[12th July 2015]
Today was harder. As it's Sea Sunday. I tried to keep up a water theme. Same rules: tell me three things, and I will write you a short story as fast as I can. Three people didn't return to pick them up, so they're going ...[11th July 2015]
I have a studio at Patrick Studios, a marvellous and amazing place run by East Street Arts. It is where I come to work and think, being useless at doing that at home, but also where I come to meet over lunch sculptors, painters, ...[9th July 2015]
Bollywood does open defecation. Not something I thought I'd ever write. But according to the Times of India, Ek Prem Katha (A Love Story) will tell of starcrossed lovers, only the star is the lack of a toilet. I've written a blog post for ...[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.