Monday, October 12, 2009
Good morning Blog Family!
I am off today, as AETN is recognizing Columbus Day as a company holiday this year. It doesn't happen every year, but they guarantee us 11 company holidays a year - so another "more important" holiday must've fallen on a weekend or something.
While most of us don't complain when we have an extra day off, it's still important to understand the holidays that we "celebrate." Outside of religious holidays, most of us don't give these days much thought. A past guest blogger, Ox, posted this on the SU Blackbook this morning and I'd like to re-post it here. Just in case you forgot who Christopher Columbus was....
Kids study dark side of Christopher Columbus:
http://www.tennesse an.com/article/ 20091012/ NEWS04/910120337 /1970/Kids+ study+dark+ side+of+Christop her+Columbus
Don't be a flower pot head, and not tell your children the truth about this Christopher Columbus character. For more detail, read A People's History by Howard Zinn.
Here is the whole book online for free..
http://www.historyi saweapon. com/zinnapeoples history.html
And here is the chapter on Mr. Columbus:
http://www.historyi saweapon. com/defcon1/ zinncol1. html