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Subject: Re: [DNA] Normans & AMH
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 23:50:35 -0400 (EDT)
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In-Reply-To: <BBB9C5FC.46CF%starry@hhadvertising.com> (message from Shane onMon, 20 Oct 2003 17:03:56 -0500)


Shane wrote:
> John, you sure know how take the fun out of something. Half the enjoyment of
> doing this stuff is trying to guess where your ancestors were at a certain
> period.

Sure, but the other half of the enjoyment is coming up with a scenario
that is more likely to be true than false. This business is a lot
like baking -- making mud pies is fun and a lot easier than making,
say, pineapple upside-down cake. The only problem with mud pies is
that nobody wants to eat them when they're done. If, in your
eagerness to see your effort come to "fruition," you choose to swallow
your own mud pie, you'll regret it.

John Chandler


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