Edwin Morgan steps

I made the ‘Edwin Morgan steps’ the best part of 15 years ago. Last week I repainted the inscribed words. On the steps I also carved this: This was how … Continue reading Edwin Morgan steps

no can do

This was filmed at the abandoned farms of Tollafraick and Largue, Glenkindie, Strathdon [2nd January 2020] My apologies to the wonderful singers, who cover this Hall and Oates song, as … Continue reading no can do

other languages

If the Arts and the Sciences stop learning together flowers will die.

the literature and the science

I have always found the idea of “two cultures” as incredibly silly. We should not need bridges to unite the arts and the sciences. Hole Ousia is an indescribable somewhere … Continue reading the literature and the science

Let me share this story one day

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

Hints

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

an umbilical cord

We all try our wee best. Objectivity is a shared determination to reach towards distant skies. This is why exploring minds will always matter! Hole Ousia  cannot offer an overarching “understanding” … Continue reading an umbilical cord

The loss of feeling

a POST SCRIPT to symbolism. Dr Felix Post made ‘science’ of the dead. he categorised all [dead] artists by disease of lives that POST had never shared and ‘evidence’ alone … Continue reading The loss of feeling

flight of ideas

“Flight of ideas” is a term considered by psychiatry to represent “pathology”. It is included in International diagnostic criteria for major mental illness. For many years now I have collected … Continue reading flight of ideas

Oor big braw cosmos

I am so looking forward to this book! It featured in today’s Scotland on Sunday and below I share some extracts from the article. Rab Wilson is a little Spartan … Continue reading Oor big braw cosmos

Behind the graph lie a million stories

This film is for Raymond Tallis, Eric Matthews and Patrick Geddes. This is a short film that considers the so-called “two culture” divide between the Arts and the Sciences. The … Continue reading Behind the graph lie a million stories

Antiquary Gardens

Alexander McCall Smith sent me some of his poems earlier this year and this was how the envelope was addressed: Alexander McCall Smith is aware of my fascination with Walter … Continue reading Antiquary Gardens