I realized I never commented here on how phenomenal the past several months have been. I was awarded tenure (that's *associate* professor to you", I mutter to the kids at the park); I am serving as director of the sustainability LLC; I returned to my position as Science Director for (the amazing) Ocean Discovery Institute after a short hiatus; I have had some phenomenal undergrads in the lab, as well as a new grad student who I am certain is going to do big things....all that and I am lucky enough to have great friends, an incredible wife, and a daughter who never ceases to amaze me.
So, in short - I am an incredibly lucky man, and I appreciate the support of my family, friends, and colleagues. Thanks (and cheers!).