Gentle reader, might I beg a moment of your time to help with an artistic mystery? I cannot figure out the artist or context of a 1943 sketch I bought at a flea market!
A short but sweet interview with Giles Paley-Phillips – author, podcaster, musician, huge-hearted Twitterer, and all-round good gent.
An interview with Bryan Wempen, whose new book Sober Is Better: My Note to Self talks movingly – and with great warmth and humour – of his life, his experiences of addiction, and his journey of recovery and discovery.
You never know until you know. This post takes in: a highly-informative road crossing; polar bears and the naming of the Arctic, and a tale of high adventure in the Canadian High Arctic from my friend Simon Heath.
Nicola Budd is the excellent artist behind Howell Illustration, which “is all about pen and ink art, inspired by nature and slow, simple, sustainable living.” I am honoured to host this interview with Nicola about her art and her commitment to sustainability.
When the final word of the final sentence of the book of your life is written, what will your story be?
The least you can do can be the most you can do. Here I draw on the example of my beautiful guinea pig friend Praline, and on wise words from Scott Adams, Rick Rubin and Helen Reynolds.
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in 2019 (so far!), featuring: Scott Adams and Naval Ravikant, Tim Ferriss, Richard Herring, Sam Harris, and Brian Koppelman (plus honourable mentions for Michael Rapaport and Leonard Maltin!).
In this post, I celebrate Adriene Mishler’s Yoga With Adriene videos, look at how yoga can help everyone, and share my top five Yoga With Adriene videos.
This post is a short tribute to my wonderful friend Kate Griffiths-Lambeth, on the occasion of her birthday (Saturday 23 March 2019).
Abundance and addiction. Choice and recovery. Learning and belonging. This post is inspired by wise words from Naval Ravikant’s conversation with Scott Adams, and from my friends Bryan Wempen and Heather Bussing.
Our times are fractured, how we see the world is fractured. If we could piece it all back together, what would we see?
I am honoured to share this lovely guest post from Jane Furniss on what Twitter means to her.
What seven books mean the most to you? This is my selection of seven books that mean the world to me right now – a mix of current raves and lifelong faves. At the start of this year, my friend Steve Tovey tagged me in a social media challenge to share covers of seven books that […]
It is my honour to share this excellent guest post from Helen Reynolds (aka @HelReynolds on Twitter), marking the occasion of her tenth Twitterversary by looking at ten ways Twitter has changed her in ten years.
A toast to Twitter! To mark the occasion of my 10th Twitterversary on Thursday 17 January 2019, here are five things I love about Twitter.
Where does creativity spring from? Brian Koppelman’s fascinating podcast conversation with Geddy Lee of Rush offers some possible answers to this impossible question.
My pick of the five podcasts that have meant the most to me in 2018, featuring: Adam Buxton; RuPaul and Michelle Visage; Michael Rapaport; Cariad Lloyd’s Griefcast; and Tim Ferriss.
As 2018 draws to a close, here are the top five posts from MJCarty.com in its first (less than) half-year of existence.
Victory at all costs for today is a dead end. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. Always think about tomorrow.
Some words on Griefcast live, in which Cariad Lloyd, Katherine Ryan and Emma Freud met at BFI London for an upbeat and cathartic podcast chat on death, mortality and the grieving process.
Coach George Raveling is an 80-year-old gent with impeccable manners and the most wonderful appetite for life. He believes that you have two choices every day: To be happy, or to be very happy.
What you don’t do is at least as important as what you do. To recognise your limitations and adapt your approach with humility is to take your first step on the correct path. Here are two perfect examples of this, from the words of Mark Ritson and Jocko Willink.
Will Carruthers – author (Playing The Bass With Three Left Hands), musician (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized) and gent extraordinaire – takes us through his life in music, and shares his 10 favourite albums.
Welcome to MJCarty.com! This here website is the new home for my blogulent musings. I’ll be publishing all my new blog posts here henceforth. It also works as the new home for all my previous blog posts.