It’s Columbus Day U.S.A. 2013

Don’t get all huffy- we all know Columbus didn’t discover the Americas and that he had some personal and political issues that haunted his life. Whether you like the guy or not, I think his contribution to the awareness of the Americas is important.

So the guy was a little off in his trajectory to India. If he hadn’t been wrong, who knows how long it would have taken for the rest of western civilization to cross the pond and settle. Not that everything and everyone who came after Columbus was wanted, welcomed, kind, or courteous, but I do acknowledge that history happens for a reason, and I’m glad there’s a North and South America (Thank you Amerigo Vespucci).

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

3 thoughts on “It’s Columbus Day U.S.A. 2013”

  1. Well said! It is important to acknowledge that good came with the bad 🙂 and it did define us in so many ways .I still find such great Irony That Columbus and Vespucci were Italians and that Spanish and English are the languages of this continent with a touch of French a bang of Portuguese (Brazil)but absolutely NO ITALIAN! A funny twist of fate in the scheme of explorations . Now I know Columbus was working for the King and Queen of Spain but I should look up who the cartographer (if memory serves me right) Vespucci was working for .

    1. I know what you mean. When looking back at history, it seems like things would be much different than they are now. Sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes it’s not. In the famous words of a blog I like to read, “Is History the Agreed Upon Lie?” 😉

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