From the first moment that I landed in Alaska, I felt at home for the first time in my life. So there really is something — and I don’t want to become mystical about this, but it’s something that I don’t completely understand — which is that there was this person born in me that absolutely should have been born in Alaska, or should have been born fifty years before or one hundred years before, where I could have been a pioneer. That’s all there is to it. I was born with the pioneering spirit.