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Column: Reasonable Degree Of Mutual Respect

Column: Reasonable Degree Of Mutual Respect

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The fact that our Island has been able to move through the impasse over the ‘Airport Project’ in a way that was both peaceful and implied a reasonable degree of mutual respect – in spite of those differences – represents something of a milestone. To me, this marks a level of maturation in our relationships... Read more of this article

Column: Encouraging Peaceful Demonstrations

Column: Encouraging Peaceful Demonstrations

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the Opposition Leader David Burt for exercising his leadership by encouraging supporters who oppose the Airport Plan to demonstrate in peaceful ways that are within the law. As reported in the media, Mr. Burt made it clear  that campaigners could make their feelings... Read more of this article

Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The eloquence of United States President, Barack Obama continued to flow in his ‘Farewell Speech’ this past Tuesday evening, in his hometown of Chicago. While it was aimed at his fellow Americans, its message contained a universal theme, applicable to global citizens. He reminded the audience that he took... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Our Island’s Future Is In All Our Hands’

Column: ‘Our Island’s Future Is In All Our Hands’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Dear Jason, Let me offer this invitation, given the statement you made last week, regarding ‘civil war’, and the subsequent criticism of same. If I’ve understood you correctly, might I suggest that you use the term ‘robust civil engagement’ rather than ‘civil war’, given the connotations. One does... Read more of this article

Column: Differences Resolved Through Dialogue

Column: Differences Resolved Through Dialogue

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In the 1970’s as a 20-something, Wilfred ‘Mose’ Allen became a mentor of mine. ‘Mose’ aka ‘Scrapo’, had been a champion of social justice. While he had limited formal schooling, he was well-read, a paragon of ‘life-long learning’. Notwithstanding having a thorny personality, Mose used his inquisitive... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Fences Is An Intense, Must-See Movie’

Column: ‘Fences Is An Intense, Must-See Movie’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Denzel Washington has done a masterful job doing his third film as Director, as he revisited the celebrated work written by August Wilson, “Fences” – which won major awards when first presented on stage in 1987. Denzel plays the main character –Troy – in this Pulitzer Prize-winning opus; a role he... Read more of this article

Column: Do We Seek To Polarize Or Strengthen

Column: Do We Seek To Polarize Or Strengthen

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In December of 1977, as a young man living temporarily in London, I had an experience which resonates with that metaphor, above. I began to discover an unconquerable aspect of myself. It eventually became apparent to me that this is also available to everyone. It is revealed to us as we begin to understand that... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Ralph Nader Champion For People’

Column: ‘Ralph Nader Champion For People’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The BBC recently aired an interview from its archives, to mark November 30th, the date in 1965 when Ralph Nader published his first book, “Unsafe at Any Speed”. This maiden work by a 20-something author quickly became a Bestseller and ushered in an era when American citizens found their voices, moved beyond... Read more of this article

Column:  ‘A World That Is A Work In Progress’

Column: ‘A World That Is A Work In Progress’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The story suggests that the ‘seeds’ of Thanksgiving Day took root in 1621, after the first corn harvest, by a group of settlers in America. Like all narratives this one contains a measure of irony, in the dance of good and evil. The interlopers – aware from whom all blessings flow – invited some... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Bermuda Becoming Learning Society’

Column: ‘Bermuda Becoming Learning Society’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] There is nothing more important to any society than the quality of education provided. This speaks to the facilitation of formal and informal learning; unlocking the potential of the most important resource of any country; its people. There is an ongoing conversation across the Globe on the effectiveness of systems... Read more of this article

Column: Mother Demonstrated Great Courage

Column: Mother Demonstrated Great Courage

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] What a wonderful contribution Ms. Nicole Furbert-Fox made at last week’s public meeting hosted by the Bermuda Police Service, which I happened to attend. Ms Furbert-Fox, whose son Ricco Furbert was murdered in 2013, provided an example to the rest of us of how we all have the power to choose to respond to circumstances... Read more of this article

Column: Glenn Fubler On Maynard Dill’s Legacy

Column: Glenn Fubler On Maynard Dill’s Legacy

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] ‘Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.’ This quote from Nelson Mandela reflects a theme that guided the life of the late Junior Maynard Dill. For years, Maynard sought to nurture his own development and that of others. Earlier this year, Maynard, with a full-plate of responsibilities, completed... Read more of this article

Column: Reflecting On Evolution Of Fatherhood

Column: Reflecting On Evolution Of Fatherhood

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Does Anyone Know Who Their Father Is? This question posed in the Greek Myth, The Odyssey, is asked by a son who grew up while his father spent many years ‘fighting battles in distant lands’. The answer wouldn’t pertain to DNA, but something deeper. During his father’s absence, the son experienced his own challenging... Read more of this article

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