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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.

SHADES OF MERCY - BOOK NOOK

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SHADES OF MERCY
Maine Chronicles #1
by Anita Lustrea and Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira
River North Publishers
978-0-8024-0968-3, PB
288 pages, $14.99

Set in 1950s rural Maine, the novel follows Mercy, the teenage daughter of a respected man who treats her like a son, in her journey to find approval for her secret relationship with Mick, a boy who belongs to the Maliseet tribe. As racial tensions increase, Mick is jailed on fictitious charges, and Mercy's family becomes responsible to navigate the...

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ASSUMPTIONS CAN BE DANGEROUS TO INVESTORS

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Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring order to our world. But in some parts of our life — such as investing — assumptions can prove dangerous.

Of course, not all investment-related assumptions are bad. But here are a few that, at the least, may prove to be...

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HUNGER GAMES CATCHING FIRE - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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It doesn't seem like it would be a holiday season anymore without the latest installment in some young adult franchise. This year, the latest Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire dominated the box office with its anxious continuation of the distopian story.

Catching Fire picks up several months after the end of The Hunger Games, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) getting ready to go on the customary tour that the victor of the Hunger Games takes around...

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FOREVER FRIDAY - BOOK NOOK

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FOREVER FRIDAY
by Timothy Lewis WaterBrook
978-0-307-73221-7, PB
288 pages, $14.99

Adam Colby, a divorced estate-sale businessman, has given up hope of finding a lasting love. While organizing leftover possessions from a deceased couple's house, he discovers photo albums of love poems written on postcards, dated every Friday from 1926 until the year the husband, Mr. Anderson, died. Curious, Adam contacts Yevette, the mysterious daughter of the couple's former housekeeper, to piece together their...

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ABOUT TIME - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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As a genre, romantic comedies are known for their predictability. The marriage plot even predates movies. About Time, the latest romantic comedy from Richard Curtis, director of Love Actually, uses an unlikely premise to highlight the unpredictability of life in a delightful way.

About Time is the story of Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), who learns from his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in his family can travel back in time. Tim initially wants nothing more than to find a girl, but after he falls...

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THE STRESS FACTOR - BOOK NOOK

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THE STRESS FACTOR: Finding Rest in an Uneasy World
by Brian Charette & Kerry Willis Beacon Hill Press
978-0-8341-3002-9, PB
156 pages, $13.99

Stress is everywhere and so are self-help books about it, so why another one?  Many books bog readers down with research and self-help mechanisms. This book uses storytelling as a new way for readers to understand and deal with stress.

Charette and Willis engage readers through the fictional episodes of Chris Seal.  Readers see themselves in the issues...

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