One of us (ML) has carried on a love affair with Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL) for the past 30 years, returning every two to three years to do research, or to teach a course, or sometimes to do both. The other (MK) first encountered the San Juan Islands only a couple years ago, but admits to being likewise smitten (so much that he's co-teaching a course there again this year, this time on predation.) For those of us who continuously regret having been born a few hundred million years too late to play in the Paleozoic or Mesozoic and get...

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