Fear cannot be the driver

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“Fear cannot be the driver.” These words from my 2019 report to the Cabinet Secretary for Health into allegations of bullying in NHS Highland have been quoted on a number of occasions. I sense that they …

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Falling Upward in the Pandemic

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When I had an episode of depression several years ago, a friend of mine sent me the book Falling Upward, by Richard Rohr, to lift my spirits. That book probably transformed how I view life …

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The Costs of Litigating

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The Times newspaper reported (Thursday, January 28 2021) on a bitter boundary dispute between two pensioners, each in their eighties, over a strip of land less than a metre wide. Apparently, the legal battle has …

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Reflections on the US Election 2020

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Perhaps it’s time for a re-frame. The world’s best attempt so far at democracy has been the subject of much criticism. We may have seen the best and worst of democracy in action. Certainly, we have …

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Reflecting on Purpose

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The process of discerning what to write about in a blog is interesting. Sometimes inspiration comes quickly. On other occasions, there is a barren wilderness, or a hotchpotch of half-formed ideas. This month feels like the …

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