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Another great farm house

Another great farm house

It has been in the low 20’s most of the daylight hours. But that’s OK because it has been clear, not gloomy. I would like snow, but I can wait. I’m sure we’ll get more before the winter is over.

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I almost put Cindy into a cleaning frenzy last night. Trust me, that is not a pretty sight. She asked me if I smelled a strong odor. I told her that earlier I had burned a cone of incense, and that was the only thing that I could smell at that time. She said, “No,” what she was smelling was more like urine. I showed her some of the unburned cones, she sniffed them and announced that maybe that was what was offending her olfactory sense. I like the aroma, I think it’s called Wildberry, and I’ve burned it before, but now I guess I’ll only use it when she is out of town for training, or similar situations.

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I saw a news story today that is confusing to me. Scientists have found a way to encode MP3 files, .pdf files, and .txt files onto DNA. At first I thought, “Great. So what?” And then I read further and saw that a great deal of information can be stored on a small amount of DNA, and that the storage would last longer, by centuries, than anything we are using now. Still, I wonder about the practicality of using DNA. I guess it would depend on what you were storing, and why. Maybe a science fiction author can give us more insight into the uses of this process.

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For what it’s worth, and it isn’t worth much, I noticed this morning that when I pour a cup of coffee, I tilt my head towards my left shoulder. I wonder how long I’ve been doing that? My best guess is that I’ve gradually developed the habit in order to better judge when I’m approaching a full cup. Since I lost some of the sight in the middle of my left eye, I probably tilt my head so that I can better use the peripheral vision. That’s my insight for today.

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