Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Joyce Minor

I want what I want

If you read this column even occasionally you will likely already know that I’m no great lover of computers. I get along fine with my laptop and Windows XP. I don’t want anyone messing with either of them except me, because I’m n...
Published: 01/25/15

Action is better late than never

Why is it that we seem to float through our days feeling safe and protected even when we’re not? We seldom worry about the dangers all around us until something forces us to recognize how vulnerable we really are. ...
Published: 01/18/15

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s a drone?

I noticed several ads before Christmas that still have me thinking, not about purchasing the products offered, but about the ramifications if those products become widely used.
Published: 01/11/15

Maybe it changes, but it doesn’t really

Just because we now have the Internet giving us unfettered access to information including all of history, doesn’t mean we’ve learned enough about our American heritage to be grateful for it.
Published: 01/04/15

Packing Christmas away

I’ve always hated the weekend after New Year’s Day. That’s when I pack away all the trappings of Christmas for another year. It’s a monumental task that I dread every January.
Updated: 1 months ago

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...
Updated: 1 months ago

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...
Updated: 1 months ago

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...
Updated: 1 months ago

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....
Updated: 2 months ago

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: 2 months ago

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