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 author...

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Summer is a popular season for comedies about friends traveling together. This month’s Joshy, gives the genre a different spin by focusing on the hijinks of a mismatched group of friends as they celebrate their friend Josh’s (Thomas Middleditch) bachelor party as a way to grieve the loss of his relationship. Months after Josh’s fiancee ends her own life, the group realizes that they cannot get the deposit back from the house they booked for a bachelors’ weekend in Hawaii. So, Ari (Adam Pally)...

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“Regrets? I’ve had a few.” – Frank Sinatra.

Mr. Sinatra, one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century, did things his way, but he was also familiar with remorse. He’s not alone, of course. We all deal with regrets – and financial ones are among the most troublesome.

Here are the leading financial regrets, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com, along with some suggestions for avoiding them:

•Not saving for retirement early enough – This was the top regret expressed by survey...

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FULL STEAM AHEAD
by Karen Witemeyer
Bethany House Publishers, 978-0-7642-0967-3
PB, 348 pages, $14.99

In this 19th century novel, Nicole Renard has taken it upon herself to find a suitable husband to be the heir of her sickly father’s shipping business. She sets out on the mission, carrying her family’s cherished Lafitte Dagger, an object coveted by her family’s rivals. She must protect her family’s legacy. However, after seeking refuge with Darius Thornton, a man obsessed with his work and...

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After how much I enjoyed Ghostbusters, I should have known that it was too much to hope for another great female ensemble film this summer. Bad Moms was clearly designed to provide an outlet for the pent-up frustrations of mothers nationwide. Instead, it offers a weak plot, poorly developed characters, and tone-deaf jokes.

In Bad Moms, Amy (Mila Kunis) discovers that her husband has been having an affair. In shock, she stops doing all the Super Mom duties her family had become used to: cooking...

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During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth – you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But when you retire, should you change course and adjust your investment strategy from “offense” to “defense”?

Actually, it’s not quite that simple. To begin with, even while you are working, you don’t want your portfolio to be completely filled with growth-oriented investments, such as stocks. If it...

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