Books

Library Availability for Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora

Last updated November 13, 2017 Thank you for showing interest in Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora. If you are reading this post, you are likely to be interested in reading the book. Below is a list of library locations where the book can be accessed. It is available in either hardcover or…… Continue reading Library Availability for Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora

Poems

Ancestor’s Poem

Your tombstone stands among the rest Neglected and alone The name and date are chiseled out On polished marble stone It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn You did not know that I exist You died and I was born Yet each of us are cells of you In…… Continue reading Ancestor’s Poem

Work

Finding Considine Ancestral Home in Ardeamush, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare

Here’s a screenshot of video I shot of my family’s ancestral home in Ardeamush, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare. Patrick Considine, born 1800, very likely lived here. He is my great, great, great, great, great-grandfather. His son, Michael, definitely lived here. By the appearance of the back wall it looks like parts of the home go back to…… Continue reading Finding Considine Ancestral Home in Ardeamush, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare

Irish · Irish History

The Cliffs of Moher – Standing at the Edge of the Earth

Family

Why Saint Constantine is Important to Me

Many of you might notice how the pronunciation of Considine, my last name, sounds like the surname Constantine. In fact, the surname Considine is the Anglicanized version of the Gaelic surname Mac Consaidin, which in the Gaelic language literally means “Son of Constantine.” The origins of the Irish surname Considine dates back to at least…… Continue reading Why Saint Constantine is Important to Me

Outreach

Hate Mail From a Friend of “Jihad Watch”

Whoever sent this envelope misspelled my name. It is Considine, not Considerine. Go figure. Note the top-left hand corner says “‘Liberty’ is not found in Islam.” Sent in response to my latest article on the connection between the Prophet Muhammad and George Washington in the Huffington Post.

Personal · Pictures

Picture: Peace in Books

I was reading too much with Nag Champa incents in Na Saoirsí, December 2011. The small room is fish-bowled and there is just enough light in. The wallpapers are bright orange with fluffy brush painting.