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.

In recent months, stocks have fallen sharply from their record highs, with one-day drops that can rightfully be called “dizzying.” As an investor, what are you to make of this volatility?

For one thing, you’ll find it useful to know the probable causes of the market gyrations. Most experts cite global fears about China’s economic slowdown, falling oil prices and anticipation of a move by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates as the key factors behind the stock market’s decline.

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The Revenant, which means “one who has returned, as if from the dead”, is our semi-annual reminder that the frontier was violent, dangerous, and bleak. The film also features a performance from Leonardo DiCaprio that is so committed it seems like a dare to the Academy to pass him over for an Oscar one more time. I watched much of the film wide-eyed, with my hand over my mouth, because it is a visceral, brutal, and beautiful story about love as much as it is about survival and revenge.

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Harvest of Rubies
by Tessa Afshar
Moody Publishers
PB, 317 pages

Sarah, the protagonist of Harvest of Rubies, is one of the few female scribes in ancient Persia and the only one employed by the queen. Sarah sees her work as a way of finding self-worth and approval, which she rarely gained as a child from her father. The man distanced himself from Sarah when her mother died when Sarah was young. This left Sara craving comfort that her father and, it seemed, God were unable to give.

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The countdown to 2016 has just about begun. If you’re like many people, you might be mulling over some New Year’s resolutions, such as hitting the gym more, learning a new language or taking a cooking class. All are worthy goals, but why not add some financial resolutions as well?

For example ...

... Pay yourself first.

Even if you aren’t living “paycheck to paycheck,” you probably don’t have much trouble spending your money – because there’s always something that you or a family member...

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It has been a frustrating few months for me when it comes to the movies. Repeatedly, I went to a movie that seemed sure to impress and walked away underwhelmed. I thought maybe it was me, that I had become hard to please, but the box office reports and critical consensus confirm that it has not been a great year for movies. Now that the really good films are coming out ahead of awards season, they’re all in limited release. That frustrates me even more. So, I turned to iTunes to see if any good...

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PSEUDONYM
by Dennis E. Hensley and Diana Savage
Whitaker House, PB
294 pages, 2016

Sheila Davis dreams of becoming a published author. When a scholarship allows her to attend a summer program at a nearby college, she jumps at the chance to leave her small-town life behind. Soon after arriving, however, Sheila finds herself in the center of a whirlwind romance that soon fades into fifteen years of menial labor and wasted time. Just when she’s given up hope, one final chance at living the life of...

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