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Life lessons

One of the things that irritates me about the modern younger generations in the 21st Century is their now almost-universal sense of entitlement. Much of the blame in my view can be laid at the door of the human race’s ever-advancing science and technology and specifically the all-pervasive social [...]

July 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

A moment in time

Like I suspect many Rusters I have spent of the period since the 2020 coronavirus era hit the UK continuing to do that which I did before, viz. tootling around on the internet in search of entertainment and/or enlightenment. This is the first of an occasional series on music-related items that [...]

July 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Coming to a sports stadium near you soon …

Yesterday’s announcement of the decision by American Football team the Washington Redskins to bow to the lunatic fringe of “woke” campaigners fighting to impose their views upon the world by dropping their ‘insulting’ second name could have widespread implications. Today – as part of [...]

July 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

Going off on one …

Having decided upon the subject of my post today – and still in the preliminary phase of contemplating its content – I became aware of the recurring issue that confronts every oldie commenting upon the world as it hurtles towards the future. Regular Rusters will be only too well aware of that [...]

July 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sometimes worrying things are close to home

A recurring duty in my list of ‘to dos’ in my capacity as Sports Editor – sometimes delegated to others at times of extremis, I admit – is to sweep the internet in a search for sports stories of potential interest to Rusters, with particular regard to three headings: (1) [...]

July 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”

Yesterday, John Keats’ poem Endymion came to mind yesterday as I concluded Alice Mansfield’s thoroughly absorbing Rust post on Courbet’s The Origins Of The World [10th July] and thereafter spent many hours contemplating the ideas and issues that it brought to focus. One of the features of [...]

July 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

Cruising takes a bruising

As our doughty UK businesses emerge from lockdown in order to take the country back into the bright sunny uplands of a post-Brexit, post-coronavirus world in which we start paying for the famously mega-big “unprecedented’ level of Treasury support that the Tory Government has thrown at [...]

July 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

What’s in a name? Plenty … er, obviously

It’s stating the obvious to mention it, but in a 21st Century dominated as it is in cultural and campaigning circles by themes of equality, diversity, LGBT [and is it Q? – in any event, the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning rights], anti-colonialist and [...]

July 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Just another notch on the “strange times” belt

Mention has been made of it before on this organ but my subject today is the irony of some of the ‘interest group’ reactions, justified or not, to the Covid-19 crisis. Few would argue that the actions taken by the Government have been exemplary, timely or uniformly correct, despite its attempts [...]

July 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

There’s nowt so queer as folk

Over the course of the UK’s lockdown from which we are now gradually emerging – I’ve no doubt in common with many Rusters and indeed other people of intelligence and a degree of artistic or creative sensibility – I experienced a wide range of different reactions and moods, some of [...]

July 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

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