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.

STARTING OVER

 

Several nights ago Bob Davidson was the plate umpire for the 17-inning game won by the Wizards. Davidson is one of three Ex-Major league umpires, including Ed Hickox and Tom Hallion that are working in the low Minor Leagues, trying to work themselves back into the Major Leagues.

The arbitrator's decision isn't clear to most baseball fans as some umpires were permitted to return, some were allowed to take their pensions, and some were terminated.

Davidson's first year in the...

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Dear Sirs:

 

I am a senior citizen.

During the Clinton Administration I had an extremely good and well paying job.

I took numerous vacations and had several vacation homes.

Since President Bush took office, I have watched my entire life change for the worse. I lost my job. I lost my two sons in that terrible Iraqi War. I lost my homes. I lost my health insurance. As a matter of fact, I lost virtually everything and became homeless.

Adding insult to injury, when the authorities found me...

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REFLECTIONS ON BREAKING THE BONDS OF ADDICTION

 

Gerald G. May, who is a physician, and one of the supervisors at Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C., which is a training center for clergy in the area of spiritual direction, has written a vital little book called, Addiction & Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions. You may wonder why I have chosen to address the issue of addiction in this column. The answer is that one of the most common forms of enslavement that human...

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During the summer a myriad of interesting and entertaining movies are released and many times it is hard to chose which to see. During the summer, however, there is also a plethora of free time at my disposal, so last weekend I took in three movies.

The first, The Notebook, stars Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, and James Garner in a story about love that wakes the soul and lasts a lifetime. Allie (McAdams) is a wealthy city girl with a bright future. She meets Noah (Gosling), a poor working boy...

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At sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, Old Geezers hold their caps over their hearts and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them. Old Geezers remember World War I, the Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing, not to mention Vietnam.

If you bump into an Old Geezer on the sidewalk, he will apologize. If you pass an...

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WIZARDS OFFICIAL SCORERS, WHAT A PAIR

 

You are watching a Wizard's baseball game and the scoreboard flashes E-6. Who made that decision? It certainly wasn't made by the shortstop.

Two Mikes, Mike Jewell and Mike Maahs make all scoring determinations at the Wizards games. An official scorer is in many ways like an umpire. He must quickly call them like he sees them, and stick to them. Many players' stats have a bearing on their calls and of course these call are subject to...

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