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Monday, December 15, 2008 - Richland MS

Okatibbee Mist, December 15, 2008, Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS
Okatibbee Mist, December 15, 2008, Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS

Why choose a shop in Carthage MS for alignment work?

Because there are two shops in Carthage I had good dealings with last January when I needed a problem diagnosed and between them they did a fine job. So I figured on or the other of them might be able to do the alignment or would know someone who could. To my mind, even though Carthage is a bit off my course west, it's not that far off to be worth my while to look up a familiar face in an area I don't know.

This is rambling a bit and I'm going to post it as is for the moment while I collect my thoughts for another go at writing this up..... I need a few things at Wal-Mart.

Oh, yes, before I forget - it rained lightly this afternoon - and the leak by the door leaked lightly as well - oh foo.........

Night camp

Wal-Mart Parking Lot in Richland MS

Wal-Mart Supercenter in Richland MS

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #17, 3200 Lusk Drive, Neosho, MO 64850 - (417) 451-5544

I chose this particular Wal-Mart in the Jackson MS area to boondock at for its convenience to the alignment shop I had an early morning appointment with. This neighborhood on Rt 49 South is a busy, noisy commercial area with lots of heavy truck traffic but it quiets down at night.

Few genes are required

One's brain is powerfully activated by learning that there are only 30,000 genes in the human genome. That is only twice as many as in the fruit fly, not renowned for its calculating ability, and about as many as a garden weed. Geneticists are sorely vexed that so few genes are required to make something as complex and clever as a geneticist.

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