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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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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

i voted


i have voted in every presidential election since i was 18 years old
this year
on november 3 2020 i can say
i voted again

no matter what this covid 19 does to the election
i will vote

you see
i am lucky to live in a state where you can do mail in ballots without a lot of restrictions like some states do
it comes in the mail
usually about that time a booklet from the american league of women voters arrives so you can read about the various candidates and the various issues that we are voting on

i usually sit in my chair looking out over our condos courtyard with the sun beaming through the windows
i sit there with my coffee and mark my ballot
i sign it
i put it in my mailbox so the morning post person takes it into the mail system

i voted
i have done my duty

as we all know from history folks have made it difficult for others to vote
its really sometimes according to who has the power

i watched with horror and shame as the people of wisconsin were forced to vote in person
it will be interesting to see what effect that has on the outbreak of the covid 19 there in a week or so
i wonder how many folks will die from voting that day

folks have been undergoing all kinds of repression and obstacles to voting
it doesnt stop most from voting though

i will admit i if i lived in wisconsin or one of those states that doesnt let folks vote by mail that i would do whatever it takes to vote

i would wear a mask a n95 if i had one if not a cloth mask
i would wear gloves
i would make the person in front of me and back of me stay at least 10 ft away
i would bring my own wipes with me and wipe everything down before i voted
afterwards i would properly remove my gloves so i dont contaminate my hands
get in the car and go home
as soon as i got home i would scrub my hands well with soap and water
remove my shoes at the door
take wipes or sprays that kill the virus and spray my car keys my door knobs my car door my steering wheel my gear shift if i have one
i would go back into my house
remove my clothes
shower real good
change to fresh clothes
take a slow deep breath
peel off the sticker
proudly put that i voted sticker on my shirt

whatever it takes thats what i would do if i didnt live in california

of course
i will mark my ballot as above while sitting in the morning sun
seal my green envelope
place it in the mail pickup spot

i voted
it should be that easy not hard like i described above if i couldnt mail vote

Image result for organicgreendocor.com i voted
no matter
you have to vote
granted some of you will fall ill if your state makes you vote in person
some of you will die and infect others
those deaths will be on your political leaders hands
we have to vote
we cant let anything take that away from us

the organicgreen doctor

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