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.

Amid the genuinely terrible movies that come out at the end of summer, came a film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson. With that formidable cast, and a plot that seemed hard to mess up, I was sure that A Walk in the Woods was better than my other options. The movie, however, is a mediocre production and, I suspect, a weak adaptation of Bill Bryson’s book.

In A Walk in the Woods, author Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) is growing restless. After a career of traveling and 20...

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MOURNING MEN: A Journey Through Grief
by Clifford E. Denay, Jr.
ISBN 978-1506097626
PB, 370 pages

Over time, American culture has taught men not to show their pain except at the cost of their power and masculine merit. Men are supposed to be tough, powerful, wealthy, reserved, and, always in control. Clifford E. Denay, Jr.’s Mourning Men reveals the Achilles heel of this social falsehood. Death is a reality that everyone must face, and the only healthy way to engage in the pain is by...

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As Americans, we’re used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents’ generation. But, for now at least, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks — and this inability to gain ground, financially, can have real implications for today’s younger people and their approach to investing.

Before we get to the investment component, though, let’s quickly review the nature of the problem. In a nutshell, younger Americans — those in their twenties and thirties — have accrued...

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In The Man from U.N.C.L.E., director Guy Ritche seeks to blend Mad Men style nostalgia for Cold War period pieces with the winking style of current genre films. The result is a stylish, fun, but ultimately unremarkable spy movie that is enjoyable to watch, but probably not worth your ticket money.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. opens on East Berlin, as American CIA operative Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) works to keep sassy mechanic Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander) away from KBG operative Illya Kuryakin...

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OUR GOD-GIVEN SENSES: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NINE HUMAN SENSES INTEGRATED WITH A STUDY OF THE BIBLE
by Gary A. Burlingame
Healthy Life Press, 978-1-9392-6773-3
PB, 102 pages, $12.99

Burlingame links the Bible to our modern understanding of the human senses. The study gives a light overview of senses, such as taste, pain, and balance, and it supplies many lists of Bible verses that refer to these senses. The main portion of the study is Burlingame’s insight on how science adds additional layers of...

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Contributing to an IRA can help you build some of the resources you will need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But what happens to your IRA if you don’t use it up in your lifetime?

You can still put the IRA’s assets to good use — as long as you’ve made the right moves and communicated your wishes clearly to your family.

When you opened your IRA, you should have named a beneficiary — someone who will receive the IRA assets when you pass away. You could also name a contingent beneficiary if...

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