Bill Quinn, also known as "Willie Joe" as a youngster, was a long-standing colleague of Hook's. Bill was part of the hiring committee that brought Allan to St. Edward's University more than 25 years ago. I'm not sure if Willie Joe realizes it but he and Jimmy Mills (and the St. Ed's indoor swimming pool) … Continue reading Hook Stories: Wasps and Things
A friend came into town unexpectedly and as old friends will do, we sat up talking and catching up until 3 o'clock in the morning which meant that I fell behind in my blog posting. But, this did help me to choose from the Hook Stories ... a series of short snippets from one … Continue reading Hook Stories: Growing Up in New Jersey
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.
A lack of time continues to creep up on me and this is a now or never post so I hope it ends up making sense. In my last blog, I said I'd be writing about God and religion with the caveat that there would be no preaching, soapboxes, or soul saving. Given the enormity … Continue reading Votary of Nature
As I sit in the hospital cafeteria and dream of life outside the walls of St. David’s, my POW-stricken husband lies in his 5th floor room being poked, prodded, picked, and occasionally pampered. With a hollowed, gaunt look of someone who has been starved and beaten, Hook’s recovery continues but his appetite struggles to rise … Continue reading The Great Hook Escape
What a treat. The good professor has a second message for everyone. On the doctor thing: Hook doesn't mind if little kids call him Dr. Hook and he insists that his students either call him "Professor Hook" or "Dr. Hook" but never just 'Hook' -- show some respect! -- but if adults call him "Dr. … Continue reading Beaming Up Some Dr. Hook
As promised, a message from Allan (that he typed himself). For those who have never heard me say his given name, Allan is Hook, sometimes called "Al" by colleagues and only called Allan by me when I'm upset with him or when I feel very loving toward him -- keeps him on his toes! And, … Continue reading A Message from Allan