Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Joyce Minor

Secrets enrich holiday cheer

To me, one of the greatest joys of Christmas is keeping secrets. When my kids ask me what to get for their Dad or grandmother, or they share with me what they got for each other, it not only helps us avoid duplication, it heightens the fun and antici...
Published: 12/21/14

Christmas is inconvenient

Holiday shopping online is a real minefield, especially for a novice like me. Either I can’t find the sites I want or I don’t have time to do it till it’s too late for delivery by Christmas or I chicken out because I’m wor...
Published: 12/14/14

Thanksgiving keep on giving

Okay, it is now eight days since Thanksgiving, and we are still eating leftover turkey… and loving it. John and I both enjoy turkey so much that we never seem to tire of it. Rather than having to force ourselves to use it up, our problem has m...
Published: 12/07/14

Climate change, really?

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I’m sick, literally sick, of the weather changes lately. I know it’s fall and as usual I welcome cooler weather, but lately the changes from one day to the next have been ridiculous....
Published: 11/30/14

Memorizing changes who we are

Do kids memorize anything these days, besides the latest Taylor Swift song? Is it a part of their education to know by heart any of the poetry and wisdom of our forefathers? What’s more, do they need to? Is it really time well spent for them t...
Updated: 1 months ago

The view from here

In January of 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After two months of tests, I underwent a twelve-hour surgery — double mastectomy and reconstruction. Three months later I began six weeks of chemotherapy to eliminate the disease from my l...
Updated: 2 months ago

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