Joyce Minor

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

Keeping up the cousins

“Cousins are joined heart to heart. Distance and time can’t keep them apart.”
Updated: 3 months ago

Still star-struck after all these years

I have always loved movies. When I was in grade school and junior high I would rush home after school to watch a show called “Afternoon Theatre.”
Updated: 3 months ago

Don’t ignore the big C

I have been writing this column for nearly nine years. Most people who have followed it for any length of time know that, beginning in early 2013, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had surgery and began treatment immediately, all the while record...
Updated: 4 months ago

This is winter?

Whatever happened to winter? I was just enjoying wearing sweaters, long jeans and closed-toed shoes, sipping hot soup for lunch and turning off the air conditioning.
Updated: 4 months ago

Finding the right way to diet

I hate dieting. And I hate exercising even more. Yet, these days, I have to do both to stay healthy. For a while, I spent a lot of time asking myself why I can’t just eat whatever I want and still stay slim, like I did for most of my life.
Updated: 4 months ago

Childhood fears are not new

Today’s world is dangerous — so many crooks and predators. I’d always assumed our parents had none of those fears as they grew up. But then my mother told me this true story.
Updated: 4 months ago

Taking time to share

A few years ago I wrote a column about the importance of sharing your wisdom and know how with the next generation. Allow me to add to that, sharing practical everyday tips and secrets for success.
Updated: 5 months ago

It’s just what mothers do

Shortly after our son was born, I developed a small itchy bump on the back of my left thigh, where I couldn’t see it, not even in a mirror.
Updated: 5 months ago

Kid talk makes memories

When I was 4 or 5 years old, I remember my mother often watched an afternoon television program called “Art Linkletter’s House Party.” Maybe you remember it too. Sometimes the host would interview three or four children from the ...
Updated: 5 months ago