Michael was a true rambler, born in Russia he migrated to Glasgow then fought in Egypt and Palestine in the First World War then back to Glasgow and then off to Australia via Ceylon.
For the first two or three weeks after she came home I had to physically drag her out of her crate to let her pee or poo – she was terrified
‘She’s probably holding something in her mouth,’ I said – since the arrival of pup, she has taken to hoarding all sorts of toys and chews in her mouth.
It has only been
Since our recent
House-guest, a dogs-dog, you might call him –
A man’s dog
Came to visit
For years after I got up in the morning she would hop on to my bed and curl up on my still warm, vacant spot.
I thought I had aleady blogged about my patient and his dog. I hadn’t. He was breathless And now, I realise At the time, things were too raw too proximate to translate into 500-odd words of text. The man was dying. Heart failure, COPD, Frailty – The mechanism is not whatContinue reading “Dying man”
Rod’s Blogs, Poems, etc. Table of Contents I search for meaning. 6 ‘Behavioural’ 8 10 Years. 10 10 years. 11 99+. 13 1559 days. 15 A response to Henry. 17 A tale of two times?. 18 Acute. 20 Advance Care Plan, Human Rights & I want what I want 23 alea iacta est 25 AllContinue reading “Blogs, Poems, etc 2017”
I can remember His name. Colin lived down the road from me in Glasgow. I think he was adopted, or, perhaps, Some other mystique. He always reminded me of the actor from the Man from Uncle – Ilya Kuryakin* Something About his eyes And hair. Anyway. I don’t know why,Continue reading “Colin”
For the past thirty years or so I have been living in guilt. Perhaps, shame or self-reproach are better words, all to do with my weekend nap. I love a nap. Indeed, any opportunity I can get, I nap. In the past I have even napped at work – something that were I not aContinue reading “Schlaf / Shlof”
It is all about time shifting and travel, the importance of language and communication, listening and hearing and is probably the most salient film of the present day given what has happened with the US elections.
Let me start with the premise – if something feels good, say, my dog’s smiling face when I return home from work, then surely this is a good thing; I feel happy, my dog is happy, (presupposing she has a sense of happiness) and the world moves-on. Now, let’s think of a scenario when IContinue reading “Is it good if it feels bad?”