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Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

CHEF - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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Every now and then when I check the movie listings, I see a movie that I had never heard of before. Maybe I missed the trailers or maybe the marketing budget was tiny, but Chef was completely off my radar. I'm really glad that amongst summer blockbusters and cartoon dragons, I decided to give this under-promoted film a shot.

Chef opens on Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) struggling with the stifling demands of restaurant owner Riva (Dustin Hoffman), whose insistence that he continue to cook the...

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ANDI UNEXPECTED NOVEL - BOOK NOOK

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ANDI UNEXPECTED
An Andi Boggs Novel #1
by Amanda Flower Zonderkidz
978-0-310-73701-8, HB
224 pages
$10.99

Andora "Andi" Boggs isn't the only Andora Boggs in Killdeer, Ohio.

After their parents' sudden deaths, twelve-year-old Andi and her older sister Bethany arrive in Killdeer to live with their zany aunt in a house that has belonged to the Boggs family for decades. Andi is cleaning the attic with her new friend, Colin Carter, when they discover an old trunk labeled "Andora." Andi and Colin dig...

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THE CONFESSION - SCHINDLER SEZ

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If most folks polished themselves like they do their shoes...they'd be well polished.

Resting
When I walked into the barbershop to get a haircut, my barber Skip, was sitting there with his eyes closed. "Hello, are you taking a nap?" I asked.
"No," he answered, "I was just resting my eyes."
"Do you usually snore when you're resting them?"

Accidents
Kids in the back seat cause accidents...accidents in the back seat causes kids. Now don't you wish you were more careful?

The Confession
The last time...

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COULD YOU AFFORD TO LIVE TO 100?

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Here's an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that you have a good chance of living to 100 — but the possibility may not be as remote as it once was. In any case, if you do plan to retire in your mid-60s, and you are in good health, you may well have two, or even three, decades ahead of you. To enjoy this time to the fullest — and to...

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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I went to see The Fault in Our Stars on a Tuesday evening in a movie theater peppered with impossibly young-looking teenage couples. Maybe it was my company or maybe it was the way John Green captures the voice of teenagers—for better and for worse—so well, but I struggled for the first half hour of the movie against the somewhat uncomfortable memory of what it was like to be seventeen. That, I think, is the secret to Green's success and why I think it's so hard for me as an adult to evaluate...

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BECOMING MYSELF - BOOK NOOK

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BECOMING MYSELF: Embracing God's Dream of You
by Stasi Eldredge
David C. Cook Publishers, 978-1-4347-0535-8
HB, 253 pages
$22.99

Eldredge seeks to help women rediscover their inner beauty, self-confidence, creativity, and life goals. Using personal illustrations and enlightening stories, much as she did in Captivating, Eldredge delves deep into the heart of many women's issues today. She touches on personal image, career ambitions, family enhancement, spiritual nourishment, and even physical...

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