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.

April showers may bring May flowers, but March is National Umbrella Month. While ranking high on the list of truly obscure celebrations, this “Month” can still teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals.

Consider these key areas:

•Your vulnerability to emergencies – It’s a good idea to maintain an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses. Without such a fund, you may need to dip into your...

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You know what I’m afraid of more than aliens? Car accidents and strangers. 10 Cloverfield Lane takes a step back from the sci-fi scares of the first film in the franchise and instead presents audiences with an emotionally complex nail-biter about a woman held captive in an underground bunker, allegedly for her own good.

At the start of the film, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) leaves her fiance, packing her bag and hitting the road. As night falls, she gets into a car accident and wakes up...

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CHASING SUNSETS
By Karen Kingsbury
Howard Books
HB, 310 pages

Jag and Aspyn are angels sent to earth with an important mission—protect the lives of Marcus Dillinger, Mary Catherine, and their friends. There is only a small chance their mission will be successful, and there will be a large price to pay if they fail.

Marcus Dillinger, a successful pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, wants to make a difference for God. With the help of his friends, Sami, Tyler, and Mary Catherine, Marcus converts...

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, the latest film starring Tina Fey, is most interesting as a war film that doesn’t engage with either patriotism or the discourse of brotherhood that is so paradigmatic of the genre. Instead, the story is told through the critical, somewhat jaded perspective of embedded reporters, whose job it is to ask tough questions and get the story of the war back home, even though audiences grow tired of war journalism.

The film is the story of Kim Baker (Fey), a reporter who has...

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Americans, we’re used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents’ generation. But, for now at least, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks — and this inability to gain ground, financially, can have real implications for today’s younger people and their approach to investing.

Before we get to the investment component, though, let’s quickly review the nature of the problem. In a nutshell, younger Americans — those in their twenties and thirties — have accrued...

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BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE
By Nancy Mehl
Guideposts Books & Inspirational Media
HB, 238 pages

Nancy Mehl weaves an intricate plotline in Blessings in Disguise, a mystery novel, set in an Amish community. Cheryl Cooper has recently taken over the Swiss Miss gift shop after her Aunt Mitzi has left for the mission field. Soon, strange happenings begin to occur. Cheryl hears an angry voice in a corn maze and receives a threatening note. Cheryl and her friend Naomi begin a quest to discover what secret...

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