Category Archives: history

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 […]

SPICE MAD DAY by Peter Nolan Smith

Last year I celebrated Columbus Day with my doctor on Staten Island. Nick was Italian and cooked great meatballs. The doctor and I had met during our freshman class of European History 101. We had received Bs from the professor. His kids had the day off and we enjoying the meal. “Hey, Nico, I have […]

Happy Columbus Day

Five hundred and twenty-one years ago Rodrigo de Triana from the Pinta’s lookout spotted land at 2am. “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 […]

Smash Everything

I grew up in New England. People had lived underneath Big Blue Hill or Massachusett for hundreds of years. Behind my house on the South Shore was a small woods. Old mounds rose from the dirt. Tipping pits filled with trash from the 1800s and further back into time. Some Indian. Some colonial. History. We […]

BBC NEWS History of WTC

To view this homage to the world trade towers please go to the following url http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14634600