The Paddy Paradox
To all those who celebrate, Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Which leads me to ask, as I do every year, why so many non-Irish folk have embraced this celebration with so much enthusiasm?
I’m ethnically Celtic — a mix of English, Welsh and Scots genes, with relatives who emigrated to Canada from Scotland in the late 1700s. I’m a child of settlers with deep roots in Eastern Canada, although I was born and have…