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Getting used to it …

Misconceptions are two a penny in the 21st Century world and one of them is that this organ is for old people, which is not the case at all. The Rust covers everything and anything – okay, many of its contributors are as old as the hills, but what’s wrong with that? We cannot help it, can we? I [...]

February 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

The subtle art of letting it creep up on you …

Ageing is a weird process because every living thing does it without ever – I suspect – fully knowing (or should that be ‘acknowledging’) it. Every dog begins as a ball-of-fluff puppy, acts like one until they’re about eight or even ten and then gradually turns in to a wheezing, rarely [...]

February 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

A blast from the past

Those familiar with the Rust’s sports pages may recall an era now fast receding in the rear-view mirror during which fellow columnist Derek Williams, a Harlequins fan of many years, reported upon matters relating to Premiership rugby. In what became in many ways a fascinating but sobering [...]

January 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

The benefits of openness

Few are more repelled by 21st Century ‘wokeism’, post-modern feminism and general Millennial ‘guilt’ about the glories or otherwise of Western ‘First Nation’ countries’ past exploits and achievements than me, but content in my status as a cantankerous old [...]

December 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fitness and the far-off past

At the risk of spreading boredom amongst Rusters I am beginning today’s post with an update upon my recent attempts to hold back the effects of old age with an ongoing fitness campaign which have been only partially successful. Regular readers may be vaguely familiar with my progress in this [...]

December 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Against all odds

Self-indulgent it may be, but today I return to the travails of seeking to retain peak fitness in one’s seventh decade – ready at a moment’s notice, should the need arise, to take the field for either England in a major international and/or Team GB in the 2020 Olympics at any sport in which a [...]

November 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Saga endeth

Readers may recall my dispute with Saga who increased the renewal premium for my medical insurance by 100% and when I queried this added on another £600. It was also virtually impossible to communicate with them. I received a holding letter that my complaint was still being investigated a week [...]

November 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s happening all the time

There are two sides to almost everything and it occurred to me the other day that – in the context of ageing – this applies even to the supposed vicissitudes of a fading memory. As I get older I find myself not only becoming more forgetful but also being accused more often of being so by those [...]

November 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

“Lets have some beers”

The reaction of Eddie Jones to England’s abject performance in the final was 2 days boozing and the group set off to Shinjuku the partying quarter of Tokyo. I don’t get this. They are athletes , alcohol is a depressant , the reality of failure will only be delayed, mental issues dominate [...]

November 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

A sensible precaution?

The only thing stopping me instigating a Rust poll or survey –  simply to find out the various ways that our UK readers’ have devised for themselves in order to cope with the never-ending Brexit crisis – is the prospect that it would only add to the general pain. There’s a general [...]

October 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

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