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.

Sometimes the holidays can be no fun. Take it from me I worked retail last holiday season. With the wrong attitude, the holidays can feel hectic, over-materialistic, and stressful. It is no wonder then that sometimes people may just want to skip the whole thing. After all, all the preparation builds up to just a few days and then they're simply over until next year. Movies like Christmas with the Kranks, however, only make things worse.

When their daughter, Blair (Julie Gonzalo), leaves for a...

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Reflections on Christmas

 

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations
will call me blessed;
For he who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is his name.
And his mercy is on those who fear him
From generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm,
He has scattered the proud in the imaginations of their hearts,
He has put down the might from their thrones,
And...

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You're Messin' With My Bread and Butter

 

The title of this article is a term that umpires heard when they ejected a player and they might be fined: "You're messin' with my bread and butter."

When a pitcher throws a purpose pitch at a batter; if a team doesn't give a player extra time to recuperate or their contract isn't renewed, this term no doubt surfaces.

As you read the newspapers you can't feel sorry for the modern day professional athlete as they are messin' with their bread and...

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This past summer we stepped out of our adopted home of Istanbul, Turkey and stayed a couple of months back in our natural home of Fort Wayne, living near Baerfield Freeway.‑ Living and working overseas creates a sort of two identities.‑ In Turkey we eat Turkish food, drink strong Turkish tea, talk the crowded hilly streets of the city like other Turks, converse in Turkish (though certainly not as well as Turks) and get into the rhythm of Turkish life.‑ The half a dozen Starbucks and McDonald's...

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In reference to your article on November 10 about the Veteran's Stand Down.

I would like to thank all the brothers and sisters at the Local 2209 and the Management at GM for allowing us the time off from our jobs, when manpower is short, to help out with this important event.

Paul Gebert (Santa Clause), Dave Britton from General Motors and the UAW Local 2209 members helped in the execution of the Veteran's Stand Down on November 12, 2004. Our fellow workers and Management at General Motors...

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I am a total klutz. The other day I actually bought two left shoes. Some days I wonder how I made it through without fatally injuring myself. This is about the only thing I have in common with Bridget Jones, but for some reason I still find her identifiable. I've seen Bridget Jones's Diary dozens of times. Understandably, I was jumping up and down squealing in the theater when I saw the preview for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Unfortunately, however, I was squealing after I saw it.

The...

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