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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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Thursday, December 7, 2017

dear ms b-not another charlie brown christmas tree

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i have included a picture below from amazon.com
if you dont know what a charlie
brown christmas tree looks like
if you have been to our old country n in texas the last few years
you have seen a charlie brown tree
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree--24 in.
we sort of gradually downsized to the charlie tree
it took just a few  minutes
ok so it was just a minute to set up
add presents you were done
all the christmas colors were there
red green white

it all started several years ago
i dont think i have pictures
ill try to describe it the best i can

we got a tree like most folks have
my wife she found this disney snow slope thing
that i would say was 3-4 feet tall
it had all the disney folks like donald mickey minnie goofy etc
that sat at the top of the slide or snow slope
a mechanism snagged each underneath
carried them forward to the edge of the slope
down the slope they would go
at the end of the slope the mechanism picked them up
carried them to the top of the slide
then they were released again
it managed to keep them spaced out

in theory if it worked
which it never really did
they would slide down that slope all day long

they always seemed to get stuck
right before the mechanism reappeared
i tried all kind of things to make them slide further
releveling the slide over and over and over again

it became my christmas story that slide

thank goodness when we moved this summer
that slide didnt make the cut
i told my wife she
can we just go back to the charlie brown tree again
it was so simple
we are now minimalist

this week after i awoke from my nap
this is what showed up in front of our west window
my oh my i said
that sure looks different
sort of
eclectic i would say

it looks like a regular christmas tree got a bad haircut
it has an almost tropical look to it
i made the picture blurry on purpose

now its been in place for a couple of days
im looking at it now
you know
its sort of like an ugly dog or cat that you get
they are so ugly they are cute
they sort of start to grow on you

thats what this eclectic christmas tree is doing on me

the true test will be
does ms b like it

if she does
its here to stay

fire update
evacuations are about 25 miles away
the odds are it wont reach us
the hwy 101 around ventura between us and los angeles as i write
is closed down both ways

the winds kicked up last night
thousands are evacuated
as of now homes and business and at least one hospital
are destroyed
but luckily no known lives have been lost

our thoughts are for those who have and are losing
their homes and are being displaced some permanently

the organicgreen doctor

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