revolutionary TIME [the language of MUSIC]

Setting: Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan Date: passing time Music: Gorillaz Street Performance of “Humility” For: Rachel and the Owl man With thanks to: Kathleen Jamie, Charles Dickens, Bernard MacLaverty, … Continue reading revolutionary TIME [the language of MUSIC]

umbrellas

I collect quotes, from books that I have read, on umbrellas. It would seem that my obsession with umbrellas [largely symbolic] has long been shared.   Footnote:

BIG TIME [it’s just me]

Filmed at Easter Limekilns, Dava, Scotland, 2nd August 2020. Music credit: Cosmic Love – a live performance by Florence and the Machine. This film is for CAROL FRASER.

a signpost

I got lost a number of times when in Moray. I neither have a mobile phone nor a sat-nav. It was with some joy that, at the end of a … Continue reading a signpost

wilder and more memorable

Opening voice: Alastair McIntosh [BBC Radio Scotland ‘Thought for the day’, 15 August 2018 Closing voice: Professor Philip Davis, Director Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society, University of … Continue reading wilder and more memorable

“Absolutely spot on !!!!”

The 2019 International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has won Best Conference Development at the Association Awards UK. Naturally there was much sharing of the news of this … Continue reading “Absolutely spot on !!!!”

My work diaries

I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries

‘borrowed words’

I have recently taken a most difficult decision: I have decided to retire as a doctor from the beginning of next year (2020). I really will miss being a doctor … Continue reading ‘borrowed words’

Cut & Paste

Yesterday we went to the “Cut and Paste | 400 Years of Collage” exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two). Here are some images that I … Continue reading Cut & Paste

A chance selection of iambic incidents.

This 10 minute film is a muse, based on our short stay in London to meet with Andrew, our son, and to go to Wimbledon. Above the Tate Modern it … Continue reading A chance selection of iambic incidents.

‘live in fragments no longer’

This is a passage from ‘A room with a view’ by E M Forster. It returned my thoughts to an approach to life taken by my profession, psychiatry. My thoughts … Continue reading ‘live in fragments no longer’

A room with a view

A few selected passages or sentences from ‘A room with a view’ by E M Forster: