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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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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Thursday, November 1, 2012

smaller is better

Walk to End Alzheimers
we are also 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

no this isnt about what you think
its about living space

yesterday as i worked at the habitat for humanity house
putting up osb siding on the house i peered through the
house at the layout of the house and then stepped back
out onto the street and looked at the house and its lot

what have we done in america
to need all these big houses and big lots

these habitat houses are small and efficient
the layout utilizes every bit of space
why do we need all that other room that we all seem
to want in our homes

the houses are more expensive
utility bills are higher
the taxes are higher
upkeep is higher
we have a lifetime of debt
some never get out from under it and
in this recession their houses were the reasons they
went under financially

we have a 2800 square foot house and could easily
get by on half that amount
heck theres parts of the house i hardly go into unless
we have company
ive been in house trailers and in cabins and in apartments
that are built efficiently using smaller spaces

in new york there is a company that now builds small
efficiency apartments that have got their inspiration for
its design from trailer houses
new meaning for trailer trash i guess new york style

seriously we do need to rethink how we are doing things
here in america
as our national debt grows and our personal debt grows
we need to change a lot of things we are doing in order
to survive in the future

we could start with downsizing earlier in life
maybe downsizing from day one

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. thought of your blog when I heard this story on my commute to school this morning:

    tiny hugs, my-wife-she