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.

AN ACCIDENTAL LIFE
By Pamela Binnings Ewen
B&H, 978-0-8054-6432-0
PB, 453 pgs, $14.99
This novel focuses on Rebecca and her lawyer husband Peter, who is working for the state of Georgia to prosecute a doctor who runs an abortion clinic. The lawsuit exposes what happens to the babies who survive abortions and what kind of rights they're entitled to. During the time the case is going on, Rebecca and Peter also find themselves expecting a child, and readers are given insight into Rebecca's...

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Whether from her days as Sookie on Gilmore Girls or her Oscar-nominated role in Bridesmaids, many people have become big Melissa McCarthy fans. Her over-the-top characters and knack for physical comedy have produced a string of box-office hits including this summer's Tammy. As much as I would like to see McCarthy playing a different type of character, and as aimless as Tammy is, I enjoyed seeing McCarthy at work again.

In Tammy, McCarthy's eponymous character loses her job and her husband...

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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
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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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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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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