Stolen from Facebook: The Irish vote on marriage equality

‘Tis a made-up conversation, but on the eve of a historic vote in Ireland on marriage equality: -One of me sons came ou’ there earlier. -Fuckin’ hell – . How d’you feel about tha’? -Wha’? -Your son, like. How did he come ou’? -Through the back door. Same as the rest of us. -Hang on …

To Samuel, my son

Ah, Jaysus, what is it about St. Patrick’s Day that makes the Irish in me come out screaming? We don’t have a song, either (our musical tastes don’t mesh much, either) but if I could write a song for you, this is it. And yes, all country music and much of Southern rock is rooted …