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 we headed into the theater on Friday, my fiance turned to me and asked, “So, is The Martian just Castaway on Mars?” Although the connection seems obvious, I think the emphasis on community in the film gives it a lighter tone and many fun characters to keep the plot going.

In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is on a mission to mars with fellow scientists Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), Rick Martinez (Michael Pena), Beth Johanssen (Kate Mara), Chris Beck (Sebastian...

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ATONEMENT FOR EMILY ADAMS
by Susan R. Lawrence
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
978-1-941103-01-2, 254 pages
PB, $12.95

Emily Adams is wracked with guilt after accidentally hitting and killing ten-year-old Isaiah Nelson with her car. Her attempts to make up for the wrong strain her relationships, and her life increasingly falls into disarray. Meanwhile, Isaiah’s family members wrestle with their grief; Isaiah’s father, consumed with rage, files a wrongful death suit against Emily. Everyone...

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Jesus in All Four Seasons
Dennis E. Hensley, PhD.
Bold Vision Books, 2015
256 pp.

Jesus in All Four Seasons by Dr. Dennis E. Hensley is the sequel to Jesus in the 9 to 5. A brand new genre of book has been created via this series called the “factvella”; part nonfiction, part fiction, but all compelling, inspirational and even practical.

Each section begins with personal and historical stories that offer hope and give viable advice. Gleaning from Doc’s experiences in Vietnam, in his professional...

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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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