Gàirnealachd

This poem, by lain Macrae, was ‘Poem of the Week’ in the Scotland on Sunday, 21 May 2022. As a  gardener it conveys all that I could ever wish a … Continue reading Gàirnealachd

Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

The making of the future

This film follows the ideas and creativity of Patrick Geddes [1854-1932] A Russian doctor, on seeing a sketched image of Patrick Geddes, asked if this was me? I replied that … Continue reading The making of the future

Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’

In Chapter Two of  Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’ by Evelyn Waugh, the prison Governor asks  ‘D.4.12’ [Paul Pennyfeather]:  ‘I wonder whether you have narcissistic tendencies? Did you lead … Continue reading Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’