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About Arthur Nelson

Looking forward to his retirement in 2015, Arthur has written poetry since childhood and regularly takes part in poetry workshops and ‘open mike’ evenings. More Posts

Sometimes technology works

Some might feel that on the Rust we harp on too much about the complexities and frustrations of the 21st Century, possibly because we’re too old and senile to engage properly or at all with the glorious vistas of opportunity presented to us by modern technology. Today, therefore, I wished to [...]

January 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Make of it (anything) what you will

Last week I found myself in conversation with my father’s current carer, who formerly held a senior position in a church school in his native South Africa. Somehow our discussion moved onto the subject of the wide variety of different ways in which elderly people cope with the vicissitudes of [...]

January 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

On the high street at Christmas

For reasons which need not detain us here – well, all right, relations with Her Indoors had broken down because as a male I’d done the logical and ventured to suggest that she should choose any present I bought her if she wished to get what she really wanted/needed, which apparently was totally [...]

December 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hmmnnn, let’s see …

Amidst everything that is currently going on in the word – let’s begin with Brexit, President Trump and the mayhem of the festive season as it swings into full-on mode – just occasionally it’s quite reassuring, if not refreshing, to come across something that offers a vision of a potential [...]

December 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

The problem with oldies

Though it hurts me to say it (because I am one) we urgently need to get a grip on the problem of old people. Well, the wrong sort of old people. Yesterday I drove to my local Sainsburys in order to do a food shop mid-morning – I mention the fact is was a Sainsburys only because it was one: I [...]

December 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

The art of kicking a dead horse

Yesterday afternoon, somewhat at a loose end and suffering from the effects of the first of my annual ‘two colds per winter’, by chance I realised that Southampton were hosting Manchester United in football’s Premiership and switched to BT Sport’s live coverage (commentary by Darren [...]

December 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Quelle horreur! I’ve just realised I’d like to be young again …

It’s very important for Rusters that – with our famous mission statement being to observe and comment upon the modern world from our viewpoint as ‘people beyond a certain age’ – to maintain a degree of balance between comparing the now with the past and also looking to the future. [...]

October 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Now you see them – now you don’t …

Okay, I am coming out of the woods with my hands up – I deliberately tuned in yesterday to ITV’s live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor, more of curiosity than anything else but half-hoping that the crowds would be sparse and that opportunities for [...]

October 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Once more unto the breach

Here’s another in my new collection of the world of political correctness, ‘Snowflake Generation’, diversity and all those other fashionable campaigning causes gone mad. Spotted today was this report by Brett Lackey – on a supposedly sexist advertisement that has prompted a [...]

October 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

A new beginning …

Today I begin what may an occasional feature on items spotted on the internet of ‘this modern PC-dominated world gone mad’, albeit not least in covering “Wimmins Issues” – and I here use the word “wimmin” with acknowledgement and apologies to Private Eye magazine which I believe was [...]

October 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

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