The Carroll News- RSS OPINION Feed http://thecarrollnews.com/section/OPINION http://thecarrollnews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:58:47 EST 1800 Desert island playlist http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/3891953/Desert-island-playlist I recently read an article that asked the question “If you were stranded on a desert island, what 10 albums would you choose to have with you?” This particular desert island has electricity, as well as a turntable and speakers, so all you... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tubing on death river http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/3875121/Tubing-on-death-river After taking in Hillsville's July 4 activities, the family and I decided that a nice way to spend the next day would be to rent some tubes and leisurely float down the New River. Now, some of you may remember the last time the family and I... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A step back in time http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/3853768/A-step-back-in-time I took a step back in time recently. No, it wasn't a H.G. Wells time machine-type thing, although that would have been exceedingly cool. It happened by simply attending a movie in Martinsville. Now, usually when the Mistress of the Manor and I... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Our bodies are worth a bunch http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/3828719/Our-bodies-are-worth-a-bunch Today, we're going to talk about selling our bodies. Now, the first thing one needs to do when thinking of selling his or her body is …. wait … I think some of you may be getting the wrong idea. I don't mean selling our bodies... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Inventions we don’t need http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/3803223/Inventions-we-dont-need Those crazy inventors are always at it, aren't they? Yes, coming up with all kinds of unique gadgets and thingamajigs to make our lives better, striving to make their mark on society, and maybe make a million bucks while they're at it. And... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Smartphone dangers http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/3778716/Smartphone-dangers The Mistress of the Manor and I acquired our first smartphones about two months ago and immediately became confused. Well, to be honest, I was more confused than she, which is often the case, but, nevertheless, we both were asking ourselves if we had... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Grossness is a fact of life http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/3746559/Grossness-is-a-fact-of-life After reading a couple of articles on Men's Health, I may never sleep, go to a birthday party, eat off a buffet, or bob for apples again. Okay, I don't think I've ever bobbed for apples, but there's certainly no chance of that... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST We should pause on this Memorial Day to honor servicemen and women http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/3680043/We-should-pause-on-this-Memorial-Day-to-honor-servicemen-and-women We pause on this Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, to honor all servicemen and women who gave their lives for their country and to commemorate the courage and patriotism of those who served in the United States armed services. It is a day to reflect on the... Mon, 26 May 2014 00:01:00 EST