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.

If you're a baby boomer, you're at the point in life where, if you haven't actually entered retirement, you're at least approaching the outskirts. But if you're like many of your fellow boomers, you may be experiencing more than a little trepidation over your financial prospects as a retiree. That's why it's so important for you to determine what steps to take to help improve your chances of enjoying a comfortable retirement.

Just how worried are baby boomers about their future? Consider these...

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Get On Up tells the life story of James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) from his childhood of deep poverty and neglect to his legendary achievements in music and popular culture. The film gives little exposition, opting for a near-collage of his life events, rather than a chronological account of what happened. In this way, the film's approach to biography seems more like an impressionist painting than a realist portrait. The movie aims to capture the spirit of Brown and his life, but may leave those...

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Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn't know that August is "What Will Be Your Legacy? Month." Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy.

A legacy isn't simply a document or a bunch of numbers — it's what you will be remembered for, and what you have left behind that will be remembered. It's essentially your chance to...

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If you're not the problem,
you'll have very few.

The Death of an Irishman
(A friend told me this story and swore it was the truth. I enhanced it a little and changed the names to protect the not so innocent).
Two Irish friends were sitting in a pub having a jar or two and chatting about a chum who had just died that morning.
"Are you going to the funeral?" Liam asked Dudley.
"Why not?"
"Cause he ain't coming to mine."

An Old Gaelic Blessing
May those who Love us, love us,
And those that don't...

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Stuck in a week with nothing good to see, I took a chance on a movie I would never go to if it weren't for this column: The Purge: Anarchy. While the violence was less gratuitous than I anticipated, there was more social commentary than I expected. Unfortunately, however, the world and the critique of The Purge: Anarchy is pretty shopworn, resulting in a mediocre at-best movie.

The Purge: Anarchy takes place in the near future, after the New Founding Fathers of America have taken control of...

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Rules we don't agree with... are always stupid.

The Little Outhouse
I lived on a farm,
Many years ago,
That had a little outhouse,
Where I used to go.

With a Sears catalog,
That I loved to read,
And missing pages,
Used for a need.

But I couldn't sit there,
And dilly-dally
Cause it had no flusher,
And got pretty smelly!

"Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice."~Abraham Lincoln

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