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.

One of my favorite parts of the fall is that the really good movies-the Best Picture contenders-start to show up in theaters. The problem, however, is that for those of us who don't live in major cities, seeing these movies is often not an option. Thankfully, every so often iTunes or Amazon offer us the chance to watch smaller films while they're still in theaters. For the cost of a movie ticket, you can watch the film from your home. It's not the same as the theater, but it's better than...

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EVERY WAKING MOMENT
by Chris Fabry Tyndale
978-4-4143-4863-6, PB
376 pages, $14.99

Treha Langsam's life has been anything but ordinary. As the main character in this novel, she struggles with mental and physical disorders, yet she also has the unique ability to communicate with people lost in their own minds. When Devin Hillis, a filmmaker looking to make a documentary, discovers her, he begins investigating her history and her gift.

Theological themes are secondary to the plot. A minor...

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It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months' worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account?

There's no one "correct" answer — and the priority of these options may change, depending on your financial goals. However, your first step may be to...

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When I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, I read it in one sitting. I read a lot, but it's relatively rare that I lose myself so much in a book that it consumes my whole day. But, there I sat "one more chapter"-ing myself over and over until the book and the day were done. It was engrossing, suspenseful, funny, and sexy. And the plot twists were bonkers. I couldn't wait for the movie.

In Gone Girl, Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) are set to celebrate their anniversary after five...

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SPEAK: How Your Story Can Change the World
By Nish Weiseth
Zondervan, 2-370000-147226, PB, 204 pages, $14.99
Mrs. Weiseth really wants to have a coffee date with you. In her new book, Speak, she illustrates the power of storytelling. We all have a story to tell, and we do not realize how much power it conceals. Alongside a series of anecdotal vignettes, including some highlighted stories from her successful collaborative blog "A Deeper Story," she urges her readers to be vulnerable, to take a risk...

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If you follow the herd, sooner or later your shoes are going to stink as bad as your decision to follow the herd.

The Big Wiener
Tyson Foods is buying Hillshire Brands, (the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and other products), for over 8 billion dollars. One might say that even though Tyson will be the surviving company...the Hillshire owners and stockholders will be the real wieners!

Sweet Tweet
Little Drewsie was sitting in church,
He was full of gas,
He couldn't hold it any longer,
So he let it...

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