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Monday, October 9 is Columbus Day and I’m marching in the New York City Parade along with over a hundred other Italian-American authors who’ve been invited by this year’s Grand Marshal, Len Riggio, Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble bookstores.
There is a lot of recent controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus and there are those who say we should not honor him. To those who say this, I say, “Vaffanculo!” And keep your hands off my holiday. Capice?
Columbus Day is also Thanksgiving Day in Canada, and I wish my Canadian friends and family a happy, healthy and safe celebration.
October 31 is Halloween. The kids love this day, and it’s become a very big and commercial holiday since I was a kid when we wore homemade costumes. The politically correct crowd is upset about “cultural appropriation,” meaning dressing like an American Indian or a Mexican bandito or something – unless you actually are an American Indian or a Mexican bandito. To those well-meaning, but misguided misfits I say, Dress like the Scarecrow; he had no brain and neither do you.
Anyway, I’m on publicity tour for The Cuban Affair, so this is a short Newsletter. Have a wonderful Columbus Day and Halloween, and a great October.
See you in November.
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