Rats, Lovely Rats

Rats, Lovely Rats I can’t think of the Irish diaspora without thinking of rats – rats scurrying onto ships, scurrying over each other to get away from the places and people that had rendered their lives worthless. Economic migrants, to be sure. Colonists, undoubtedly. But economic migration can be as much a matter of life […]

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GOOD KIDNEY FRIEND

GOOD KIDNEY FRIEND It’s almost seven years since the Kidney Magicians at Westmead Hospital in Sydney took one of my kidneys and transplanted it into my beloved Deano, a plump little bean-shaped bloom. The morning after the deed was done, I was able to shuffle into his room and even through the blear of pain […]

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