It is St Patrick’s Day today and there are a lot of parades and celebrations going on all over the U.S. On my way to work, I saw that the water in the fountain in front of the White House had been colored green, and people in the streets were dressed in green. (Had I thought about it this morning, I would of course also have put on something color appropriate.) Ironically, this is my fourth St Patrick’s Day here in the U.S. and I have yet to go out to an Irish pub (or any pub for that matter) to celebrate this day. Well, maybe next year! And at least I got myself a St Patrick’s cupcake for desert this evening.