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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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solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

bros, duct tape use


this week i got together with two of my brothers who
live close by
there are 5 of us boys in our family
at one point when we were all together at home
we shared 1 bedroom
you can imagine what that must have been like
5 boys in one room
just think of the smell that must have been coming
out of that room
we all have battle scars from our confrontations

two live in another state and we dont get to see them
as often as we like
my wife she and i plan a visit soon to see these two

but it is nice to have two that live close by so we can
get together occasionally

my older brother has a birthday today
he lives in a nearby state
he is retired army veteran
thanks for your service

my younger brother lives also in a nearby state
he is the one with alzheimers disease
its sad to see him to see how he has gone down hill
i remember him for what he use to be
a 20+ year fireman then
a 10+ year deputy sheriff
before he was struck with his terrible disease

my next older brother lives nearby
he is a retired air force veteran
he was an airplane pilot
he also is a retired certified financial planner

we have used his knowledge a lot over the years
which has helped my wife she and i to have
a more secure financial future
thanks bro

he is also my rainwater brother
who wishes he had all the rainwater tanks i have
as he is limited by space and by his hoa

the next brother also lives nearby
he is also a retired air force veteran
his second career is he is a doctor also
but a phd in history and teaches at a nearby college

he always gives us a historical perspective on everything
and has a historical file on each of us
some of the things he has i hope he throws away before
i die
as he and i lived together in our younger single days for a few years

he also is an expert in freeway exit numbers
just ask him and he can give you the exit numbers of
any place he travels
when we make a road trip together to visit relatives
we dont even use a map or gps
since he always knows where we are
must have a genetic gps in that brain somewhere

but we had a good visit the three of us
talking about the past the present and the future
we solved the earths problems
ate a good home cooked meal

and of course
ended the day with a good midday nap

it all brought back memories of that room we shared years ago


people are always sending me pictures and articles on
uses of duct tape
my smiley cute daughterinlaw sent me this one

abc unruly passenger dm 130109 wblog Unruly Air Passenger Subdued With Duct Tape

seems this guy drank a bottle of duty free booze and got
real unruly so the passengers held him down and duct taped
him down to the chair
also he had a potty mouth so they duct taped his mouth
sure am glad he didnt have to puke on that flight

would say this is a good use of duct tape

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Glad you got together with your brothers. I really treasure spending time with mine. The oldest and I talk about every other day, late at night mostly about old times and memories from work. The younger brother is the baby of the family and still works at the state capitol.

    Please thank your veteran brothers for their service to our country for me. I was also in the air force and had planned to stay until retirement but changed my mind. Sometimes I wish I had stayed in.

    I got 4.27 inches of rain in my high dollar, professional rain gauge, hope you got your tanks completely full.

    1. must be a good gauge
      we got 3.25 inches
      gives us enough water to last into the summer and maybe the fall