Author Archives: Eric Sinclair

About Eric Sinclair

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

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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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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