In two days, the world (that seems like an over-statement ….) will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. This unofficial holiday (at least, it is unofficial in America) is celebrated in various ways by various cultures and peoples. For most, it seems a day to play Irish music, drink a Guinness, wear “kiss me, I’m Irish” merchandise, and eat cornbeef with cabbage or Irish stew–both sound kind of gross to me (just sayin’).
For seemingly most, no one cares about THE MAN St. Patrick, they just want a reason to mix-up their mundane lives with something different.
Enter the Christian blogger community.… Continue reading
In 2001, the UK and Ireland were struck with a horrible outbreak of Foot-and-mouth disease. The livelihood of the nation’s essential agricultural industry was at risk of dying and people and governments began to panic. Transference of meat and mud into Ireland and between farmland was strictly regulated. Concern grew to such an extent that even golf-players were taken to a specially set-up Department of Agriculture ‘cleansing room’ to have their golf shoes and clubs disinfected. As the rest of the world was preparing to celebrate all things Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, the Emerald Isle itself, had gone into a state of national emergency overdrive.… Continue reading