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Monday, October 13, 2014

Columbus Day

Columbus Day has always been one of my favorites.  It comes at a great time of year-- crisp fall weather, leaves peaking, baseball playoffs, mid point of the NFL season...

Plus, it's a nice little holiday respite during the long period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  A lot of schools these days get something called "fall break."  What's up with that?  Three months in the summer, plus a week and a half at Christmas isn't enough?

It's popular to knock Mr. Columbus these days, if you hold him to current standards.  Yes, he did some bad things way back when, but that was accepted practice at the time.  We now know better.

Still, it's time for a little break.  Enjoy a day off in October.  Have some fun, and get back to work tomorrow.