A belated farewell blip to [url=http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/17/gabriel-garcia-marquez-obituary]Gabriel Garcia Marquez who died[/url] on the 17th April. Apparently they held 3 days of mourning for him in Colombia. You can’t imagine any living British writer having that impact. I recommended Love in the Time of Cholera to someone shortly afterwards and they didn’t finish it and found it dull and repetitive. I read it as a romantic young man, I wonder if I would enjoy it now?
My sophisticated response to a UKIP flier that came through the door.
I popped up to Newcastle for the OER14 conference today. I gave a presentation with Rob Farrow about the OER Research hub. It was good to meet up with lots of folks including David Kernohan, Alan Levine, Jonathan Worth, Lyndsay Jordan, Allison Littlejohn, etc. In the evening we had lego pieces on our table and had to construct something to represent OER, so we made a bridge connecting to the next table. It’s a metaphor I guess. Pass the wine.
I did a 20 mile run today (the last long one before marathon, was very slow). I passed the old station building down Cardiff docks, in the [url=http://www.urban75.org/blog/cardiff-bay-railway-station-in-old-tiger-bay-quietly-rots-away/]Tiger bay area, which is now rotting away.[/url]
I think all blippers in Britain who go near a forest will do a bluebells pick at some point. The ones up in the forest had just begun to come out when I left for San Francisco last Sunday, but have really bloomed in the past week, to create the desired blue carpet effect.
The 747 (is it?) that brought me home from San Francisco to London today, after a good couple of days at the Hewlett Grantees meeting
View from Sausalito over to San Francisco.
Went for another run over the Golden gate this morning (I know, boring isn’t it?). The sun had just come up over Alcatraz and the bay.
My usual run route is down the Taff trail in Cardiff, which is very nice. However, I’d have to be honest and say today’s route over the Golden Gate bridge as the sun rose across the bay beats it.
I am the lead on the Hewlett funded[url=http://oerresearchhub.org/] OER Research Hub[/url], and Hewlett hold a grantees meeting every year. This year it is in Sausalito, California. It is being held at [url=http://www.cavallopoint.com/]Cavallo point[/url] which sits at the foot of the Golden Gate bridge. It really is an amazing spot, with trails all around. Unfortunately I have to do some of that work stuff and not running/hiking all day. This is the view from my room. Expect more Golden Gate blips to follow.