This is one of those rare years when Canada’s Victoria Day and the US Memorial Day weekend don’t coincide. The US Memorial day is next weekend.
Although for a good couple of weeks, until I consulted a U.S. calendar, I had it in my head that next weekend was the Columbus Day weekend in the U.S. — because today is the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ death.
It’s not unusual for famous overachievers to end their life in obscurity and poverty. Apart from Columbus I can think of five or six without straining too hard. (Bet you can think of one or two, as well). I always want to know why, though. Circumstances and/or really, really bad luck? Or did they bring it upon themselves? Or was the world simply unable to stand their success and brought them down more than a peg or two?
Do you have any theories?