Don’t Let the Irish Vote Go Silent: Responsibility for the Future

Editor’s Corner

Responsibility for the Future

Mild winters never bother me. Mild discourse never bothers me. And celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is always one way I mark the end of the winter, no matter how hard or painful it has been. It is still February, and we still have a ways to go, I know, but maybe we have turned the corner, to the winter, the toxic discourse that is more rant than effort to actually accomplish something, anything, besides ranting. 

And that is the point; if all someone is trying to do is rant, not to actually ACCOMPLISH something, then they are acting much like a child, not an adult.  If there are no viable solutions offered, then they are merely ranting, as any child can do. It takes an adult to break the temper tantrums, and have discourse on beliefs, then on solutions. Do not be ruled by your passions, but by your brain.

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer,
but the right
answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past.
Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”   ― John F. Kennedy

We are all Americans, no matter what we put before the hyphen or the homeland. It is hard to be the first to scale down; to step back; to reset the conversation; to be the adult. Be the adult; be the one to break the cycle of hate that people can call discourse, but if they are not offering viable solutions, is really just a rant.

I thought, with the election, and the stories within, that February would be a good issue. I am so pleased to offer you this issue, full of the things you expect each month, like events, and humor, reviews and recipes, sports, puzzles and perspective, as well as a few surprises, found within.

So looking forward to seeing you all out & about Ohio this month, and as the Green Season comes into its own. Please say hello, before saying goodbye, so we can share a bit of the craic.

Nuair a stadann an ceol, stadann an rince

(When the music stops, so does the dance)

John

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