Minor, Joyce

Highlands Today

Nothing like a good read

Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 -

I love to read, so much so that it hardly matters what else needs doing; reading will usually win out. I have several favorite writers but I also love discovering new ones. I don’t stick to just one genre or even ...

A whole lot of punning going on

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 -

There are certain expressions and idioms so common to the English vernacular that we seldom give a thought to what we’re really saying when we use them. We rarely stop to think how those expressions could be misund...

Surgery, what a pain

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 -

My elderly mother is about to have reverse shoulder joint replacement surgery. She has endured a lot of pain the last few years and finally decided enough is enough. Surgery couldn’t possibly be more painful or mo...

Can’t make it without him

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 -

For more than 10 years now, I have been embroiled in a love-hate relationship with someone I will never truly understand, yet I cannot let go.

Games we play are not new

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 -

Not long ago, while waiting to board a plane, I saw two kids playing the little game we all know as Rock, Paper, Scissors. They were laughing and speaking a foreign language I didn’t recognize.

Which rat are you?

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 -

Why is it that some people are packrats, who can’t bear to throw anything away, while others easily and quickly get rid of everything they’re not actively using? I have both types in my extended family and ...

‘Oopsie’ headlines fun to share

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 -

Over a period of many years I’ve collected a list of amusing headlines drawn from a broad variety of newspapers and other publications. I try to make sure none of the ones I save are invented lines hatched by some...

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 ...