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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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Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Walk to End Alzheimers
we are walking in the bell county/temple 
walk to end alzheimers on saturday november 3 2012

you can walk free but a donation to and or joining
my organicgreendoctor team is appreciated

join us

when i was growing up in rural arkansas we were like
every other teenager we liked the music that was popular
at the time 
that that was on the saturday music shows like dick clarks
american band stand
beetles janet joplin jimmie hendrix jefferson airplane beach boys
rolling stones bob dylan james brown doors the who just to 
name a few

however our neighbor who lived close by loved country 
western music and we use to go down to her house and
she would have those country western music shows on 
that had the old guys on it 
from that i learned to appreciate country western music and even
today when i hear those twangs and old songs i enjoy listening
to them
later i was introduced to willie nelson by my med school friend 
from texas 
have been a willie fan since then

so even though country western music is not my most favorite
music to listen to i do sometimes listen to certain artist like willie
dolly some of the newer artists heck they almost sound like
rock bands anyway 

so this last week as i wrote about yesterday we decided to take 
my motherinlaw to nashville to the grand ole opry and the country 
music hall of fame and the rynman auditorium 

the ryman was an old church that was converted to the original
grand ole opry

the grand ole opry is a mixture of the old time country music
with the new music with the youngest singer in their early 20s
and the oldest singer in the early 90s
all singing on the same stage the night we were there

after a rocky start we made it to nashville 
the highlight i think was the hall of fame and museum
especially the historical part of it

the roots of country western was the music from 
the appalachian mountains 
mixed with southern black music 
mixed with southern white church music 
and fiddler music
what comes out of all this is country music

during the dust bowls of the 30s a large group of people from 
arkansas texas oklahoma loaded up and went to california
and settled in the farming areas 
to be an okie then was like being a migrant worker
a second class citizen
being called an okie was a derogatory word
(like it still is in texas especially when the texas oklahoma
football game is about to happen)

the sound that came out of that movement was called
the bakersfield sound which gave us merle haggard wylan
jennings buck owens hehaw

my motherinlaw that was her music
she was one of those arkie okies that moved west in the 
dust bowl
that was her sound

so thats why we went and why she enjoyed it so much 

the organicgreen doctor

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