[7th July 2015]
In February, I travelled to Haiti to report on its sad and persistent outbreak of cholera. It's the worst outbreak of cholera in recent history. It has killed nearly 10,000 Haitians, and although it was nearly contained in 2014, this year it has resurged. ...[6th July 2015]
Day four of my office treadmill, or as my partner says, Office Hamster Life. I've had to adjust a few things, namely: 1. My body 2. My energy levels 3. My desk It didn't help that I decided to install the treadmill on the hottest three days for decades. ...[1st July 2015]
For a long time now I've had a dream. Not the one where everyone gets universal sanitation or stops exploiting seafarers. Another one. This one is to have a walking desk. A walking what? Most Britons have never heard of such a thing. Americans have: ...[19th June 2015]
So apparently I am "shipping's Mary Whitehouse," according to Patrik Wheater. What idiocy. To balance that, here is Namrata Nadkarni, editor of The Marine Professional, talking sense.[4th June 2015]
A fascinating piece, from March this year, about what happened when a dad took his daughter to a puberty learning event at her school, and talked periods. Shortcut: the girls were braver than the adults when it came to discussing the things about periods ...[4th June 2015]
Yesterday was interesting. I didn't quite realise that I'd been the loudest protester of Fredrikshavn's awful use of naked women to advertise a "one-stop service" (read her legs). I spent my early evening running in evening sunshine ...[3rd June 2015]
Radha Verma is a woman who lives in the slum of Rakhi Mandi in India. I don't know much more about her than that. I don't know what work she does, or how she came to live in a slum. But I do know, thanks ...