I obviously thank the society for this flattering recognition. But even beyond that, I want to thank the Society for the fact that I really enjoy my life. Basically, I get to play with fossils and various computerized toys, and visit museums or go hunting for fossils in sometimes in very exotic locales. And even though my itineraries do not differ much from expensive vacations, the fact is that I get paid to do it.

However, the real pleasure for me is not all of the gadgets, (certainly!) not all of the travel, and not even all of the fossils....

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