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.

"Catch 'Em Being Good" Or Why Positive Discipline Teaches The Right Lesson

 

Fathers' Day, 2003

It seems like only yesterday, but, Ginny (my wife) and I have been in the parenting business for over 19 years, now. We both have a little more gray hair, and in my case, a little more weight. But, I would hope that over the years, I've learned a bit more about how to relate to our children.

We learned really fast that when we carried the kids out the door of the hospitals, that there...

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I've often daydreamed about what I'd do if I had all the power in the world. Would I solve world hunger or create a new species of flower? Would I end war or engineer a pink cow that actually did produce strawberry milk? Hmmm...decisions, decisions.

Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey, The Majestic) is given the opportunity to make these tough decisions in the new comedy Bruce Almighty. Bruce is a reporter for the local Buffalo five o'clock news show who is competing for the anchor position. As more and...

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Oooooohhh I just have to tell you, actually I have to warn you, about a new restaurant in the area. I think it's called Aunt Sara's Family Restaurant and I think they are supposed to serve breakfast anytime. They don't tell you to bring your pajamas and a sleeping bag.

They or she, whatever, just opened up in the old Captain 'D' restaurant in the Marketplace of Coventry on 24. I don't know what happened to Captain 'D' but I'm going to miss his Senior specials and I do love his fried fish...

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REFLECTIONS ON MEMORIAL DAY

 

As a boy growing up I spent many hours at my grandmother's house. Part of that experience was learning about my family. I particularly liked talking with her about the photographs, which she kept in places of honor on her walls: those of my parents, and of my uncle and aunt, and others in our family.

As I looked at the photographs, I discovered that my uncle served in the Army Air Corps in the Second World War and also Korea. He was an instructor in heavy...

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This November, a little bundle of joy will be delivered to the Butcher household—a new baby brother or SISTER. I was excited when I found out, but also a little apprehensive. I mean this is a baby. I haven't lived with one of those in a long time. My very slight apprehension grew into fear for my life after going to see Daddy Day Care starring Eddie Murphy (Showtime).

Daddy Day Care is the story of two hard working fathers, Charlie and Phil (Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Full Frontal), who get laid off...

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Oooooohhh I just have to tell you, Wayne and I had the loveliest time down south. We've had the flu, the gizwhizzes, and what I call the gillywhumps all winter. Other people might call what we had, "winter depression." I/We just had to get out of town and get into the sunshine in the all together if you know what I mean. It's a wonder what Vitamin 'D' can do for you when you skinny-dip in it. Wayne looks like a little partially deflated basketball when he has his clothes off. Now he's...

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