Douglas Glynn is a freelance writer,  based in Canada. He has been a reporter, journalism teacher and public affairs consultant. His first job was as a shabbos goy in his native Toronto. He owes his career in journalism to a French teacher who, realizing his pupil couldn’t grasp French grammar, handed him the Globe and Mail to read every morning. He eventually became a staff writer at The Globe. He has also worked in government, banking, organized labour, and been a communications advisor to a Royal Commission, law and accounting firms, police associations and non-profit organizations. During the 1990’s, he had the privilege of editing the annual proceedings of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, Canada’s oldest non-partisan public affairs forum. He remains an advocate of life-long learning.

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Food for thought — April 24 —  The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States—a man who has praised dictators, encouraged violence among supporters, threatened to jail his rival, and labelled the mainstream media as “the enemy”—has raised fears that the United States may be heading toward authoritarianism and that democracy could be in jeopardy.   In addition, A second article is about a course that teaches street cops to think like warriors; whose military-trained instructor encourages police to think like soldiers.  “every single one of you is in the frontline of a live ammo combat patrol every day of your life,”  he says.

Observations — April 19 — 6 in 10 Canadians want something done about the Senate; Our MP responds to our call to rid Ottawa of the Senate parasites feeding off the public purse; also —  It’s great to be proven wrong: Bombardier, the latest corporate welfare bum. 

 Miscellanea –  April 18 —  What happens when women legislate. 


This blog has been created in response to and with the aid of grandchildren who believe that once you reach 80: “You should get a hobby, Gramps.”

They agree, as do I, with Marcus Tullius Cicero, who said: “…old age is respected only if it defends itself, maintains its rights, submits to no one, and rules over its domain until its last breath.”

It feature a page titled, Observations; the writer’s perspective on issues of the day.  A second page, Food for Thought, will look at social, economic and political  topics we hope are stimulating.  Finally, the Miscellanea page is a mixed bag of news items, humour, etc. In addition, the site offers Twitter feeds that may be of interest.

We encourage readers to to step outside their social and political bubbles (their comfort zones) and explore differing views on issues.  Having done so, we urge them to reach their own conclusions and find a pathway that works for them.

Nothing herein is intended to promote any political party, religious group, business, etc.

Given the speed at which information travels today, we offer this caveat from Mark Twain: “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”


     Readers are encouraged to email comments to: pathwaysreply@gmail.com

This site was created by: Victoria Glynn