Shortly after this new text book was published I purchased it and read it over a long weekend in May. I took notes and added marginalia as I read [here … Continue reading An explanation
This is a passage from ‘A room with a view’ by E M Forster. It returned my thoughts to an approach to life taken by my profession, psychiatry. My thoughts … Continue reading ‘live in fragments no longer’
The British Journal of Psychiatry has a series called “100 words”. The above was a submission by Professor Philip J. Cowen published in 2013: 500 million years reduced to 100 … Continue reading ‘At least 500 million years of nervous system evolution’
Filmed at Thornton Fever Hospital (later a Children’s Home/School). We need to look aifter oor bairns. It is my view that the ever increasing medicalisation of life will not break … Continue reading Savages
thank you, Muriel Spark.
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?
Last week’s episode of ‘Out of Doors’ had Euan MciLwraith investigating a listener suggestion that the centre of Scotland might be a folly near Doune. I have made two short films … Continue reading The Centre of Scotland
This is not an attack upon science. It is no more than a film that seeks the wonderful libraries that may be found at the end of corridors. How truthfully … Continue reading ‘Truth is bigger than any one perspective’
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
IN 1747 two avenues of trees were planted at Gartincaber at right angles to each other. The avenue to the north of the house was of beech and has suffered … Continue reading Two avenues of trees