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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
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

used vehicles, watson supreme, crepe murder, tomato fever

part of being green is recycling things
we recycle as much here as we can
we recycle cars

last time we bought a new car for the family was in 1985
it was a chevrolet nova which was the precursor to the toyota
corolla     it had toyota parts everywhere
we drove it for ten years, then gave it to our son, then sold it
after that

since then we bought two used vans, a used truck (still drive it
as my farm truck), and two used toyota echos and a used lexus

over that period of time we saved thousands of dollars by buying
these used vehicles and drove four of them for over 10 years
they were then either sold or donated

be green and save money buy recycled cars

watson overwhelmed the competition yesterday on jeopardy
ken jennings and brad rutter couldnt keep up with watson
yesterday as he ran away with the contest

watson won the $1,000,000 prize which was donated to charity
ken jennings won $300,000 and brad rutter won $200,00
they both looked ticked off but were good sports

what next for ibms watson
hes the superman of google search but who can think i think
run for president as an independent
cure cancer
become a medical doctor
become a scientist
the potential is unlimited

this is trimming of the crape myrtle where over half the plant is
totally removed
we call that crepe murder
at my house we leave the seeds on as the birds like to eat them in
the winter time when the food sources get scarce

never whack mine down
just trim up the crossed branches and branches that seem out of

let the birds enjoy the food
the crepe myrtle looks more natural not being all chopped up

so went to the nursery yesterday and there was all those nice green
tomato plants of all types-cherry, heirloom, .roma, celebrety, etc

the urge was almost overwhelming to buy some and put them in the
ground-ran fever, got tachycardia, sweaty and dizzy

if you do plant them  and live where i do they will be gone before
st patricks day

the last 3 years i have replanted my tomatoes 1-3 times because
of freezes that i did not know were coming or
even when i protected mine well it got down into the low 20s
here and they were gone

resist the urge and dont plant until the frost chances are gone
even then be ready to protect them if the weather cools
last year a freeze got mine in april here

ok i couldnt resist and bought tomatoes
i know should know better but the urge was just overwhelming

bought a cherry like tomato called juliet that can be planted now and
with luck will survive until next winter
will plant it in a large pot and keep it in my small greenhouse where
i have a heater to protect it
later i will transplant it into the garden
(last year did that in april and they still froze)

maybe just maybe i can get an early crop this year

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Come on, you knew what was going to happen when you walked into that nursery! And tomato fever is as contagious as it gets--I'll bet I'm not the only one now thinking "Well, if Doc got a tomato plant then surely I can get one too. Just one little plant! That's it!" AAAHHHHHH--must resist for a few more weeks!!!!!

  2. I guess that's like me going into a shoe store...just to look. :-D

  3. wendy
    planted my juliet in a 5 gallon pot and put it
    in my small greenhouse
    time will tell