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.

A lot of people go on about things
they know nothing about.

Who's He
Research by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has shown that women prone to anxiety and easily stressed out, were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's.
So ladies, calm down and be nice to your husbands, or the day may come when you won't know him.
Or is that a good thing?

He's Over There
Glen Beck was calling convenient stores to see how astute the employees were.
On one call, he asked the girl answering the phone where...


As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you've made this past year in various areas of your life — and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals. At the same time, you may want to make some end-of-year moves that can close out 2014 on a positive note while paving the way for a productive 2015.
Here are a few such moves to consider:

•Boost your retirement plan contributions. This actually isn't an "end-of-year" move because you have until April 15...


God loves surprises. Look at David who began his career as a silly, singing cowboy of sorts, a rock throwing, shepherding whippersnapper; shockingly, he became a kingly giant slayer. There is Moses, a foreign-born, stuttering, impatient murderer of a man; wonder of wonders, he was God's chosen deliverer. Rahab is the biblical version of Calamity Jane, running a brothel in Jericho; miraculously, she saved an entire nation.

Noah was a drunk; somehow he also built the incubator for humanity...


When I finished reading Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay, I wished that there had been a fourth book. The last installment of The Hunger Games Trilogy packed in so much character development and action that I felt shell-shocked when it was all over. So, although I normally think that splitting the last book of a trilogy into two movies is a money-making scheme, I thought the decision made a lot of sense for Mockingjay. For part one, the result is a film that may be light on action, but fills the...


WHY YOUR WEIRDNESS IS WONDERFUL: Embrace Your Quirks and Live Your Strengths
by Laurie Wallin Abingdon
2-370000-130754, PB, 185 pages, $15.99

Have you ever wondered why God created you with such weird, even annoying, quirks?

In this book Laurie Wallin explores why God created quirks. Through short, easy-to-read chapters, Wallin explains exactly why weirdness is a good thing.

God did not make a mistake in creating humanity with weaknesses. He did it on purpose with the intent of turning those...


Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83% of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we're entering the holiday season, charitable giving may well be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by supporting these groups, you can also make life less "taxing" for yourself.

Specifically, by making charitable contributions, you may be...


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