“Immoral Police”

Following my post of yesterday in which I shared concerns that have been expressed in relation to professional conduct on social media by some members of the Royal College of … Continue reading “Immoral Police”

“Hats off, Young Sir”

Yesterday, Dr Paul Morrison, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacology researcher, tweeted this: “Three cheers to Dr Samei Huda for standing up to aggressive, right-wing anti-psychiatrists, despite complaints, harassment and intimidation.” This … Continue reading “Hats off, Young Sir”

Kindness, attention and respect

Many years ago, one of my patients who had lost a child to suicide, wrote to me to say: Some years later I read this: I have previously shared considerations … Continue reading Kindness, attention and respect

The Peoples’ March

London, Saturday 23rd March 2019: All photographs taken by my cousin Adrian Holliday. Music Credit: ‘Roll Along’ by Roddy Woomble Radio Clip at the end: ‘Thought for the day’ Radio … Continue reading The Peoples’ March

Snug as a bug in a rug

After reading me a bedtime story and putting me to bed my mum used to say, no doubt like her mother said to her when she was wee: “Sleep tight. … Continue reading Snug as a bug in a rug

It was the singing

One of my favourite poems is ‘Two Girls Singing’ by Iain Crichton Smith: I have wondered if Julian Barnes had read this poem before writing ‘Metroland’? Here the poet Tomas Tranströmer … Continue reading It was the singing

Not so, the artist says

Yesterday I broke the rules, well the rules of my College. I had included the Royal College of Psychiatrist crest in a personal perspective on psychiatry, though I did make … Continue reading Not so, the artist says

Household name

I visited Poltalloch mansion, Argyll, on Tuesday 14th March 2018. This is my film on Poltalloch:

Driving the wrong way through history

Mr Magoo and Brideshead Revisited: now that is a strange combination! Almost as mad as myopia and dynamite when put together! This film is about Charles Brand Ltd, Dundee. This company … Continue reading Driving the wrong way through history