I recently read ‘Barnhill: a Novel’ by Norman Bissell. It is a partly fictional account of George Orwell’s last few years and his time on Jura. At Barnhill croft on … Continue reading ‘This ungetatable place’
This film is loosely based on what I felt in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Friday night, 16th August 2019 with Sian and Rachel. Credits (1) The Cure (2) passing time
ordinary and extraordinary in time that does not matter.
artist backwards [I was young] I walked into science. My Granny loved to tell how I could sleep whilst still standing: an ability that I lost before my Granny died. … Continue reading Let me share this story one day
A few images from the recent concert in Glasgow by The Cure:
Over six years ago I made a film called “Responses” based on a post that I had written [see below]. In Revisiting “Responses” I would love to hear any response … Continue reading ‘Responses’ revisited
Shortly after this new text book was published I purchased it and read it over a long weekend in May. I took notes and added marginalia as I read [here … Continue reading An explanation
Last week I visited Craigroy on the Altyre Estate. My great-great-grandparents, John Gordon and Euphemia Ferguson, raised their family here before moving to Cothall. More than 30 years ago my … Continue reading Craigroy [do you think memories are made of atoms too?]
The Guardian’s ‘Book of the Week’:
Asks Mr Benn.
The career, and it would seem the passion and love of Peter Gordon (1823-1885) ‘the gentle gardener’, began at Newton, Rayne, in Aberdeenshire. The ‘gentle gardener’ then traveled to Edinburgh … Continue reading “Consider the perfection of the infinite unseen”
I was delighted to find on re-visiting Altyre estate, that the Home Farm, once so weel kent tae my family, has recently opened as an Innovation School for The Glasgow … Continue reading Altyre