There are around 100 billion galaxies in our Universe,
7 billion people on Earth
And more than 1.4 billion houses for people to call home
But ask me where I belong
And I will trace the outline of your collarbones,
Press my lips to the ends of your shoulders
And whisper 
‘Here where your neck meets your shoulder,
Here, where my chin fits perfectly in the dip of your collarbones;
Here is where I belong’
—  s.r. // technicalities

The Feuding Founding Fathers: The Confrontation that Shaped the Nation; June 14, 2014 at the Hamilton Grange National Memorial; New York City. Last month, I set aside my dislike of New York (it’s an overly-stressful city) for my first ever Alexander Hamilton Pilgrimage. Mostly, I just needed a reason to get myself to the Hamilton-Jefferson debate that takes place at the Grange, Hamilton’s New York City home, every year. And let me tell you–it did not disappoint! From Hessian flies to the Bill of Rights and the National Bank, Hammy and the Teej verbally duked it out for an hour and a half before taking questions from the audience. Both gentlemen were absolutely perfect, though Jefferson was far more eloquent than the real Teej would have been. (Massive fear of public speaking. And a high-pitched voice, supposedly…) I will grant you, however, Mr Jefferson gracefully skirted around one boy who clearly fishing for a Sally Hemings-related answer. (During the photo opp afterwards, he told the boy’s mom to check out Annette Gordon-Reed for more information–and you probably should too.) I suggest you definitely head up to the Grange for this annual event, if you have the chance!!


Olivia Gatwood (in white) is from Albuquerque. I beat her in a slam one time. She beat me in every other slam we were both in. She’s great and lovely and stretches wherever she is before performing and sometimes I try to imagine myself a little like her before I perform cause that’s just how great she is.

O teu beijo me excitava

era como se cada parte do meu corpo pedisse mais e além. Adorava quando você colocava aquela lingerie roxa e fazia aquela cara de safada me chamando, eu ia como um lobo faminto louco para devorar a caça. Você amava quando te prendia na parede e dava umas mordidas no teu pescoço enquanto minha mão ia para dentro da sua calcinha. Sentia-a toda molhada e louca de tesão por mim. Ouvia seus gemidos baixos. E era então, o melhor começo de uma longa noite de sexo.


The National Park Service is pleased to announce its new online Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Travel Itinerary

The itinerary highlights the critical role that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have played throughout America’s development, from early Pacific Islander settlements, to the First Transcontinental Railroad, to Japanese Relocation centers. It outlines some of the sites associated with the accomplishments and struggles of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, examining how these stories contribute to the whole of American history.

This itinerary includes nearly 70 historic places spanning 16 states, as well as territories like American Samoa and Guam. Through a rich collection of maps, images, essays, and other information, the itinerary explores and pays tribute to the heritage of Asian Pacific Islander peoples. The places identified along the journey, many of which are preserved in the country’s national parks and the National Register of Historic Places, provide a tangible way for anyone to step inside these stories.  

This itinerary is the 59th in the online Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series, which supports historic preservation, promotes public awareness of history, and encourages visits to historic places throughout the country. This is the first itinerary where the essays and site descriptions are in a responsive design, making them easier to navigate on mobile devices and smaller screens.

The travel itineraries serve as guides for discovering and connecting the wide array of traditions, places, and events that define American history. The National Park Service’s Heritage Education Services produced this travel itinerary in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. Thank you to all who contributed to the preparation of this itinerary!