Category Archives: Personal


Wind, your freshness in my nostrils, I am young again. Advertisements

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Sunday morning

‘Will you come with me to the beach?’ ‘No,’ she said, ‘I have to make myself ready for church.’ So, I walk alone, only me and my dog and God.   It is a sunny late September Sunday, mild and … Continue reading

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A little red bird on a fence post

he found it on the road and fixed it wood to wood   it has survived two storms patiently perching and causing birdwatchers hit their brakes   a little red spot in the vastness of greyish browns and blues and … Continue reading

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Second of January 2013

I have just finished to reread Manon des Sources, by the wonderful french writer Marcel Pagnol. I was  brought back in a world of colours, scents, heat, the world of sun and red wine and pastis, the world of strong … Continue reading

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Interview with Florence Pearson

Click to listen >  Interview with Florence Pearson Florence, artist and  craft maker living in North Uist,  shares how she came to live on the islands, her choice to settle here, how she experienced her childhood and teenage years and … Continue reading

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My poem of the month

a poem by RUMI, a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. (A very free interpretation by myself. If somebody knows the English translation, please, let me know) ************************************************************************************ Beloved, I offered myself to you in the scent … Continue reading

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Mise agus an cù

This is my first attempt to say something in the language of these beautiful islands. Listen here:

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