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.

Retirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if you're going to get the full benefits from your retirement years — which could last two, or even three, decades — you'll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, you'll need to take a "holistic" approach — one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way.

To articulate and achieve your...

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Like clockwork, you can count on superhero movies hitting the theaters in May. Newly released is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a movie that offers some emotional moments and cool visual effects even as the plot tends to meander towards the climax.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 largely focuses on the relationship between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) after the death of her father in the first movie. Peter feels guilty about Captain Stacy's death and about his failure to...

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I thought about being Jewish, but they passovered me.

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards, they simply are the ones who care the most.
Charles Schultz
Creator of the Peanuts cartoon

The Ass
My friend, Fritz, made a not so funny comment.
When I looked at him, he said, "I was just being a wise ass."
"You might be an ass," I replied, "but you're not that wise."

Juan's Brother
On Saturday mornings I meet my...

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As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? People often think and plan for these costs. Yet, too often, many of us overlook what potentially could be a major expense during our retirement years: health care. By preparing for these costs, you can help yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle you've envisioned.

Many of us may ignore the impact of health care costs because we just...

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I'll admit that everything I know about football I learned from Kyle Chandler. I know enough about movies, however, to guess that a football movie that doesn't include any football is probably not bound to be a classic.

Released ahead of the real NFL draft, Draft Day apparently tries to capitalize on the success of Moneyball by focusing on the deals that go down to build a solid team with limited time and a limited budget. Specifically, the movie follows Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner)...

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If you don't know what you're talking about
keep your damn mouth shut.

God's Gifts
Snowcapped mountains,
Starry nights,
Blue-green seas,
Eagle's flights.

Valley's lilies,
Smell so sweet,
Waving fields
Of golden wheat.

Colorful flowers,
Buzzing bees,
Humming birds,
God gave us these.

It used to be lawyers were the most despicable profession and politicians were second. But the politicians have now moved into the number one spot. Since close to 50% of all politicians are lawyers, if that's not...

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