Isle of Wight Opinion Pieces

OnTheWight is run on journalistic principles of honesty, transparency and balance. Every so often, there will be a subject or issue that the editors or contributors wish to share that reflects their personal opinion.

These Isle of Wight opinion pieces will be clearly marked as such. We believe their inclusion adds to the diversity of content available to readers.

Jonathan Dodd: Texto, Ergo Sum

Barack Obama

Jonathan Dodd returns and manages, once again, to bring a variety of subjects into his Sunday column.

Sunday, 1st May, 2016 11:45am

By Sally Perry

Jonathan Dodd: Half a morning of Radio 4

Panasonic car radio

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column and manages yet another highly enjoyable read. Perfect for a Sunday morning.

Sunday, 24th April, 2016 11:24am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Getting fooled again

Hazel catkins

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. Only Jonathan could go from spring catkins and misplaced apostrophes to Brexit and back to catkins. Another great Sunday morning read.

Sunday, 17th April, 2016 9:00am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Life’s been good so far

Yoda on an ipod

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks music devices. See if you agree with his observations.

Sunday, 10th April, 2016 9:00am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Beware the English!

Clear adhesive tape

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explores the process of compiling and consuming documentation.

Sunday, 3rd April, 2016 12:16pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: X-Ray Feet

foot certificate

Jonathan Dodd returns with Sunday column and this week takes us on a journey down memory lane whilst leaving us with some thought-provoking questions.

Sunday, 27th March, 2016 12:46pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Run over by a bus

brighton buses

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week explores the pros and cons of having clean underwear. Well sort of.

Sunday, 20th March, 2016 2:22pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Children and hard work

family life

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column. We're sure that this week's musings will strike a chord with all parents, as well as those without children. Another great read as always.

Sunday, 13th March, 2016 12:23pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Thank You for the Music

Music lesson

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. This week he turns to one of his great loves, music.

Sunday, 6th March, 2016 9:20am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Black and white

Benny Goodman Teddy Wilson MelTorne

Another great Sunday read from Jonathan Dodd. This week Jonathan discovers a welcome surprise in a cinema advert.

Sunday, 28th February, 2016 12:48pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: A place called Hope

hope

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week explains why it's important to cultivate Hope, something we're sure that many of us rely on to get us through difficult times.

Sunday, 21st February, 2016 11:04am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Concentrating on Supergroups

Bob Dylan The Last Waltz

Jonathan Dodd is probably the only person we know who can jump from daydreaming to supergroups and end up at the European referendum. This week's column is as varied as usual.

Sunday, 14th February, 2016 10:51am

By Jonathan Dodd