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Keeping a perspective

As most Rusters will be only too well aware, we oldies often have to make difficult decisions in order to negotiate a careful balancing act between – on the one hand – expressing our bewilderment that the young seem to delight in disregarding or overturning all we know and can teach them about [...]

November 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

On Women And Sport

I’m risking the wrath of female Rusters everywhere – never mind our esteemed lady columnists who, it may be said here without fear of  contradiction, are more than capable of looking after themselves in matters of opinion – but my theme for today is a push-back against the fashionable modern [...]

November 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Yet more on yesterday’s announcement

Without wishing to overload our readers with more views on yesterday’ s official announcement I too was initially utterly confused. This government would not win any plaudits for clear English but after an hour of poring over the official announcement I reduced it to one paragraph: The [...]

November 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

All change for Christmas!

Yesterday – no doubt like many who, bored with their routine of taking afternoon exercise, have taken to having afternoon naps instead and thereby regained the half stone that they’d previously lost – I tuned my radio to listen to the Prime Minister’s early evening press conference on [...]

November 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

And another thing …

For someone as cynical as myself about the world of politics and “the Establishment” there is little more fascinating that a good old-fashioned newspaper expose of hypocrisy, double-dealing, “do as I say, not as I do”, “one law for the rich, another for everyone [...]

November 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Tragedy at sea

A few months ago some good friends of mine recommended a fresh fish delivery company called Pesky fish. Every morning at around 8 am I receive an email with today’s market of fresh fish caught. This is so popular that by 8-10 most of the catch is sold out. I especially enjoy the plump and [...]

November 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

This sporting life

Amidst the endless weirdness of these strange times, it seems to me that some of the Government’s decisions within its £300 million emergency support funding for eleven UK sports seriously affected by the pandemic – as regards restrictions upon fans permitted to attend matches/events in [...]

November 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

And so it comes to this

This second supposed Covid-19 “lockdown” has somehow managed both to serve up many absurdities and yet also reveal telling reminders about how slim the gap is between “life as the human race knows [or should that be ‘knew’?] it” and complete anarchy. Let me give some examples: Yesterday [...]

November 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

A small confession

It is no secret that every business begins with the production of some sort of business plan. The originators of the business need to work one out for their own purposes – to research the product or service they are intending to provide; to estimate the costs of bringing their concept to [...]

November 18, 2020 // 0 Comments

Zooming in to the 21st Century

Although by nature I am distrustful and sceptical about anything new or technological, I can admit to the 360 million daily visitors to this organ that, since the commencement of 2020, I have now taken part in no fewer than five “Zoom” gatherings. My prior experience of anything similar was the [...]

November 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

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