Ireland is Suddenly a Lonely Island

BREXIT - Illustration by Stormistrations

By Peter Makem Ireland is suddenly a lonely place. Old securities have been shattered since the people of the United Kingdom — specifically the people of England — voted to leave the European Union, voted Brexit, an abbreviation of British… Continue Reading

Smuggling Times in the Late Fifties

By Peter Makem Among the first verbs I ever learned was the verb “to smuggle.” Among the earliest nouns that entered my vocabulary were “butter,” “fags” (cigarettes), “sugar” and “eggs,”— and each of these nouns was preceded by the word… Continue Reading