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.

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.

Despicable
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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If you're like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you're like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn't as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility — if you know how to respond.

Let's look at some positive responses to market movements:

•Don't overreact to turbulence. Turbulence happens on most flights, but passengers are...

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You probably know the story of Noah's Arc from the Bible or nursery school. In Noah, however, director Darren Aronofsky (of Black Swan, Pi, and Requiem for a Dream) takes the ancient tale and gives it his trademark dark and phantasmagoric twist, exploring the psyche of a man who would be chosen to survive the end of the world.

Noah is Biblical-ish in that it draws on the story from Genesis but also expands beyond its relatively short text to create a world around Noah (Russell Crowe) that...

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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 your bucket has a hole in it, get a new one.

Thomas Jefferson
April 13th is Thomas Jefferson's birthday.
The following is a quote by John F. Kennedy.
"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

Father Jeff
Father Jeff is quite a guy,
I really like his Mass.
His entire parish also does,
Because it's pretty fast.
(Sorry Lord I really didn't want you...

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