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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

Column: Do We Seek To Polarize Or Strengthen

Column: Do We Seek To Polarize Or Strengthen

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In December of 1977, as a young man living temporarily in London, I had an experience which resonates with that metaphor, above. I began to discover an unconquerable aspect of myself. It eventually became apparent to me that this is also available to everyone. It is revealed to us as we begin to understand that... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Ralph Nader Champion For People’

Column: ‘Ralph Nader Champion For People’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The BBC recently aired an interview from its archives, to mark November 30th, the date in 1965 when Ralph Nader published his first book, “Unsafe at Any Speed”. This maiden work by a 20-something author quickly became a Bestseller and ushered in an era when American citizens found their voices, moved beyond... Read more of this article

Column:  ‘A World That Is A Work In Progress’

Column: ‘A World That Is A Work In Progress’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The story suggests that the ‘seeds’ of Thanksgiving Day took root in 1621, after the first corn harvest, by a group of settlers in America. Like all narratives this one contains a measure of irony, in the dance of good and evil. The interlopers – aware from whom all blessings flow – invited some... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Bermuda Becoming Learning Society’

Column: ‘Bermuda Becoming Learning Society’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] There is nothing more important to any society than the quality of education provided. This speaks to the facilitation of formal and informal learning; unlocking the potential of the most important resource of any country; its people. There is an ongoing conversation across the Globe on the effectiveness of systems... Read more of this article

Column: Mother Demonstrated Great Courage

Column: Mother Demonstrated Great Courage

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] What a wonderful contribution Ms. Nicole Furbert-Fox made at last week’s public meeting hosted by the Bermuda Police Service, which I happened to attend. Ms Furbert-Fox, whose son Ricco Furbert was murdered in 2013, provided an example to the rest of us of how we all have the power to choose to respond to circumstances... Read more of this article

Column: Glenn Fubler On Maynard Dill’s Legacy

Column: Glenn Fubler On Maynard Dill’s Legacy

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] ‘Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.’ This quote from Nelson Mandela reflects a theme that guided the life of the late Junior Maynard Dill. For years, Maynard sought to nurture his own development and that of others. Earlier this year, Maynard, with a full-plate of responsibilities, completed... Read more of this article

Column: Reflecting On Evolution Of Fatherhood

Column: Reflecting On Evolution Of Fatherhood

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Does Anyone Know Who Their Father Is? This question posed in the Greek Myth, The Odyssey, is asked by a son who grew up while his father spent many years ‘fighting battles in distant lands’. The answer wouldn’t pertain to DNA, but something deeper. During his father’s absence, the son experienced his own challenging... Read more of this article

Column: Muhammad Ali, The Passing Of An Icon

Column: Muhammad Ali, The Passing Of An Icon

[Written by Glenn Fubler] The death of ‘The Greatest’ – Muhammad Ali – on June 3rd marks the passing of an icon. Sports Illustrated had named him ‘Sportsman of the 20th Century’ and the BBC called him the ‘Sports Personality’ of that Century. His skill as a boxer was without question, however his commitment to principle –... Read more of this article

Review Of “Pele – Birth Of A Legend” Film

Review Of “Pele – Birth Of A Legend” Film

[Written by Glenn Fubler] On Friday evening, my wife and I saw the movie “Pele – Birth of a Legend” at Neptune Theatre, which we enjoyed; in spite of the critics’ poor ratings. We admit our bias given that we were growing up while this legend’s star was rising. Additionally, we were entranced by the cinematographer – a Spike Lee collaborator... Read more of this article

Column: “Make Some Appropriate Contribution”

Column: “Make Some Appropriate Contribution”

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] How do we humans deal with our deepest differences? While conflicts basically have two sides, I’ve found that resolving differences and transforming the most challenging situations comes from the involvement of the 3rd side – the surrounding community. Those colleagues, family, neighbours –the rest of... Read more of this article

Column: This Crossroad Offers Us Opportunity

Column: This Crossroad Offers Us Opportunity

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] This past weekend marked the end of Lent and the beginning of Spring, a time of renewal. Lent commemorates Jesus spending 40 days in the wilderness; fasting, overcoming substantial temptations, accessing his higher self, emerging as the Christ – the rest is history. His transformation offers a template to anyone... Read more of this article