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, graduate teaching in special education, volunteer activites in community.

Seasonal Transitions

Slowly, excruciatingly, the sun creeps along the skyline ever southernly, sneaking to the winter solstice, smiling with anticipation of a long winter’s nap.  Complicating the sunset view, forcing a rise from my customary seat, I crane like one of the few remaining great egrets, to remain settled in my living room comfy chair yet appreciate…

Who Am I?

Commenting on the current hearings in Congress is too political and too painful. But, the bigger question of who I am really is, of course, a long time philosophical epistemology beyond me and the moment. What is our personal notion of reality or viewpoint and experience, and how is our memory structured? The years since…

Daily Posts

I have been overwhelmed with travel and many family activities since May 1. I finally have my daughter’s wedding behind me and a trip to the west coast and Hawaii over.  Today I resolved to get back into a grove of writing each day.  When my mind was lazy but my will was strong I…

Mating Season for Limulus Polyphemus: The Horseshoe Crab

Unique among hard-shelled creatures is the horseshoe crab, though not really a crab.  Actually an evolutionary oddity, this crab has not changed its utterly unfashionable appearance for more than 350 million years, and is actually an arthropod, related more to a spider than a crab. Every year in late spring the horseshoe crab crawls onto…

Infect our Climate

via Daily Prompt: Infect Climate develops over long periods of time and is impacted by patterns of variation in both measurable elements and theoretical concepts.  The application of the term climate to the emotional aspects of a country is less documented historically but has emerged as a factor in personal well-being and national identity. The…

Thin and Slim

via Daily Prompt: Thin Life is full of choices but disguised  as societal impressions or norms open to discussion.  Should women be “thin” or “slim?”  Do I read a slim volume of poetry or a novel of great import?  My options are slim or none.  His lies were thinly disguised.  Those pants would be better…

Pace

via Daily Prompt: Rapid As I rise each day I drag myself from sleep reaching for the newness of the day and my “to be done” list, referred to years ago as my “to do” list which was entirely aspirational as I worked usually ten hours a day, had three children, and took care of…

Enjoying Oregon in Spring

Traveling to Butte Falls, Oregon, is a visual delight traveling  along surprisingly pleasant byways. Towering Mount Shasta changes with the seasons but in the spring a magnificent looming volcanic landmark appears in the distance, snow-capped and often shrouded in clouds. Oregon near the Rogue River and along the Butte Creek is moist and cool in…