All best wishes for the coming festive season, I hope you all have a wonderful time. And where did 2019 go? Here’s a ‘tapestry’ of a Christmas card for you to enjoy. Share it around! I am taking a break for a few weeks. All the very best for the season, and see you in … More A tapestry of Christmas cheer to everybody
It’s almost the end of 2019, and I am wrapping up my blog for the year with a few thoughts; some joyous, some sombre. The joy is that, for some, Christmas is upon is, as is the New Year. It is a time for family, and to enjoy a brief respite from the labours of … More Wrapping up a tumultuous year
I can’t quite believe it’s Christmas again. The years seem to flow like water. I hope you all have a wonderful festive season and enjoy a great holiday period. I’m taking a short break – though watch for the odd post to come over the holidays – and will be back full-strength in the new … More Season’s greetings for 2018
One of the things that always irritates me about Christmas is the incredible commercialisation that goes with it. The frenzy starts around October these days and has got to the point where the major retail chains are advertising their Boxing Day sales weeks ahead of Christmas itself. Apparently the act of giving away avalanches of … More That ‘ol Christmas shopping zombie thing again
Merry Christmas, my friends. All best wishes for every happiness for the festive season and into 2018. There are a couple of posts coming to round off the year, but otherwise I’m taking a short break and will be back blogging in early January. Copyright © Matthew Wright 2017
This weekend – 16 and 17 December, US time – two of my books are being offered free on Kindle. That’s right. Free. It’s your 2017 Christmas gift from me. The two books are Explaining Our Weird Universe – which explains everything you didn’t know you needed to know about why quantum physics isn’t magic, … More A Christmas present from me to you
One of my pet irritations about Christmas is the zombie mall frenzy, when shoppers go into a kind of trance amidst the glitz and glitter of the mall and start shelling out cash for chintzy consumer items made of cheap plastic. Most of these gee-gaws break 28 seconds after being unwrapped, and by 29 December … More Where did the commercial Christmas zombie frenzy start?