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: The hot and the cold

ice swimmer

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week he talks temperature. It's something we can all relate to.

Sunday, 19th February, 2017 10:25am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: A lift to the stars

Brighton

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week a visit to Brighton sparks thoughts on advancements in technology.

Sunday, 12th February, 2017 9:03am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: To think or not to think?

Gabba Gabba

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column and explores why, and whether, we think about what we do. As always, it's a great Sunday read.

Sunday, 5th February, 2017 11:51am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Why I run

runner in space

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks running, and swimming, and hobbies. Have you got one?

Sunday, 29th January, 2017 11:10am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: The downside of sleepwalking

statue_of_sleepwalker

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. As always, a great thought-provoking Sunday morning read.

Sunday, 22nd January, 2017 10:37am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: A bit of first-quarter terror

Scrabble letters spelling Terror

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week he talks about getting through the first few months of the year.

Sunday, 15th January, 2017 10:36am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Key finder

Bunch of jeys

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week makes the huge leap from the subject of losing your keys, to the aspirations of a Utopian future.

Sunday, 8th January, 2017 11:28am

By Jonathan Dodd

Here are a few of my favourite things (of 2016)

Scene from Bestival 2015

Wendy Varley looks back on 2016 and shares some of her favourite things from the year.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 9:27am

By Wendy Varley with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Say hello to your own self

photo of a dr seuss quote

Jonathan Dodd opens the year with his Sunday column and suggests a New Year Resolution that readers might want to try.

Sunday, 1st January, 2017 10:18am

By Jonathan Dodd

Time to scrap the ‘Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight’

Ryde Pier

Isle of Wight Guru, Robbie Lane, feels the 'Eight Wonders' campaign is a little ripe, going as far as saying it's naff and gimmicky. What do you think? See if you agree with his alternative suggestion.

Thursday, 29th December, 2016 3:14pm

By Robbie Lane with 14 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Unwrapping Christmas

Toddler unwrapping present

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column and manages to land on Christmas Day! Merry Christmas to all those celebrating it and Happy Sunday to everyone else.

Sunday, 25th December, 2016 6:59am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Christmas doesn’t always go to plan

Presents around the Christmas Tree

Jonathan Dodd shares this year's Christmas story. If you're not already, this will help you get into the Christmas spirit.

Sunday, 18th December, 2016 12:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments