When do good ideas go from sweet to sour? Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure writer Ed Solomon has some wise words on this topic.
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.
What’s floating your boat right now… or at least keeping you away from the sharks? Here’s my latest #SaturdaySix – a monthly round-up celebrating a sextet of things that are inspiring me. ONE: SHARKS Sharks. Is there something in the air? Or more likely the water? Perhaps it is our present proximity to the Fourth […]
All too often, all we have to think about is fear itself. Be absolutely honest with yourself. Think back through all the thoughts you have had since you awoke this morning. How many of them – to a greater or lesser extent – have some kind of fear at their root? When you boil it […]
Bill Murray walks among us. This Monday (4 June 2018) I saw Bill Murray live in London. I still can’t believe this happened. An early summer night’s dream? Aptly for Bill Murray, the evening was pretty bizarre. Like something Frasier Crane might have dreamt up, then dismissed as too pretentious. Readings from classic American literature, […]
Warmest welcomes to my #SaturdaySix for May 2018 – a monthly sextet of things that are inspiring me right now. And yes, I know this one is going out on a Sunday! Now: what is floating your own boat? I’d love to know – please drop me a line with your own current raves! 1: […]
“You can prove anything with facts,” as the excellent Stewart Lee would remind us*. And that is no bad thing. Approached correctly, fact begets knowledge, knowledge begets wisdom, and wisdom begets insight. All of these things are in critically short supply. The world (at least, the western world – or, at least, the western world […]
Why do you write? How do you write? This post looks at the why and the how of writing. My friends Heather Bussing, Mic Wright and Neil Morrison – each of whom writes both regularly and well – have kindly contributed a few words on their own experiences as writers. I also share some choice […]
Is there any higher purpose in life than to make people happy? What was the last thing that made you happy? Stress has been plentiful for me these past few weeks. I will not bore you with the details. There are times in life when keeping one’s spirits up and remaining focused is harder than […]
Spring is finally thinking of springing. It’s time to share my #SaturdaySix for April 2018 – six things that are inspiring or amusing me right now. A springulent sextet, if you will. What is lightening your own world right now? 1: Of minimalism and maximalism, #sketchulence and Airplane! I love music producer Rick Rubin’s unique […]