On Puerto Rico’s southwestern corner, the sleepy seaside town of Guanica is where, nearly 120 years ago, the U.S. relationship with the island began during the Spanish-American War. The town’s museum director, Francisco Rodriguez, takes visitors to the town’s waterfront where the invasion began. In Spanish he says, “This is Guanica Bay, where the American troops commanded by General Nelson Miles landed on July 25, 1898.” At the site, a stone marker engraved by the 3rd Battalion of the U.S. Army commemorates the invasion.
Nearly 19 years after the invasion, President Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act, granting citizenship to people born on the island. But it’s a limited form of citizenship. The law puts Puerto Rico under federal control but doesn’t allow the island voting representation in Congress. Residents also can’t vote for president. That law started a debate that continues today over what exactly the island’s relationship with the U.S. should be. And now in Puerto Rico, there’s a new push to fix what many see it as a deeply-flawed relationship.
Parenthood was honored last night at the TV Land Awards. Together with creator Jason Katims, the cast accepted the Fan Favorite Award. The ceremony will air Saturday, April 18 at 9PM on TV Land, but here are some pictures to tide you over :)
As you can see from the cover bling, Jacqueline Woodson’s telling of her childhood in verse is truly beloved: it won the National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and was a Newbery Honor book.
A/N: For something so silly and so short, this took me ages to get to. There’s one more part coming up, maybe, at some point, perhaps. There’s just no way of knowing.
However, there’s no doubt about my gratitude to madfatty!
”Awake?” - Part 3
“Oh, no no no.” Finn throws his body back on the bed, staring at the ceiling. The laptop holding all the evidence of the night before is still in his lap.
Oh no. What are you thinking, Finn? You can’t be havin’ thoughts like that. She’s a mate. You don’t think about your mates like that. It’d be like waking up one day suddenly realizing you fancied Archie. Ridiculous, really.