In the beginning he aspired to smuggle gems from Sri Lanka and live on the island of Fatu Hiva where Gauguin painted. Instead moved to Micronesia and got lost for two years. Fell in lust. Slid down a coconut tree; very painful. Saw a blue moon. Was attacked by sharks but got lucky. Built houses, speared fish, Fell in love. Went home empty handed. Went to school, got bored then graduated. Lived in Mexico, fell in love, got drunk with a cartel hit man. Lived in Indian village, broke two ribs, lost all his money on a cock fight, got lost in a cave but now is found. Published widely acclaimed work. Made mama proud. Worked for newspapers. Worked for Sipa Press. Walked in the desert, got heat stroke, thought he saw God or Jerry Garcia. Recovered. Worked for Life, Fortune, Newsweek, National Geographic. Went to Cuba and smoked cigars. Fell in Love. Married in Havana. She saw him coming a mile away. Fortunate tragedy. Recovered. Worked for New York Times, Discovery Channel, Amgen, Target, etc. Worked in Latin America. Fell in Love with the wrong woman then Fell in love with the right woman Got Married, wife, kid, beagle and garden. The whole nine yards. Beagle ate the house. Likes tomatoes, green tea and bike riding. Most pressing question: "Are we living in a simulation.?"