Galion Inquirer- RSS OPINION Feed http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:42:21 EST 1800 This Week in Galion’s History http://galioninquirer.com/news/history-opinion_columns/50412681/This-Week-in-Galions-History Galion has a colorful and lengthy past. The events noted in this column are taken from the Galion Inquirer archives from years past. The focus will be items of personal or community interest from 10, 25, 50 and 75 years ago. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:57:08 EST Movie review: “If I Stay” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/50416013/-Movie-review:-If-I-Stay “If I Stay” is a pretty depressing teen romance about a young couple who love, lose, and one of them might die. It's based on one of those “YA” (Young Adult) books that are so hot as film projects right now. There's... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:23:02 EST Apron Free Cooking ~ Cheesy Egg Salad http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/50396581/Apron-Free-Cooking-~-Cheesy-Egg-Salad Egg salad is classic sandwich filler. I think everybody has a memory of egg salad sandwiches packed in school lunches. I remember my grandma packing egg salad sandwiches and dill pickles for my dad and I to eat on long car trips. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:56:05 EST This Week In Galion’s History http://galioninquirer.com/news/history-opinion_columns/50348882/This-Week-In-Galions-History Galion has a colorful and lengthy past. The events noted in this column are taken from the Galion Inquirer archives from years past. The focus will be items of personal or community interest from 10, 25, 50 and 75 years ago. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:42:04 EST Movie Review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’ http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/50341368/Movie-Review:-Lets-Be-Cops This past Sunday, I was getting ready to slog my way through a one-and-a-half-star review of “The Expendables 3,” which I saw Friday night, when I decided to check the weekend box office results to make sure it was really the right film to... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:25:05 EST Apron Free Cooking ~ Black Forest Pancakes http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/50330736/Apron-Free-Cooking-~-Black-Forest-Pancakes Pancakes are a Saturday morning tradition in my family. My folks love when all the kids and grandkids show up for a marathon pancake breakfast. My dad used to turn pancakes as long as somebody would sit at the table and eat. Let me tell you, with five... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:13:02 EST Pioneer Means Jobs http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters-news_education/50315613/Pioneer-Means-Jobs What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Pioneer Career and Technology Center? School? Training? Jobs? We hope it is “Jobs”! For over 46 years, Pioneer Career and Technology Center has been a key player in economic... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:44:03 EST Movie Review: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/50255245/-Movie-Review:-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles Was “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” ever a quality franchise? I don't think it was. I think the movies and especially the cartoon are regarded as thinly-veiled toy commercials even by their biggest fans. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:36:03 EST Ministerial Acts http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/50255580/Ministerial-Acts There is never any shortage of television shows, novels and movies about the criminal justice system and courtroom trials. While writers and directors present the drama of those stories, they almost never deal with the more mundane, procedural details... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:23:04 EST Apron Free Cooking ~ Red White & Green Salad http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/50236687/Apron-Free-Cooking-~-Red-White--Green-Salad I love garden produce. Especially produce from the neighbors' gardens! This summer we've seen the bounty of several neighborhood gardens – zucchini and squash from one house, cucumbers from another and tomatoes from a... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:34:02 EST Movie review: “Guardians of the Galaxy” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/50161332/Movie-review:-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy The Guardians of the Galaxy come from the same Marvel universe as The Avengers. But it doesn't take five solo movies to get us to the big team-up project. The idea here is that the cast is so diverse that there has to be somebody you like. And... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:44:04 EST Savvy Senior http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/50176958/Savvy-Senior Dear Savvy Senior, Tue, 5 Aug 2014 10:30:02 EST Movie Review: “Lucy” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/50085972/Movie-Review:-Lucy For years, popular culture has perpetuated the myth that humans use only 10% of their brain and anyone who can unlock the rest of it will basically develop superpowers. This is a bogus theory, the truth (and this is the short version) is that while... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:34:02 EST Apron Free Cooking ~ Banana Pudding http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/50100471/Apron-Free-Cooking-~-Banana-Pudding Banana pudding has made regular appearances at church potluck dinners for years. I ran across a version of this dessert in one of the vintage cookbooks I was browsing through this week. This simple dish has remained a favorite in large part due to the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:39:09 EST Employers and employees use collective bargaining to negotiate employment terms http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/50060068/Employers-and-employees-use-collective-bargaining-to-negotiate-employment-terms Q: What is collective bargaining? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:14:02 EST Savvy Senior: Organizations that appeal to conservatives http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/50071839/Savvy-Senior:-Organizations-that-appeal-to-conservatives Dear Savvy Senior, Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:46:02 EST Movie Review - “The Purge: Anarchy” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/30014789/Movie-Review---The-Purge:-Anarchy “The Purge” turned out to be quite the sleeper hit last year. The otherwise basic home invasion horror movie was masked by its cool setting: a future where once a year for twelve hours, all crime is legal. This typically translates to rich... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:09 EST Apron Free Cooking ~ Apple Salad http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/30023807/Apron-Free-Cooking-~-Apple-Salad Apples are usually used in fall recipes: apple pie, applesauce, and the like. Or they're considered diet food, more flavor and crunch than calories. I agree that apples are all of those things. But since we eat them all the time, I'm... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:57:04 EST Movie Review - “The Purge: Anarchy” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5327249/Movie-Review---The-Purge:-Anarchy “The Purge” turned out to be quite the sleeper hit last year. The otherwise basic home invasion horror movie was masked by its cool setting: a future where once a year for twelve hours, all crime is legal. This typically translates to rich... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:35:04 EST The Wine Guys: Walla Walla Valley http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5312082/The-Wine-Guys:-Walla-Walla-Valley Walla Walla Valley AVA has a fascinating geological history. A subset of the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State, this area was inundated by a series of catastrophic floods — the Missoula Floods — at the end of the last ice age 12,000... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:16:09 EST