In today’s article Christina and John explore our relationships with our memories. The article builds from a recent piece (see link) written by Claudia Hammond (the author of The Art of Rest).
Anything Is Possible – If We Open The Doors In Our Minds
By John Davis The last post in this blog attempted to understand the context of Benny Lynch’s life and challenged deficit model assumptions about him, the community he grew up in (the […]
It is Time To Raise A Statue Up To The Best of Benny Lynch
To commemorate the anniversary of Benny Lynch’s death, in a collaboratively written article, Christina Milarvie Quarrell and John Davis consider: why it is time to raise a statue to Glasgow’s greatly loved […]
It’s Time For National Unity In Scotland
It’s time for national unity – here is an article I just got published in the common space – it was written on Friday before Nicola’s excellent interventions over the weekend and […]
Rugby, Inferiority Complexes and The #Indyref
I’ve looked at this photograph many times (see link here) but I have waited over a year to speak my mind on the issue. I waited my time to ensure that I […]
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 […]
Our 2015 In Scotland Part 1: January to June – A Reminder of ‘Animal Farm’:
As we awaited the bells that ushered in 2015 we could see someone in the misty distance who bore an uncanny resemblance to Alistair Darling. He was dressed as if he was […]
The Budget Review: Smoke, Mirrors And Westminster Sabre Rattling.
It’s been 40 days since any text was posted in this blog. So thanks to Wordathlon for her blog, ‘the opposite of war’ for helping with a beginning and stimulating this post. Thinking […]
A River Runs Through Our Defeats But That’s No Reason To Give UP – John Davis
A River Runs Through Our Defeats This post is inspired by recent comments by Pat Kane which sought to encourage us to break down false dichotomies. Kane’s views reminded me of ideas […]
Sandra Bland, Samuel DuBose and Sheku Bayoh: The Police, Class, Disability, Ethnicity and Gender
Keven McKenna, in his article for The National on Saturday the 1st of August, likened the current Westminster establishment to aliens in a movie who have no concern for the fellow human […]