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The Twelfth

It’s Stonehenge on the Hudson.

In Northern Ireland, July 12 is also “The Twelfth”–the anniversary (at any rate on the Gregorian calendar) of the Battle of the Boyne, and its later echoes, like the New York City “Orange Riots” of 1870 and 1871. Young girls in Belfast are painting their toenails orange even as I type.

The Twelfth was also my Dad’s birthday. Happy birthday, Dad, wherever you are.

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