Joyce Minor

Aging gracefully tougher than it seems

I think I have reached that “certain” age, when my body has begun to betray me. It’s not just that my usual iron stomach now suffers occasional bouts of indigestion, or that I’ve finally had to break down and get bifocals....
Published: 11/22/15

Be careful what you ask for

When I sat down to write this column I had no idea what to write about. It seemed we’d had a particularly uneventful week, and I couldn’t think of a thing worthy of comment.
Published: 11/15/15

It’s all in the cycle

What’s up with the weather lately? Last Tuesday the temperature in Sebring topped out at 101 degrees. It’s rarely that hot here in July, let alone November.
Updated one month ago

Star Wars beckons

Every few years a movie comes out that I just can’t wait to see. Usually, it’s because the story has some significance to my life or memories I hold dear. “Star Wars, The Force Awakens” is one of those movies because the origi...
Updated one month ago

It can’t happen here, right?

Bombs… right here in Sebring.
Updated one month ago

It happens every six months

I am often struck by the incongruities of American life in 2015. Perhaps I’m just feeling cynical, but here’s a sampling of what gets under my skin, yet makes no sense to me.
Updated one month ago

Withdrawal is tough

I am suffering from withdrawal. I find it hard to smile, hard to keep a positive attitude, and almost impossible to take an active interest in things that used to keep me busy and entertained. ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Our circle expands

Our third grandchild was born yesterday but this time we were not present at the hospital. We stayed at our daughter’s house with our 2-year-old grandson, Rorke.
Updated: 2 months ago

Have you seen our town?

In a community the size of Avon Park you don’t need to live here long before you feel as if you know almost everyone in town, one way or another.
Updated: 2 months ago

Call my lawyer - please

I have never had much to do with lawyers, legal documents, or legal lingo. But in the last few years, I‘ve helped my mother with matters concerning her estate, so I’ve been forced to deal with a host of legal issues.
Updated: 2 months ago