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About Doc Jody.
Doc Jody is a Writer. Winner of the Mayor's Award for Environmental Stewardship and of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District "End-User" Groundwater Stewardship Award. Doc Jody's household is the Designated Lowest End-User Water-Utility Consumer in our drought-stricken city, The City of Sunset Valley, Texas. We have maintained a sustainable urban lifestyle at this home/office by maintaining a TOTAL UTILITY BILL (elec-gas-water-trash-sewage) of $72.50 in a 2,102-sq.ft. home WITHOUT SOLAR panels EACH & EVERY month for nearly 11 years. This extreme-living in the midst of enormous waste of our natural resources (neighbors using 124,000+ gallons of water during Stage 2 Drought, e.g.,) prompted the inspiration for our community. Austin resident Lance Armstrong used 330,000 gallons of water at his home (July 2008) during a Stage 2 Drought.
In Doc Jody's words: "I am a born writer. I knew since age seven I would write books. By 5th grade, I wrote a book about the planets. A late bloomer, I took a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to write about. My first book was published in 2007 & I've been making up time since: 3 books published in 2008, two in-progress in early 2009 & another on the drawing board.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in 1978, with minors in Math & Chemistry. My Masters from OSU in Zoology followed in 1980, with thesis. I earned my Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1991 at Parker College in Dallas, where I operated my own clinic. A retired military officer with overseas duty in remote Guatemala in 1993, I lived in semi-primitive conditions which sparked many of my ideas about leaving (or making) as small a footprint on the Earth as possible. A year living in Panama in 1995 provided stark contrasts that brought me to question the Consumer Paradigm. I also have seven years' experience teaching Anatomy & Physiology under my belt. I write about sustainable living topics, incl. cheap rainwater harvesting for gardening & for drinking, making Kombucha (tea), and earning ridiculously-low urban utility bills."