Yesterday’s facebook “Perryism”, posted by my friend Perry Hall: “Columbus Day, the day we celebrate a man who got lost and didn’t stop to ask directions.”
Well, Perry, I’m not so sure there was much celebrating yesterday! Except for banks being closed and not receiving any mail, I really couldn’t tell it was a holiday! Of course, Columbus Day is about as popular today in the media as the NFL Washington Redskins.
Yet, Columbus was a great explorer. And while we bear the name of Amerigo Vespucci, who reached the continental mainland in 1497, Christopher Columbus is honored and remembered for discovering “the New World.” Continue reading