I play the guitar and bass guitar, and I keep a saltwater aquarium.
Best advice I ever received
You can learn something from everyone simply by observing them. Everyone has a skill or a good quality that you can emulate, and everyone has flaws that you can try to avoid.
My undergrad alma mater
In college I drove
a pair of tennis shoes.
If I weren't a professor, I would
Probably unemployed. I don't think I'm fit for anything else. Whenever I showed a glimmer of competence at something else, it would thrill my father. I'd clear the drain trap under the sink and he'd say "Well, if this science thing doesn't work out, maybe you could be a plumber".
John Cassian The Conferences. Serious Christianity for grownups
Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Big Lebowski. Open Range.
My lab studies the ecology of coastal marsh plants. We're interested in long-term change, in plant-herbivore interactions, in geographic variation, and in the invasion of mangroves into salt marshes in Texas. Find out more at our web site. http://www.bchs.uh.edu/~steve/