BBQ, cowboy boots—need I say more? Starting tomorrow I’ll be in Texas for a week, first visiting Texas State in San Marcos, where I’ll give a public talk on evolution (and sign books), a departmental seminar on my day job, and a panel discussion with theologians, philosophers, and psychologists. These folks are getting their money’s worth, so I expect copious amounts of BBQ.
Fig. 1. BBQ Texas style: beef brisket and “hot guts” at Kreuz Market, Lockhart.
Then I head to Austin to give another talk on flies to the Section of Integrative Biology (what a name!) at The University of Texas. Chicken-fried steak is there.
Fig. 2. Chicken-fried steak with the trimmings. Hoover’s, Austin.
And, of course, visits to the local bootmakers.
Fig. 3. Shoe of the week for my little bagels. Water buffalo boots by Lee Miller, Texas Traditions, Austin.
The usual pinch-bloggers, Greg Mayer and Matthew Cobb, will be filling in for the next week. Greg promises to finally finish his series on the color of tapirs.