Angels

A film for Angels, poets and rogues. Music credit: ‘John my Beloved’ by Sufjan Stevens Words by an ‘Argyll artist’

‘A dollop of Caledonian Antisyzygy’

This was how Alex Bell began his Opinion Piece in The Courier of the 5th December 2019. Caledonian Antisyzygy may be a term that is not much heard but I … Continue reading ‘A dollop of Caledonian Antisyzygy’

The Scottish Pharmacist

At the time of making this film, nearly 1 in 5 Scots are taking antidepressants. Many are taking them indefinitely. I was prescribed Paroxetine (SEROXAT) over 20 years ago for … Continue reading The Scottish Pharmacist

‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

Today, I was [again] humbled by [another] happenstance reminder of how little I really know about the world that surrounds me! This reminder happened in the natural course of the … Continue reading ‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

National Suicide Prevention Strategy

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

And the artist . . .

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 . . .

the art of departing from

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  

who died . . .

The pharmacist Gilbert Farie relies upon Dr John Flaxman. Each year, Dr Flaxman chooses a day to celebrate as his “deathday”.  

The hunchback

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