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Monday, June 11, 2018

why tony why

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i let him into my world my dvr world a few years ago especially when he started his new show on cnn about parts unknown
i dvr a few shows that i and some my wife she like to watch like sporting events man i hate to watch commercials and tv specials and the voice and americas got talent and some hbo shows and gardening shows and the nightly pbs news show amongst other shows we like to watch
his shows i dvred all of them since i didnt want to miss them

he was special

his shows were about more than just food
it was about life
he could grab and he seemed to grasp the essence of where he was visiting

he seemed restless but in a calm way as he gave us a lesson on where he was at
like a special docent with a unique view

three of his shows that he did that we saw seem to stick in my mind

one was the one he did on west virginia
he seemed to get those people
now im sure he didnt like trump but he was in the middle of trump country there in west virginia with all its economic problems and drug problems
the latter he seemed to understand the most since he fought those demons a lot the drug demons

he seemed to fit in and seemed to understand those guys eating stuff that for me was well what i ate a lot when i was growing up
yes ive eaten fried squirrel and squirrel dumplings before
he did to
loved it he did

after you watched the show at least for me i thought i understood them

another show was the one on viet nam
a place that almost destroyed our country in the 60s and 70s
a country at war for 100s of years that finally is able to be at peace with no war going on
it was like listening to a history lesson and food lesson and social lesson of viet nam

then the one show that maybe all of us should watch
it was on the area in massachusetts where he grew up
the place where his demons that followed him everyday of his life got their origin
and grew and took him over like a cancer that was kept at bay but not completely defeated
obviously his demons like that cancer took him over and won

there where he grew up they are fighting the fight that so many places in the us are fighting
drugs especially heroin that has destroyed and is destroying so many lives so many families

is there an answer to this problem
i dont know
its a social one a financial one with a lot of folks to blame
congress big pharma the medical community our social system our families us
there may not be an answer or a cure for this problem
we like he did have to control it
like the cancer kept at bay
we need to try to keep it from winning
keep it under control

we like tony have to try
as long as we can

he tried
he touched so many folks all over the world
he seemed to transcend race religion politics
he seemed to understand

he was a special person
he had so much more to give
he gave his all and could give us no more

he is missed

the organicgreen doctor

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