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Column: ‘Let’s Pull Together And Just Do It’

Column: ‘Let’s Pull Together And Just Do It’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] A few years ago, my wife and I received a call from our daughter, telling us the surprising news that she was pregnant. Initially, I had some concerns due the circumstances, but within a short time I caught myself, realizing that my wonderful daughter and our family were being offered a ‘gift’ – the miracle... Read more of this article

Column: Let’s Use Heritage Month To Reflect

Column: Let’s Use Heritage Month To Reflect

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] We can be our best in addressing difficult times, based on the stories we tell ourselves about ‘who we are’. When we recognize our capacity to make a difference in our own lives and that of our community, we act from our Best Selves, we act with courage. The above paraphrase from Former-President Obama’s... Read more of this article

Column: Importance Of Human Solidarity

Column: Importance Of Human Solidarity

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] “As the years progress one increasingly realizes the importance of human solidarity. Please place human solidarity, the concern of the other, at the centre of the values by which you live.” This quote from Nelson Mandela’s 2008 speech to a group of young people, offers a point of reflection, as... Read more of this article

Column: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?

Column: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Bermuda Tourism Authority has announced a series of seminars which is a direct outcome from their recent Memorandum of Understanding with Airbnb; the global leaders of the transformation of the world-wide vacation rental market. The seminars, open to local home owners interested in hosting visitors to our... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Reflect On How We Treat Each Other’

Column: ‘Reflect On How We Treat Each Other’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] April is designated as “Hospitality Month”, a time to reflect on how we treat each other, especially ‘strangers’. In Bermuda, we are more likely to think only of the second pillar of our economy. However, in its essence ‘hospitality’ speaks directly to how we treat fellow friends, family and ‘outsiders’.... Read more of this article

Column: Reflecting On Women’s Rights, Progress

Column: Reflecting On Women’s Rights, Progress

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On this ‘International Women’s Day’ we pause to reflect on the rights of women in society. Over history, across the globe, women have been disadvantaged by unfair male domination- a system of ‘patriarchy’. Even today in some countries girls are barred from education and women have their freedom of... Read more of this article

Column:Lessons From Africa’s Great Civilizations

Column:Lessons From Africa’s Great Civilizations

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] As human beings, we are on a journey of becoming who we really are. This journey to ourselves is open-ended and full of disruptions, confusion, and breakdowns, but also breakthroughs. It is a journey that essentially is about accessing the deep sources of the Self. [Otto Sharmer of MIT] When Carter G Woodson... Read more of this article

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