column this morning so I guess it's time for my annual St. Patrick's Day rant.
As one who was raised as a Catholic and is Irish on both sides (and quit drinking over 30 years ago), how about forgoing the drunken ass routine this year and -- oh, I don't know -- volunteering in a soup kitchen instead? (And don't inflict corned beef and cabbage on those poor people -- they've had it hard enough.) No, make your boiled dinner the night before (like me) and serve something tasty and nutritious to them on St. Paddy's Day.
Why don't we all do something to honor our Irish ancestors instead of bringing shame on them?