The Carroll News- RSS OPINION Feed http://thecarrollnews.com/section/OPINION http://thecarrollnews.com/section/OPINION Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:17:52 EST 1800 Columbus gets the boot http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/150148517/Columbus-gets-the-boot I know some of you spent Monday taking it easy, maybe going to a movie or walking in the rain or possibly de-fleaing the dogs and children, and you can thank Christopher Columbus for that. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:16:03 EST Just call me Mr. Manners http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/150047358/Just-call-me-Mr.-Manners I enjoy food and drink. I mean I really, really enjoy food and drink, as in when I'm finished eating or drinking; I usually have the remnants of whatever I consumed on my shirt and quite possibly on my pants, my shoes, the floor, the cat,... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:16:12 EST An open letter to shoplifters (and those thinking about doing it) http://thecarrollnews.com/news/editorial/150030053/An-open-letter-to-shoplifters-(and-those-thinking-about-doing-it) There are many ways to describe shoplifting, and just as many excuses to try and explain it once it happens. But, the simple truth is: SHOPLIFTING IS STEALING. No more, no less. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:06:04 EST Bad jobs that people actually wanted http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/50800176/Bad-jobs-that-people-actually-wanted If you think the job market is tough now, just think about what people were subjected to in the past. Yes, I know cooking fries or waxing toes all day is about as thrilling as being forced to watch a Discovery Channel special on the amoeba, but back... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:46:06 EST Pizza provides insight into your soul http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/50721859/Pizza-provides-insight-into-your-soul I bet you didn't know that when you ordered pizza you were giving away clues to your personality. Yes, saying a simple thing like “I'll have kraut and Tums on my pizza, thank you” will give complete strangers insight into what... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:41:07 EST More doom and gloom from Hawking http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/50641733/More-doom-and-gloom-from-Hawking Over a year ago some yahoo discovered the Higgs boson or “God particle,” if you prefer. As you may remember, I got very excited about this because I thought it would mean we would be able to teleport from one place to another, make... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:01:05 EST Aliens, zombies and Victoria’s Secret super models http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/50540165/Aliens-zombies-and-Victorias-Secret-super-models I know the yard sale season is quickly coming to an end, but I figure it's never too late to make a buck so I'm passing along some tips that will make a fortune for anyone still thinking of going the yard sale route. Well, maybe not a... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:16:06 EST Repair king I’m not http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/50453055/Repair-king-Im-not The other day I decided to repair a lamp. Now, the lamp was probably 30 years old, but it was a beautiful lamp and one of a matched set. So, I decided to save it from the landfill and preserve it for posterity. Sounds simple enough, doesn't... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:06:09 EST Boomers refusing to grow old http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/50383025/Boomers-refusing-to-grow-old Recently, I perused an article about the aging of Baby Boomers, of which I am proudly one. Baby boomers, it appears, refuse to grow old, something I can attest to, at least in terms dictated by previous generations. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:36:03 EST