Container shipping demand and Amazon

I was thinking today about the shipping market. The demand is way down ships are being laid up and dismantled.  The demand for American seafarers has been declining for years for a number of reasons. GCaptian ran an article from Bloomberg about the container shipping market. How they had ramped up capacity expecting there to be…

The artist way and spring cleaning

Been thinking today – doing a bit of spring cleaning. Downsizing to upgrade. I have been working my way through “the artists way” and it’s companion journal. I am woking via the paper version but I see that there are now videos on her site to go along with them. I have today taken every…

Thoughts on the day.

I’ve been writing a lot lately though most unfortunately not here. I’ve had my first article published on a big maritime platform. With another one getting turned in today.I was listening to my favorite podcast today – and the interviewee was Seth Godin –  I took a lot out of that interview – not the least of…

2016 You have today - use it wisely

You have today, use it wisely.

I have big goals, and I thought I would’ve been further along at this point than I am. But, being human and all, I was perhaps less organized in my quest to this point. Seeing that my tomorrows are all made up of strings of todays, I am determined to use my todays more thoughtfully than…

I am a Modern Mariner. I respect others regardless of gender, race, rank, or religion. I am a guardian of my safety, the safety of others, and the safety of the vessel. I am forever improving my skills and understanding. I am a teacher of what I have learned, but ever open to new methods and ideas. I am kind, generous, and caring in my dealings onboard and ashore. I document and fix problems and potential problems, so that other mariners can be aware and also take action. I will not lie about problems or deficiencies. I will not let others take risks with their safety or the safety of others. I will not belittle my colleagues nor condone others in doing so. I am a Modern Mariner. I travel, live, work, on the water transporting what is necessary for life in the modern world. We are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends - we are people making our way in the world and deserve to be treated as such by ourselves and others, just as they do. With respect. -J.E.P. Burton (free use with link or attribution)

Creed of the Modern Mariner

I am a Modern Mariner. I respect others regardless of gender, race, rank, or religion.  I am a guardian of my safety, the safety of others, and the safety of the vessel. I am forever improving my skills and understanding. I am a teacher of what I have learned, but ever open to new methods…

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