The fictional (and extremely unhealthy!) Big Rock Candy Mountain

Michael Giberson From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids Pages, an earnest warning – accompanying the lyrics to the song Big Rock Candy Mountain – not to be lead astray by the wild (and extremely unhealthy!)┬áimages conjured up by the songwriter Harry “Haywire Mac” McClintock: IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT THE LYRICS: Mr. McClintock’s song … More The fictional (and extremely unhealthy!) Big Rock Candy Mountain

Lubbock’s municipal utility fights city hall

Michael Giberson Last week the Lubbock city council approved a plan to direct municipal utility Lubbock Power and Light to pay the cost of operating and maintaining the city’s street lights (see earlier post). This week the municipal utility fights back: “LP&L ready to fight city on street light money.” The Lubbock Power and Light … More Lubbock’s municipal utility fights city hall

The Mongoliad

Lynne Kiesling Speaking of Neal Stephenson, he’s involved in a new, online, serialized novel called The Mongoliad. Set in 1241, it’s an adventure journey story with the Mongol invasions of Europe as a backdrop. There are some stories you can read on the site for free, but to receive the weekly chapters you have to … More The Mongoliad