It was a noble attempt to say we could proceed, but we applaud the Irish Congress of Southern California’s decision to cancel the parade and festival this year. It’s a difficult decision to be sure, but one that makes us consider how much our families, friends and relationships mean to us. While it would be great to gather on the green grass of Balboa Park under the eucalyptus trees and warm spring sun (or maybe a little mist of rain this week) we’ll relish that we will have this time again soon. In the meantime we have way more corned beef to eat, Guinness to drink and Jameson to nip than we had planned on. Please stay calm, stay safe, stay healthy and we will see you all again soon.