When Ian explained this to me

I recently read ‘S I G H T L I N E S’ by Kathleen Jamie. It is as wonderful as her ‘F I N D I N G S’. … Continue reading When Ian explained this to me

Scotland Street

The earliest newspaper report that I have been able to find for Scotland Street, Edinburgh, is dated – in it’s footnote – as 20th June 1813. Given that this was … Continue reading Scotland Street

20-1-20

I will be leaving the profession of Medicine on the 20th of January 2020. I have never had 20/20 vision and never will have! My eyesight is poor and I … Continue reading 20-1-20

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Special partnerships

A friend of mine recently told me that the road signs used throughout Great Britain were devised by a partnership between Richard Kinneir and Margaret Calvert. Their system has become a … Continue reading Special partnerships

Sapir-Whorf

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

If there could be a name

This farm is called “Gauch” (phonetic pronunciation is ‘jaach’) For centuries this was the homestead of generations of “Peter Gordons”. God Forbid! A family though that is unrelated to me. I did … Continue reading If there could be a name

PART I: Dementia: the “epidemic” of metaphors

At the creative heart of science is a spirit of open-minded enquiry[1]. The history of my profession has revealed this to me alongside the realisation that if dementia is to … Continue reading PART I: Dementia: the “epidemic” of metaphors