Tag Archives: Christopher Columbus

What’s in a name? (This one doesn’t smell so sweet.)

Columbus Day.  Everybody loves a day off, but honestly, does the United States really want to continue celebrating the name of a man who was a slave owner, a slave trader, a greedy, cruel, vicious dishonest brute? A lot of … Continue reading

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Extolling WHOM

Today I am enjoying what appears to be a disappearing commodity: the three day weekend. But, I am not celebrating the “accomplishments” of Christopher Columbus, who chanced on the Americas in his quest for riches and found them in his … Continue reading

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