I WAS JUST REREADING TOA AND I SAW THAT RICK DESCRIBES WHERE MEG AND APOLLO WALK TO GET TO PERCY SO I FOLLOWED THEM ON MAPS AND IT LED ME TO AN APARTMENT BUILDING THAT FITS THE DESCRIPTION SPREAD THE WORD WE HAVE HIS LOCATION
Hey, guys. So, I’m a big fan of pop punk/punk/alternative music, but I’ve begun to hit a bit of a wall and started to listen to the same 6-8 band’s entire discography. I would like to explore new bands. If you have any similar to the ones below, please add them in a comment or message me any recommendations you may have!
If the band is listed, I’ve already listened to enough of them:
It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world.
But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.
Throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience, and hope from which I’ve pulled strength. I’ve seen neighbors and communities take care of each other during the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I have mourned with grieving families searching for answers – and found grace in a Charleston church.
I’ve taken heart from the hope of young graduates and our newest military officers. I’ve seen our scientists help a paralyzed man regain his sense of touch, and wounded warriors once given up for dead walk again. I’ve seen Americans whose lives have been saved because they finally have access to medical care, and families whose lives have been changed because their marriages are recognized as equal to our own. I’ve seen the youngest of children remind us through their actions and through their generosity of our obligations to care for refugees, or work for peace, and, above all, to look out for each other.
I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding.
All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work – the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.
I’ll be right there with you every step of the way.
And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ 'We the People.’ 'We shall overcome.’
Yes, we can.
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✧ ❰ book covers that tell the whole story starters / pt. 1 — inspired by boards like this & this. feel free to switch pronouns or wording
❛ everyone cries if you poke them in the eyes. ❜ ❛ open my door & come inside, but be aware that i am a haunted house. ❜ ❛ i’m a terrible person, but i have a good reason. ❜ ❛ why is that priest here? ❜ ❛ think before you complain. ❜ ❛ talk to me right, & i’ll never forget a word. ❜ ❛ let’s just eat our food & go home. ❜ ❛ am i one person and a mirror, or two people? ❜ ❛ five more minutes to go. ❜ ❛ it’s a story i never finished writing, and never wanted anyone to read. ❜ ❛ i would rather kill you than ask you for help. ❜ ❛ how about this: we cured the diseases & lived happily ever after. ❜ ❛ the key didn’t fit the hole. ❜ ❛ i was trapped in a couple of traps, reaching for a trap — ❜ ❛ thanks for humoring me. ❜ ❛ just when i start to like myself, i do something like this. ❜ ❛ oh no! she’s pretty. ❜ ❛ didn’t i throw you off a building? ❜ ❛ we want a meaning where there isn’t one. ❜ ❛ my hormones kicked my ass. ❜ ❛ you defuse the bomb, and the clock starts over, time & time again, until you make a mistake or walk away. ❜ ❛ the important thing is that what i’ve said makes sense to me. ❜ ❛ you look like you walked into a wall of regret. ❜ ❛ i’ve seen this before, one million times. ❜ ❛ danger! he’s a stranger. ❜ ❛ you can’t borrow my love. ❜ ❛ i wasn’t sick until i saw the doctor. ❜ ❛ everything i say is a promise. ❜ ❛ wisdom? that was wisdumb. ❜ ❛ time flies. too bad i’m not having any fun. ❜ ❛ i’m erring on the side of love. ❜ ❛ i’ve stopped trying to get what i want, but i still want it. ❜ ❛ more and more, i find myself wanting more and more. ❜ ❛ i know your pain. i have mistaken it for my own.❜ ❛ if you do something good for someone you hate, then you have to do something bad to someone you love. ❜ ❛ luck doesn’t exist, & we’re lucky it doesn’t. ❜ ❛ you had nails for my coffin. ❜ ❛ he jumped the gun & i shot him dead. ❜ ❛ don’t pick the weeds, pick the flowers. ❜ ❛ am i going to hell or what? ❜ ❛ honey, you’re on fire. ❜ ❛ i’m pretty on the inside, gorgeous on the outside. ❜ ❛ i wasn’t smart at all. ❜ ❛ just as i was dying, i was born again. ❜ ❛ i don’t want to see your worries, i want to see your war eyes. ❜