July 2022

IT’S THE SILLY SEASON!

This time of the year used to be known as The Silly Season as everybody, including the politicians, went off on their holidays leaving the news media with pages to fill and precious little to fill … Read more...

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Boris Resignation: An Ericle Special.

That’s All (For Now?) Folks!

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June 2022

A decade ago, I posted the above placeholder onto the webpage of my newly acquired domain www.theericle.com. To be brutally honest, I had no real ambitions for The Ericle beyond it possibly becoming an e-substitute for the autobiography that … Read more...

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May 2022

Long suffering Ericle readers will have noted my occasional references to The Slog, (see: here), a long-running blog written by a former agency colleague of mine. The Slog’s strapline describes its author as being a cognitive dissident; which, … Read more...

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April 2020

Letter From America

My Readers, of a certain age and background, will recall Alastair Cook’s Letter From America; a regular feature of the BBC Home Service, (Radio 4 from 30/9/67), from 1946 to 2002. Wikipedia informs that there were … Read more...

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March 2022

DISASTER

The Ericle was born in 1949, the son and 1st child of refugees who fled to the UK from Hitler in 1939. As such my life has spanned a period of peace between the end of World War II … Read more...

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February 2022

THE ERICLE (A)MUSE LETTER

In my last blog-entry of 2021, I made a New Year’s Resolution to say less and cycle more. The proverbial road to Hell is paved with good intentions but for the immediate future, unless I … Read more...

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2021: My Year of Failure

September:
En route to St Ives

In January, I challenged myself to e-cycle 2021 miles and to raise £2021 in the process.  As 2021 disappears in the proverbial rearview mirror, I need to report that I missed my target by Read more...

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

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PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT. Is it terminal?

My Kind Reader may have noticed a diminution of Ericle output over the last couple of months. I have never wanted to feel that I am a slave to my organ but, even by past standards, the last couple of Read more...

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