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The image is of a small stone cottage in County Mayo, Ireland, photographed by me on a cold, sunny day in May, 2013. I was intrigued by the pots of geraniums in the window, placed there by someone, even though the home was abandoned and the roof was gone. It seemed to me to be symbolic of the will of the Irish people to survive and thrive, in spite of all the hardships and tragedies brought to their doorsteps throughout the centuries.

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DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought -- Sott.net

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My Latest Discovery: How Have I Lived Without These Products?!

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"This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever" ~ Sigmund Freud on the Irish

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Irish Faces (Brian Mo). How nice does this sweet old man look?! I would love to make a "Faces of Ireland" collection when I go and include people like him

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How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

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I ask that you respect me. My soul, my desires, my dreams need to be encouraged. Do not tell me I am limited.

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