Author Archives: Ericle

October/November 2022

Embracing The Third Age

These days, I spend a great deal of my week on activities organised by The University Of The Third Age (U3A). There are no age parameters to the U3A – the Third Age being defined as … Read more...

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An Early Halloween Special

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September 2022

THE END OF AN ERA

In 3 months, at the end of 2022, The Ericle website will officially close down.

However, nil desperandum, The Ericle will live on as an email publication. So, if you are reading this … Read more...

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August 2022

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

You ever talk to a logical lunatic before? Theyre much worse than a plain lunatic.”

With the prospect of setting fire to the furniture this winter in order to keep warm, the above … Read more...

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July 2022

IT’S THE SILLY SEASON!

This time of the year used to be known as The Silly Season as everybody, including the politicians, went off on their holidays leaving the news media with pages to fill and precious little to fill … Read more...

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Boris Resignation: An Ericle Special.

That’s All (For Now?) Folks!

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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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