I registered at Georgia Southern, I started doing a degree in archaeology.  I did a degree in geology, because I realized that if you want to be a paleoanthropologist — and I just learned that term effectively — that you needed these skills, and particularly if you wanted to be in the field.  And through a series of things that happened that were very both coincidental and I manufactured, I ended up meeting Don, and he liked me.  We hit it off very well.  He invited me to go work with him as a geological assistant at Olduvai Gorge.  I was graduating, but I was graduating offline, so I was making my graduate school applications, but I was not going to be in the normal system because I had not entered on the same time as a normal student.  So I was about to get my dream fulfilled to go to Africa.  And two months before we were to depart for Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, he calls me and he says, “Lee, it’s not going to happen.  I’ve lost my permit.”  I was devastated. For some reason Don took pity on me, with all the problems he was having, and he contacted Richard Leakey, who was involved with the Harvard University Koobi Fora field school at his research station in Northern Kenya.  And they accepted me into this program.