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.

FRIGHTENED BACK INTO THE FOLD

 

Eighty years ago Kemal Ataturk, the father of the modern Turkish republic, ended the Islamic caliphate. Not since the days of the prophet Muhammad had the Muslim community, the Umma, gone without a supreme religious-political leader. This didn't exactly endear Ataturk to the faithful. A Syrian Muslim once told me, "Turkey has strayed off the path but we have hope that someday they will come back into the fold of Islam." The four horrific bombings last week...

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How far would I go to protect those I love? How can one choice change my life? What events created my reality? Just how deep can a "guy's" movie be? Mystic River starring Sean Penn (I Am Sam), Tim Robbins (The Truth About Charlie), Kevin Bacon (Hollow Man), Laura Linney (The Life of David Gale), and Marcia Gay Harden (Casa de Los Babys) sparked these questions and more.

Mystic River is the thrilling story of three friends Jimmy (Penn), Sean (Bacon), and Dave (Robbins). When the boys are...

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REFLECTIONS ON HOLIDAYS

 

Psalm 122:1-4 RSV

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

"I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!" {2} Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! {3} Jerusalem, built as a city which is bound firmly together, {4} to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD."

The holidays are almost upon us. By the time you read this, American Thanksgiving Day will be upon...

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Ooooooohhh I just have to tell you. Bertha and her Tubby Hubby Wayne are on vacation again! I wonder where she went this time? I heard that Captain Neil from St. Thomas Island wasn't coming back to Waynedale until later this year. Maybe, she's sailing with Neil. Wow, I need a job like she has. And Ray, Mrs. Waynedale's 'First Choice' Stand In (Roadie) called the office this week telling us that he was calling in sick all this week. His story...was that he pulled a muscle cleaning leaves out of...

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QUESTION: What could be worse than being robbed with no means of protection (gun, knife, baseball bat, golf club, mace, axe handle, or a 2x4)?

ANSWER: Having a means of protection (gun, knife, baseball bat, golf club, mace, axe handle, or a 2x4) and not know how to use it/them.

 

A gun, knife, and etc. will not guarantee your safety. The mere presence of a weapon will only make you feel secure and safe. That is, it will only make you feel safe until you have to use it. This is when...

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Oooooohhh I just have to tell you, my little Tubby Hubby Wayne and I have found a new eating establishment that we have fallen in love with. Is that correct English - . . . fallen in love with? Oh, well to heck with correctness. My saying is, "If you want to say it, then say it. Make your own English, or whatever. Anyway, our son bought us an Entertainment Book for Christmas last year and it ran out on November 1st.

The book is a money saver if you like to eat out like Wayne and me, er...

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