The pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world

I have come to consider mortar & pestle pharmacy signs as representing the pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world, aided and abetted by existential fear. One of … Continue reading The pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world

uncommon life [purely anecdotal]

On Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, a new shop is soon to open. It’s title, ahead of opening, has been painted: ‘uncommon life‘. uncommon life [purely anecdotal]: To play this … Continue reading uncommon life [purely anecdotal]

Old Gorbals

The International Book Festival, Central Hall, Edinburgh, Saturday 20 August 2022: Richard Holloway shared happy memories of growing up in the Gorbals of Glasgow. Voice-recognition-technology was  used to share Richard … Continue reading Old Gorbals

‘A story with disease at its heart’

This quote is from this novel by Hanya Yanagihara [with one word changed]: