Collected blogs on delirium 2015 to 2018

How many older people enter hospital and never leave? Are never aware that the paramedics who carry them from their living-room floor will never bring them back; their secrets, mementos, curios, stashed-away in corners only to be discovered by relatives when clearing-out the house after they have moved-on or died.

Blogs, Poems, etc 2017

Rod’s Blogs, Poems, etc.  Table of Contents I search for meaning. 6 ‘Behavioural’ 8 10 Years. 10 10 years. 11 99+. 13 1559 days. 15 A response to Henry. 17 A tale of two times?. 18 Acute. 20 Advance Care Plan, Human Rights & I want what I want 23 alea iacta est 25 AllContinue reading “Blogs, Poems, etc 2017”


Where would I rather, Be, go? I hear the cars passing my window, See the collared doves framed against the white sky. There is a world out there and I am in here. Door closed, Slippers.   Berlin Beirut Belin?   It isn’t as simple as that… Visa, Flight, Pollution, Insurance, Currency, Organisation.   YouContinue reading “Where?”

There was a thing

Respect for ourselves, respect for one another, seeing those around you as equal to you, listening their opinion. Deference, caring, kindness. This is my religion and political affiliation.

Rod’s dodgy drugs top-ten countdown!

This medicine is an old-fashioned anti-depressant, taken in small doses to help pain caused by nerve injury or damage – we call this neuropathic;

Falls (Swiss cheese and serious harm)

I wonder What is the rule for hospital Inpatient falls.   I mean, There must be some Golden Rule That you can Work-out.   How many minor falls For every bad fall.   Bad being Broken hip, Brain bleed Death.   Interesting ratio to calculate.   ‘How many patients have fallen in your hospital inContinue reading “Falls (Swiss cheese and serious harm)”

Kafka then Kerouac then Levi

When I was Perhaps 18 I would spend hours in town in Glasgow Between book shops. Borders Waterstones Books etc. John Smith’s And that was before you went down the West End With the second-hand stores. We didn’t have Foyles We never needed it.   This one is for Nigel & Papa

This is part two.

  We were on the Isle of Bute Across from Wemyss Bay I think it was Easter. Erica’s dog A beautiful Ridgeback Called Simba Was off the lead.   There was no one around Except for the sheep Who took flight towards the Clyde.   Beautiful scene Not like you get in England. Peaceful, silent,Continue reading “This is part two.”

Fail fast then try again.

Try, fail fast then try again; repeat. try a little different. like cooking frying boiling, basting. add some salt A little pepper, change this move that, over here there, and fail Fail fast don’t take pride in your attempts to change or improve Just stick with what works and lose no sleep with the failure,Continue reading “Fail fast then try again.”

Key Safe

You’re safe; you have a key safe – a digital lock on the outside of your house to help the carers get-in. I heard this week that since Grenfell there has been a thing about the safety of key safes and they are now considered unsafe, perhaps providing too tempting a means of entry toContinue reading “Key Safe”

Brimming – thanks to Don.

Brimming with ideas, Following a day spent in the company of Don Berwick. A proper blog will follow, once I have allowed all the talking points to filter from my little black book, through subconsciousland and onto the page. For the moment, here are some snippets… Don popped in to a meeting of the shadowContinue reading “Brimming – thanks to Don.”

Now, here is a funny thing.

Corridor, stairway, path.   You know, it is part of human evolution that we recognise people – shapes and forms from far away. Gait, stature, poise; Coif, Profile.   Individuals, even acquaintances are Instantaneously identifiable, Like when Emperor penguins are milling around the ice And each one can tell who is who and who isContinue reading “Now, here is a funny thing.”

Statesman / politician

I’ll say, before I get going, that I have used the word Statesman rather than Statesperson* as I feel this system of nomenclature diminishes the word; so, when I write Statesman (heaven knows why the capital), please read – Stateswoman and Statesman. Here are some who spring to mind: Obama Gandhi Churchill And once, again,Continue reading “Statesman / politician”