It’s never too late to reset. To mark the 2020 fourth of July weekend, some reflections on change and the need to learn from past mistakes.
What happens when you take yourself out of the story? This post is inspired by wise words from Naval Ravikant on choiceless awareness – the art of taking yourself out of the story.
BASIL! When was Basil Fawlty created? We can pinpoint the exact date of the not-so-immaculate conception of Basil Fawlty via Michael Palin’s The Python Years: Diaries 1968-1979.
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 […]
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 […]