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Psychedelics and hemp writing

10 Best Vape Reviews

10 Best Vapes on the market in the Americas today

Infographic - Legality of cannabis around the world

How to read and understand cannabis science - How to assess cannabis science to make your own decisions

Bricks and Fuel - a discussion of other uses of hemp

A MOTHER OF A GIRL WHO DIED FROM ECSTASY CALLS FOR DRUGS LEGALISATION - A surprising (but very cool) tale that goes against the grain of many other families' demands

Same Difference? A discussion of how drugs work in your body, showing how one or two supposedly minor ingredients can change their effects on the body (Opens as PDF).

Other titles:

Therapy Today - The Magical Mystery Cure I did my biggest piece on the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs for Therapy Today, the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists trade magazine. Opens as a PDF

Drug Link Human Cannabis Farm (Opens as a PDF) I also published an investigation into how the human body makes its own cannabis that works in the nervous system for the magazine Drug Link.

Books and e-books

Kavas Yachting - Sailing Guide. From the basics we take the yacht charter client up to extreme circumstances such as a holed hull and running aground.

Guide to sailing qualifications around the world. Download here

Beat Stress - Feel Better. I co-wrote this men's guide to mental health.

Social Affairs

Invisible People

UK prisoners given tents and methadone on release - a report on how many UK prisoners end up on the streets straight out of prison.

UK to Remove No-Fault Eviction Clause from Private Tenancy Law - a report on changes to UK tenancy law that should favour tenants.

Fears as mental health beds cut - a sample investigation I did for the national newspaper.

MHT Perspectives negotiation (Opens as a PDF) - for my Perspectives column, a discussion of negotiation between mental health staff and service users in light of famous schizophrenic John Nash's Non Cooperative Game Theory (for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics and had a movie made about him)

EV Portfolio

Gridserve to roll out UK EV-Charging Station Network - a discussion of the new network proposed for the UK

A masterplan for electro-mobility - discussing the leadership of VW's requests of the German government to make it easier for automotive companies to move from fossil fuel to electric car production.

Electric City Buses - How electric city buses now equal total cost of ownership to that of fossil fuel buses

Electric, Fully Autonomous Containership Barges to Ply European Waterways - Discusses how Europe's inland waterways are heading for a zero carbon world

World’s First Fully Autonomous Containership – Cheaper, Greener…Safer?


What’s the future of automated trucking? An article written in 2015 discussing the potential of electric, autonomous heavy trucks plying EU roads

Water sports writing portfolio

How could sailing schools benefit from Onboard Space? An SEO piece written for shareability

Buying a secondhand boat - the ins and outs of this difficult yet rewarding job!

Meteorology Courses – Why Learn This Core Sailing Skill?- A discussion of this important aspect of sailing

In the runup to the 2012 Paralympic Games, I did an insight piece into American Paralympian Paul Callahan. Please download the PDF for this here - True Grit

London's Collective Spirit - the 2012 Cultural Olympiad went afloat

E-bike portfolio

Police Departments Using Electric Bikes as the Best Tool for the Job An article showing the potential of e-bikes to replace cars in police fleets

How UPS Sees Electric Cargo Bikes Fitting Into Global Logistics Discussion about how UPS is using e-cargo-bikes in its logistics operations

How electric bikes work - an SEO piece for this UK retailer

Machines & gadgets that caused a stir at Eurobike I didn't attend... there's always the web!


Logistics and delivery

CES - Autonomous hub and spoke? A discussion of the 2019 CES show from a delivery industry standpoint

New Container Terminal Planned for Newcastle, NSW

H is for Hydrogen - a discussion of the potential of hydrogen as a fuel on European roads

Other writing

Not everything fits a tight niche!

Defense Tax - How to Stop A Wage Garnishment. Approached out of the blue to help this company over Christmas 2018 this relationship has flourished.

Also see If You Are In Serious Tax Debt You Could Lose Your Passport

An investigation into corruption in the US prison System for the now closed Custodial Review. Came from a tip from a longterm US prisoner I'm old friends with.