A note to myself about reading, writing, and reflection, or: why it went wrong last time and how to make it not go wrong again.

A couple of years ago, I set myself a challenge to read one book every week, followed by a review that I would then post to this website. This was, as with most arbitrary challenges of this nature, short lived. I burned out after about four weeks, not because I was struggling to read, but … Continue reading A note to myself about reading, writing, and reflection, or: why it went wrong last time and how to make it not go wrong again.

Phil Green is Clocked Off- My new podcast!

https://open.spotify.com/show/01AbJB9D3hV92UQltWzX4m?si=g-2EbnUdQl2oM8GvZiirtg There are certain things that everyone has been doing during this lockdown: Baking breadShaving their headMaking podcasts. Considering I've already been doing the first two for years, that only left me with one option. Presenting Phil Green is Clocked Off, a new podcast exploring the wacky world of work! Releasing Tuesdays and Fridays, each … Continue reading Phil Green is Clocked Off- My new podcast!

The Immigrant Blog 2 – Finding my feet.

“I’m goin’ fer a walk!” – Peter Price, beloved Liverpool DJ and potential shapeshifting lizard. As somewhat of a self-described rotund fellow, walking is often my physical activity of choice. I’ve never been one for competitive sports, partially out of a socialistic desire to see everyone win, and partially out of a kindness to my … Continue reading The Immigrant Blog 2 – Finding my feet.

Book Review -Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Book a Week, week one. Vance’s story of growing up hillbilly is heralded as a unique insight into the working class mindset that led to Brexit and President Trump. I found it readable and relatable, seeing many parallels with my own experience of the area I grew up. While there were times when Vance’s political bias was glaringly obvious, and times when I would have liked him to be somewhat more self-reflective, he shares a story worth reading, in a way that made it enjoyable.