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.

Istanbul, Turkey

 

Take Allen County, wrinkle it up to create some hills, stretch the St. Mary's River to the width of the Mississippi, multiply the high rise apartments and offices downtown so they cover the whole county, then fill them all with 10-15 million people and you have a place roughly equivalent to Istanbul, Turkey, our new home.

So many contrasts exist between living in Waynedale and living in Istanbul that sometimes we pause and wonder if indeed we still live on the same planet...

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Why do some people seem to be angry all the time? Do you think they were born angry? Do you think their husband/wife causes them to be angry? Want to know my opinion? You're going to get it anyway. I've studied this a long time and I've come to this conclusion. People seem to be angry all the time because they choose to be. People are not born angry they choose to be angry. And last, no one can make you angry or happy because it's your choice not theirs. I know that there are those who...

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COMPELLED TO BE COMPASSIONATE

 

Sometimes the needs of the poor, the refugees, those afflicted by floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, wars, famine and the like seem enormously overwhelming in scope and severity. The needs often appear so great that we may feel rather helpless in the face of them. And the needs seem to be increasing. We are told that there are now six billion people crowding the earth and more on the way. Mother Earth, the environmentalists tell us, is already taxed to provide...

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Ooooooooohhh I have to tell you about a nice little hometown restaurant that Wayne and I revisited recently. We went for a drive and ended up in Markle, Indiana, just down the road a piece. We were hungry and I just happened to have my coupon box with me. I found a coupon for the Davis Family Restaurant so we parked the car and went in. I've reported on this restaurant before and they cut out my column and taped it to their wall.

It's a nice friendly little restaurant. We expected a huge...

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July 5, 2002

In April 2002 my family moved from Fort Wayne to Istanbul, Turkey on a work assignment. This is not the first time we have lived outside the United States. In 1993 we worked in the former Soviet Union in the newly formed republic of Kazakstan, a vast country of mostly empty Asian steppe whose few inhabitants survive on eating sheep and horsemeat. Our second move occurred several years later when we worked on the island of Cyprus in the Middle East. Having moved yet again, we...

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An older cousin sent this to me and I'd like to dedicate this daring piece of verse to my sons and my daughter who have or will soon have children of their own. Does this remind you of your own little set-tos and encounters at your house? Maybe it will help you in raising your own children. I'm not a big fan of SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) because I think it prevents us from raising our children properly. Parents are afraid to correct their children for fear of being turned into the...

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