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.

Eden Hill
by Bill Higgs
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-4964-1083-2
PB, 384 pages
$14.99

Grab an ice-cold lemonade and head out to your hammock on a warm summer day to read Eden Hill by Bill Higgs. It’s a gentle tale of a Kentucky small town during the early sixties—but have a table nearby to set you glass on, because there are times you will want to grab the book with both hands. There are not only many surprises, there are outright shocks!

Virgil Osgood, a poorly educated man, is...

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There is a saying that I think could apply to the current trend for reboots, remakes and long-delayed sequels as well as to good eating habits: “The feast is in the first bite.” While watching Independence Day: Resurgence and trying to practice moderation on the movie treats, I reminded myself that my enjoyment of the sweets could be prolonged by continuing to eat them, but at some point, more sugar is just more sugar.

Independence Day: Resurgence picks up twenty years after the original-so...

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Next week, we observe the 4th of July with sparklers, picnics and parades. And living in a country that offers so much freedom, we have a lot to celebrate. But on a more personal level, you may still be working toward another type of independence – financial independence. What can you do to speed your progress toward this goal?
Here are some ideas to think about:

•Free yourself from excessive fear. As an investor, it’s not hard to find something to fear. Oil prices, interest rates, political...

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Saying the book is better than the movie is a tired, if true, response to a film adaptation of a novel. That said, when the screenplay is written by the author of the novel I hold out more hope for the movie. Unfortunately, in adapting her book, Me Before You, Jojo Moyes abridged much of the detail that made the characters and the conflict compelling and created a movie that is pretty to look at, but ultimately not very moving.

Me Before You is the story of Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke), a...

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It’s almost Father’s Day. If you’re a dad with young children, you can expect some nice homemade cards and maybe even a baseball cap. But, of course, your greatest reward is spending time with your kids and watching them grow. In return, you can give them a gift – the gift of knowledge. Specifically, in the months and years ahead, teach them the financial skills that can help make their lives easier and more rewarding.

For starters, encourage your children to become savers. You can do this in...

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Create vs Copy
by Ken Wytsma
Moody Publishers, Hardbound
187 pages, 2016

College professor Ken Wytsma’s nonfiction book Create vs Copy argues that being creative in the workplace is not only possible, it is natural and beneficial for the worker and the business. In the process he takes the common belief that only a few people are creative and smashes it apart. What does Wytsma use as his hammer? He uses solid theology backed by dozens of examples and practical ways to implement creativity.

What...

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