F I N D I N G S

‘FINDINGS’ by Kathleen Jamie is a book that you should read. Kathleen’s way of seeing wowed John Berger. No wonder. Here are some of my favourite findings from FINDINGS:   … Continue reading F I N D I N G S

Captain Slater

This film is for Captain Slater. Music credits: (1) ‘Chasing the Sun’ by James Ross (2) ‘Motets’ – by Johann Sebastian Bach My thanks to Dr Ian Collins The following … Continue reading Captain Slater

Gunpowder

Filmed at Drumdryan Quarry, Cupar, Fife on Sunday 15th December 2019. Music Credits: ‘Motets’ by Johann Sebastian Bach. Dedication: to all fishes, fossilised or otherwise. [please note: the ‘Explosive’ signs … Continue reading Gunpowder

On the last page

A friend and fellow adventurer, knowing my odd ways, recently left two books just inside Mossgrove’s doorway [nobody was home]. On the last page of one of these books was … Continue reading On the last page

“He responded that his profession was being a humanist”

In what follows I have selected some of my favourite quotes from Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and imaginatively/adventurously/romantically ‘linked’ them with some of my creative work:   

‘The Psychology of the Medical Profession’

I recently came across this letter published in the BMJ 81 years ago. As far as I know it has not been read again since the summer of 1938. Dr … Continue reading ‘The Psychology of the Medical Profession’

The forgotten village

Almost nothing of the village of Binn remains. It lives on in memory alone. This film is for Ella Rae. Ella’s voice opens this film. Ella would have loved Ashley … Continue reading The forgotten village

Garden Archaeology

My friend Ian gave me this book. Here are a few passages: This post is dedicated to Chris Currie who wrote this book but died in 1993 before it was … Continue reading Garden Archaeology

To feel the wider life of Art

This was filmed at Barbreck, Argyll. It is about the friendship between James Archibald Campbell and Patrick Geddes. This film is for Ian Collins, who like Patrick Geddes has shown … Continue reading To feel the wider life of Art