Happy St. Patrick's Day! I don't do a lot of holiday-ish posts here, and probably won't make a habit of it, but I've been thinking about Ireland a bunch recently. I'm not a lot Irish - I think like 25%. My Dad's mother was half northern/protestant ("Verner") and half catholic ("O'Neill"). My great grandmother the O'Neill was born in South Carolina, raised catholic, but switched to episcopalian at some point.
Anyway, to celebrate, here's a picture of the "Red Hand of O'Neill" that I stole from wikipedia:
(this is more frequently called the "Red Hand of Ulster" and its origin is controversial - here in Texas, I think I can comfortably and safely sit on the O'Neill side of the debate :) )