Sociology · Work

Family, Religion and Identity Experiences in the Pakistani Diaspora: A Case Study of Young Pakistani Men in Dublin & Boston

This presentation provided an overview of data collected during an exploratory case study based in qualitative research regarding the lived experiences of Pakistani men between the ages of 18 and 35 living in Dublin and Boston. I offered a theoretical backdrop on diaspora theory and its related concepts, a general introduction to Pakistanis, the origins…… Continue reading Family, Religion and Identity Experiences in the Pakistani Diaspora: A Case Study of Young Pakistani Men in Dublin & Boston

Religion

Greed and Attachment to Money Cause Evil, Pope Francis Says

Source: Catholic News Service By Carol Glatz Money by itself isn’t a problem, but greed and an attachment to money cause evil and destroy families and relationships, Pope Francis said. “Money is needed to bring about many good things,” he said in his morning Mass homily Oct. 21, “but when your heart is attached (to…… Continue reading Greed and Attachment to Money Cause Evil, Pope Francis Says

Personal

A documentary for my dad on Father’s Day

This is a documentary about my dad, Christopher Michael Considine, who was born on April Fool’s Day in 1948. He grew up in the country of New Hampshire and Vermont. My dad served as Captain during the Vietnam War, a conflict which some of the greatest figures of his generation avoided. Years after serving in…… Continue reading A documentary for my dad on Father’s Day

Film-work

Video: Another funny pasta session with Ma

More summer fun in the Considine kitchen. I love to tease her. She busted out the wooden spoon like the ol’days. 🙂

Sociology

Image: Guns for a Christmas present

Nothing like some guns to celebrate the birth of Christ! This is how guns become ‘normal’ in the USA.  Buy a kid a gun and he or she will love you forever.

Poems

Evolution

Arrogant, and a know-it-all, who cannot be taught anything. * Indifferent, spiritually empty, dictated by relativism. * Empty, on the inside, seeking perfection on the outside, * Lonely, insecure, with no direction. * Veering, losing sight of family, running from relationships that matter. * Selfish, closing in on the self, the ego and the cliques. * Broken,…… Continue reading Evolution

Personal

(Video) Surprising the hell out of my parents!

I booked a flight back home to Boston in March 2012.  My sister, the only person who knew of the booking, and I devised a clever plan to surprise my parents.  I put together this short clip to ‘Lovely Allen’ by Holy Fuck.  Watch the video and tell me whether you think Holy Fuck is…… Continue reading (Video) Surprising the hell out of my parents!