My American dream was to be the tenth generation Quaker farmer on land deeded to my family way before the United States of America became a country. This was not meant to be. The government of New Jersey decided to put two major highways right through the middle of the farm. My father decided it would be impossible to continue farming tomatoes, corn, fruit and other produce between two very busy highways. He sold the farm, and I went on to get my Ph. D. in Marine Biology. And so .... my American Dream had to change. I now live in the US Virgin Islands which has been my home for a half a century. I have worked as an environmentalist focused on saving our planet's marine flora and fauna from the effects of Global Climate Change. American Dreams do change.