You tell me…
Looking for personal insight from someone on the ground in Europe? If you’re a Prince Edward Islander, pitch me a query you have about an aspect of life overseas.
Engaging Steve Bannon
27 November 2018
“We failed to sit at the kitchen tables in the Midwest in the 2016 election,” said Deborah Turness, President of CBS News International, putting her finger on the problem. For lack of a better analogy, Sarah Smith and the BBC had brought the cavalry to a tank fight. Smith’s methods were tried and proved against politicians in some of the hardest terrains, but not against a populist leader like Bannon.
Oh, My Scottish Heart
17 November 2018
“God, there are so many sheep,” I found myself saying as farm fields whizzed by. Not something a MacGregor should ever say publicly, but there it is. After a whirlwind trip to Edinburgh this week, I feel like I have license to now say that I know why my family—and much of PEI, maintains their melancholic longing for Scotland. The old country.
Self-styled as Prince Edward Island’s own Foreign Correspondent to Europe. Born and raised outside Souris, P.E.I. in a small rural community called Bayfield on “the Northside”. Served in the Canadian Armed Forces until releasing in June 2018 at the senior rank of warrant officer. Currently doing an MA in International Journalism at City, University of London and living in Oxford.
Founded Mayzil in 2017.
What is Mayzil?
1. another way of saying may as well (see Mayzil.com). “I mayzil give ‘er a try”
Prince Edward Island English
I would like to have 145,000 editors: Each Islander free to pitch story ideas for me to put together;
Be considered by Islanders as “our man in Europe”;
Be a direct link between the U.K. and P.E.I.—funnelling back the leading thoughts and initiatives in business, academia, politics, culture, security, fashion, environmental policies, economics, what have you.
2. A newspaper or magazine article or a broadcast programme devoted to the treatment of a particular topic, typically at length.
“A special feature on P.E.I.’s food industry”
3. A view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
"That, in my opinion, is right"