Herald Columnists

Boys Survived All-Day Endeavors In The Brutal Cold With All Digits Intact

What a week! Wow. I’m still processing what happened with the weather. I’ve never seen anything like that in a place where I actually lived. Snow has sporadically fallen on various homes of mine in various locations, but I’ve never experienced an actual whatever-that-was. That was truly something and I’m still sort of mystified. One…

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Make Every Bite Count For A Healthy Life

The recently released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) encourage us to “Make Every Bite Count” for a healthy life, both now and as we age. The DGA is jointly published by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) every five years to provide science-based recommendations for healthy eating patterns…

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My Friend, Martha, Landed In Facebook Jail For 24 Hours

We still had some sleet, ice and snow on the ground Monday morning, but thank goodness not as much. Our sun deck was covered Sunday morning and my son came down and cleaned it all off. Took a couple of hours but he got it done. Thanks, Tim. Sunday our daughter, Donna Garripoli, visited for…

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Betty’s Week

It’s David this week, filling in for Ms. Betty. I know, after an unprecedented year with old normals fading and new normals still materializing, it’s not a normal edition without Betty’s Week. First things first, Ms. Betty is ailing this week, which surely isn’t normal. She has only missed a few days of work in…

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It’s Time To Revisit Medicaid Expansion

I think it’s time that we take a fresh look at a highly controversial decision made several years ago that has cost Mississippi several billion dollars so far, and has lessened the healthcare coverage for 300,000 mostly, working Mississippians. This decision has cost the hospitals in our state and healthcare providers hundreds of millions of…

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Sources Of Vitamin A: Food Vs. Supplements

Foods contain two different forms of Vitamin A: preformed Vitamin A (retinol and reinyl ester) that are found in dairy products, eggs, fish, and meat; and provitamin A carotenoids which includes beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin found in plants such as leafy green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, kale, romaine lettuce) and orange and yellow vegetables and fruit…

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It’s Over, It’s Over – Well Maybe Over-ish

It’s over! The election is finally over! Well, I mean, it’s over-ish. According to most everyone it’s basically, for-the-most-part over. Right? The presidential election could not have ended-ish soon enough. I, for one, am so relieved that it’s sort of done…I think. I get the feeling that we might have two presidents right now, though.…

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