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 technology has evolved and become increasingly integrated into seemingly every facet of our daily lives, there have been studies about how it makes people more lonely or narcissistic, or connected. Spike Jonze's Her takes a scientific Artificial Intelligence story and contemporary concerns over our dependence on technology and spins them into a surprising and touching film about technology and love.

In Her, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is reeling from his pending divorce from his...

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If you want to get along swimmingly... don't swim upstream.

Moms Away!
Recently, Phil and Marjorie lost their daughter, Laura, whose loves were Florida, Siesta Key, and the gulf. Shortly before her untimely demise, she asked that her remains be cremated and spread over the Gulf of Mexico, a few miles out from Siesta Key.

As her children, Chris and Aaron, were flying high above the gulf, in accordance to her wishes, they turned the urn with their mother's ashes upside down, and shouted, "Moms...

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Although Dennis E. Hensley has earned nation esteem for creating a premiere university-level program in professional writing, he has diligently maintained a vibrant career as a book author, magazine columnist, reviewer and essayist, and investigative journalist. Jokingly, Hensley explains, "I don't want my college students to say their professor used to be a successful writer."

Hensley's newest book, number 54, is Jesus in the 9 to 5 (AMG Publishers), which has met with immediate success...

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If you're a football fan (and probably even if you aren't), you are aware that we're closing in on the Super Bowl. This year's event is unique in that it is the first Super Bowl held in an outdoor, cold-weather site — New Jersey, to be specific. However, the 2014 game shares many similarities to past Super Bowls in terms of what it took for the two teams to arrive at this point. And some of these same characteristics apply to successful investors.

Here are a few of these shared traits:
•A good...

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During the London premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela's daughters, Zindzi and Zenai, got the news that their father had passed away. The rest of the audience, however, was not told until after the credits. It seems weirdly cinematic, but fitting, that the film based on Mandela's autobiography of the same title should have such an epic, if sad, premiere. I only wish that the film itself had more clearly captured the complicated journey that was Mandela's life.

Don't get me...

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TANGIBLE: Making God Known Through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Faith
by Chris Sicks
NavPress, 9-781-612914411
PB, 160 pages
$12.99

This is essentially a Christian self-help book. The author discusses the apologetics of mercy, stressing the necessity of both word and deed ministry and giving examples of how each may be applied. Special attention is shown to both Old and New Testament examples (the saving of |Isaac to the woman caught in adultery). Questions for discussion and reflection are also...

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