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: Not good at sport

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks sport, or rather why he and sport don't mix very well (apart from one).

Sunday, 14th October, 2018 11:22am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: The Mountain and the Microbe

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks about one of his new heroes, Professor John McGeehan, Director of the Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences at Portsmouth University. Find out why.

Sunday, 30th September, 2018 9:22am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Sewing the Town Together

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week shares the detail about something very special that he and many other volunteers have been involved with in Ryde. It's spectacular and something everyone should see.

Sunday, 23rd September, 2018 11:52am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Grand adventures

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explores the 'Grand Adventure'. As always a thought provoking long-read, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 12:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A personal story of this hidden and debilitating condition

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It's Fibromyalgia Awareness Week and International Pain Awareness Month, so felt like the right time to share my personal story of living with this hidden, but debilitating and challenging condition. I hope it will raise general awareness and help others come to terms with their own diagnoses.

Sunday, 9th September, 2018 8:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Tomato skin

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks tomatoes, but of course, it's not really about tomatoes, but about something bigger and more thought-provoking.

Sunday, 9th September, 2018 10:05am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Comfort Zones

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks about comfort zones and why we're going to have to get used to being outside of them in the future. Another thought-provoking read.

Sunday, 2nd September, 2018 10:24am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I Had a Dream

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks dreams. Do you remember what you dreamt last night?

Sunday, 26th August, 2018 7:18am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Fort Walk

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week takes us on his journey to the annual Fort Walk. See why he's planning to return year after year.

Sunday, 19th August, 2018 10:16am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Tools for the job

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week takes us on a wonderful journey of dis- and re-mantling a garden shed, sharing the usual few nuggets of gold along the way. As always, a great read.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 6:46am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Reality means reality

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. It's not often he has a rant, but when he does, it's full of interesting and stimulating ideas.

Sunday, 29th July, 2018 10:35am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Never mind the title, what’s the word count?

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explores his writing journey. It's likely to be something many can relate to and as always, it's a great read.

Sunday, 15th July, 2018 11:59am

By Jonathan Dodd