DNA – 2

The fun of this DNA testing surprises….



and reminds me of places far away…

my mother's tribes

my mother’s tribes

and how all of us are descendents of travelers…

my father's tribes

my father’s tribes

but if I ever felt holier than thou… I might be justified

holier than thou.. I don't think so

holier than thou.. I don’t think so

But my kids say, I can be a royal pain…

ah.... please pass the cake

ah…. please pass the cake

But then we decide if we really want to know…

what burden does some knowledge bring...

what burden does some knowledge bring…

But what we have in common should transcend the sum or our differences.

I found this at 23andme.com

dna news

The results are back from 23andme.com. You send them a saliva sample, then they sequence your DNA and you can view the results on their website. It’s a combination of fun and some serious information.

It’s nice to score in the 98th percentile in any test, I just never thought it would be from having 3.1% of Neanderthal DNA.

My kids may have suspected it.


I ordered a DNA kit the other day. It’s from a place called 23andme.com. We send them a sample of saliva and they evaluate our genotype. It will tell some about who I came from, and some about what may lie ahead as far as disease goes. I am looking forward to the results. I suppose sooner or later the government and the NSA will steal the data, but so be it.

Perhaps someone will someday make a clone. It’s nature vs nurture, I wonder if he would carry my sins and failings.

Today I ate lunch with three executives. A Friday lunch with wine and drinks, appetizers and wonderful courses. One of the fellows who now worries about what private school to send his kids grew up hard. His brothers are in prison and at 15 he emancipated himself from his family, sold his food stamps for thiry cents on the dollar to generate eighty dollars a months which worked out to an old trailer and a little food. Here we sat sharing a lunch that cost four months rent.

Which was it for him, nature or nurture? Maybe it was spirit.