A raucous ‘Irish Christmas’ at the Kuumbwa club in Santa Cruz. The MC reads a piece from the book Benedictus by Irishman John O’Donohue. I get a kick out of being one of the only ones who know the book. Benedictus is Latin for Blessed. The book is a series of blessings for different occasions – New Year, new beginnings, the birth of a child, and so on. I am so glad the MC is sharing this book with strangers. Its blessings deserve to be passed on. These are some that are pertinent to me today.