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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

Is it me, or is this a sub-standard sporting year?

Pardon for me for saying it, but in recent weeks – and maybe I should be blaming personal reasons or preoccupations for this – I have found myself significantly underwhelmed so far by some of the most iconic sporting events of 2018. I watched little of the FIFA World Cup – just passages [...]

July 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

We didn’t start from here

Most of us go through life contradicting ourselves daily, not there’s anything wrong with this because, in my view, it’s just part of the human condition. For example, whether we’re four, forty-four or eight-four years of age, we all tend to operate on a daily basis as if we are not only [...]

June 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Up to speed but unfulfilled

I’m still just young and in touch enough both to have heard of the concept of ‘guilty pleasures’ and know what it means. Often used in the context of television series or musical artistes, it is the situation whereby those of discerning, even progressive, mind are also simultaneously careful [...]

June 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

You couldn’t make it up (part 24)

Wherever you are upon the spectrum of life – let’s stick to the old-fashioned and refer to it as ‘three score years and ten’ even though (as each of us all knows only too well some people die well before their time whilst others stagger on beyond their centenary in a semi-vegetative state [...]

May 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Just when you thought it was safe

For as long as I can remember here on the Rust we have featured the absurdities thrown up by media reports upon innumerable academic research projects that have been conducted into the most ridiculous of subjects and/or survey results that seem to have come up with the most ludicrous of [...]

May 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

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

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