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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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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

hope for the future, cursive done for, fb musings

well now there is hope for the future
its hope solo the goalkeeper for the us womens soccer team
this is a picture of her making the save in the shootout of the game
against brazil
what a save
what a great game
one of the best soccer games ive seen

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo deflects a penalty shot during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and the United States at the WomenĂ­s Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany, Sunday, July 10, 2011

lets support them as they play france today at 1030 am cdt
on espn
go usa usa usa

sure would like her for a daughter in law

so yes there is hope for the future

so it looks like cursive handwriting in the schools are done for
as most states dont require it to be taught

man i wished i could have gone to school in this day and time
all of the times i suffered with handwriting (and those who tried to
read it)

its not because im a doctor that i cant write correctly
i fit the perfect stereotype of the doctor who has bad handwriting
just ask the nurses that have worked with me for years and those
pharmacists that interpreted my prescriptions for the patient
now that is no more
of course i cant print worth a dam either

in my office i would write backwards for the kids on my exam
table paper to entertain the kids
they could look at the back side of the paper to read it or hold
it up to a mirror to read it
but some of them couldnt read it even then
(funny thing was my writing was better when i wrote backwards)

the computer and keyboarding has been a great saver for those of
us who have the disability of bad godawful handwriting
know the nurses and pharmacists and other doctors sure
appreciated it when i used it to do my notes and prescriptions
on the computer

now those kids wont be tortured by teachers and others berating
them for their poor writing (i got many a bad grade in handwriting
during my school years)

guess this is progress

thanks cs for this one
thought of this when thinking of the packing we did for our two
recent trips

when preparing for a trip lay out all of your clothes and all of your
then take half the clothes and twice the money

yep found this to be so true

the organicgreen doctor


  1. agreed on handwriting... in first grade (early 70's) I was routinely slapped for poor handwriting... turns out, I'm dyslexic... looked fine to me but teacher would line kids up along back wall and me to the front... slapped me to set an example.

    Her teaching career ended that year and although I moved to a school that helped me with the dyslexia, I never mastered cursive and only improved my block print in an engineering course in college. Keyboards came early for me in the 1982... got that down pat and fast.

  2. My 15 year old was taught cursive. My 12 year old was not. Recently he asked me, how do I sign my name? He only knows how to print! We are working on the signature this summer. What about signature's people?? Did the great powers that be ever think about that???