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.


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 section titled, Observations; the writer’s perspective on issues of the day.  A second section, Food for Thought, will look at matters concerning the democratic process.  Finally, Miscellanea, offers a mixed bag of news items, humour, etc. In addition, readers will find a variety of Twitter feeds to explore.

Our hope is that this blog will encourage readers to think outside the “bubble” of their daily existence; to stand on their head – so to speak – and look at things from a different perspective. Having done so, they are urged reach their own conclusions,choose their own path, find their own truth.

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

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


Readers comments are welcome at: pathwaysreply@gmail.com

This site was created by: Victoria Glynn