Timothy Scott Bennett was born in Michigan in 1958, the same year NASA was formed and Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole. Always the polymath, or "expert generalist," he has studied astrophysics, theology, anthropology, and philosophy; painted watercolors and installed broken tile mosaics; founded and lived in intentional communities; raised children; restored houses; performed stage combat and local theater; and played in a rock band. He's a dogged questioner of cultures, paradigms, beliefs, and assumptions, and tries to balance paradox and uncertainty whenever he can. In 2003 he met his second wife, Sally, who was able to fully see who he was. Thus empowered, he wrote, directed, and edited the feature-length "cult classic" documentary, What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire. He followed that up with the science-fiction adventure novel All of the Above, and will soon publish the sequel, Rumi's Field. He lives in both Maine and North Carolina, following the birds in their annual migration. He writes a blog, entitled Everything is Research: Life, Asperger's, and the Written Word, and takes daily walks on the beach, thinking of the stars, the poles, and the ends and beginnings of things.