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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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

dear ms b-summer solstice


now this is a picture of a proud grandfather
beginning the teaching of a youngster
how to be a gardener
now she helped me water the new plantings we put in her
parents square foot garden
im sure her watering them made them grow much better

i cant wait to have her dig her little hands into that soil
get her nails all dirty
i know that will make her a better person
make a more healthy kiddo

trust me on this one
is all i can say

now yesterday was summer solstice
june 20th
its the longest day of the year
its the day the real summer starts
around here in central texas its that transition from hot
to real dang hot
its the day for fertility renewal and harvest
its the day of the once in a lifetime strawberry moon
so named by the american indians
a full moon in june
we are in the strawberry harvest moon now

so this is a special week
this summer solstice and strawberry moon
no its not red
apparently its time to pick strawberries somewhere

i just stepped outside at 400 am
its still
its moist from the humidity
i hear whippoorwills in the distance
i hear lots of crickets and other insect noise makers
an occasional bull frog in our small watering ponds
a peacefull soulful solstice strawberry moon night out there
my moment of zen for the day

now ms b
you are lucky since you live in a city that has a big summer solstice
its a funky type of fun parade that i am sure that you will really
enjoy with all the colors bells whistles music going on

hopefully you get to go so you can experience it
so you can start developing an appreciation for the
summer solstice celebrations
what they really mean

dont wash your dirty hands that day though
leave the nails with that dirt under them
youll feel much closer to the earth if you do this

lets put a boot to alzheimers

donate and or join my team organicgreendoctor
for the alzheimers texas williamson county walk on september 24th

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. I need to spend more time outdoors at 4a; sounds peaceful and soul-filling!