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Murray should still make a mint

I have a confession to make. Ever since earlier this week – on the eve of the Australian Open – Andy Murray made his not altogether unexpected but nevertheless shock announcement that the chronic hip condition he has been suffering from these past two years had almost certainly brought him [...]

January 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again

Probably as a form of defence mechanism, or alternatively an easy stock manner of beginning a conversation, in response to any incoming “How are you?” query on the phone or in person my aged father would habitually reply “I’m alive”. Elsewhere – e.g. upon meeting or being introduced [...]

January 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

“Goodbye cruel world …” he said, but couldn’t remember why …

Hello – this may be one of my last messages to my fellow Rusters if the latest reports in the media prove to be true – or should that be ‘come to fruition’? Today I appear before you honestly yet nakedly as a 70 year old male with a slight tendency to obesity – I’m not prepared to [...]

January 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

Feminism and the art of being a woman

These days, being something of an old crone in the scheme of modern feminism since I was supposedly in my prime – burning my bra and breaking down the barriers between the sexes – during the late Sixties and early Seventies, I’m acutely conscious of the wide spectrum of opinion and [...]

January 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Oh well …

In the cause of keeping Rusters up to date as we hurtle towards decrepitude and senility, I feel it my duty to draw the attention of those who may have missed them to the following media pieces that I spotted overnight upon the website of the Daily Mail: Reporter Carl Honore review a new book on [...]

December 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

A selection of stuff

As the festive season gathers pace – I don’t know about you – but it seems to me that external events increasingly begin flying in to disrupt our attention from things that we really ought – or want – to be doing. (And I’m not referring to Christmas shopping). In [...]

December 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

What goes around, comes around

I could not but smile as I read my colleague Arthur Nelson’s post yesterday [The Problem With Oldies, 8th December] because it illustrated one, perhaps extreme, angle on the world of those of us ‘beyond a certain age’. However, it is not the only one. If you hold to the view – as I do – [...]

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another milestone on the road to ruin

Last night – well, ‘last night’ for me, it was actually around 5.10pm – up at the gym I reached and then crossed something of a Rubicon as regards my age and fitness. You know how it is. Yesterday morning I had read an item on the Section 2 of The Times newspaper on the subject of its [...]

November 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is it everyone else – or just me?

Bland generalisations can always cover a multitude of sins, prejudices and misjudgements. However, one ironic aspect of making occasional contributions to the Rust (if I can be forgiven a touch of gallows humour here) is that if – because of a memory that is becoming less sharp than it once was  [...]

November 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

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