A firebrand returns

I have been listening to CARNAGE the latest album by Nick Cave made with the violinist Warren Ellis. It is both moving and harrowing and presents a world of loss … Continue reading A firebrand returns

‘The reality of editing’

Extracts from the Scotsman review of ‘A swim in a pond  in the rain’ by George Saunders: This is a film about a house that was called ‘Rockville’. It was … Continue reading ‘The reality of editing’

A fine view

This lovely story features in the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I was fortunate to spend long periods of my childhood in Argyll. This film recalls some of that time:

Jawhills

Jawhills farm, Slamannan, Scotland, was abandoned in the 1960s and is now a ruin. In the early hours of last Sunday, I visited what remains of JAWHILLS: