He oozes from the dusk on his bicycle at two minutes past, eliciting hums of recognition and the odd wave from the waiting cluster. Though you’ve never met the man … Continue reading Short story: You Are Not Machines! You Are Not Cattle! You Are Men!
Christmas 2020 was a meaningful one. The game birds and the smoking crackers were stuffed with meaning. And there was meaning, too, in the greater distances between us. In the … Continue reading IMAGE: ‘I could have burst into tears. I was just there, with everyone else, a part of the family’
Grafton Street was empty on St. Stephen’s Day, you’ll recall. We were all sat at home, waiting for onset of a hangover we’re still trying to Berocca our way through … Continue reading IMAGE: When the streets of a city empty, where do the people go? Greystones.
Is it blasphemous to compare oneself to the Virgin Mary? Probably, but here goes nothing. In the summer of 1985, as Ireland endured another year of mass emigration and spittle-flecked … Continue reading IMAGE: The internet wrecked the world and the internet saved my life
It wouldn’t have been like me to beat the drum of self-improvement while a global pandemic raged. Collective traumas were there to be survived, muddled through, duvet day by duvet … Continue reading Rogue: The radical power of transgender stories
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