Sometime in the late 1990s, I worked at a large, global IT services company called Inacom. I was shipped all over the US, from Irvine California to Jacksonville Florida to Kalamazoo Michigan. I built networks, connected banks, merged IT shops, and did all manner of other stuff I thought was exceedingly fun. At one point, I ended up at American Express to replace a colleague named Rich. I just couldn’t wrap my head around why he was leaving; he said he wanted to move to Colorado to become a botanist.