Last month I wrote to the Lead for the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England. The current lead, Professor Louis Appleby, has a prominent social media presence and naturally many … Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Strategy
Yesterday I met up with a musician in the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. But first of all I went to say hello to Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson. His bust was … Continue reading And the artist . . .
Yesterday I was in Edinburgh. Footnote: Quotes come from (or are about) the following authors: Albert Camus, Yann Martel, Jessie Burton, Richard Holmes Kazuo Ishiguro, and Richard Holloway
The Braefoot Angel for Dr John Flaxman
I have walked you backwards every day since the fountain flowed. I am the hunched one. NINEVEH.
The pharmacist Gilbert Farie relies upon Dr John Flaxman. Each year, Dr Flaxman chooses a day to celebrate as his “deathday”.
Gilbert Farie, (pronounced fairy) you will not have heard of, for he is a forgotten village Pharmacist who practiced back in Victorian days. Gilbert Farie was the dwarf pharmacist, hunched, … Continue reading The hunchback
The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization
Turning 50 I was reminded of this old film. I am a transient part of the wonder of science and art. I have yet to find daylight between them.
This film considers language and perception. The film is based in Aberdeen where Peter fell in love with Sian. It was filmed in November 2017 when Peter was attending a … Continue reading Sapir-Whorf
I made this film 5 years ago. In the five years that have passed since making, prescribing of antidepressants has risen from 1-in-9 Scots to 1-in-7. My view is that this is most … Continue reading Gilbert Farie Revisited