2010

degrees driven family, football


one of the motivations behind my blog is to overtime
leave some record of my family for my kids and their
kids to read one day as well as my siblings kids and
their kids
these will be all my views of how things were
remembering that i came through at a different time
in my parents lives than the older siblings did and also
the younger siblings

those of you that know our family may not realize how
poor we were the last few years we were all at home

there was a point in our lives when we had no
indoor bathroom  we had very little clothing and our
gardening helped to keep us with food during those years
thank goodness for mom and dads ability to can and
preserve food

from this home though something drove us to be
successful especially in education
have always tried to figure this all out but have not
been able to
know my dad had a bachelors degree he obtained during
the last of the depression and with the beginnings of  ww2
he taught school, was a baptist minister and later in life
also was an insurance salesman
know my mom had at least one year of college      she taught
school some early in her life  and later in her early forties got
her nursing degree

most  of us never had any money to go to school but by
working, getting scholarships, getting grants(benefit of being
poor), gi bills, work study programs, student teaching,
military college, and commitment to public service
in exchange for paid college and school

many of us took a tortuous and sometimes painful journey
to get our degrees but we all eventually made it

there are eight of us kids in the family
we have 3 retired military siblings
we have 1 retired fireman
we have a teacher/librarian, teacher/licensed counselor,
medical doctor, history professor, a retired pilot/certified
financial planner, and a teacher/librarian
we have 2 associate degrees
we have 1 who completed fire academy and who
also completed police academy
we have 7 bachelor degrees, 5 masters degrees, 1 phd, and
1 medical doctor degree

have always been proud of our siblings success in school and
their careers     but always wondered what there was that
motivated all of us

just dont know

the razorbacks looked good
they won and now to the bowl game
havent seen which bowl yet but it should be a major

longhorns are through
they dont desire a bowl game
now they have to smolder until next year
surely next year has to be an improvement

the local team where i practice won and now play
a team that has won the last 2 state championships
they played each other early in the year and the local
team crunched the other team
they play at texas longhorn stadium
should be a large crowd there
hope to make this game
go wolves

the organicgreen doctor

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