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When “equality for all” hits the iceberg

It may be fundamentally inappropriate and/or facile to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic in quasi-wartime terms so I apologise in advance to any Ruster who may be offended by me doing so today. However, it seems to me that with the benefit of hindsight – amidst the snowstorm of incoming competing [...]

February 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

John le Carre

Although espionage is one of my favourite genres, I cannot list John le Carre’s novels amongst my favourites as the smoke and mirrors often left me confused. I preferred the dramatisations and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy remains one of the best productions I have seen on television. I can however [...]

December 15, 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

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

Better than I could say it, perhaps – or better from her than me?

I’m not proud – I’m always happy to admit inferiority when I see and accept it! From time to time on the pages of this organ I have waxed lyrical about the ridiculous aspects of  the “womens’ equal pay” campaign as exhibited inside organisations such at the [...]

November 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

The theory of Life

As I approach my 69th birthday this weekend with alarming speed it is surely a sign of the times when, somewhere in the media earlier this week, I read a report upon a study of 917 people between the ages of 14 and 77 by some Norwegian psychologists demonstrating to their own satisfaction that [...]

October 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Another update from the front line

Regular Rusters will be familiar with my particular life story whereby, after playing a lot of sport (to a very average standard I should add) in my youth, I took up playing rugby again just for the joy of it in my thirties … later ruptured an Achilles tendon in my official “retirement match” [...]

October 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

My not-so sporting weekend (so far)

Come the weekend and no doubt like many sport (but not betting) obsessed Brits yesterday I set my cable television controls for the Sky and BT channels – and, to be fair, also for the BBC1’s Football Focus with  Dan Walker – in search of something entertaining and/or diverting to watch. [...]

September 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Another bulletin from the sporting front line

One of the joys of being a regular visitor – and occasional blogger – to this organ is the wide variety of interests and viewpoints among its correspondents. These can range from the meaning of Life to matters of sporting minutiae, philosophy, great obscurity and then some of the more mundane [...]

August 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Some complex issues aren’t solved by simple solutions

Nobody would claim that rape is not a heinous and abhorrent crime. In principle it carries with it many complex and varied potentially unpleasant and worrying issues including breaches of fundamental human rights, coercion, denial of the right to give sexual consent (or not), degradation, the [...]

July 18, 2020 // 0 Comments

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