In today’s article John Davis draws out lessons from his near death experience regarding Post-Traumatic Stress and seeks to ‘normalise’ our ideas concerning mental health by explaining that mental well being is […]
Don’t Let Me Die In Phoenix Article 13 Epilogue – ‘Yir a Lang Time Hauf Deed!’
Article 12 explained the connection between the Gal Holiday song Come Home and my own home coming. The connection between the song and my own poem about the Cherry Blossom – was […]
Don’t Let Me Die In Phoenix Article 12: Come Home
Article 11 explained that I was finally home but that getting home was only the start of things. Something of the experience, of getting home but things never being the same again, […]
Don’t Let Me Die In Phoenix Article 11: The Cherry Blossoms of Home
In this article, John Davis continues to discuss his recent near death experiences and critiques his experience of being discharged from a Scottish hospital. The previous article explained the limitations of some […]
Don’t Let Me Die In Phoenix Article 5 The Partial From The Whole:
In today’s post, John Davis pauses from discussing the daily experiences in hospital, the outcomes of four operations and the nature of his impairments, to try to explain what it feels like […]
Françoise Hardy Contemplates Le Large Like No One Else.
By John M Davis Today, April 6th 2018 , the ever stylish Françoise Hardy is releasing a new album on Parlophone. Her 28th French album is entitled, “Personne d’autre” (see link here). […]
Let The Flowers Bloom Part 1: Christina Milarvie Quarrell and John Davis
Following on from their May 20th post which explained the dangers of ‘Man Up’ patriarchy and analysed the context of male illnesses of despair, Christina and John examine the impact of patriarchy […]
Let The Flowers Bloom Part 2:
Let The Flowers Bloom Part 2: Christina Milarvie Quarrell and John Davis Part 1 of this post discussed the disabling, violent and controlling effect of patriarchy in male-female relationships. It posed questions […]
Could Devolution Of BBC Scotland Be The Olive Branch Scottish Labour Require?
BBC Scotland is no longer fit for purpose and the BBC in London is dominated by right-wingers that seek to ensure that the institution serves theirs and not the people’s interests. The […]
Toughness, Forgiveness and Moving On: Its not what you moan about that counts, it’s what changes that counts.
Apologies for the late night nature of this post – it has been rushed out ahead of time because its contents suddenly became very pertinent to todays events. There will no doubt […]