Shocking death at Bridge of Allan Station

When I was last up to Lecropt, and having time on my hands, I slowly wandered around a meadow of graves. I came across this one: Defaced by time I … Continue reading Shocking death at Bridge of Allan Station

Free Expression Wall (#1)

What would you write on the “Free Expression Wall”? At the time that I found this wall, outside Edinburgh’s Student Union, it was blank.    

Polarization

The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization

An interior of others

The words below are borrowed from Ali Smith (‘Winter‘) and Evelyn Waugh (‘Decline and Fall’). The film “An interior of others” is based on images of Eastend House, Carmichael:  

Decline and Fall

         

I am a severed head

I recently read an article about Iris Murdoch in the London Review of Books by Colin Burrow. I found it most thoughtful. Today, many in the profession of medicine associate … Continue reading I am a severed head