‘A vast telescope will create a movie of the universe’

On the night before Sian’s mother died we were talking with her about all sorts of stuff. I brought into the conversation Catherine Heymans who had recently been appointed as … Continue reading ‘A vast telescope will create a movie of the universe’

Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

I recently read Father and Son by the writer and poet  Edmund Gosse. This ‘memoir’ was written in 1907 and subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments.’ I was reminded of … Continue reading Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

The writing on the waas o devotion

On the second Monday of May 2021, my guid friend Rab Wilson, poet and lad o’pairts, took me to the old abandoned farmhoose of Cormilligan a small sheep farm in … Continue reading The writing on the waas o devotion

High Dalblair

I visited High Dalblair on Monday 10th May 2021.