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
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’
a child I waded into ocean shallows trembling with excitement the season did not matter: I could not feel the cold! Older now, I recall more vividly than then – … Continue reading local and deep
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
I write and make films in my study or sanctum sanctorum. This is the comfy domain of ‘The Antiquary’. This film is inspired by others and by their wonder. It … Continue reading The Rebel Antiquary
Peter and Sian visited the Rembrandt exhibition in Edinburgh, on Saturday 13th October 2018. Music credit to: Choriosum ‘Borrowed words’: Edwin Morgan, Dylan Thomas, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Julian Barnes, Deborah levy, … Continue reading Silent as light
I noted an unnamed but inhabited place marked by a dot on the first Ordinance Survey map of Strathearn. It had a wall round it and tracks to it, but … Continue reading [Writes in his notebook.]
This was my desk when I was a medical student in Aberdeen, sometime around 1990. I used to draw musical artists from album covers. Here is Annie Lennox and David … Continue reading Then it’s years later . . .
One of the current clinical definitions of “flight of ideas” is: “a rapid flow of thought, manifested by accelerated speech with abrupt changes from topic to topic: a symptom of some … Continue reading ‘Flight of Ideas’
Belle & Sebastian at Perth Concert Hall, Friday 23rd March 2018. The following quotes have been used as idents: Mukul Kesavan – “I would step into the real world of … Continue reading Can you unfeel that?
I am not interested in trying to count (even if I could) how many times I have passed Lochearnhead Garage. Music credit: “Say” by C. Duncan Borrowed words: Edwin Morgan, … Continue reading G A R A G E
This is for my mum on Mother’s day 2017. (March 26th). It is a re-working of a film from 2011. Age ten, Edwin Morgan chose to learn his first Russian … Continue reading Lyublyu (revisited)