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This was a really great read! I must confess, I had never looked into who St. Patrick actually was. I would think though, that if I were Irish, I wouldn't be so hip on St. Patty. Especially if he wanted God to flood my little island someday!

Great info.!


Addie, I'm building my boat. ;-)

rodney roe

For more about the tale of St. Patrick and the effects of the Catholic church on Ireland read "How the Irish Saved Civilization." It's a very informative book and starts off with Paedrach, a Roman, being kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave placed in the middle of nowhere watching cows. As usual, Rowan has given us a holicay history lesson that is different from the one we got in school.


Thanks, Dad. You keep recommending that book. I'm going to have to read it one of these days. I hope you're having a good evening.

By the way, I talked to Heather tonight. She was celebrating the holiday in a most traditional way. What wasn't lit already, sure got that way when she heard her niece singing the ABC's.

It is always a pleasure to have your input here.


How dare you make light of the Patron Saint of Engineers! :-) Seriously, great history lesson! It's amazing how these holidays come and go without most (including myself) not knowing what the heck we are "celebrating" other than a chance to wear green and get plastered.

I love your writing style... you make great social and/or political comment in a light and humorous way, and there's always a nice zinger at the end.

Also, screw those hip-wannabe self-righteous morons at that italk2much web site rating "service". What do you expect from spoiled amoral children? Your blog is great!


A double thank you, Dave.

Rachel & Shaun


We wondered if you'd be willing to point us in the direction of your sources reguarding St. Patrick and his brutal "conversion" process. We are planning a small, silent protest at our community's St. Patrick's Day parade and would like to hand out index cards with sources. If you can help, please let us know! :-)

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