MJCarty.com celebrates its first birthday this week! Here are some words on why I love to write this blog, plus a quick flit through the most-read posts from the first year of MJCarty.com.
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.
Our times are fractured, how we see the world is fractured. If we could piece it all back together, what would we see?
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 […]
Youth feels infinite at the time. When you’re very young, the moment is everything. How endless the six-week summer holidays from school seemed, how boundless the possibilities. At that age, the simplest, tiniest thing can fill your heart with joy, or break your tiny heart. A pink balloon moment On Wednesday this week (14 February […]