Mike was and is an inspiration to young scientists: Don't be intimidated by your initial lack of knowledge when engaging in a new topic. Persist. Think. Talk to others. And be willing to take risks. How many of us know someone who made very important contributions to topics as diverse as the information drivers use to keep centered in the lane while negotiating windy roads and the various, exceedingly clever adaptations animal eyes have made over the millenia? Thank you, Mike, for inspiring us.