Author Archives: Ericle

The Ericle is a Schlemiel.

Jackie Mason, the American Comedian, made a career of lampooning Jewish traits; one of these being how impractical Jews generally tend to be. One of the gags he made, when I caught his London show in the early 1990’s, was: … Read more...

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My ‘2021 in 2021’. MARCH: ‘Warm & Cold’

METRICS

CYCLED: 355 Miles REMAINING: 1666 Miles

MARCH MILES: 145 Miles

Raised so far: £952 (21 Supporters) To reach target: £1069

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The Four Questions

Last Tuesday marked the anniversary of the UK’s first Covid Lockdown. Shortly after that we celebrated our first Zoom Passover Seder with friends. Tonight that anniversary comes round again, too.

I’ve always thought Passover to be the quintessential Jewish festival … Read more...

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My ‘2021 in 2021’: FEBRUARY

METRICS

CYCLED: 210 Miles REMAINING: 1811 Miles

FEBRUARY MILES: 71 Miles

Raised so far: £861 (21 Supporters) To reach target: £1160

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Not a great cycling month. I am 120 miles behind target. A great deal of … Read more...

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From little Acorns.

The above article appeared in the press recently, about how valued early personal computers had become as collectible items. Top of the list was The BBC Micro, a personal computer which for many in the UK was the first home … Read more...

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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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