Yadkin Ripple- RSS OPINION Feed http://yadkinripple.com/section/OPINION http://yadkinripple.com/section/OPINION Sun, 24 May 2015 21:00:01 EST 1800 Reminiscing on the wine festival http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153568264/Reminiscing-on-the-wine-festival Eleven years ago I attended my first Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. To be honest, I wasn't exactly thrilled to be there. I worked as a reporter for The Elkin Tribune for about six months the year I graduated from college and by default I inherited... Thu, 21 May 2015 04:10:22 EST A taste of the middle east http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153388904/A-taste-of-the-middle-east Though I've never traveled outside the U.S. myself, I'm excited to share with you some recipes that hail from other nations. This week I have some recipes from the middle east. Though I am an only child by birth, these recipes come to me... Thu, 14 May 2015 02:30:27 EST Yet more walking in Grand Canyon http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153422101/Yet-more-walking-in-Grand-Canyon The beauty of Grand Canyon is so powerful that it is easy to forget about the interesting people I've met there. Why are some people addicted to this place and hike there over and over. Some are driven by an energy that is just off the charts;... Thu, 14 May 2015 02:30:25 EST Letter to editor http://yadkinripple.com/news/letters/153421824/Letter-to-editor To the editor, Thu, 14 May 2015 01:55:21 EST An ode to pizza http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153317044/An-ode-to-pizza This week's installment of Kitsey's Kitchen is quite simply an ode to pizza. Oh pizza, how do I love thee. Let me count the toppings. There's that tangy sweet sauce topped with ooey gooey cheese and from there the sky is the... Thu, 7 May 2015 03:05:21 EST Hiking the Grand Canyon http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153295221/Hiking-the-Grand-Canyon Last time I discussed the many benefits to walking. Of course exercising the body is so vitally important, but walking can also enhance the mind and spirit. Beside the many physical, mental, and spiritual benefits, it also provides opportunity;... Thu, 7 May 2015 02:30:33 EST Southern foods that confuse our northern friends http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153122945/Southern-foods-that-confuse-our-northern-friends The south has some very distinct foods. Fried chicken is probably the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of traditional southern fare. There are many dishes from our region here below the Mason-Dixon line, however, that give our northern... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:05:22 EST Let’s go for a walk http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153183172/Lets-go-for-a-walk I like simple, easy stuff that is not hard to remember, because there is too much stuff to keep up with. Like passwords which are not easy to remember and should be changed regularly, and should have numbers, some characters and at least one symbol,... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:30:23 EST I may eat sushi, but I’ll pass on possum http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153030817/I-may-eat-sushi-but-Ill-pass-on-possum There is a big big world out there and in it are many delicious and delectable things to eat. There are also some food choices that may make you say, “ew, you eat that?” I know here in the country, there may be many of you who grew up (or... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:45:21 EST The Dandelion’s Truth http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153030433/The-Dandelions-Truth Have you ever gone gem hunting? You know, the process of gathering mounds of earth and sifting through, separating the seemingly worthless and mundane from the valuable? Well, that's a bit how my mind works most of the time. I find myself taking... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:30:21 EST Kitsey’s Kitchen: Life’s a banquet http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152917957/Kitseys-Kitchen:-Lifes-a-banquet After serving as your reporter here in Yadkin County for more than a year now, I am extremely pleased to be introducing my very own personal column where we can get to know one another a little more. I'll start this inaugural issue of... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:20:21 EST All the things Hospice can do http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/152689129/All-the-things-Hospice-can-do You would be amazed at all the things Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care can do for our patients. Over the next few months I plan to share with you some of those wonderful things. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 02:05:21 EST Come in and have a seat http://yadkinripple.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152511389/Come-in-and-have-a-seat I've recently come to appreciate something I've used all my life, used many times every day, but never gave much thought to. Chairs. They are everywhere and come in thousands of configurations and uses. My interest in them began recently... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:30:22 EST