Shaped | Seabrook, WA | 2015

The winds of culture help shape us, but each person grows in his or her own way — sometimes in surprising ways. In my youth, nuns poked me towards the priesthood, but early on I discovered a love of science (and girls). Later I realized it wasn’t really science that fueled me, but curiosity. All around me, my friends in law and medical schools were narrowing their focus towards a specialty, while my own focus broadened with each passing year. Marine biology to world geography to astronomy to … well, darn it, I had evolved into a generalist. My path had led me to be interested in almost everything. Or, more precisely, to discover that almost everything is interesting in some way.