Cindy Small
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Cindy Small arrived in N. Alabama following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A native of New Orleans, she graduated from Tulane University with an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Masters in Historic Preservation Studies. She spends her spare time writing a weekly “Spotlight” column for The Decatur Daily as well as reading her non-fiction short stories on NPR. Published in various literary journals, her writings are always humorous added with a speck of arsenic.

A visit to the beach always makes me feel alive; especially when the healing powers of the ocean became the best medicine for battling

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UNPAID AND VERY REWARDING Upon retiring and after many years of the daily grind, it was crystal clear to me that while I didn’t want

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How does one uproot post-retirement from the slow-as-molasses, Land of Sweet Tea and Southern Manners in blissfully predictable Alabama to a vibrant, funky, colorful

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Having retired recently after working nearly a half-century, I can honestly say it has been a very difficult transition for me.  I’m not talking

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 I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana at The Touro Infirmary during the month of February. Those born in that month do suckle breast

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Every town has its own way of saying things about their food and my hometown, New Orleans, totally pegged it. My favorite expression is

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 I’ve always adored summers as my body pleaded for Vitamin D and a Coppertone tan. Days at the beach in June reminded me that

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Editor's note:  As we celebrate National Survivors Month, we celebrate amazing people like Cindy Small who are brave enough to share their journeys.    New

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Mother’s Day is arriving soon for many and according to stats, it is the busiest holiday for restaurants, florists and Hallmark card stockers. But

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At last, soon we will all be thawing out and embracing the sweetness of spring.  I thought I would never defrost this winter. Eyeing

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