Monday/ no to Columbus Day

It’s Monday, and there is no Columbus Day holiday for me.  No holiday? asked the cab driver early this morning.  No, no, I said, and ‘in fact Columbus Day has been abolished in the city of Seattle’.   It is true : more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day, and activists are pushing for a renaming of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

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We’re making our descent into the Bay Area this morning. Check out the Bay Bridge complex in the distance, with Yerba Buena Island in between two spans. Yerba Buena was actually the original name of the Mexican settlement that would later become San Francisco.

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