Category Archives: Opinion
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...
My Uncle Benny, when a football match reached its critical stage, used to rub his hands together and gleefully declare: “Jetzt geht’s um die Wurst”. (Now, it’s about the sausage). Euro 2020, as the delayed tournament is still called, … Read more...
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 … Read more...
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...
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC’s German Manager, writing for The Ericle (and The Sunday Times) today:… Read more...
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...
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
This is my generation, baby
Sing along with The Who: here
One of … Read more...
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
A telephone ringing in the hallways
When times are mysterious
Serious numbers … Read more...
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...