Artificial light [and psychiatry]

At the end of 2019 the sodium street lamps in our street were updated and the light changed from sodium yellow to electric white. As odd as this may sound, … Continue reading Artificial light [and psychiatry]

‘On My Radar’

In last week’s Sunday Observer, the actress Fiona Shaw, explained why George Saunder’s latest book is on her ‘radar’: I agree with Fiona Shaw, ‘A  Swim in the Pond in … Continue reading ‘On My Radar’

Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

What do you care about in this story, so far?

I have been reading A Swim in a Pond in the Rain.  In this lovely book George Saunders helps us explore the short stories of four Russians masters. Here I … Continue reading What do you care about in this story, so far?