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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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

knowing better is ok

thats what my english professor use to say
to us in class
besides teaching english he use to work on broadway
producing writing acting and as a speech instructor for

he would say if you know and understand the rules of grammar
then its ok to break them
as long as you know better

he said it and i believed it

in high school the one poet that i found the most interesting
was e e cummings
since he didnt use caps and didnt use punctuation correctly
so when i started wrting this blog i did the same
it all seems a waste of time hitting that shift button all the time
it slows the progress a lot of writing
i elected to drop the punctuation to speed things up some

also when i type this blog i just start writing and dont correct
any mistakes as i go since that interferes with the flow of thought
i go back on my computer and look for mistakes first highlighted
by my spell checker
of course the spell checker can knot find know problem when i use
words that are spelled different but are pronounced the same

aye have two go back end find them myself and correct them
sometimes they fall threw the cracks and eye miss them
i rely on my wife she that writing teacher to find those mistakes
yes she lets me know if i make a mistake
and dont find that homophone thats what there called

i usually correct them but sometimes i just leave them like they are
since i thought
the readerll figure it out

we make our language too complicated now it seems
so i wish we would ee cummings it some

texting has helped a lot
u c this a lot w txtng

i guess what im saying is do we need all these homophones
and their different uses
cant we just have one of them
eg i like their the best of there their theyre
or no instead of know since its shorter
or rode road rowed
or hoarse horse
and the list goes on

if i wrote the horse is horse
you would know if he was a talking horse he would sound raspy

i know if my english professor read my blog
he would not roll over in his grave
he would like my writing since i know the rules
he taught them to us and said it was ok

so in this case knowing better is ok

the organicgreen doctor


  1. It's all about the communication of ideas. You do that well with wonderful thoughts.
    Cowgurl friend