Author: Carol Ann Heath, Ed.D.

Formally retired as Assistant State Superintendent, Special Education and Early Intervention but still involved in many activities, especially travel, consulting, graduate teaching in special education, volunteer activites in community.

False Flag???

Usually, politics is something I can take or leave. Recently a recurring theme in reporting has been the phrase “False Flag.” This phrase meant nothing to me and factually means nothing. Looking it up does not provide contextual guidance. Wikipedia describes a false flag as an act committed to disguise the actual responsibility and blame…

Zooming

Until this past year, I never even considered zooming anywhere for maybe the past ten years. I used to work three jobs, and it took plenty of energy to zoom to work and then to teaching in the evening and home to writing all night long. This year I learned to Zoom. Really Zoom. Our…

COVID Vocabulary continued: Virtual Hug, Fist Bump, and Social Distancing

In the interest of documenting the changes in our everyday vocabulary, I periodically have been examining the common use of previously loosely associated phrases. I mean, for goodness sake, who went around saying to close friends, “let’s have a virtual hug?” Having a good squeeze was one of the loveliest expressions of caring between friends,…

The Turmoil of the 60s Revisited

During the late sixties, Boomers were coming of age and emerged as a powerful motivator for reexamining the principles and strength of our Democracy. Disruption in the streets, combined with government corruption, shook the country’s faith in our ability to manage deep disagreements between parties and generations. The 60s opened with the Cuban Missle Crisis…

Christmas with Grandson

A memorable moment…first Christmas with four year old grandson. The plans were all set and we were happy to join. The bi-coastal sets of kids were able to agree to the 2020 plan, the first Christmas on the west coast with the whole family together. East would go west so the cousins could gather and…