Category Archives: Comment

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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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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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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Even The President of the United States has to stand naked.

Mazeltov to Bob on his 80th

While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the President of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand
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We have the Boris we deserve.

I am indebted to My Kind & Faithful Reader from Palmers Green, who sent me a couple of recent pieces from The Law and Order Blog. Undoubtedly, she did this as a result of my longstanding belief in the … 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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TRUST. The Biggest Casualty Of Our Times

In my last Ericle post commenting on the US Presidential Election, (here), I suggested that the US & UK Constitutions were ill-matched to the 21st century as they encompassed a sense of ‘reasonable behaviour’ which was in … Read more...

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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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