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.

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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HAVE YOU EVER ATTENDED A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME?

 

The answer to that question to me is yes. I attended the 1950 (Chicago), 1970 (Cincinnati), and 1971 (Detroit) games.

I remember the 1950 game very well. I was living in Gary, Indiana working shift work at a steel mill at Indiana Harbor. My work schedule made it possible for me to see over 60 games a year. They played a lot of day games then with 154 game schedule. I had written the Chicago White Sox a letter telling them I...

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Dear Editor,

(Attn: Senator David Long)

I am upset that the State cannot reform a budget in a time of economic turmoil. Every educated human being in the world knows that if you lower taxes across the board enough, that will stimulate the economy. If you raise taxes then you will receive slow growth... How can you totally miss a proven plan? How can a budget be this far in the hole one year after a surplus.

Who cares if you lowered property taxes or trashed the inventory tax? Not...

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Ooooooooohhh I have to tell you about a cute little place that my little Tubby Hubby and I went to recently. It's called the Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant and it's located off of I-469 at 1326 Minnich Road in New Haven in a little shopping center. We discovered it by mistake.

We had been to "MAY-NARDS" (that's the way they pronounce it) and got off at the wrong exit looking for a place to eat. I can't remember which restaurant we were looking for but we were so hungry that we decided to...

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Recognizing His Voice

 

There are times in our lives when we have to ask the Lord to give us direction and guidance. Sometimes our situations are extremely critical and time sensitive and sometimes they are not. But one thing we want to be certain of is this: We want to know that we are hearing God correctly. That is, we want to be sure that we are hearing His voice and not our own thoughts, which could be focused on selfish desires. How can you and I know when we are hearing from God?...

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