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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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Monday, December 26, 2011

christmas, giving or gifting

nice christmas
spent it with my two brothers and their wifes
my historian brother he and my rainwater brother he

we potlucked it
actually had a nice vegetarian christmas meal
ok i did sneak in some christmas ham
made me a large pot of greens from the garden-turnip greens, kale,
asian cabbage, cabbage, spinach, swiss chard, onions, garlic
all organic
my wife she added her corn bread
all went well with the other food

my wife she and i had a private christmas earlier in the morining
where we opened our gifts together in front of our fire in our
wood burning stove
very picturesque

my proudest gift was a rogue hoe
now i have two hoes
this rougue hoe will last forever
sort of like your wife
it will easily be used in this rocky hard soil around here
cant wait to dig things up with it

overall a great christmas
hope to repeat it next year

have thought a lot about christmas this year
we do approach it all wrong
just watch tv at all the ads for stuff we dont really need
it should be about giving not gifting

my relative gave me a gift card this year
it was to www.kiva.org
the gift was for $25 and i went online and registered to kiva

kiva is a organization that gives microloans to people all over the
world usually to start or improve their businesses
they then pay the money back
there are very few defaults

the last one i did was to a guy in florida who needed $5000
to start his own lawnmower business
so donors of all over the world donate $25 a piece and kiva
loaned him the money
he has already paid 10% of it back in a few weeks

when these loans are paid back i will then re loan the money back
to some one else
my relative has tripled the amount of money he has loaned over the years
as he just continues to roll the money over into new loans

those dam banks would never ever loan these people this money
like the guy in florida
can just see shank of america loaning a new immigrant $5000 to
start a new business

give next christmas instead of gifting
so many of us and our kids already have too much as it is
give to someone who needs it more
or like with kiva give to those who are trying to improve themselves


the organicgreen doctor

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