No action performed with positive intention is pointless. If you feel that something is worth doing, then do it. An action is worth performing if it benefits just one person.
Bryan Wempen interview: Sober is Better
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.
The beginning of everything
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.
To swim from thought to expression
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.
MJCarty.com: The top 5 posts of 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, here are the top five posts from MJCarty.com in its first (less than) half-year of existence.
Gunpowder, treason and #Blogaversary!
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.
MJCarty.com – my brand-new home for #Blogulence and #Sketchulence!
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.
From the heart via the hands – the how and the why of writing
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 […]
Like nobody is reading
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 […]
What takes you into the heart of simplicity?
What can you do that takes you to the heart of simplicity? We can all of us cut through it all, and achieve simplicity through focus. Bizarrely – to me at least – both Muhammad Ali and Garry Shandling found focus via boxing, of all things. “Boxing is all publicity,” said the dear-departed Muhammad Ali […]