17 March 2011
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
I wore no green today, in part because I don't think I own any green t-shirts, and also because I wear my ethnic irish-ness every day in my face, skin, hair, and unisex Irish name (it means 'watchful' or 'vigilant' in Gaelic). I'm not at all connected to actual Ireland - I'm a 5th generation Californian but for one reason or another my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents all married people of (mostly) Irish descent. And here we are.
I hope this St. Patrick's Day finds you well. If you raise a glass today my favorite toast is "May your house be too small to hold all your friends." And may it be so!
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