by Matt Jardine The Perfect, Imperfect you How do you feel about your body? Is there something about it that embarrasses you, upsets you, makes you angry at the cards you have been dealt? Is there anything you would change, something that, were it ‘fixed’, might make you feel better about yourself, more attractive, sexy … More The Perfect, Imperfect You.
Yesterday, literally from dawn ’til dusk, I took part in ‘Novel in a day 2020’. I’m writing about it today because, in light of recent government comments about ‘art’, it seems fitting. ‘Novel in a day’ is a literary project that involves the collaboration of writers from across the globe on a single novel written … More Novel in a day 2020
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Like millions of others, I sat on the edge of my seat glued to the TV as England took on New Zealand attempting to win the cricket world cup for the first time. Stuck, that is, until the dying moments when New Zealand’s Martin Guptill stretched for the safety of his crease as England’s Joss … More Miracles DO happen: England win the cricket world cup
Wimbledon, SW19 is no stranger to adoration. Every year fans from all over the world flock to the hallowed turf of the All England Club to cheer for their favourite tennis player. Since the 1970’s, fans young and old have traipsed Wimbledon’s common in search of much loved mythical inhabitants, ‘The Wombles’; and perennial stars … More The Musical Owls of Tennis Town
‘On the Japanese island of Shikoku, amidst mountains, coasts, and bamboo forests, lies one of the world’s most sacred trails—the eighty-eight-temple pilgrimage. Inspired by Paulo Coelho (author of the Alchemist) and driven by dissatisfaction with the day-to-day grind, Matt Jardine embarks on a journey in search of answers to life’s great questions, mysteries that confound … More The Hardest Path
At last, it happened. And, I suppose, it was only a matter of time, knowing that it is impossible to please all of the people, all of the time. But it’s never pleasant. Scattered amongst reviews from genuine readers delighted with ‘The Hardest Path’ was one from a professional critic that was, shall we say, … More Same old, same old
At the weekend, embarrassingly, my wife caught me in the act. I hadn’t done it in a while, several years in fact, but I finally succumbed: I watched X-Factor again. In my defence, you can learn a lot about life by watching this perennial behemoth, and it is possible to assess the direction of a … More Buddha, God and X-Factor
I call it ‘throw-away wisdom,’ and it is dangerous. You’ll recognise this kind of wisdom: “have more confidence,” “ love conquers all,” “shoot for the stars,” “believe in yourself.” There is every chance that my public flagellation of these examples of monotonous maxims will highlight me as a curmudgeonly old git, but let me finish. … More ‘Throw-away’ wisdom