I am glad and sad
that there is nobody like me
for what is real is in-between.
This thought of mine is now past
[artists and scientists seek a little of what they can]
This film is based upon Cammo House, at least what is left.
Robert Louis Stevenson has stated that the “House of Shaws” in Kidnapped was based on Cammo House on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
This film comes to a close with a lowlander in the highlands: at Gauch in Cabrach.
The film ends with Leonard Cohen’s last song.
Posted in Architecture, Family history, Omphalos films, Philosophy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Scotland, This is Not yesterday, Two cultures |
Tagged Cammo, Cammo House, David Balfour, Gauch, House of Shaws, Kidnapped, Leonard Cohen, Peter J Gordon, Robert Louis Stevenson, You want it darker |
Posted in Bridge of Allan, Gilbert Farie, Medical Education, Medical humanities, Medical writings, Omphalos films, Philosophy, Scotland, This is Not yesterday, Two cultures |
Tagged alter-ego, Ariel, Bridge of Allan, fairies, fairy, Fletcher Correctional Players, Gilbert Farie, Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood, Peter J Gordon, Prospero, Robert Louis Stevenson, Set me free, The Tempest, The Tempest retold, William Shakespeare |
Peter first met Sian at Woodend Hospital. This was February 1991. At the time, both Peter and Sian were junior doctors working in the Glenburn Wing.
The backdrop narrative (audio) is provided by Scotland the What.
Posted in Narrative medicine, NHS Scotland, Omphalos films, Scotland, This is Not yesterday, Two cultures |
Tagged Aberdeen, City Hospital, DOME, Glenburn Wing, Peter J Gordon, Scotland the What, Sian Williams, Woodend Hospital, Woolmanhill |
Mossgrove garden, 1st October 2016
Hole Ousia is beyond measurement.
Lennox and Gotthelf, in “Philosophical Issues in Aristotle’s Biology”:
Hans-Georg Gadamer, in “The Enigma of Health” :
In a poetic form by
Peter J. Gordon:
Posted in Medical Education, Medical humanities, Narrative medicine, Philosophy, Poems, Scotland, Two cultures |
Tagged beyont, Doric, Gadamer, Gotthelf, Greek, Hole Ousia, Lennox, medical humanities, mizzerment, Omphalos, Peter J Gordon, Phaedrus, Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology, philosophy, Plato, Sunthesis, The Enigma of Health, Two Cultures |
3rd January 2016:
I was distressed to wake up this morning to hear the news that Abergeldie castle’s fate is more uncertain than it has ever been.
Abergeldie has the longest single unbroken family stewardship of any castle in Scotland – unbroken in nearly 600 years. John Howard Seton Gordon, the genial twenty first laird, continues this family tradition and has served both loyally and true.
A decade ago I wrote Abergeldie’s history in
“Deeside Tales – the Stories of a Small Glen”
I have visited Abergeldie many times and I have always been made most welcome.
The Gordon family rented out
Abergeldie Castle for a considerable period before the 21st Laird. The tenants of the Gordons being the Royal family.
Butterflies, bridges and kings from omphalos on Vimeo.
Bundle and Go! from omphalos on Vimeo.
Posted in Architecture, Deeside Tales, Scotland, This is Not yesterday |
Tagged 21st laird, Abergeldie castle, Ballater, Bundle & Go, Deeside Tales, Gordon, John Howard Seton Gordon, Peter J Gordon, Rachel Gordon, Royal Deeside, Royal family, Storm Frank |
Posted in Medical writings, Two cultures |
Tagged Flaubear, Flaubert, generalism, Glasgow Necroplis, Hole Ousia, James Sheridan Knowles, Omphalos, Peter J Gordon, polymaths, renaissance, Reniassance of Polymaths, Specialism, Two Cultures |
Posted in Medical writings, NHS Hospitality Registers, Pharmaceutical industry and Medical Education, Psychiatry, Sunshine Act for Scotland |
Tagged Andrew Grey, Big Pharma, Cindy Farquhar, conflicts of interest, Let the sunshine in, Mark Jeffrey, New Zealand, New Zealand Medical Journal, Peter Griffin, Peter J Gordon, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Sunshine Act, Sunshine Act for Scotland, Tim Stokes |
Mrs Chrys Muirhead, writer and carer, has submitted
this response to the BMJ:
This was in reply to this
“no holds barred” piece in the BMJ by Dr Margaret McCartney:
Posted in NHS Hospitality Registers, Pharmaceutical industry and Medical Education, Sunshine Act for Scotland |
Tagged BMJ, Chrys Muirhead, Foever indebted to Pharma, Margaret McCartney, NHS Scotland, Peter J Gordon, Petitions Committee, Scottish Parliament, Sunshine Act for Scotland |