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Burning Man

A chance question to my cousin, who called from New York, produced an interesting response.  I asked him what he was doing for his summer holidays and he replied he was going to Burning Man. What’s that I asked. He explained and I was fascinated. Every year, around Labor Day, a city is [...]

August 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Robin Williams: should we feel sorry?

There has been quite a furore on Talksport, with Alan Brazil calling Robin Williams “selfish” for his suicide and Stan Collymore labelling the Scottish breakfast presenter as “ignorant”. Brazil may not have realised it, but Freud termed suicide as the greatest act of [...]

August 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brighton 2 Cheltenham 0

Firstly a brief introduction. My name is Ivan Conway and I live in Hove actually, where I retired after a modicum of success in business. I was thrilled when editor Miles Piper and sports editor Tom Hollingworth invited me to contribute for the National Rust on Brighton games. I have supported [...]

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rory again and again and again

The US PGA is the ugly sister of the four majors. The Masters is first up on the golfing calendar and, rest assured, there will be articles on the azaleas, Gene Sarazen’s albatross, who will don the green jacket in Butler’s Cabin. The Open is what it says on the  claret jug [...]

August 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard: The Pig on the Beach

The Pig at Brockenhurst is one of my favourite restaurants. I could not wait to go the latest Hustin Pig on the beach at Studland. It’s had rave reviews. I went there with my Godson, his mother and her sister and husband, who lived nearby. The booking was made months ago as you cannot get in [...]

August 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report

It was a very much ‘getting-to-know-you’ day in the 2-1 defeat to Ipswich.  Getting to know eight debutants and a new habitat. However, the final taste was deja vu: how many times in the last 14 years have we seen the boys play pretty stuff, fall behind and rally in the last quarter [...]

August 10, 2014 // 2 Comments

I had a dream

My earliest memories of playing sport, indeed probably of anything, go back only as far as the early 1960s, midway through my five-year incarceration in a seaside boarding preparatory school deep in the heart of East Sussex. There must have been times when we attended classes and attempted academic [...]

August 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Edward Seago

As an art critic and historian, I sometimes am requested to advise on collectible artists and one I recommend is Edward Seago. Born in Norwich in 1910 as the son of a coal merchant, he was entirely self-educated. He had a heart condition, first diagnosed aged 7, which forced him to spend a great [...]

August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

You read it here first

As a leading British media organ, the National Rust has made a virtue of being a leader in world opinion, progressive thinking and initiatives in the cause of improving public health, tolerance and understanding of this island’s heritage and culture. It is therefore no surprise that, once again, [...]

August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Smiley’s People

A friend of mine is shortly to publish the biography of John Le Carre. We recently met and I confessed to him that I found Le Carre’s novels hard to follow, which is a bit like admitting you find the Economist dull. He said this was not uncommon given the complexity of the plots, but [...]

August 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

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