Rare Species

A film based on a several pages of Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks [a selection of a selection of ] The words are from letters written by Edwin Morgan [sources: MIDWAY and … Continue reading Rare Species

We are the Change-Makers

Last Friday, I was invited to be part of a poetry evening with a wide range of poets. All the poems read were from the recently published anthology ‘We are … Continue reading We are the Change-Makers

Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg died on 10th September 2020. A special women with such talent and style. She will be missed by so many. Diana Rigg was married to Archibald Stirling of … Continue reading Diana Rigg

‘Stories we tell ourselves’

Tomorrow I am going to the bookshop to buy the latest book by Richard Holloway: Stories we tell ourselves. Richard Holloway is a regular face at the Edinburgh Festivals and … Continue reading ‘Stories we tell ourselves’

not H E R E

A social maverick, maybe, but a timid one at that – Peter is not H E R E. A gentle gardener, part time Little Spartan – Peter is not H … Continue reading not H E R E

Unable

I was once a doctor. Patients trusted me. I could not ‘bullshit’ I got things wrong, made mistakes, and struggled with authority – I was unable to play the role.

The world makes equal of us all

Poets [Little Spartans or otherwise] need not follow rules. The philosopher [following nobody] was heckled by specialists for asking everyday questions. The world makes equals of us all. As time … Continue reading The world makes equal of us all

A Doocot became a hoose

The pathway leading up to the Glentulchan Gardener’s House reminds me of one of the paths leading up to Little Sparta. It would seem that  Dovecot from Glentulchan was converted, … Continue reading A Doocot became a hoose

His creative life

aye, a Little Spartan.