Sapere Aude

The author Adam Nicolson in “Sea Room”: The poet and doctor William Carlos Williams talked of an adventure: Mukul Kesavan in “Looking through glass” Captain Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited about … Continue reading Sapere Aude

“Toxic certainty” – Alzheimer’s Society

In a recent post I asked ten questions of Alzheimer Scotland. I was worried that they were in a bit of a muddle. So far Alzheimer Scotland has not answered … Continue reading “Toxic certainty” – Alzheimer’s Society

Not fitting the pattern

This is a post about the mental health debate held at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 6th January 2015. Alexander McCall Smith wrote to me recently recommending this book (appreciating … Continue reading Not fitting the pattern

“Pathological” language: on what basis and decided by who?

This post is about our use of language. Recently I made a film called “language is the dwelling place of being” about the poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay who … Continue reading “Pathological” language: on what basis and decided by who?