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A New Yorker Short Fiction Reading List

Originally posted on Biblioklept:
? Mutant Eustace Tilley (The New Yorker’s Mascot) by Charles Burns As you, savvy reader, are undoubtedly already aware, The New Yorker has opened up some of its archive for the rest of the summer (to…

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College finds another home-grown leader

Originally posted on High Plains Blogger:
Russell Lowery-Hart appears headed to the office of Amarillo College president. There goes my advice to the college board of regents, which was to cast a wide net to find a successor to retiring…

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Military Moon or Mars?

Originally posted on Moon Park:
It looks like our Neighbor in the Night Sky COULD have easily become “FORT MOON.” In the 1960’s, some in the United States Military wanted to build a base on the Moon and maybe blow…

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V-22 Osprey earning its wings

Originally posted on High Plains Blogger:
Here is some news that is going to cheer up the good folks assembling a state-of-the-art airship next door to Amarillo’s international airport. A law student and former Marine who’s studied the bird says…

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On Wifework, Piers Plowman, and the Dangers of Judging Books by their Covers

Originally posted on Jeanne de Montbaston:
A while ago, I lent someone my copy of Susan Maushart’s book Wifework, which discusses the range of activities, typically labelled ‘economically unactive’ but necessary to running a household, that tend to be carried out…

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Texas has its own handy website

Texas.gov Order a birth certificate, send money to an inmate, collect lotto winnings, and renew your vehicle registration all from the homepage.

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Hunter S. Thompson: Huevos Rancheros

Originally posted on Paper and Salt:
Every day begins with breakfast, and every breakfast begins with a profound dilemma: Sweet or savory? For the reliably indecisive (myself included), reading a brunch menu is like watching two heavyweights sweat it out…

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“Texas Miracle” economy undermines workforce; citizens are fielding calls from citizens about unsafe working conditions

Texas Work Safety Hotline Upgraded by Jay Root, The Texas Tribune July 9, 2014 How disdain for government regulation sparked a “Texas miracle” economy — while tearing down protections for the workers who built it. More than 20 years after … Continue reading

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Nuclear Radiation Releases Continue in New Mexico

Originally posted on Aletho News:
Something Happened in February, Something is STILL Going On By William Boardman | Reader Supported News | July 2, 2014 Environmental radiation releases spiked again in mid-June around the surface site of the only U.S.…

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New Mexico Summer Rain

in the high desert country Where the fibers of the clouds are so fine and move so fast That every time you look up, You are reminded that they are still thinking with you, And the sun pours through them … Continue reading

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