On Being Irish or Irish-like
Is there anyone among us who doesn't have a soft spot for the Irish? We are a lovable, emotional, roguish, poetic and philosophical people---and that's before we've settled in for a few pops. Proudly Irish myself, I enjoy throwing on some green and celebrating with everyone else. Admittedly, my St. Patty's day celebrations haven't been as epic as they used to be. That's ok. As my Grandfather Cavanaugh used to say, "its a day for amateurs."
This year, to celebrate March 17, I've compiled a list of my favorite Irish proverbs, toasts and words of sage advice. One thing is certain: the Irish have a way with words. Sláinte!