Category Archives: For What It’s Worth

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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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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UK Jewry is backing itself into a corner of its own making.

In the last couple of weeks, I have become embroiled in a discussion at my synagogue – on which I am in a very small minority –  about whether it is correct for an address made from the platform during … Read more...

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2017 and all that.

 

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The Ericle is by nature a positive thinker and I am not prepared to consign any year, let alone 2017, to the dustbin of history. Moreover, I am continually surprised how some/many/most people view their world in terms of … Read more...

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See Tauranga And Die

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It seems only right that, having become becalmed on the Bay Of Plenty, the Ericle should report back on Tauranga its principle ‘metropolis’.  Over the years I have visited Tauranga quite a number of times, being that Mrs Ericle’s parents … Read more...

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The Ericle’s Pinteresting 2014

The Ericle is at heart a librarian. In another life, I fear that I could have become an accountant. I like order, and love constructing databases and making lists. (See here.). As a result one of my web-afflictions is … Read more...

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Thoughts on becoming officially ‘Old’

In Shine A Light – the Martin Scorsese film on The Rolling Stones – Keith Richard kicks the gig off with the words: ‘It’s really good to be here … it’s really good to be anywhere’! I don’t feel quite … Read more...

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The DHL Man cometh.

The Ericle is very impressed by stuff like this:

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I do recognize that this is relatively marginal to the well being of The Universe, and is motivated to a greater or less degree by marketing considerations, but I feel that … Read more...

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The Ericle’s 2014 Training Blog

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EW bikeThe Ericle needs a goal to gain motivation. My reader may have noted that I am somewhat OCD in this regards. I like to have a target – a raison d’etre – to aim at, in order to get going.  … Read more...

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A Book List

A while – well almost a full year actually – ago, The Webmeister asked me to recommend a reading list of ‘modern’ books in English. Shortly there after I scribbled down a ‘front-of-mind’ list on a piece of paper, which Read more...

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