Cristobol Colon

Monday’s Columbus Day. I don’t think much about Columbus Day anymore, but the fact is, it’s still a national holiday (the banks will be closed), it’s a sale holiday (watch for the ads in your local paper) and I’m guessing kids are still memorizing the names of Columbus’ ships (The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa Maria).

History is usually slanted.

“Wonderful” from the musical Wicked (a musical I love because 1) Elphaba is one of my favorite misunderstood heroines of all time and 2) It looks at a very familiar–fictional, yes–story and exposes the lies we have all been taught to believe).