words from Hame graphic by Peter.
“Aye, Right! is a Scotticism in which a double positive forms a negative. It is generally used as a sarcastic response to question or to challenge a presumption. The following … Continue reading Aye RIGHT!
This is how ‘Lucy Barton’ introduced her fictional story My only experience of hospitalisation began here:
A passage from ‘A Far Cry From Kensington’ by Muriel Spark.
The March 2019 edition of the British Journal of General Practice focuses on mental health. The Editor, Roger Jones, opened the journal: The Editor then went on to consider R … Continue reading “I had dinner with William Sargant . . .”
The January 2019 edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry has, as its theme: Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders. In the Journal a “consensus definition” of “treatment resistance” was provided by a … Continue reading “A wrong un’ when you see it”
I have a memory that tends to rely on the visual. Last week I was gifted a book of old architectural photographs. One photograph in particular arrested me: The film below, … Continue reading As an artist perhaps I am merely a way for ‘memory’ to get out into the world
This film is based on a person that I never knew, as our time-spans did not overlap. I have read ‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath and much of Ted … Continue reading Sylvia
A few extracts from ‘Revolutionary Road’ by Richard Yates:
I have experienced the corridors of St John’s Hospital, Livingston, from different vantages. This film is actually an attack on rigid medical determinism. It is an attack on academia and … Continue reading I don’t want this isolation