Too Much Luck

All my life I have looked for four-leaf clovers and never found any until recently. Now I find them all the time, and in different areas of the town I live in. Today I found two four-leaf clovers and three five-leaf clovers. What is going on? Four-leaf clovers are supposed to be one out of 10,000 clovers and five-leaf clovers are one in a million. Am I the luckiest person alive? I don’t think so. I think something in the genetics of clovers has changed. A rare mutation is becoming more common. Is it the use of herbicides causing genetic mutations? Maybe the multi-leaf clovers pick up more sunlight for photosynthesis, don’t taste as good to rabbits, or produce more flowers for bees to pollinate? It would be a good science project for a kid to figure out the mystery.


Books Versus Computers, Episode 1

My son, Levi, found this print called The Stacks in the attic sale room of an art store. Levi grew up with computers and is a computer programmer. I grew up without computers and am a huge book lover. I enjoy this piece of art because I like to compare and contrast books versus computers. The artist, Robert Tinney, illustrates for the computer magazine BYTE. More of Robert Tinney’s art can be found here.