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Editor’s note: Luck o’ the Irish

By Keegan Prosser on February 22, 2013 – No Comment

Dear reader,

“Are you Irish?”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question in the last 23 years.

I have a mane of red hair. And my name is Keegan. And in the summer, I get a TON of freckles. Yet, whenever the month of March comes along, I feel like a fraud.

You see, I am A BIT Irish. But I don’t really know anything about my heritage.

From what I’ve gathered, I’m German-Irish (hence the ginger disposition), my mom comes from the McCleary Clan (or from the Clary grocery store??), I was raised Catholic – and my uncle’s can drink a lot of beer. My favorite joke growing up had something to do with the only difference between an Irish Catholic funeral and an Irish Catholic wedding being one less person to drink. And most importantly, when March 17 comes around, I’m supposed to wear green.

For our March issue, we’re going green. That is, we’re channeling the Irish inside us all. On the menu: which Irish-themed drinks will make you feel lucky this month. We’ve also got a feature on rock violinist Geoffrey Castle, who will celebrate Irish tradition as part of his 8th annual St. Patrick’s Eve party this month.

Not in the mood to dress in green and act a fool? No worries. We’ve got all the scoop on Bellevue’s new Salt Spa. While you’re there, you can read a romance novel – or read our story about the culture of romance novels. Now that sounds like a relaxing way to spend the day.

On the fashion front, we’ve got all the tips on how to secondhand shop (Irish people are thrifty, right?) – and in regard to entertainment, we’ve got music and laughs and lots of fun.

So take a peek – and don’t forget to wear green. Or you might get pinched!

-Keegan Prosser