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

‘Miss Ironside is specialising in life’

From ‘The Quarry Wood’ by Nan Shepherd

not H E R E

A social maverick, maybe, but a timid one at that – Peter is not H E R E. A gentle gardener, part time Little Spartan – Peter is not H … Continue reading not H E R E

Unable

I was once a doctor. Patients trusted me. I could not ‘bullshit’ I got things wrong, made mistakes, and struggled with authority – I was unable to play the role.