I just wrote up a story and entered it over at Fictionaut's Saint Paddy's Day Challenge for the craic. Here's the story on this site http://www.michaeljmaguire.com/index.php?q=node/73 should you wanna read it.
There is an interesting and friendly community over at fictionaut and I'm still finding my feet in terms of whether or not I (or my writings) might actually fit into it all. As we start getting close to Paddy's day I am struck by the collective perception of what Irishness is... four years ago I was blogging about saint paddy's day in the old sod and what Irishness meant to me then. http://dimedaily.blogspot.com/2006/03/paddys-soft-day-in-el-passo.html.. how much of that has changed I wonder.