Language and professional values

The following quotes, from writers whom I admire, encapsulate some of the issues regarding our personal choice of language: Our choice in our use of language matters and this is … Continue reading Language and professional values

My final choice: speaking truth to power

Fiona Godlee’s ‘final choice‘, after 17 years as the BMJ’s Editor-in-Chief, was to remind the healthcare and scientific community how important it is to speak truth to power. Fiona Godlee … Continue reading My final choice: speaking truth to power

‘Blue Peter’ type

Achloy [Auchloy] is a farm just outside Crieff. The farmhouse has been abandoned. This film [click on link] follows my visit to Achloy on Monday 1st November 2021. This film … Continue reading ‘Blue Peter’ type

‘Life, loss and the words that have helped’

Last weekend, the Sunday Post shared a review of Richard Holloway’s latest book: The review finished with a poem written by Richard Holloway that concludes his latest book.  A poem … Continue reading ‘Life, loss and the words that have helped’