Tag Archives: Comment
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...
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...
THE ERICLE (A)MUSE LETTER
In my last blog-entry of 2021, I made a New Year’s Resolution to say less and cycle more. The proverbial road to Hell is paved with good intentions but for the immediate future, unless I … Read more...
Below are the covers of the Turkish & Russian editions of Normal People:
Presumably, Sally Rooney’s new book will also be translated into Turkish & Russian, too? Arabic? Burmese? Chinese?
Just asking ……… Read more...
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC’s German Manager, writing for The Ericle (and The Sunday Times) today:… 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...
I am currently reading The Plague by Albert Camus; a book I’ve meant to read for quite a while. I decided that, if I was ever going to actually read it, now was a good time! It’s chilling reading, full … Read more...
Like any sane person in the UK, I am sick and tired of discussing BREXIT but it is a conversation that won’t go away. My fearful anticipation is that it is a generational conversation that won’t end, as it is … Read more...