By the time we climbed aboard the trawler, we were deep in to our work, our workshop environment, and our newly formed friendships. Our energetic group had already managed to squeeze in a bit of late-night carousing. We were a diverse bunch and included an NPR affiliate reporter from Unalaska, in the Aleutian Islands, a television producer from Poland, an editor from CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, and a writer from a daily newspaper in Singapore. Through it all, my brain was near-bursting with science, learning, and socializing, and it felt great. Questions ceaselessly flowed, and I struggled to quiet my mind. Did I mention that it felt great?