Our personal views

On The Wight 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 articles will be clearly marked as such. We believe their inclusion adds to the diversity of content available to readers.

Jonathan Dodd: Inspiration and perspiration

Writing paper and pen:

We have great admiration for Jonathan Dodd, who manages - week after week - to produce such interesting and engaging columns. Knowing how much he frets over them makes his words even more precious and something we're very grateful for.

Sunday, 19th October, 2014 11:31am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Interesting times

3 wise monkeys :

Does the purpose of our existence lie somewhere it the area of self-awareness. Read on to see whether you agree with Jonathan in his weekly column.

Sunday, 12th October, 2014 12:52pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: The Emperor’s new musical tie

This week Jonathan explores the need for clothes, the way we design them, wear them, produce them and dispose of them.

Sunday, 5th October, 2014 12:21pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Telling Stories

John Bright Grammar School :

Every week, without fail, Jonathan Dodd finds something to write about to share with readers. No matter what the subject, it's always a great read.

Sunday, 28th September, 2014 11:20am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Sky Falling

Panic Button

Once again another great piece of writing from Jonathan, designed to get our brains thinking on a Sunday morning.

Sunday, 21st September, 2014 10:11am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Cassandra Gardiner: Farewell

Farewell

As we mentioned last week, this is Cassandra's final column. OnTheWight is pleased to have been able to share Cassandra's work with readers and wish her the very best in her future studies with the University of Groningen. We have something else coming next week which we think you're going to love.

Saturday, 20th September, 2014 11:48am

By Cassandra Gardiner with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: More Pavlova than Pavlov?

Dogs in forest:

What happens with a cat lover is asked to dog sit. Jonathan's Sunday column might have the answer.

Sunday, 14th September, 2014 11:47am

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Crossing mind’s ocean

Minds eye

Sadly, this is the penultimate regular piece from Cassandra as she has been accepted on course with the University of Groningen and all her spare time will be taken up with studying. Her first module is looking at 'Complexity Theory in an uncertain world'.

Saturday, 13th September, 2014 11:52am

By Cassandra Gardiner with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The Pursuit of Happiness

smiley fingers

Jonathan continues in the same vain as last week. Find out why he believes you can’t chase happiness, but sometimes it will unexpectedly come to you.

Sunday, 7th September, 2014 4:40pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Cassandra Gardiner: Bestival

Bestival audience

If you've ever lost yourself at Bestival, you'll probably find lots of agree with in Cassandra's latest column. If nothing else, it'll remind you of the good times had by thousands each year.

Saturday, 6th September, 2014 7:47am

By Cassandra Gardiner with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Happiness? Where’s that?

Smiley flower boy:

Jonathan's positive approach to life is contagious and always puts a smile on our faces. Read on to find out what puts a smile on his.

Sunday, 31st August, 2014 10:25am

By Jonathan Dodd with 6 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Croquet

Croquet:

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column and has been partaking in a spot of croquet.

Saturday, 30th August, 2014 9:31am

By Cassandra Gardiner