Receiving my daily Herald is like having a friend visit me. Friends bring joy, concerns, news, sorrows; a real blend of information and emotions. During last winter’s isolation (especially for those of us who live alone) the paper was a blessing. I enjoy the wide variety of news, local events, commentary, editorial cartoons, etc.
Recently, The Herald publisher bemoans the fact that “every dollar spent on features like comics, puzzles, and lifestyle columns is a dollar that’s not available for news content.”
However, with all the heavy issues: politics, weather events, sadness, health woes, accidents, shootings, fires, and the like, it’s critical to have something lighter to break it up and look forward to. A chuckle or two a day is worth it. There are so few of them lately.