Saturday, January 16, 2016
Michael Hoke's obituary is here. You probably never heard of him, but I had the pure luck of having him as a teacher when I was a kid in Orange, Texas. He taught me a real love of nature and science--and (back in the days when girls weren't supposed to care about snakes and sharks and other "boy" things)--he had no problem indulging my curiosity in creatures that bit, slithered, and crawled. He was the consummate teacher, and I will be forever grateful to him.