It is fascinating that over so many centuries the shamrock has symbolized the mystical significance of the number 3 while representing so many diverse religions and belief systems. St. Patrick popularized the shamrock in Irish myth as a symbol of the holy trinity: the father, the son, and the holy ghost, or alternately, faith, hope, and love.
For Stephanie Rastetter, proprietor and chef of Water Street Bistro, excellence is not a word, but a creed. She can make even the most ordinary dish extraordinary. Her philosophy: she prepares food not only for the love of cooking but for more generous goals of community and sharing.
Florence Foster Jenkins had the dubious distinction of being the worst singer in the world. Unaware of her deficit, she made a successful career of it and had a cult following.