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.
Our words and actions are the beginning of everything. This post is inspired by Jim Collins’ podcast conversation with Tim Ferriss, and by the words of my friends Kate Griffiths-Lambeth and Neil Morrison.
What’s the best way to go about turning ideas into reality? This post looks at creativity, communication and inspiration, drawing on wise words from Susan Cain, Tim Ferriss and Brix Smith-Start.
As 2018 draws to a close, here are the top five posts from MJCarty.com in its first (less than) half-year of existence.
Words – written or spoken, whispered or sung – can take you to some fantastic place. Celebrating the lovely writing of Chris Difford.
Remember, remember, the fifth of November… A very short post to mark five years since my entry into the world of blogging, and to thank you, gentle reader, for taking the time to read my words.
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.
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 […]
If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?* Is the true Zen wisdom of blogging to be found not in whether it speaks to an audience, but in the purity of writing itself? Moby has been there and done that. In a fascinating chinwag […]