Category Archives: Retreads

A Guest Essay from The Slog

This is the first time The Ericle has re-published a piece from another source. It comes from THE SLOG, a brilliant example of what a blogging should be, written by John Ward with whom I worked in AdLand in the Read more...

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Cycling: Agitprop

HM Government e-petitions <no-reply-epetitions@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk>
Dear Eric WiltonThe e-petition ‘Promote cycling by implementing the recommendations in the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report.’ signed by you recently reached 57,759 signatures and a response has been made to it.

As this e-petition has received

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MATTHIAS SINDELAR: The Striker Who Snubbed Hitler

In my recent posting on Johnny Haynes, referring to my father and uncle’s love of football, I mentioned the Austrian ‘Wunderteam’ of the 1930s.  They very often spoke of it and in particular of Sindelar, the team’s undoubted star player. Read more...

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Praying For Peace

A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to
the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time. To check it out, she went to … Read more...

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I am not very good at “Love”….

….but today is our 25th. This poem says it best for me:

NOT LOVE PERHAPS

This is not Love, perhaps,
Love that lays down its life,
that many waters cannot quench,
nor the floods drown,
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A Mother-In-Law writes…….

The grandmother of my children is internet-phobic. She also loves to read, and share, inspirational bits. So every now and again, and again, little pieces of paper fall out of her letters. This is the most recent one: 

Mother TeresaPeople are Read more...

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