Joyce Minor

Meandering road to finish line spurs fatigue

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.
Published: 05/22/16

Stand and deliver, please

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.
Published: 05/15/16

Read, re-read emails before hitting send

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 fear I’ll trash someth...
Updated one month ago

Do you remember May Day?

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.
Updated one month ago

Memories can hurt

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 simple like a familiar smell or...
Updated one month ago

Sometimes opportunity drops in

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 be built, but the roof couldn&#...
Updated one month ago

They make my skin crawl

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.
Updated: 2 months ago

The day the Easter Bunny died

When I was a kid, Easter was a time for new clothes and picture hats and, of course, Easter eggs.
Updated: 2 months ago

It runs in the family

Celesta Batterbee woke with a start as her granddaughter came into the room carrying a tray of breakfast food.
Updated: 2 months ago

Choose wisely and live well

Since the beginning of time, teenagers have been rebellious, doing whatever they chose despite the risks, as a way of expressing independence from parents and teachers, who try to limit their freedom.
Updated: 3 months ago