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.

The days between Ash Wednesday and Easter have been set aside from antiquity for Christian repentance and introspection. Many of us prepare for Easter the way we sometimes do for the reception of the Lord's Supper, with what Martin Luther calls "a fine outward training," namely, "fasting and bodily preparation."

There are a variety of ways to "bodily prepare" for Easter. Many of us attend Church services more frequently during Lent. Wednesday night services are a perfect example. Others give...

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Oooooohhh I just have to tell you where my little Tubby Hubby Wayne and I went to eat recently. You won't believe me but I'll tell you anyway. We had been shopping at St. Vincent de Paul's for my Easter outfit when we noticed it was lunchtime. We decided to stop and grab a bite to eat and then come back and shop. I just hate to shop on an empty stomach.

Of all the places in Fort Wayne to eat, and there are a few hundred, we went to Powers Hamburger Restaurant down town on South Harrison...

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Not too long ago, I set two of my friends up on a blind date with each other. It would be sufficient to say that I am no longer in the matchmaking business...but I'll tell you the story anyway. Both wanted dates for a big dance, so I thought it would be a great idea to just set them up together and kill two birds with one stone. Well, they turned out to mix like peanut butter and ketchup and I turned out to be the one to blame.

Bringing Down the House, starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifa...

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The Romans sent a message; God sent one, too

 

The rulers of the Roman Empire wanted everyone under their power to understand clearly that it would be very costly to try to overthrow their government. They conceived the idea of crucifixion as a way of sending an unforgettable message to all people under their control. Death on a cross would be a slow, excruciatingly painful death. The cross would be put in a very public place so as many as possible would get the message: Don't even think of...

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by Ron Coody

Istanbul, Turkey

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Since we arrived in Istanbul in April 2002, we've had lots of people wondering how things are going. We would like to get a little more personal in this column in the future by answering questions folks send our way. It doesn't matter what a person would like to ask. Anything is fine, from what Turks eat for breakfast to how the...

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I like to think of filmmaking as an art. Each movie, like a painting, tells a story. Each movie, like a painting, has its own style and unique look or feel to it. It takes a great artist to create a touching, powerful, ironic, or beautiful film. It takes skill to make an audience laugh or cry. So, when given the option of seeing a Van Gogh (The Life of David Gale) or a coloring book scribble (Old School) this weekend, I chose the Van Gogh.

The Life of David Gale is an extremely powerful movie...

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