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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, September 18, 2013

rains worth


as manual comes from the pacific and the storm that just came
from the caribbean and now a new unnamed storm that will form
this weekend
they will jump on top of mexico from both sides and from above
luckily for us we will get some rain out of this in central texas
not lucky for mexico as some predictions are that they will get
40+ inches of rain dumped there

makes colorados storms look small huh
would hate to see the destruction it will cause
when you compare it to the destruction that the
colorado rains caused

i remember we got 10 inches of rain here in a couple of
hours once
and we were locked in by flooding for several days
the usual small river a quarter of a mile away sounded like a huge
freight train or huge jet engine 24/7

i would  hate to see what destruction it would cause here
that 45 inches of rain
thats 11/2 years worth of rain in a couple of days here
well now that would be 3 years worth of rain
since we are in such a bad drought

it interesting that things are greened up some around here
since we have had occasional small rains lately
but even though its green
down under things are in trouble

the lake levels around here are about to reach the lowest levels
ever since the lakes were first filled up a generation ago

the sad part is that it would probably take a 45 inch rain to fill
it up now

now some states are making things worse
they have levied a rain tax
how in the world can you do a rain tax
you know somethings in this life are free
rain should be one of them

apparently in maryland they will tax people based on the
impervious surfaces that have on their property
like buildings garages driveways walkways etc

the reason for the tax is the runoff from several counties
is severely polluting the chesapeake bay

i wonder looking at my property if they would do much to me
since my roofs all go to rainwater collection my house my garage
may 50 ft arbor my well house my bbq building
all the water is later used in the landscape at my leisure
and the rest is soaked into the earth

(and i know because i dreamed about it several days-there is
a cave under our house that the non collected water goes to
and it never reaches the river
this i dreamed before i started the aricept (donepezil) and even
on the aricept the cave dreams are more vivid)

my long driveway that goes halfway across my 10 acres
is all pervious since i elected to use rock with out sealing
it underneath so the water goes through
yes i fight weeds every year but i attack them organically with
the old pull up technique and the 10% vinegar orange oil
dish washing solution

i even have berms scattered all over the property to slow
down water run off and keep it on my property
after all its free so far in texas

i even use  these berms in my habitat landscapes
to help cut down on water run off and the need to

well i dont live in maryland so ill let them worry about the
rain tax
i know that somewhere in the bowels of government there
is some rumblings to control our rainwater
maybe not tax it since that may not happen in texas
they are looking to claim that that rainwater is theirs
like colorado did
and you dont have the right to collect it

im sorry but thats not quite like the rain tax since i can
understand it sort of
it doesnt seem right

will they come over here and remove my berms and
rock edging and my rainwater tanks and all the mulch
i have everywhere to collect and keep water here
at the country n

could it make me a criminal
i might have to fortress up like on those doomsday shows huh
it might make me anti government
maybe ill start a rainwater dynasty reality show

i wonder whats next
a sun tax
a rule you cant catch the sun on your property since
it belongs to the state of texas

sorry somethings are just  natural and should be left alone

the organicgreen doctor

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