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.

A MOUNTAIN OF MYSTERY
by Carole Jefferson
Guideposts Books and Inspirational Media
HB, 2015, 275 pages

In the Colorado town of Silver Peak, Sadie Speers runs an antique shop, which brings her in contact with many different types of people and stories. When Sadie’s high school sweetheart returns to Silver Peak, he shows her an old wedding gown he found in the attic. There is a bullet hole in the bodice, and a gun was left in the dress box. Sadie wonders whether this dress belonged to her great...

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Do you remember seeing a movie as a kid and wanting to run out and play like you were the characters? The remake of Ghostbusters starring an all-female ghostbusting team inspired that level of delight in me.

I’m sure you know the plot of this film, but here’s a quick snapshot: Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is up for tenure at Columbia when she discovers that her former partner, Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) has re-released their book on the paranormal. Not good for Erin’s academic cred. Quickly...

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Next week, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that we’ve kept our interest in the marathon because it can teach us much about life – and it certainly has lessons for investors.

In fact, if you were to compare investing to an Olympic sport, it would be much closer to a marathon than a sprint. Here’s why:

•Long-term perspective – Sprinters are...

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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...

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I have a dog who is so devoted to me that it crosses over from sweet and loyal to slightly pathetic and disconcerting. I am pretty fond of her too. When I go to work and she makes a dash for the door, with the plea of “Take me with you!” written across her face, I placate my guilt with visions of what I’m sure she does all day: nap, bark at neighboring children, and nap. The Secret Life of Pets begins with this daily ritual, familiar to so many pet owners, and spins it into an adventure of...

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When you retire, will your cost of living decline? Some of your expenses may indeed drop, but others won’t. Plus, you may have some new ones to consider. So, all in all, it’s a good idea to think about ways to boost your retirement savings now, before you’re retired. And once you do retire, you’ll need to be adept at managing your income. But whether saving today or planning for tomorrow, you should familiarize yourself with the key financial challenges you will face during your retirement...

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