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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

Well, what do you know?

I have a confession to make. I am not a great reader of books and never have been. Being a robust, physical little kid, I always found the prospect of concentrating upon anything as sedentary as studying or indeed ‘reading for pleasure’ as a waste of valuable mischief or sport time. I suppose [...]

October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

In the blink of an eye

Yesterday I took a train into the West End of London in order to attend an occasional but serial lunch organised by a pal – serial in the respect that they occur two or three times per year and none of the guests ever know in advance who is going to be there, other than everyone will be known to [...]

October 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

What we knew then and now

The biggest media story of the moment is that of the rise and fall of 65 year old movie mogul Harvey Weinstein – well, not so much about his rise to being one of the most powerful men in Hollywood for more than two decades, but his spectacular fall from grace over his predatory sexual behaviour. [...]

October 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hold the phone!

Call the quack. I’m reporting myself for a ginormous ‘senior moment’ overnight and am beginning to feel that those snivelling turncoats and junior family members who have been chipping away at my confidence and sanity by regularly telling me I need to go for a cognitive [...]

October 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The ‘art’ of keeping a diary

Way back in 1989 – I just looked this date up on the internet – I bought an excellent anthology of diary entries entitled Each Returning Day: The Pleasure of Diaries, edited by a gent named Ronald Blythe. I no longer have my copy, but I remember it fondly partly because at the time I was in the [...]

October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

The complexities of life

Sometimes the issues attendant upon possessing and living with an elderly relative are, or gradually become, complex, disarming, enlightening and occasionally bizarre. Perhaps, simply because human society is such a contrary and wonderful thing, nobody should be surprised about this. In addition, [...]

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

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