Author Archives: Ericle

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.

At the onset of The Pandemic, I like everybody else was trying to … Read more...

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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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AN ERICLE SPECIAL: The 2020 US Presidential Debate

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God Bless America

What I saw:

This is a picture of Donald Trump returning to The White House after his Tulsa political rally, watched by an underwhelming 6,200 people in a stadium that can hold 18,000, after claiming that over 1,000,000 people … Read more...

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A Famous German comments on ‘The Government We Deserve’

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC’s German Manager, writing for The Ericle (and The Sunday Times) today:

“If aliens looked at us both from the outside they would think
we came from two different planets.”
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We get the government that we deserve.

One of the unmissable features of the COVID Pandemic is that the world responded to it not as one, but as nation-based. Perhaps, one day the governance of the world will be the domain of global institutions but it is … Read more...

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(Talkin’ about) My G-g-g-g-g-eneration…..

People try to put us d-down
Just because we get around
Things they do look awful c-c-cold
I hope I die before I get old
My generation
This is my generation, baby

Sing along with The Who: here

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More Serious Numbers

  • 29% of Brits admitted (anonymously) to breaking the lockdown
  • 60% is the threshold where it is believed that Herd Immunity comes into play
  • 81% of C-19 cases are mild or unrecognized and are unreported
  • 60% participation is needed for a
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