the Borders: village after village, town after town, warning lights flash advising: “CAUTION CHILDREN” [an important safety message] East, west, North and South you will never come across a sign … Continue reading in every direction from
A few poems by Hole Ousia or favourites of those poets far more special.
No life can be fully written in any book. Perhaps you feel a little of what cannot be shared.
Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival will take place in Stirling between the 20th and 22nd September 2019. Alexander McCall Smith is attending and will be interviewed by Alex Gray:
Last night, at the University of Glasgow, I attended the book launch of “Oor Big Braw Cosmos”. It was written by John C Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, and Rab … Continue reading Oor Big Braw Cosmos
that I will never be understood or remembered as the peter that I am still becoming.
Almost nothing of the village of Binn remains. It lives on in memory alone. This film is for Ella Rae. Ella’s voice opens this film. Ella would have loved Ashley … Continue reading The forgotten village
my misunderstood hairt . . . beats with sorrow for aither hairts.
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
Girgenti followed Paestum in a blue sky summer that was not little. Beneath this sky two girls sang. It was a beautiful summer.
I will never forget a dear old lady – long since dead. She is with me every day as I hear the news. She makes it kinder.
After serving as a Captain in the Napoleonic wars Captain John Cheape “retired” to the Girgenti of his imagination: