In this category are any writings by Hole Ousia that are about or share the goal of improving well-being. There is no objective divide between two cultures of ‘science and humanities’ and this will be reflected in this category

several screws are missing

[photographed opposite Balgreen, Edinburgh, Friday 14th June 2019]

“Strong argument”

The Medical Model in Mental Health: An Explanation and Evaluation has recently been published by Oxford University Press. In the weeks leading up to publication the author stated “it is … Continue reading “Strong argument”

“It’s an outrage!”

It is now more than 3 years since I heard the above presentation at this Continuing Medical Education (CME) event: Dr Christmas considered the over- and under- prescribing of antidepressants … Continue reading “It’s an outrage!”

‘Royal College adds voice’

The following is an article published in the current BMJ:

Hints

I would suggest that these hints matter today as much as any time in history:

Gamification

This week the Managing Director of Minervation Ltd gave a talk in Leeds about “blogging, social media, gamification & elves” A number of folk, unsure what gamification is, asked the … Continue reading Gamification

Girgenti followed Paestum

It might have been the other way around: Paestum may have followed Girgenti. Nabokov once said that he “did not believe in time”. What follows is Girgenti [in the form … Continue reading Girgenti followed Paestum

Thesis 1389

Thesis 1389, and that of Dr Iain Smith give an account of Girgenti following the death of Captain John Cheape:  

at Girgenti: I heard two girls sing

Shall Angels Wait

I came across this broken tombstone in Stewarton Churchyard. It was erected by “Alex. Smith in memory of his father”.  It was the inscribed words, worn, broken and shattered, that … Continue reading Shall Angels Wait