The Carroll News- RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:36:27 EST 1800 Japanese are of a different ilk I don't know about you, but I love me some Japanese. Not their food so much, but some of their quirky customs and practices. Yes, our friends to the East are among the strangest, kinkiest and most bizarre peoples in the world. That's why I... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:36:06 EST 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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