It’s A Numbers Game

When Numbers Get Serious*

Two times two is twenty-two
Four times four is forty-four
When numbers get serious
They leave a mark on your door
Urgent! Urgent!
A telephone ringing in the hallways
When times are mysterious
Serious numbers
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Covadis?

Anyone beating coronavirus deserves everybody’s fullest gratitude. Happily, industrious journalists keep leading morning newspapers offering pertinent questions regarding short-tRead more...

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K.I.S.S.

To err is human. We all make mistakes.

The adjective ‘unintentional’ is very often attached to the word ‘mistake’ – a notion that is challenged by some. I remember well getting quite riled when challenged, by a therapist leading a … Read more...

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Ends & Beginnings

It is a natural inclination to look at history for clues and answers to the current circumstances in which we currently find ourselves. Though I am not a subscriber to the notion behind the French idiom: plus ça change, plus Read more...

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‘A grim calculus’ is in prospect.

I have always had a problem with Sartre’s famous quote in that I am too much of an agnostic to assent to the word ‘illusion’. This minor quibble aside, Sartre is reaching for something important when he asserts that most … Read more...

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Post-Pandemic Probabilities

There has been a significant sea-change in concerns, if not government focus, over the last few days; certainly, in the UK. (See Lord Sumpton’s article below). I believe it’s fair to say that the panic-meter is no longer at its … Read more...

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Hearts & Minds

The global response to the Coronavirus can be viewed as possibly humanity’s finest hour. An article The Times today said; “There are two ways that the world comes out of lockdown. The first is to let the virus sweep Read more...

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’31ST DECEMBER 2020′: an Ericle short story.

When we first heard about the appearance of a deadly virus in a province of China, it is amazing now to think how little attention we paid to it. At that time, almost exactly at the start of 2020, few … Read more...

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Coronavirus

I am currently reading The Plague by Albert Camus; a book I’ve meant to read for quite a while. I decided that, if I was ever going to actually read it, now was a good time! It’s chilling reading, full Read more...

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Secrets & Ghosts

The Ericle regards himself as a relatively positive person, who generally embraces what life has to offer cheerfully and enthusiastically. Yet, most mornings I wake up with a sense of fear and dread. This soon disappears as I engage with … Read more...

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