The Cardiff Mob and Mad Jack Matthews | John F Wake


‘Jack the Razor Grinder’ morphed into Mad Jack Matthews. His wife had helped to murder a woman in one of the low-class beer houses off Bridge Street. The four cottages adjacent to the pub were in the occupation of rapacious women, egged on by drunken and violent men. The scene set was one out of […]

Monday Tip #15 Seek Out New Experiences


We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time From Little Gidding by T.S. Eliot Open your eyes to new experiences. Sometimes this may mean travelling away from what you find safe and familiar in search of something you’ve […]

Monday Tip #44 Random Acts of Editing


A witty saying proves nothing. Voltaire Whatever you are doing, edit it right down, and see what you end up with. For example, how about randomly removing every sixth note, or every eleventh sentence? What’s left? Does it stand on its own, or do you need to find something to replace what’s been removed? What […]