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My Great Grandfather, John J. Smithwick, was Irish and a proud Union man. He helped form one of Boston’s most powerful labor organizations, … back in the day.
What Irish blood courses through me knows the honor in solidarity.
As with many Americans, I feel disconnected from my forefathers and the homeland. I don’t think that is an inherently bad thing, as the promise of America takes diligence. However, you can come to feel ’shallow,’ as an American. The earth below my feet doesn’t hold the blood and tears of countless generations of my kin. Such connectivity can be powerful. Often, too much so.
Thus, I find myself, this St.Patrick’s Day, in limbo.
Please shimmy under the stick with me on this Open Thread.
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