186 of my comments have received 187 Great Feedback votes
A very good tale. Not a word
Posted on Sun, 06 Apr 2014
A very good tale. Not a word out of place. Scene setting, character and story all well described. Unpredictable in a grounded way from start to finish. You could also list it under the additional heading of philosophy. ElsieRead full comment
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Very sharply written and
Posted on Wed, 02 Apr 2014
Very sharply written and heartfelt. Modern labels, yes you are right, these can be equally toxic. Years ago I had a nice boyfriend in Edinburgh who was 'a diagnosed schizophenic.' It was not any strangeness of Gerry's behaviour which ended our...Read full comment
Posted in It was mental growing up
This is non-stop good CM.
Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2014
This is non-stop good CM. Crowded memories of a many-peopled life.
To me your writings often feel like the Scottish weather, dark overcast clouds with light-streaked layers and jagged shards of warmth, brightness and wit shining through...Read full comment
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'finals are never final' - I
Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2014
'finals are never final' - I like that. The education system wastes so much time on Sats to test the children and Ofsteds to test the teachers. In the words of an hippie from Glasgow
'When will they ever learn' - Donovan 'where have all...Read full comment
Posted in Why I love school but hate education.
On re-reading the poem, I
Posted on Sun, 09 Feb 2014
On re-reading the poem, I feel that where it bites hardest is in the closing lines.
where I come from
nice girls don't.
The young wife and mother is maybe part of a family and a neighbourhood where if she...Read full comment
Posted in For Better for Worse...
CM I get the impression you
Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2014
CM I get the impression you went to a typical Scottish school for your era! In England it was less harsh although the standards were obviously set by the school head . Ours once took me into her office and showed me her 3 books.
1) The...Read full comment
Posted in Second Grade Scandal