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.

Ten years before 9-11 the world witnessed an historic event of a different kind when the Iron Curtain of the Soviet Union fell. Unlike 9-11, the fall of the oppressive Communist regime involved very little loss of life as millions of people filled the streets of Moscow, Warsaw, Berlin, Bucharest and other major cities in Eastern Europe. Within days of the uprisings once invincible tyrants either fled for their lives or met their doom. Young Germans in Berlin beat down the Berlin Wall with...

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Nobody's perfect. Not even those who think they are!

Where have all the Singers gone?
I watch a few talent shows, like my favorite "America's Got Talent" and I notice in many cases, the louder a singer sings or screams, the more the crowd yells their approval.

I asked a friend of mine, Bob, who had played in one of the most popular local bands for years and he agreed that extremely loud music and singing, in many cases, is just a method to cover up for the lack of talent.

What ever happened...

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About 45% of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions, according to a survey from the University of Scranton. But the same survey shows that only 8% of us actually keep our resolutions. Perhaps this low success rate isn't such a tragedy when our resolutions involve things like losing a little weight or learning a foreign language. But when we make financial resolutions — resolutions that, if achieved, could significantly help us in our pursuit of our important long-term goals — it's...

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I'm a Disney Princess skeptic. As a kid, I loved all of the Disney movies, but as the princesses became a brand of their own, leading to seemingly ubiquitous merchandising, I started to find them tiring. This year, however, Disney created a princess movie so good I almost forgot it was about princesses.

Based loosely on "The Ice Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell), who grow up as royalty in the temperate kingdom...

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SHADES OF MERCY
Maine Chronicles #1
by Anita Lustrea and Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira
River North Publishers
978-0-8024-0968-3, PB
288 pages, $14.99

Set in 1950s rural Maine, the novel follows Mercy, the teenage daughter of a respected man who treats her like a son, in her journey to find approval for her secret relationship with Mick, a boy who belongs to the Maliseet tribe. As racial tensions increase, Mick is jailed on fictitious charges, and Mercy's family becomes responsible to navigate the...

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Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring order to our world. But in some parts of our life — such as investing — assumptions can prove dangerous.

Of course, not all investment-related assumptions are bad. But here are a few that, at the least, may prove to be...

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