Word of the Day – dendrochronology

IMG_1477Today’s word is dendrochronology.  This noun refers to the science using tree rings in calculating the passage of time.

This made me think about the fact that my Ataxia is progressive. So I therefore find myself determining the timing of past events by what I was able to do in my memory of the event.  For instance, how much was I still able to walk unassisted?  Was I seeing double yet? (It was never determined if this was a result of Ataxia, and I had strabismus surgery to correct it.) How legible was my writing? Was I still driving in the dark?

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