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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The New Normal (People) according to Sally Rooney

Below are the covers of the Turkish & Russian editions of Normal People:

Presumably, Sally Rooney’s new book will also be translated into Turkish & Russian, too? Arabic? Burmese? Chinese?

Just asking ……… Read more...

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“Nothing is so much to be feared as fear”

Henry David Thoreau

These words were written by Henry Thoreau in 1851, in his journal entry of September 7th, and are most often regarded as the source of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s famous ‘Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself’ … Read more...

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