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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

the whirlwind

now picture this
you live on 10 acres 40 miles north of austin
far enough away to avoid all the traffic
close enough to drive into downtown austin
if you want
attend an event downtown like a game or concert or march
go to a music venue
attend a festival
so easily accessed

you live on 10 acres of property that you allowed to go native
go back to its natural state
mowing a mile trail in and out through those 10 acres
which we used to take a peaceful walk on many a day
you have a complete rainwater system
a solar system
a large organic garden

you have neighbors but they are
1/2 mile one way
1 mile another way
2 miles another way
who knows how far the other way

you hear some road noise if the wind doesnt blow
but the wind usually blows most of the time

its an oasis
its solitude
its peace and quiet
well there was a bird concert every morning
that we attended
sitting out on our peaceful deck
in our hot tub

you could go completely off the grid there
living a homestead life

why would you leave it
why did you
whats happening now

we left to be near family
looking ahead 10-15 years to be prepared for our future
not knowing what lurks in the shadows for us

we sold it all
i mean all of it
loaded up two cars
off to southern california we went
a trip in two cars
that we plan never ever to ever never do again

we landed in our airbnb place
giving us a few months to look around
get to know the area better
getting a better idea of where we would want to land
on a more permanent basis
hoping to do some type of long term rental
like an apartment or small house

we just thought that whirlwind end to our life in texas
was one of a kind
we got caught up in another wind event

ill finish the story tomorrow

the organicgreen doctor

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