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Posts tagged as “2018March”

Spanish Smokescreens

The Catalan independence movement may seem like a throwback to a bygone age of nationalism. But the disproportionate reaction of Spain’s central government to the…

Post-Modern Decrepitude

If you are complaining about Climate Change, Brexit, Donald Trump, and all the cozening of late capitalism, I will not take you seriously if you…

In the Eye of the Storm

Breathe. Focus. It’s the biggest rapid I’ve ever run.

My Social Media Shame

I went in my first chatroom when I was 12. My name was ‘Phoebe’ – she was my favourite friend – and every day after…

Blaze

We say we are ready to be eaten by the music but have scant idea what that entails, what fire those geometric petals conceal. In…

Melon – A Short Story

“What face?” I said again. I wanted to help. I wanted more wine. My flare-ups, real and imagined, may be related to all the drinking…

On Suicide

What a beautiful day to be a nihilist. The sun shatters like a wine glass on the sheer ocean. Someone is stretching a canvas on…

The Vegan Dining Trail – Galway to Cork

It is thirty years since I consumed my last drop of milk and the food scene for vegans in Ireland has changed considerably in that…