Ego Integrity? 3/8 Did YOU have University with benefits!


This is the third in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, academic, scientist, logic, loyalty, gratitude, comradeship, grafting, organised, systematic, love. I hope you can spot them in the post. … Continue reading Ego Integrity? 3/8 Did YOU have University with benefits!

Ego Integrity: 2/8 Who guided YOU when you needed it?


This is the second in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, friendship, education, humility, mentor, professional. Some became personal values, others signposted a new direction to my life. I hope … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 2/8 Who guided YOU when you needed it?

Picture behind the story #1 The creation of The Two Doctors


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 1. The creation of The Two DoctorsOnce upon a time, we were students, PhD students in chemistry at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. If you don’t believe in … Continue reading Picture behind the story #1 The creation of The Two Doctors

Two Doctors walk into a bar: #1 Thinking about personal inspiration


Have you ever stopped to think about who or what has been a significant source of inspiration in your life? A little reflection can reveal small things that may have affected the whole of your life. Here's one of our sources of inspiration.