Serendipity - Accidental Fortunes My name is Jack Davidson. I am a thirty-two-year-old marine biologist. Right now, I am standing knee deep in washed up vegetation and debris on a beach in Northern Sumatra in Indonesia. Looking inland I see destruction and despair, the results of a massive storm that battered this coast just over three weeks ago. In my hand are two pieces of paper, one is a note with the words, “Thank You,” the other a cheque for $20 000. This is the story leading up to this moment.