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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, November 14, 2012

zoooom zoooom

thats the sound the car made this weekend
on the way back from lost maples

when i was growing up in southern arkansas
my younger brother the one with alzheimers and i went
together and bought a used ford fairlane two door
car that was two toned blue and white
it had one of those big engines in it that let you go faster
quicker than you really needed to be
a 350+- or a 457+-
whatever it was it was definitely more than we needed

around there we all knew where the good straight aways
were so we could zoom zoom and see how fast it could
go from a dead start

with some screeching tires

we didnt have to worry about police as there were never any
testosterone was really flowing high during this time

think the fastest we were ever able to go was 110+ on that
move over nascar

(sad though that old car was destroyed one real foggy morning
while only going 30 miles an hour when i hit a large black angus
at least i was not going fast)

so back to this weekend
ive been looking forward to this for several weeks
they put an extension to the toll road from austin to san antonio
you start out at 70 then 75 then 80 and then now
you can go 85 mph

yes thats 85 mph and its all legal
dang wish these things had been around when we had that old fairlane

so on the way back from lost maples we took our less scenic route
and went i10 to the new toll road extention near sequin texas
hopped on that road
pushed it to 5th gear
and zoooom zoooom
there i was up to the maximum speed limit

that felt so good
made me feel like a teenager again
my wife she sure kept an eye on me

(do you wonder how that picture of the speedometer was taken
you dont want to know)

know what route ill be going on from now on when i drive south
zoooom zoooom

the organicgreen doctor


  1. 85 mph is not the fastest that car has been, i can certify that!

    1. remember you should wait 20 years before you tell stories from your youth