This is from a odd little website with a good heart called Free Your Imagination. This creature is so odd that I can’t help but suspect fraud, but its real. The goal of the site is to collect information, images, and video about “a few of the hundreds and hundreds of new species discovered since the year 2000.” The hope is that by doing so readers will understand the Earth “as a place still being explored,” and will find “the courage to conserve and protect the fragile, shrinking areas of habitat.” (Thanks to Rocketboom!)
I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. I grew up in Houston, as a part of what we only half-jokingly call the Cajun Diaspora. At a certain point during the Regan administration, I had to leave, so I served in the Peace Corps, Philippines, from 1987-89. I didn't want to return to the United States just yet, so I moved to Paris, France, where I lived for three years or so.
I then moved back to Austin, Texas, where I had received my Masters Degree, and (eventually) began a Ph.D., which I completed in 1999. I spent a year at Temple University and then accepted a position at Eastern Illinois University where I worked until May of 2006. I now work exclusively on line (although that may change) for Johns Hopkins, the Art Institute Online, and Smarthinking.com.
I can be reached most easily via email: raywatkins [that 'at' symbol] writinginthewild.com
HI! what episode of rocketboom did you get this from?