He was born in Italy, served the sovereigns of Spain, got lost at sea and found the Bahamas. We anglicized his name to Christopher Columbus but he was Cristoforo to his mama (and maybe related loosely to that certain wonky-eyed, trench coat wearing detective- oh wait, no, he was fictional, right?). He was known as Cristobal or maybe even Senor Colon to Queen Isabella. (too bad WordPress won’t let me make that tilde symbol so you’d know Colon is pronounced like cologne).
Anyway, by whatever name we call him, we have to be proud of his strong belief in the spherical shape of the world even though he had such an atrocious sense of direction. Thanks for not giving up or turning back, Cris/Chris!
I hope you had a happy Columbus/Columbo/Colon Day yesterday.