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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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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

whether weather


yesterday as my wife she and i sat out on our front condo porch overlooking our condo courtyard 
i said you know this is whether weather
whether weather
its whether i should feel guilty living in such nice weather while many of our family and friends are suffering in the oppressive heat that is hoovering over them in austin and the south

we looked at each other
we dont feel guilty at all
we are sympathetic

now when we first moved here in june two years ago it felt at times like texas as we bumped up to and over the 100 degree mark
remember most folks here dont have air conditioning
including us
but it seems when it gets warm like that it comes then its gone in a day or two
while in austin and the south it can stay around for weeks
i remember 100 days of 100 degree temps one summer that just about roasted the area

here this summer its been as the local say like it use to be here
70s in the day time 60s at night
i would say almost perfect weather

now we tolerate the warm days like when it gets into the 90s since we know they will be far and in between those warm days
we just deal with it

yesterday as i walked past a mirror
i glanced over and looked
oh my
you look like a local
flip flops
baggy pants
short sleeve shirt

thats my attire pretty much 24/7 most of the year
now there are weeks in the winter when i switch to jeans and long sleeves
sometimes by the end of the day ive switched back to my local dressing of shorts and flip flops

i have a if you dont wear it its gone approach to my closet
i must say it has thinned down a lot
it is mostly short sleeve slip over shirts and shorts
i notice i rarely wear socks anymore unless i am working in the garden wearing my work boots
sometimes even then i am sockless

i dont feel guilty living here
i do feel bad for those who are suffering from the heat
i figured i paid my dues having lived there for most of my life
its time now in retirement to enjoy our climate here
we do

the organicgreen doctor

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