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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
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

the glasses

so i wear glassses
and i am unable to wear those new lenses that will
turn into sunglasses when you go outside
i hate clip ons as im always losing them

so i found these sunglasses that i liked a lot
they fit right over my regular glasses

one day last year i was walking our two dogs to the
river wearing my favorite sunglasses
when we got down to the river it was real shadey so
i clipped them to my pants and walked up and down the river
with the dogs
as i was walking the dogs back to the house i realized i
did not have my sunglasses on
i reached down to get them and they were gone

i retraced my steps several times but never could find
my favorite sunglasses

fast forward several months

we had a retirement party for me at my house which was part
of our annual larrys weekend we had every year for the
employees and their families here at our house

one of the big deals is to walk down to the river and let the kids
all play in the river and catch minnows and frogs
as one of the kids was walking along the river bed he said
oh look here is some sun glasses

my wife she saw them and said oh my gosh those are his
long lost glasses

as you can see the glasses are covered from calcifications
from being under water at times for several months
i soaked them in vinegar for several hours and got almost all of
the calcifications off

we or i guess me and my glasses are lucky that we did
not have torrential rains that flood that river or they would have
been washed away

so i guess a bad thing (less rain) can be a good thing
(finding my favorite sunglasses)

well we finally got some rain yesterday
so thats what it feels like
knew if i irrigated my garden well that it may cause it to rain

am sure that the dry soil mulch and dry air will just suck up all of
that new moisture

a nearby city is going to stage 4 water restrictions here
as their water souce is about to dry up
the next step stage 5 is ever more restrictive
you can only use half of your allowed water use and no
outside watering is allowed

the next level is zero in that there is zero water left

as we have a rainwater collection system for our water source we
stay on various stages of restrictons 24/7
we now have 3-4 months of water left so hopefully well get more
rain before then
what if everbody restricted their water use like we do
maybe water would not be as much of a issue

sure enjoyed going outside and getting soaked
more rain please

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Your glasses reminds me of when Linda and I were dating 37 years ago. We had gone sd'ing in the Llano River about half way between Liberty Hill and Bertrum at my boss's ranch. My almost new straw hat blew into the water and floated away which went unnoticed because my mind was on something else. Two months later a guy I worked with brought it to me, still in good shape, and said he found it near the bridge in Liberty Hill and saw my name in it. Never thought I would see that hat again. Don't have the hat any more but she's still with me.

  2. Oops, I goofed, that was the South San Gabriel River.