Author Archives: Eric Sinclair

About Eric Sinclair

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

Welcome 2019

A happy new year to all followers of this blog and all good wishes for 2019. May all your troubles be small ones, and may those who care for you be generous and kind and fill your bowl with happiness. … Continue reading

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Down to earth

Followers of this blog may have noticed that there has been a long silence since the summer, when I wrote about the joy that is the annual stroke care audit in Scotland. Blessed relief? Serious illness? Death? Nothing so dramatic. … Continue reading

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Stroke Care in Scotland

Apologies for the length of this post. As I do every year, I am providing a link on this blog to the annual Scottish stroke care audit – now called the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme or SSIP as we shall … Continue reading

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Heat, hot air or humour?

I don’t know whether this summer’s extended heatwave is beginning to get to me but I think I am in danger of turning into a grumpy old fart or GOF. Chorus from certain family members: “Turning into..?!” This morning my … Continue reading

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Heat

In the mid 1970s, I spent a year working as a lecturer at the Federal Advanced Teachers’ College in Okene, Nigeria. I say “working”, but in fact the College had not actually been built due to a significant dispute about … Continue reading

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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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