Within and without art and science, I am just me.
So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:
If you have written any one word poems and would like to share them, please get in touch and I will add them to this page (with full credit) Rules as … Continue reading Have you any one word poems?
A page for one word poems (with titles as long as you so wish). This page is dedicated to all ‘Little Spartans’ I strive beyond the talk of … Continue reading For all little Spartans
I am more little than Spartan. I retreat from Market forces, Ego and Ivory Towers. I do not attack, but vulnerably question. Neither science nor art can divide Little Sparta.
This film is an ‘attack’ on biomedical determinism. This film voices others. Roy Porter Sylvia Plath Matt Haig Ian Hamilton Finlay Anthony Doerr Anton Chekhov Tomasi di Lampedusa Albert Camus … Continue reading ASTROV
I write and make films in my study or sanctum sanctorum. This is the comfy domain of ‘The Antiquary’. This film is inspired by others and by their wonder. It … Continue reading The Rebel Antiquary
My Gordon family came from remote and lost parts of Aberdeenshire. For some reason I keep returning to the now ruinous homesteads of my forebears where only wild kailyards continue … Continue reading Kailyards
In a letter to his friend Stephen Bann, the artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay once concluded “Sometimes my wee best seems just not good enough”. This is a feeling … Continue reading ‘Sometimes my wee best seems just not good enough’
We are just home from a wonderful short-break at Kinlochlaich Gardens, Argyll. Both Peter and Sian are keen gardeners. We visited the island of Lismore taking the ferry from Port … Continue reading The Great Garden
Radio Scotland once asked: “Peter, what is it like out there culturally?” As one of many current day Peters’, I personally found that I could not give an easy answer. I … Continue reading The blossoms