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  [7th April 2016]
I said months ago that I was hoping to convert A Life Removed, my first book, into an e-book. It has taken all this time, but it's nearly done. I'm very proud of this book, though it sold hardly anything and the print version has ...
  [6th April 2016]
My friend Bernard has died. I don't know how old he was, but he was too young. I can't get to his funeral tomorrow, as it's 1,000 miles away in a small village, one neighbouring the small village where we met in 2006. I was ...
  [6th April 2016]
Ironic, isn't it, that I continue to be the Guardian's unofficial periods correspondent, when mine have finished. Except they'll start again soon, as I'm taking micronised progesterone in my HRT, and I will soon bleed again. I'm still having days of debilitating depression, but not ...
  [7th March 2016]
Another morning, another crappy night of sleep. Every morning, I stink. Every morning for a month now, I have woken up at various points in the night boiling hot and pouring sweat. I use "pouring" deliberately, because I am drenched. Sometimes I wake up freezing ...
  [17th February 2016]
Fishing is absent, mostly, from Deep Sea/Ninety Percent. It was just too big and too messy. It could take up a whole other book. The same goes for the cruise industry. But I attended a conference a couple of years ago on maritime security where ...
  [1st February 2016]
I wrote about my depression last year. Since then, I've tried two drugs. First, citalopram, which I think is the first option for most GPs confronted with a weeping woman in their surgery. I didn't like it. First, it made me nauseous. Then it just ...
  [28th January 2016]
Remember the case of the Hudson River crash? Do you remember the name of the captain who was praised as a hero and became internationally famous? I do. It was Captain Chelsy Sullenberger. It was such a famous case that it will, inevitably, be a ...