COVID: The Inquest Begins

With the Government announcing, with some justified pride, that the 15 millionth first jab has been administered in the UK and that the spectre of mortality had been reduced for the 88% of the population most at risk from Covid, … Read more...

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My ‘2021 in 2021’ Challenge

Cycling In A Pandemic

Aug. 2020: Hampton Court
(En route to The New Forest)

Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to
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Be afraid … but not witlessly so.

This week the UK registered its 100,000th Covid-related death. This is a horrendous statistic, by any standard, and nobody of any reasonably fair disposition can refute that, regardless of any ‘objective’ comparisons of national Pandemic-performances, reflects badly on The United … Read more...

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My American Pie

“A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that music
Used to make me smile.
And I knew, if I had my chance,
That I could make those people dance.
And maybe they’d be happy for a while
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CHRISTMAS 2020

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TRUST. The Biggest Casualty Of Our Times

In my last Ericle post commenting on the US Presidential Election, (here), I suggested that the US & UK Constitutions were ill-matched to the 21st century as they encompassed a sense of ‘reasonable behaviour’ which was in … Read more...

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The US Presidential Election: A Battle Won But …..

“Kathy, I’m lost”, I said
Though I knew she was sleeping
“I’m empty and aching and
I don’t know why”.

Counting the cars
On the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come
To look for America
All come to look for
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Track or Trace? A C-19 Halloween Special.

The Ericle has not written about The Pandemic for a couple of months; which has prompted My Reader recently to enquire: “Is The Pandemic Over?”. Sadly, not.

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‘The Suit Maketh The Man’

The style of Keir Starmer, the new leader of UK’s Labour Party, is somewhat enigmatic. He is a man of undoubted intellect & scholarship, who when offered the throat of his political nemesis holds back from the easy drawing of … Read more...

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CH-CH-CH-CHANGES


Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Don’t want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
There’s gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time

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