Minor, Joyce

Highlands Today

Driving aimlessly with clueless GPS directions

Saturday, May 28, 2016 -

Am I the only one who feels like driving is becoming the newest blood sport? Highlands County is not Los Angeles or Chicago, or even Atlanta. Yet it seems every day there’s another multi-car pile-up or motorcycle ...

Meandering road to finish line spurs fatigue

Friday, May 20, 2016 -

I don’t feel well today. Nothing is really wrong — no pain, nausea or other specific discomfort. I just don’t feel well, pure and simple.

Stand and deliver, please

Saturday, May 14, 2016 -

I’ve had it with everyone and everything that promises but doesn’t deliver. It seems to be the scourge of the decade and I’ve had enough.

Read, re-read emails before hitting send

Friday, May 6, 2016 -

About once a year I decide to clear old emails off my computer and wind up spending at least a couple of hours doing it. The reason it takes so long is that I can’t bear to delete anything without rereading it for...

Do you remember May Day?

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 -

When I was a kid growing up in Michigan and Indiana, May 1 was a special day. We called it May Day and it was basically a celebration of spring.

Memories can hurt

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 -

Memories are powerful, especially childhood memories. No matter how old I get, certain childhood memories are so strong they can burst forth as fresh as this morning’s dew, especially when triggered by something s...

Sometimes opportunity drops in

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 -

When I was a sophomore in high school a disaster happened that changed my life — the roof of our town’s junior high school collapsed. The building had been slated for demolition as soon as a new one could b...

They make my skin crawl

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 -

I hate creepy crawlies. I don’t care if it’s an insect or an arachnid, a crustacean or an amphibian. If it buzzes, crawls, slithers or slimes it’s way around, I hate it — period.