My family roots are anchored more in the highlands of Scotland than on the Emerald Isle. But we always celebrated St. Patrick's Day growing up and I still try to do something fun on this Catholic feast day.
An increasing number of non-Irish folks here in the US are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. It's not hard to understand why: Another reason to have a party! Ireland's patron saint is nearly as popular as St. Nicholas and St. Valentine.
Did you know, Ireland's patron saint was actually born in Scotland? I didn't until reading his short biography in Catholic Online for this blogpost.
No wonder why my family celebrated St Patrick's Day:
I'm a retired USAF TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) member, now working for Washington State Emergency Management. In addition to being an Emergency Operations Specialist at my day/night/weekend job, I'm a Foreign Affairs Specialist, gamer and writer.
I maintain three blogs as an on-line platform. "Stern Rake Studio," my central site, explores a variety of topics on gaming, pop-culture and writing. "Station WTFO" is where I post comments and discussions on the national and international issues that concern us. Finally, "The Redshift Chronicles," is a spin-off of "Stern Rake Studio." This site focuses on sci-fi gaming and is home to my long-form webcomic "Breakout from Bongolaan."