When you find yourself living in two worlds, embrace the new world that is manifesting around you.
Brian Eno’s wonderful 1995 diaries A Year with Swollen Appendices (finally back in print) offer an endless wealth of wit and inspiring ideas, and a fascinating snapshot of a past world that is both recent and long, long gone.
#MJCarty300: To celebrate the MJCarty.com blog hitting 300 posts, I’m honoured to host a guest post by David D’Souza on the joys of writing, sharing and connecting.
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 […]
Gentle reader: Where does your own motivation come from? Where does motivation originate, and how can it be replenished? What drives people to keep going and keep achieving over sustained periods? Martin Amis is the master of the two-worder. He can create pairings of words that cut to the essence of their subject with a […]
God in drag. Letting agency leeches. Echo chambers. Unexpected items. Gentle reader: I’m going to share here a selection of things that I’ve found interesting, thought-provoking or laugh-out-loud funny over the past week. To Google Earth one’s life Identity is never fixed. Life is singularly absurd. Happiness comes from without. Joy comes from within. There […]
How would you summarise the last 25 years of your life? Or yesterday? What would make tomorrow better? What counts is not the time, but how you spend it. The past is alive. Most gents, as they age (as the snow settles on the peaks, to borrow a lovely phrase I heard the other day), […]
“We have a stake in one another. What binds us together is greater than what drives us apart.” In times as divided as these, with politics descending into chaotic flux and with appalling acts of racial abuse seen and heard on UK streets, we must not lose sight of who we are. Today, I started […]
Is the secret to a good life to be found in achieving the ideal balance between control and surrender at any given moment? Gentle reader: How much do you allow the element of randomness into your life? How much of your own life is about taking and maintaining control? How often do you permit yourself […]