Hi, I’m AJ, a Corrosion and Materials Engineer (hence TheRustGeek), Recovering (Spiritual)Prodigal, Enneagram 5/ INTJ and Liverpool FC fan, in no particular order.

Day job apart, I find myself increasingly fascinated by complex systems and risk and also how data science and analytics tools can be deployed successfully in the asset integrity management space which most of my work to date has been in. Thanks to a Mum who had a significant library of literary classics from Shakespeare to Soyinka, I found books and the escape they can provide. I fancy trying my hand at writing – creative non-fiction and poetry being the primary genres I delve into here.

I consider this an archive of sorts, going back to 2007, as I plan on doing most of my future writing over at Prodigal Thoughts which you can visit. I also recently started a subtack newsletter, A Prodigal Abroad, which you can sign up for here, if that tickles your fancy.

I remain active on a few other web haunts, such as Goodreads, Twitter and less often Instagram. I am always happy to hear from old and new readers alike so don’t be ‘scared’.. drop in and say hi..