Bill Douglas (1934–1991) was a Scottish film director best known for the trilogy of films about his early life.
I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries
I have recently taken a most difficult decision: I have decided to retire as a doctor from the beginning of next year (2020). I really will miss being a doctor … Continue reading ‘borrowed words’
This book of poems, the 13th by Paul Muldoon, is on my wish list, having read a review in Scotland on Sunday: This passage took my mind to two recent … Continue reading ‘Frolic and Detour’
I visited what remains of Haldrick farm on the 22nd September 2019. I found that the woodland plantation that has hidden it since it was abandoned is being cleared. Haldrick … Continue reading Haldrick: poems and meditations
ordinary and extraordinary in time that does not matter.
artist backwards [I was young] I walked into science. My Granny loved to tell how I could sleep whilst still standing: an ability that I lost before my Granny died. … Continue reading Let me share this story one day
This short artistic film is about a gardener, who I call ‘the gentle gardener’. This Victorian gardener carried the same name as me. He died in 1885 aged 57 years: … Continue reading from End to End
sixty years since they were buried in the graveyard sixty years since they were loved.
Dylan said listen to it pass – listen. Nabokov did not believe in it. Einstein talked about it relatively. Evidence may be bound but experience is not: Time passes time … Continue reading Canto Two
Introducing Girgenti At Girgenti you can still hear two girls sing. Girgenti followed Paestum From Thimble Row to Discoveries:
This is my final film on Girgenti: