Thinking today of MLK

Thinking today of MLK

Today is MLK’s special day, and as I reflect on his life, I realize my life has been enriched immeasurably through the presence of African Ameri...

January 18th, 2021 updated: January 18th, 2021. |  


Cranberry supplement benefits and drawbacks

Cranberry supplement benefits and drawbacks

Dear Dietitian:I seem to get three or four bladder infections every year. My friend told me to try cranberry supplements. Do they work?Thank you,Mered...

January 16th, 2021 |  


‘We get from life exactly what we put in’

‘We get from life exactly what we put in’

Julia came bounding in the back door on her return home from school. She enjoys her short trek through the woods that separate us from our little coun...

January 15th, 2021 |  



Getting ready for Arbor Day 2021

Getting ready for Arbor Day 2021

Although the first day of spring will not be here until March 20, it’s not too early to begin planning for Arbor Day! Arbor Day has its origins ...

January 13th, 2021 |  


Technique is everything with pie

Technique is everything with pie

I do not come from a family of pie makers. My mother made beautiful cakes — county fair prize-winning cakes. But no pies, except for the occasio...

January 13th, 2021 |  


Early intervention still a vital service

Early intervention still a vital service

Even through a pandemic, the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities is working to ensure all people are receiving the services they need. T...

January 12th, 2021 |  


Memories of Tommy Lasorda

Memories of Tommy Lasorda

Each year, the Lehman High School Foundation hosts a fundraising banquet. Typically there is a featured speaker who would not normally pass through th...

January 11th, 2021 |  


Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol

Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol

Was I surprised at the events that occurred at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021? Yes.I never thought I’d see a mob of Americ...

January 11th, 2021 |  


Charting a healthy 2021

Charting a healthy 2021

Dear Readers: The 2020-2025 US Dietary Guidelines were unveiled last week by the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human S...

January 9th, 2021 |  


Why are many OK with Trump’s behavior?

Why are many OK with Trump’s behavior?

How far will millions of white Americans go to air their grievances?We suffered through very dangerous and disturbing times recently in this nation (b...

January 8th, 2021 |