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Thank You

Thank You

It’s been about three weeks since I returned home to the U.S. from Ireland, and settled back into the rhythm of everyday life.  Many wonderful people made my walk, or pilgrimage, across the North of Ireland possible. I am grateful to each and every one of you for your support, and I am appreciative ofContinue Reading Thank You

Peace Soup

Peace Soup

Before leaving for Ireland earlier this month I reflected on what small gesture could I make to promote the idea of peace to all that I would encounter on my journey.  The idea that I came up with was a recipe for a Peace Soup.  Unfortunately, I had this idea late in the planning stagesContinue Reading Peace Soup

Umass in the House

Umass in the House

Today I met Jim Powers in County Mayo on the Famine Trail in the Doolough Valley. Jim attended Umass Amherst between 1984-1990. Jim and his wife own Glen Keen Farm, a very successful visitor attraction in the middle of the Famine Trail. I called it home of Shaun-the-attraction. Daniel and I are retracing a 20Continue Reading Umass in the House

Burntollet Bridge

Burntollet Bridge

It was on this bridge on the fourth day of the Belfast to Derry March that Civil Rose guts protestors were ambushed and attacked by loyalist mobs and B-Special paramilitary police. I learned today that the bridge is going to be removed in the next year. It supposed to be rebuilt in another location.