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.

It seems fitting that the studios dump all their less successful projects at the height of awards seasons. Compared to the films up for Oscars, movies like Winter's Tale remind us just how bad movies can really be. Normally, I have some affection for bad movies, but this time let me tell you—life is too short. Watch a perfume ad and move on.

Winter's Tale claims to be a story about true love, so naturally it focuses on (literally) star-crossed lovers who have just met. (Warning: I'm going to...

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My Angel is a Guardian

The Snow Angel
We built a wonderful snowman,
Right next to our home.
Put a snow lady beside him,
So he wouldn't be alone.

Throughout the winter,
When the wind did blow,
She watched the children,
Making angels in the snow.

The Snowman to his lady said,
"Spring is just around the bend,
I love you more than life itself,
And hoped it would never end."
"The days are warming and very soon,
We'll surely melt away.
So God please don't let us melt,
For this we humbly pray."

That night when...

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Valentine's Day is almost here. This year, instead of sticking with flowers or chocolates for your valentine, why not give a gift with a future? Specifically, consider making a meaningful financial gift.

However, a "meaningful" gift doesn't gain its meaning from its size, but rather its impact. What types of financial gifts can have the greatest effect on the life of your loved one? Here are a few possibilities:

•Charitable gifts — Your valentine may well support the work of a variety of...

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I can't remember the last time I was this disappointed in a movie. Monuments Men boasts an all-star cast and a story about saving art from the Nazis. "How could it not be great?" I wondered. Yet, Monuments Men squandered its rich subject matter and talented actors on a weak plot and over-reliance on sentimentality, resulting in a watchable but frustrating film.

Monuments Men follows a group of art experts and architects tasked with finding and returning artwork stolen by the German Army...

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RAGGED HOPE: Surviving the Fallout of Other People's Choices
by Cynthia Ruchti
Abingdon Press, 978-1-4267-5117-2
PB, 204 pages, $15.99

How do you deal with the pain caused by other people's choices? Cynthia Ruchti explores this question by telling the stories of 26 people who were hurt by choices made by a loved one, and how they turned to God to deal with the pain. In coping with betrayal, dishonesty, slander, rejection, and physical abuse, these courageous folks used prayer, Bible study...

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A closed mouth eats no crow.
(I've run this once before, but I have a couple of friends who need a reminder.)

On Valentine's Day,
Give her a bouquet,
A dozen roses,
Would make her day.

Beautiful jewelry,
With carats galore,
Would win her love,
For a night or more.

So Valentine's Day,
Is not for the men,
She gets what she wants,
And gives nothing to him!
~Jim Schindler

No Nasiums
Out of the four ushers last Sunday at St. Peter's, three of them were named Jim. As we were standing there waiting for...

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