I hesitate to say it, but when it comes to the provision of social care for the elderly, unwell, and physically most vulnerable people in Scotland, we are facing something of a crisis.
In the last few weeks there have been incidences of extreme weather across the UK.
I am a busy person. All of my days are busy. I have so much to do that my time is full to bursting.
Last month a family member had an accident that led to some days in the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. For the first time for a very long time we got to see hospital care of the National Health Service close up.
In my house there are some jobs that none of us want to do.
It is Lent, the time when Christians often give something up. This year I have decided to take something up instead. This year I am trying to become more ‘Dementia Friendly’.
I love TV, although I don’t get to watch as much as I would like.
We are hearing a great deal about divisions right now.
For many people the days that follow Christmas Day have a clear purpose: finding bargains in the sales.
If you have ever heard an elderly person describe how Christmas used to be then you will know two things.
A few days ago I saw a very kind thing happen on the bus.
A leading Scottish Episcopalian clergyman has spoken of his "deepest sorrow" over the tragedy at Aberdeen beach.