The small things

When you look down, you see all the small things. And there’s comfort in feeling so much bigger than everything underneath your feet.

My life in books: stories about the stories

A highlight reel of my reading life and the feelings and moments these special books inspire.

How to write that thing you don’t want to write

When you have to write something you don’t want to write, it can feel like you’re really stuck. Getting started feels almost impossible. So you…

How to stop procrastinating and get on with the important thing you’re supposed …

Procrastination is the enemy of happiness. Like an evil Henry hoover it sucks away at your time and gets itself jammed around every doorway in…

Under the green fig tree. So what’s that all about?

So you’ve seen the name of my blog: Under the Green Fig Tree. Sounds cool, but what in heck’s name does it mean? Well, here’s the thing,…