Cindy Heath
Image by M.C. Lloyd. My dad, me, one of my brothers. Alaska, 1958

When I was a child, I listened to the words of Big Wicked Bill and cried for the dog.

Now my heart knows why Stuart Hamblen sang, “Sometimes in the hush of an evening when the winds have grown tired and are stilled, By the fire, I sit dozing and…

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Autumn is my favorite season. Even though here in Central Texas the leaves don’t change the glorious red of maples, the golden yellow of aspens, and the burgundy and orange of beech and sumac, I still love fall.

Have you ever wondered why the leaves change color?

And is there a purpose for their show-off colors? And why are…

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I visited my oldest son and his family over the holiday, and now I feel awful. Lonely, sad, melancholy. And then I feel ungrateful, selfish, ridiculous, immature—shall I go on?

I've been afraid of emotions if they're not HAPPY all my life.

It's acceptable to be happy, stoic, logical, or intellectual; I learned that from my father. But emotion, while it can…

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For more than 40 years, doctors told me I had a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, degenerated discs, and scoliosis. I refused to have my spine fused even when the pain was so bad I ended up in the ER with intravenous morphine.

Then I found out the diagnosis was wrong.

After a severe car accident that broke my…

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Do you remember the story some years back that asserted,

Humans, whales, and dolphins have evolved to live well beyond child-bearing age because this helps raise the survival chances of their descendants, argues a new theory of aging in social animals.—Ronald D. Lee

The article is fascinating, but here’s what…

Cindy Heath

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