And one more post because I was in class all day and now I’m firing them off fast before mother duties kick in.
We are learning about Christopher Columbus in class, and of course, the question arises of why we celebrate Columbus Day if Columbus was such a dick. Which he totally was.
My answer is that it’s not Columbus we celebrate but our existence. If he hadn’t gone on his voyages, we wouldn’t exist. I mean, I probably would and so would the student from Bulgaria. But everybody else in the classroom wouldn’t.