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The Fallacy of Christopher Columbus

By Antonio Prieto

One of the most, if not the most, significant individuals in world history is Christopher Columbus. Credited with the discovery of the Western Hemisphere, many see him as a beacon of exploration and courage and the father of the Americas. 450 more words

Renew Your Mind

Some people make the statement, I will never forget a certain event as long as I live. Sometimes we need to dump those things from our past that are unimportant to our future. 265 more words

Boots of Spanish leather

We landed on Spanish soil and I was home. The generous splashes of color on every building façade, balcony and alcove; the garlands of artificial flowers, decorating every nook and cranny; the cobble-stoned pathways; it was like a rainbow had exploded over everything. 744 more words

Thought for Thursday #16

Christopher Columbus is reported to have said,

“You can never cross the oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

For him, this would have had very practical implications.  

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Thought For Thursday

Did Columbus Discover America? Yes.


Though it’s often(and properly and justifiably)been pointed out that Columbus arrived on a continent already inhabited by other peoples, one can still make an effective argument that Columbus DISCOVERED America. 2,223 more words

Navigating the World – Portugal Explorers

One of my favorite historical novels is Anya Seton’s Katherine, the story of Katherine Swynford, mistress of John of Gaunt and eventually his third wife. 514 more words

Pixels: Teaser Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Sony Pictures new film Pixels. The 80’s arcade inspired film stars Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James and Brian Cox. 189 more words