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Articles by Arthur Nelson

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

Up and down, or is it the other way around?

One of the semi-taboo and largely unspoken aspects of moving inexorably towards the last third of human life – or perhaps that statement is untrue in these modern ‘let it all hang out’ days of social media confessions ‘going viral’ (if that’s the right term) – is that the oft-joked [...]

April 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

We’re surrounded!

One thing that gets my goat – not that I can persuade those close to me that are guilty of it – is people who in public fail to ‘catch’ their sneezes in some manner (e.g. holding their breath, using a handkerchief, or enclosing their eruptions in their cupped hands). In my [...]

April 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

You live and learn most days

I cannot remember which Southern railways franchise has been getting all the flak for the past few years but it’s entirely possible that it’s the one that sends trains from the London terminals down towards Portsmouth Harbour upon which I travelled to Chichester in West Sussex yesterday [...]

April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sometimes things come to you in dreams

I awoke this morning and suddenly it came to me in a flash. It probably won’t work of course – partly because these things never do, and partly because I’m in the happy position of knowing virtually zilch about my subject this morning (Inheritance Tax issues) – but [...]

March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s complicated …

Hands up all bog-standard average guys born before 1965 like me – sports loving, liberal with a small ‘L’, tolerant (‘live and let live’), likes a drink down the pub on a Friday night and the odd bet on the gee-gees, grew up in the days when men and women behaved like [...]

March 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

We normal people are going to take over!

Okay, I’m coming out of the closet. After my recent rant about the pain of travelling on passenger airplanes with young, out of control, noisy or badly-behaved kids – which I’m told prompted a huge positive social media response and a new Rust record as the contribution [...]

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

A plea from the afflicted

It is a truism of life that there are two sides to every story – perhaps three if one counts President Trump’s ‘fake news’ [I get the hump whenever a BBC newsreader – presumably in the interests of impartiality, e.g. after a report detailing the latest horror story [...]

February 6, 2018 // 1 Comment

Fifteen minutes with an old mate

On Tuesday, driving about my business, I received a chasing call (on my hands-free system, obviously) from someone in my accountant’s office. I had not yet returned to them a signed copy of the paperwork they’d sent a fortnight previously regarding my 2016/2017 Income Tax form and the deadline [...]

February 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Battle of the Sexes on an unsteady course

Call me a misogynistic old git if you wish, but am I the only one who finds the current media obsession with the vexed ‘issue’ of male sexism and attitudes to women bordering upon over the top? Here’s the text of the latest initiative designed to assist female victims of rape as reported by [...]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s distorted, that’s what it is …

I make no apology for entering the lists today in order to comment upon the latest figures that have been issued in respect of the UK gender pay gap. These come from companies who have over 250 employees – and who will be required by law to publish them on or before April 2018 – but who are in [...]

January 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

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