Author Archives: Eric Sinclair

About Eric Sinclair

Writer, stroke survivor, whippet owner, music lover, charity volunteer

A Life in the Day of Archie

I cannot decide whether or not I am a dog lover. This is the sort of problem that I have the inclination to mull over now that I work only part-time.     Here I am with my dog, apparently … Continue reading

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Links

First link. As promised, a follow-up to my previous post. Second link. I can recommend Lost and Found , a recently published book by Dr Jules Montague, a neurologist from London with whom I shared a discussion on Radio Scotland … Continue reading

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Open Space – 2

Cogito ergo sum. Je pense, donc je suis. Ich denke, also bin ich. I think, therefore I am. In whatever language you express it, you have to admit that M. Descartes had a point. If you are capable of thought, … Continue reading

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Open Space – 1

Edinburgh, March 2017 Tuesday “Are you a night shift worker?” This is the greeting from the gentleman checking me in to my budget hotel a short walk from Leith docks. I look at him and listen to the girly giggles … Continue reading

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Number geeks

Some stroke survivors become “stroke survivor number geeks”. In this age of acronyms I shall call them SSNGs . I admit to being one of them . Not any old numbers, mind you. Stroke numbers. For those of us SSNGs … Continue reading

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My year of falling over

August already. Can 2017 be so far advanced? The last time I posted here was in early January. “For this relief, much thanks”, you may say, echoing Francisco in Hamlet. That would be an appropriate response, since the last time I … Continue reading

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Man flu and other delights

Merry Christmas 2016 and welcome to 2017 – now here is some man flu. Yes, I know, it is not ebola or zika virus, but the cold/man flu/infection/whatever it is that has kept me housebound for the last week has … Continue reading

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The NHS in Scotland 2016

This week has seen the publication of the Audit Scotland report into the NHS in Scotland. I don’t know about you, but when I see the word “audit” my eyes start to glaze over and all the accountants I have … Continue reading

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Walls and Bridges

Out of the mouths…. ….some years ago in a Scottish secondary school, I remember helping to co-ordinate a “team building” exercise with 14 year-old students. A large group of young people was divided into several teams of six. Each team … Continue reading

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At the Stroke of a Brush

“You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”  Harper Lee There are many ways to try to understand stroke. If you are … Continue reading

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