Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh

Or Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all you non-Gaelic speakers. It's a beautiful day around the Bay.

It's Springheel Jack's birthday. The old hound is 12 today. He's a great dog and lets Mariko and Dayton pull his tail. He don't hear too well and he has trouble getting up in the morning, but he's earned his dotage.

I am sitting in my bureaucrat's chair, chatting about Zoroastrian equinox festivals (beginning of the Persian New Year). listening to Leo Rowsome, the greatest of Uillean pipers, and dreaming about the silken caress of Jameson's as it slides down my Irish gizzard.