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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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Saturday, March 26, 2011

my wife shes bd, day 6 monterey bay aquarium, bb

today is my wifes shes birthday
thanks to her for putting up with me for all these years
for her birthday she gets to veg out (in recovery mode)
and watch basketball with me (lucky arent i)

happy birthday to you my wife she

this is the part of the trip i have been looking forward to as
i have always been interested in marine wildlife, the ocean,
the beach, and biology in general
my major in college was biology

in college in california we made a few trips collecting specimens,
diving (well i mostly threw up over the side of the boat), and then
taking them back to school to study them so i did develop some
appreciation of marine biology

know that when we get the ocean good and polluted that we
we are all screwed then

the monterey bay aquarium is the largest one in the united states
we spent over 6 hours there yesterday looking at the exhibits, taking
tours, listening to talks, watching films, and doing a lot of walking
my feet and legs were dead tired but it was worth it
would definitely do it again

we took a behind the scenes tour of the place
we were glad we did that as we got more historical information
on the aquarium and its surrounding area
since we toured john steinbecks museum the day before and
since im reading steinbecks book cannery row  and we
are staying in a motel on cannery row the areas history was more
familiar to us than had we not done that

my favorite part of the aquarium besides the large kelp exhibit
and coral exhibits with all its fish was the jelly fish and the
sea horse exhibits and of course everyones favorite the sea otter

those seem to be the kids favorites also plus they like the sea otter

could have just sat there all day and watched that big kelp
aquarium with all their sharks and fish swimming aorund

the aquarium works closely with stanford university which has
a site located next door
they do  a lot of marine research

this is an area whose economy years ago was based on sardine
harvesting from the bay here
as we in america do sometimes they fished the sardines out
until the sardine population all disappeared and the local
economy collapsed
whats next the blue fin tuna, the whales, ?????

the sea otters were also destroyed for their fur and almost
all disappeared but seem to have been saved by conservation
measures (they are sure fun to watch)

hopefully conservation can save the endangered ocean animals
hopefully lessons were learned here in monterey bay that can be
used in other places
lets see oil dependency, air pollution, water pollution, trees, wet
lands, ?nuclear power, etc
we havent done so well with these have we

tomorrow will do the 17 mile drive and then will drive down
big sur as we finish our trip to santa barbara

this is a picture from san francisco
didnt try the pizza but it must be good with a name like this

whoa it is march madness
vcu did it again
but can they get past kansas
kentucky got ohio state so now kentucky gets north carolina
now that should be fun to watch huh
now my bracket is blown except dont let me down kansas

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Doc, be sure to with Mrs. Doc a Happy Birthday from Linda and I, it's also our 36th. anniversary.

  2. Lucky ME! Love YOU! jo

  3. Tell Jo the Guynes said Happy Birthday! Hope she enjoyed the pictures! ;-)

  4. Happy Birthday Mrs. Nash..... hope you post a picture of the seahorses. They are my FAVE!!!!