Backwards and forwards learning contributes to who I am. Neither the microscope nor the telescope quite help me in the focus with which I wish to see. Backwards and forwards learning contributes … Continue reading Backwards and forwards learning
W. G. Sebald in ‘The Rings of Saturn’ gives a wonderful account of Thomas Abrams of Chestnut Tree Farm, East Anglia. Thomas Abrams, a farmer, lived in an ancient moated … Continue reading The Temple
In what follows I have selected some of my favourite quotes from Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and imaginatively/adventurously/romantically ‘linked’ them with some of my creative work:
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
The following account of Dr Arthur Brock (1879-1947) is from this paper by David Cantor:
This is from another short passage in Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.
I recently came across this letter published in the BMJ 81 years ago. As far as I know it has not been read again since the summer of 1938. Dr … Continue reading ‘The Psychology of the Medical Profession’
that I will never be understood or remembered as the peter that I am still becoming.
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
So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:
The Expert told Parliament that there is “compelling evidence” for long-term treatment with antidepressants. This the Expert said is “maintenance treatment”. The Expert told Parliament: “Depression is under-treated across the … Continue reading Compelling Evidence
It was Patrick Geddes who created the ‘Outlook Tower’. Geddes, dead long-before I was born, has helped me see. More than any other.