Last night, I hosted a mini Hookabration, a celebration of Hook's life, for the entomologists who are in Austin for the annual ESA conference. Five different hymenopterists shared heartfelt stories of their relationship with Hook -- how he influenced their lives, what he meant to them as a friend and colleague -- with 30 other … Continue reading Hook Story: Dr. Hook is Ruining My Life
"And think not, you can direct the course of love; for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course." - Kahlil Gibran - - - It started with the light bulbs and ended with the cockroach. Two light bulbs blew out. The first was in the master bathroom which went dark about a … Continue reading Here But Not Here
Services for Dr. Hook in Austin will be held Sunday, September 8th, 5pm at St. Edward’s University’s chapel followed by a Celebration of Hook aka a “Hookabration” in the Maloney Room inside the Main Building, 3rd floor on SEU’s campus (look for the tallest, red-peaked building). In lieu of flowers/plants of any kind, please consider … Continue reading Obituary: Allan W. Hook, Ph.D.
(Click here for It All Began With Wheat Gluten: Part I) Hook loves to brag, “I almost didn’t get a second date!” If it hadn’t been for the wheat gluten, he may not have. Neither Hook nor I were the common 20 to 30-year-olds when we met. I was 42 and Hook was 53. His balding … Continue reading It All Began with Wheat Gluten: Part II
I read the other day that it’s rude for an author not to respond when comments are made on their blog. I’d stopped responding to comments months ago because I worried it might be rude to have a public response to otherwise private people. Please know that I read every single comment even … Continue reading Stay Tuned
It’s a Saturday and I’m laughing to myself because I only have the cat, Gatita, as company. Hook drove to Port Aransas yesterday morning for a long weekend of fishing and to enjoy a time of de-stress before he begins a new round of chemo treatments in another week. I worried that he shouldn’t be … Continue reading Hook the Comedian