Author Archives: Ericle

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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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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