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This evening one of the local turkeys paraded through our yard followed by eight little puff balls. I was able to get close enough to shoot these pictures with my iPhone, because the poults...



We’ve been playing around with 23andme some more. We now have my mother’s data. That lets us look at more detail of what genes come from which side of the family. For example, if...


Pool Party

Peter’s 13th birthday is tomorrow. He had his party today with some friends from school. Today was a perfect summer day with sunshine and temperatures in the high 80’s so we all went over...

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Driver’s Ed

Tom turns 16 next month. You know what that means! We’ve got him signed up for driver’s ed. In mass, that shortens the process and helps on the insurance rates. The first step in...

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Bedside Table

I’ve been meaning to post some book reviews here, but I’ve just been too busy. Therefore, I’m going to post a bunch of quickies together in an attempt to get caught up. These are...


Maternal Haplogroups

We got email from 23andme yesterday that more of our DNA data was ready. You may remember that last time I talked about the maternal & paternal haplogroups. These are the two lines which...

Nicholas Carr Can’t Concentrate 2

Nicholas Carr Can’t Concentrate

Nicholoas Carr’s recent book The Shallows (and the article it’s based on in The Atlantic, and a more recent one in The Wall Street Journal) really bugged me. His basic argument is that reading...

DNA Testing Dogs 0

DNA Testing Dogs

All Things Considered had a couple of funny articles this week about a couple getting a DNA test for their dog. The first part is here. The second part is here.



23andme, the DNA testing service we mentioned the other day is in the news again. Not in a good way I’m afraid. They just announced that they scrambled 96 customers’ samples and posted the...

Blog Changes 0

Blog Changes

I’ve been messing around with the blog’s formatting recently. The intent is to make it easier to read. Tell me if it causes any problems with your browser, or if you don’t like something...