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Direct from the “Give me strength!” department:-

For those Rust readers who marvel with bemusement at 21st Century ‘Millennial snowflake’-fuelled political correctness and other ‘right on’ liberal causes … You know the sort of thing I’m talking about – e.g. ‘competitive sport should be banned [...]

May 6, 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

I’m adopting King Canute’s approach

Today I am prompted to resume my occasional role as chief Rust correspondent on the onward march of gender equality by two developments. First among these was the recent taking over of Radio Five Live, hitherto the haven of those of us who primary waking hours’ interest is dominated by news and [...]

May 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Where we are all going

Yesterday I witnessed on television an item about the official unveiling of a statue in Parliament Square of – no doubt a great lady – the Suffragette Millie Fawcett who thereby became the first female ever to be so honoured. Many thousands were present on this memorable occasion and, on the [...]

April 25, 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

Getting a grip

There was a time not a few moons ago when, as a matter of editorial policy, a group of Rust contributors informally agreed among themselves that wherever possible – in the interests of balance, fairness, harmony, understanding and perhaps even revenue protection/development(!) – they [...]

April 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

St John Passion/ Bach

I must admit I am no fan of Church choral music. Perhaps it’s my own religion or perhaps it’s the discomfort of a church. However as it was a Good Friday I was happy to muck in with the National Rust team in a visit to the Bach oratorio St John Passion at the Nice Opera House. This time I was [...]

April 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

A short one about a not-so-short one

It is a fact of life that, whatever stage of life you are, it is not always easy to begin a new diet or fitness regime – or indeed give up something for Lent, as some try to do every year. Take the case of me and my new fitness regime which was scheduled to begin yesterday. I had everything [...]

March 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

It felt right, so I did it

One of the great joys to be had as an oldie – no, make that at any stage of life – is to have possessed strange opinions or habits that for years others have either regarded as bonkers and/or worthy of inducing them to roll about on the floor fighting for breath amidst their hysterical, [...]

March 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Just getting on with it

I’ve blogged previously about my weird sleep patterns so some of what follows Rust readers may already be familiar with and bored by. It happens to be 11.56pm on Saturday evening as I begin typing and that’s largely because, having gone to bed at 7.30pm, I awoke again at 10.20pm. My normal [...]

March 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

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