Category Archives: history

Donald Tweet Columbus Day

av Christopher Columbus’s spirit of determination & adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans. On #ColumbusDay, we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, & celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. In truth Columbus voyaged west with the knowledge of Portugese and Basque fishermen, who harvested Cod from the […]

October 13, 1492

FROM THE DIARY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1492 As soon as it dawned, many of these people came to the beach—all young, as I have said, and all of good stature—very handsome people, with their hair not curly but straight and coarse, like horsehair; and all of them very wide in-the forehead and […]

Happy Columbus Day

Five hundred and twenty-six years ago Rodrigo de Triana spotted land at 2am from the Pinta’s lookout. “Tierra, tierra.” This shout woke his shipmates and the captain of this small caravel fired a cannon to announced the epic discovery of land. Later that day the three ships of Christopher Columbus or Cristoforo Colombo arrived at […]

True Lack Of Color

George Washington has been revered as the Father of this Country for decades. The Virginian planter and his wife owned 318 slaves. The victor over the British forces has always been painted full-white, however the climate was deadly to white women. Whites exercised droit seigneur over the chattel women and girls. The races mixed in […]

IN DA GADDA VIDA ON SNOW

In winter of 1969 I went skiing in North Conway with a bunch of people. We hit Wildcat hard. The coolest girl and I listened to IN DA GADDA VIDA in my bedroom. Her name was Susan. She smoked weed. I was straight. At the end of the song she said, “I leaving for San […]