Why We're Polarized tackles the nature of our ongoing fear and hostility toward the "other."
If there is one lesson in humility that has stayed with me, and likely will continue to stay with me for the rest of my life, it is the one taught to me by Ms. Reid, my English teacher from age 13-16. We had been set a class essay on a Shakespeare play; I forget … Continue reading Just Read- Ecocide: Kill The Corporation Before It Kills Us by David Whyte
I am not a writer. I am, however, somebody that writes. I write thousands of words every week, in reports, in emails, in copy for the website of my employer. To me, the distinction is that I hold the writer to a different level. I write as a perfunctory task, a means to an end. … Continue reading Just Read: Murder Your Darlings – Roy Peter Clark.
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.
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!
"Work work work work work work" - Rihanna, 2017. It's been a little while since my last entry in The Immigrant Blog, something I will blame entirely on my new found employment status of, well, actually being employed. The whole process of going from unemployed to employed took me around 3 weeks, which in hindsight … Continue reading The Immigrant Blog 3 – Money Talks.
“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.
My first week as an immigrant to the USA.
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.