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.

If the cliché holds that no good deed goes unpunished, then Sully captures the ways in which Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is punished for the risk he took in making an emergency landing on the Hudson River in January of 2009.

Sully picks up in the days following what was dubbed a “Miracle on the Hudson,” as Captain Sully (Tom Hanks) and his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) are interrogated by a National Transit Safety Board panel (Mike O’Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Holt...

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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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The Light Between the Oceans takes place on an island called Janus, named after the Roman god with two faces, allowing him to look in both directions. Like the island and its namesake, the film has two faces. It is both a tender love story and a survey of different types of grief and the ways people cope with loss.

The story centers on Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a World War I veteran who seeks employment at a remote lighthouse as a means to escape society and deal with the trauma of...

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The average American retires at about age 63, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you enjoy your work, of course, you may want to go well beyond that age. But what if you don’t want to wait until 63 or so? Can you afford to retire early?

Possibly – if you follow these suggestions:

•Research the costs involved.
What will you do during your retirement years? Will you travel the world or stay close to home, pursuing your hobbies? Will you downsize from your current home? How will...

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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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