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.

Today is the last day I will be thinking of that sweet little boy as my baby.  Tomorrow night we will be sharing our last meal in Los Angeles, with his fiancé.  The next day 150 people will descend on Los Olivios, CA for his wedding.  How does time move along so steadily to stages…

Progressively Falling Apart

Are we progressively falling apart, or less dramatically, is the more significant question “what really is aging?”  In the last year I have had three surgeries that required anesthesia. Friends of mine have had breast cancer, melanoma, falling incidents, accidents, and broken bones. Harrumph…is this what getting older is all about? Progressive frailty is a reality…

Lucca, Italy

This morning I was reading the Sunpapers’ Life and Travel section.  There is an interview (by Jae-Ha Kim) of the new book, “The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir” written by Sheila E.  One of the questions was about travel and asked what untapped destination should people know about?  The answer was Lucca, Italy.…

Chicory and Late Summer

This reminds me of my childhood and summer walks in a meadow. Common chicory is also known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor’s buttons, and wild endive (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).  When cultivated, it is radicchio and Belgian endive.  This plant has many…

Using UBER

Recently on a trip to Southern California and due to lots of logistical issues, I was without a ride from the airport in Orange County to visit family in Laguna Beach.  I was planning on taking a taxi since it seemed the simplest.  My son suggested I use UBER.  I have seen many articles on…