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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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solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

its going to be a long day

A Fisher Book
summer solstice link

now if you move in the alzheimers world you may see the longest day in a different way than what we do in the summer solstice celebration in santa barbara

today is the longest day of the year
dealing with alzheimers disease in your world makes this day exceptionally long
if you have someone you know who has this disease or an acquaintance whose dealing with this in their family
then reach out to them today
they may be wore out and could use some cheering up and support

donate or volunteer somewhere or some place
you can go to www.alz.org and find what and how to donate and get involved

this weekend is the summer solstice celebration here in santa barbara
the parade is on saturday
there is festivities starting tomorrow through sunday

recently while watching a documentary on the history of santa barbara there was a section on how this parade got started

it almost didnt happen
the folks who started it were antiwar probably pro marijuana hippy type protesters
they  were allowed to do the parade ie they got a permit with the understanding it wouldnt be some antiwar vietnam protest
the organizers were mostly young adults

over the years the summer solstice and parade has grown to where it is now

i think of it as santa barbaras version of mardi gras on a smaller less raunchy scale

all of the floats are human powered
there is a lot of dancing and bright colors
its sort of an eclectic parade

there are waves of bands playing at one of the large parks for 3 days
theres no beads or shirt lifting going on that ive seen

we like to get down where the parade starts as its less crowded and we get to see the parade with a first look

later in august there is the fiesta parade that is probably larger and seems more formal but it is also one that we enjoy seeing
this one though the summer solstice patade seems to fit our personalities better

it may be a long day everywhere else
the days if they are longer are worth the extra light and brightness today

paradise at its best

today i will be remembering
mom dad my younger brother
on this longest day this purple day
get involved

the oganicgreen doctor

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