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 FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: THE RESTLESS SOUL OF THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS ATHEIST
by Larry Alex Taunton
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Hardbound, 217 pages, 2016

He was known as one of the “Four Horsemen of the New Atheism.” The hero of many secularists, Christopher Hitchens spent his life rebelling against the idea God existed and publicly debating anyone who disagreed. But then how to explain Hitchens’s highly private but close friendships with certain evangelical Christians? Christian...

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I have a dog who is so devoted to me that it crosses over from sweet and loyal to slightly pathetic and disconcerting. I am pretty fond of her too. When I go to work and she makes a dash for the door, with the plea of “Take me with you!” written across her face, I placate my guilt with visions of what I’m sure she does all day: nap, bark at neighboring children, and nap. The Secret Life of Pets begins with this daily ritual, familiar to so many pet owners, and spins it into an adventure of...

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When you retire, will your cost of living decline? Some of your expenses may indeed drop, but others won’t. Plus, you may have some new ones to consider. So, all in all, it’s a good idea to think about ways to boost your retirement savings now, before you’re retired. And once you do retire, you’ll need to be adept at managing your income. But whether saving today or planning for tomorrow, you should familiarize yourself with the key financial challenges you will face during your retirement...

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Eden Hill
by Bill Higgs
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-4964-1083-2
PB, 384 pages
$14.99

Grab an ice-cold lemonade and head out to your hammock on a warm summer day to read Eden Hill by Bill Higgs. It’s a gentle tale of a Kentucky small town during the early sixties—but have a table nearby to set you glass on, because there are times you will want to grab the book with both hands. There are not only many surprises, there are outright shocks!

Virgil Osgood, a poorly educated man, is...

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There is a saying that I think could apply to the current trend for reboots, remakes and long-delayed sequels as well as to good eating habits: “The feast is in the first bite.” While watching Independence Day: Resurgence and trying to practice moderation on the movie treats, I reminded myself that my enjoyment of the sweets could be prolonged by continuing to eat them, but at some point, more sugar is just more sugar.

Independence Day: Resurgence picks up twenty years after the original-so...

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Next week, we observe the 4th of July with sparklers, picnics and parades. And living in a country that offers so much freedom, we have a lot to celebrate. But on a more personal level, you may still be working toward another type of independence – financial independence. What can you do to speed your progress toward this goal?
Here are some ideas to think about:

•Free yourself from excessive fear. As an investor, it’s not hard to find something to fear. Oil prices, interest rates, political...

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