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Taking the Waters in Texas

Janet Mace Valenza. Taking the Waters in Texas: Springs, Spas, and Fountains of Youth. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.

In her survey of Texas health spas centered around mineral springs, Valenza traces the rise, experience, and demise of the many resort-towns that played a role in the settling and development of the Lone Star State. 611 more words

Summaries & Reviews


Yes, that’s the best way to describe me…or it has been for years. I like to live in the now and commitment guarantees an outcome. I don’t believe in guarantees. 217 more words

Balm in Gilead


Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
Why then has the health of the daughter of my people
not been restored? 607 more words

Healing Spas

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax”

If your brawl with cancer has brought you a moment of positive respite, and you have a little bit of money left in your bank account, why not celebrate your victory by relaxing for a brief stay in a beautiful spa. 165 more words