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Where is it all going to end, and when?

Yesterday Prince Harry officially announced his engagement to Meghan Markle and apparently aired his tip for success when embarking upon a relationship, viz. spending time together at home first before venturing out on romantic dates, outings, trips to the theatre or ballet and even meals – see [...]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

The conceit of living

You know how it is. In public and indeed on the pages of the Rust, you make jokes about being old, forgetful, hopeless with social media and smartphone technology – basically being totally ‘past it’ and yet, far from getting depressed, you don’t give a row of beans about these signals of [...]

November 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Coaching and ‘positions of responsibility’

We’ve touched briefly upon this subject previously, which has come to prominence partly because of the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein ‘sexual abuse of power’ (#Metoo) scandal that has been rocking the world of entertainment and subsequently many others as well – sport [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another medical finding

I couldn’t resist this one, spotted upon the website of The Independent overnight. Apparently, researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre Institute have discovered, men are ten times more likely to die of a heart attack whilst having sex than women – the scores are that in men 1% of [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reflections upon a trip

Yesterday was essentially a ‘travel day’, i.e. my return home from Palma via Gatwick Airport. After a fairly crowded schedule spent shadowing my son Barry for 48 hours, it began with me having a light hotel breakfast, checking out and then strolling down the hill to the main drag opposite the [...]

November 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

What goes around, comes around – or does it?

No wonder all these ‘Snowflake’ Millennials get confused about life and how it works. A few years back [what am I saying? 10? 15? 20? – when you’re as old as I am time slips by so fast it’s hard to tell when was what …] all kids were encouraged to go to university. It was practically [...]

November 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

A brief encounter

Never mind Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey or the MPs sex scandals – Ingolby has still got it! Yesterday afternoon I waddled up the hill to my local gymnasium, situated at the back of a pair of rather upmarket hotels, intent upon nothing more than blowing a few cobwebs away and getting the blood [...]

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Treading a careful line

My post today springs from my reaction upon reading a report penned by Roisin O’Conner that appears on the website today of – THE INDEPENDENT (I feel should begin by declaring my inadequate qualifications for my position as occasional Rust musical correspondent. The fact is that, [...]

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s sporting headlines

For the benefit of Rust readers everywhere, here are two sports stories from today’s media that caught my eye:   FORMULA ONE After the departure of Bernie Ecclestone and the purchase by Liberty Media of the Formula One juggernaut, there were always going to be changes – some might say [...]

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

The times I live in

THE STEPPING MACHINE Last night, after yet another day spent largely in front of a computer screen (for reasons of both necessity and choice) – bar one short trip by car for a food shop – at about 5.00pm I deliberately set off to stride up to my gym for a session intended to ‘blow the [...]

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

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