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

Film-work · Irish · Travels

Doonagore Castle, Doolin, County Clare


Photos of Northwest County Clare


Roadtrip to Lahinch, County Clare

Melony and I are off to Crag Shore B & B in Lahinch. In searching for directions from Dublin, I’ve learned that it has no address. Crag Shore is really off the beaten path. Maybe the GPS location on its website will guide us there? God willing, this will be a memorable weekend. The Micah Russell…… Continue reading Roadtrip to Lahinch, County Clare

Creativity · Travels

Doolin, Ireland as you’ve never seen it before

If you’re a Ph.D. student, like myself, you know how precious free time is, and you know how infrequently you find it.  One of my adjustments for year two of the Ph.D. process is to find, and indeed make, time for myself away from the critical thinking, writing, and fieldwork.  It hasn’t been easy, but…… Continue reading Doolin, Ireland as you’ve never seen it before