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.

As you’ve no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There’s not much doubt that low oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is cheap, is that good for you as an investor?

There’s no clear-cut answer. But consider the following effects of low oil prices:

•Positive impact on economy — When you spend less at the gas pump, relative to recent years, what will you do with your savings? Like most people, you’ll...

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In 2011, after 12 years on the run, James Bulger, one of the most notorious Irish mobsters in Boston, was captured and faced 32 counts of racketeering, including 19 murder charges. Black Mass, a movie controversial among those who lived through the events, depicts the rise of Bulger from small-time crook to mob kingpin.

Black Mass follows the development of the relationship between James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) and FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), in which Bulger would...

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Several years ago, a book titled Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus was quite popular. As the title suggests, the book argues that men and women are vastly different from each other, particularly in their emotional needs and in the way they communicate. While not everyone agrees with the notion that men and women might as well be from different planets, most of us would probably concur that the two genders frequently behave differently — and this divergence in behavior may also show up in...

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Amid the genuinely terrible movies that come out at the end of summer, came a film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson. With that formidable cast, and a plot that seemed hard to mess up, I was sure that A Walk in the Woods was better than my other options. The movie, however, is a mediocre production and, I suspect, a weak adaptation of Bill Bryson’s book.

In A Walk in the Woods, author Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) is growing restless. After a career of traveling and 20...

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MOURNING MEN: A Journey Through Grief
by Clifford E. Denay, Jr.
ISBN 978-1506097626
PB, 370 pages

Over time, American culture has taught men not to show their pain except at the cost of their power and masculine merit. Men are supposed to be tough, powerful, wealthy, reserved, and, always in control. Clifford E. Denay, Jr.’s Mourning Men reveals the Achilles heel of this social falsehood. Death is a reality that everyone must face, and the only healthy way to engage in the pain is by...

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As 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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