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
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
Now that I’m home I can rest my feet. Making foot care time with an Epsom salt bath.
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
Here’s what the other side of the pond looks like (the Atlantic Ocean from Western Ireland).
Today Daniel and I were invited to meet the regional Sinn Féin MP, Elisha McCallion. She congratulated us on the success of our peace walk from Belfast to Derry which has deep symbolic meaning here to the Nationalist or Catholic community. To the best of her knowledge she believes we are the first two personsContinue Reading Meeting Regional MP, and Former Speaker of NI Assembly
One of the funniest shows on television: the Derry Girls!
Here’s a picture and story about our Walk to Freedom in the Derry Journal.
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.
My eye was attracted to the fusia color in this spring, Easter window display. Maghera is about 20 miles outside of Derry.