Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Horse and the Palm Tree


April 28, 2016. Back home again. This is a scene from my living room. Mostly puttered about getting ready for a long flight to Malaysia tomorrow. The horse was a gift from my first visit to Saudi Arabia, while the palm tree lived in my Moncton office for about eight years. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QDLS6a

Saint-Lazare


April 27, 2016. Flew back to Montreal, then drove home, stopping for coffee here at Saint-Lazare. The painting isn't finished, and I have other repairs to do, so I need to book a return visit to Monctin for May. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QDLPqU

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Painting


April 26, 2016. Still painting. Here's some of my handiwork. Accomplishments: - upstairs bedroom and hallway walls, stairwell walls, downstairs hallway walls, back room walls. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1WSAsmk

Rest


April 25, 2016. I had to take a day off painting. Also, I moved into a hotel. It got to be a bit much breaking paint fumes 24 hours a day. Back at it tomorrow. Also: I say Batman vs Superman. Not as bad as critics say. Critics forget they are watching a comic book. It's a series of scenes, not a video. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Tdziwo

Painting


April 24, 2016. Still painting. Accomplishments: - finished the ceilingss - finished walls in an upstairs bedroom From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Tdzgoi

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The House


April 23, 2016. This is what the Moncton house looks like now. Compare with what it looked like when we moved out. The porch is new, and the oak tree is gone (it will be replaced). Much nicer roof, Big improvements on the inside too; the wiring was completely redone and some walls and ceilings refinished. Today (and for the next few days) I'm painting inside. Accomplishments: - supplies purchased - living room ceiling, hall ceiling, upstairs hall ceiling painted. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1TrbwPZ

Roadside Brush


April 22, 2016. This is some brush at the exit from the 417 5 km away from the Quebec border. I drove to Montreal, caught a flight to Moncton, and am not preparing to work on the house for a bit. Saw a movie this evening: Criminal. What was pretty good. Every other movie showing in Moncton right now is a children's film. Seriously. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1SrF8dE

Kirkland


April 21, 2016. Not the greatest photo, but the fuzzy is appropriate for the day. Had a meeting in the office, then a quick trip to Costco, and then I'm getting ready to travel again. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Tr6Idx

Chicago


April 20, 2016. I've been to Chicago a dozen times, but I've never left the airport. One day I hope to see the city itself. Meanwhile, today was another travel day, from Arlington back home to Casselman. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Tr6Idr

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Captain


April 19, 2016. Caught a Texas Rangers game this evening (sloppy, slow, 7-5 over Houston). The mascot reminds me of Bojack Horseman. Always nice to be at the ball park. From Flickr http://ift.tt/23YWsOp

Blue Mesa


April 18, 2016. In Arlington, Texas, to visit George Siemens. This is a mural at Blue Mesa, the TexMex restaurant where we had supper. Accomplishments: - three videos, including a talk From Flickr http://ift.tt/23YWsxX

Monday, April 18, 2016

Rock Creek Park


April 17, 2016. Travel day. This is a shot of Wasshington's Rock Creek Park on the way to Reagan airport. Landed at Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW). From Flickr http://ift.tt/1MDjI0n

Saturday, April 16, 2016

SpringVirtCon


April 16, 2016. After a long but really fun day with the Discovery Education Network in Silver Spring, Maryland - Washington D.C. This was a great group with a lot of high-quality presentations. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1V9YHNw

Friday, April 15, 2016

Barack's Place


April 15, 2016. Took a nice bike ride in Washington D.C. down the National Mall and up to visit Barack. He didn't seem to be available though. From Flickr http://ift.tt/20Jx6lU

Naples Airport


April 14, 2016. I spent the day flying from Naples to D.C. This is some artwork on the wall in the airport in Naples. From Flickr http://ift.tt/20Jx6lO

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Isla Procida


April 13, 2016. Slow start today, but I tok the train to Pozzuoli, nd then the ferry to Isla Procida, where I had a leisurely day walking up to the fortress and around the winding streets, eating in fish restaurants and generally having a no-stress sort of day. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1YuiRzD

Misty Morn


April 12, 2016. Looking out over the misty Mediterrenean from the seawalk in Naples. In the evening we went to the professor's house to enjoy a traditional neopolitian meal - rizotto with zucchini, artichoke with capers and oliives, anchovies, and strawberries. So delish. And I got to meet his 98 year old mother, who was all smiles. Accomplishments: - finished writing the content for the 'Connectivism and Leanring MOOC' - recorded 14 videos for the MOOC From Flickr http://ift.tt/1qSuBS7

Castell del'Ovo


April 11, 2016. This is the scene right out the front door of the hotel here in Naples. Nice sunny day, too. Accomplishments: - recorded 24 videos for upcoming MOOC From Flickr http://ift.tt/1qSuzK7

Amalfi Coast


April 10, 2016. This is the owner of the fish restaurant in Minori on the Amalfi Coast. A group of us toured several towns along the coast, including this one. He told us the history of his restaurant, how it was founded by three brothers who used to run the ceramics store under the cathedral in Revello, and how they were now dedicated to find soutthern Italian cuisine. The food was excellent. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1XweIuX

Atlantic Fish


April 9, 2016. I spent the day wandering around Naples to shake off jet lag, including a trip up to St. Elmo's Castle and to the nice residential neighbourhoods at the top of the hill. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1XweIuL

Monday, April 11, 2016

Toronto by Night


April 6, 2016. The second day of the Education Technology Strategies conference, and also the day I took part in a panel with Jon Dron to close the conference. Afterward I had a very pleasant beer or three with Jon. Accomplishments: - recording of panel session. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1SJIyYV

Naples, Italy


Naples, Italy From Flickr http://ift.tt/1N4FGJt

Naples, Italy


Naples, Italy From Flickr http://ift.tt/1N4FH06

Naples, Italy


Naples, Italy From Flickr http://ift.tt/1N4FH02

Naples, Italy


Naples, Italy From Flickr http://ift.tt/1N4FGJk

Naples, Italy


Naples, Italy From Flickr http://ift.tt/1N4FGt5

Naples, Italy


Naples, Italy From Flickr http://ift.tt/1N4FGt3

Naples, Italy


Naples, Italy From Flickr http://ift.tt/1N4FGsY

Naples, Italy


Naples, Italy From Flickr http://ift.tt/1N4FGZT

Traditional Bakery


April 8, 2016. Landed in Frankfurt en route to Naples. I had bratwurst, as per usual, but this photo is of an airport bakery (which I might add appeared to be far from traditional). From Flickr http://ift.tt/1SJIBUq

Unon Station


April 7, 2016. Taking train from Union Station route to Italy.Is it just me, or is Union Stateion perpetually under construction? It seems like a very long time since I've seen all four walls of the great hall. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1SJIzfb

Toronto by Night


April 6, 2016. The second day of the Education Technology Strategies conference, and also the day I took part in a panel with Jon Dron to close the conference. Afterward I had a very pleasant beer or three with Jon. Accomplishments: - recording of panel session. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1SJIyYV

Toronto by Day


April 5, 2016. First day of the Education Technology Strategies conference in Toronto. is the view from my hotel room window. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1SJIyYN

Because


April 4, 2016. This is the day I was surprised by the news that I would be replaced as the leader to the LPSS program. Last month (and every month preceding) I was doing fine. Today, though, I'm replaced. Why? Because. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1SJIyYF

Alex in his Box


April 3, 2016. This is Alex 'relaxing' on a Sunday afternoon. That's one of the nice thingsabout cats: they don't need packaging. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1VikPEV

Classic Trees


April 2, 2016. These classic trees line the side of the adinistration building at NRC. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1VikQcf

Friday, April 8, 2016

April Fools


April 1, 2016. A good day to stay away from news sites. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1UPanVN

Farmland


March 31, 2016. This is farmland just south of Casselman. It's colder than it looks. It hasn't been a great few days. Accomplishment: - Finshed two days of developerss meetings. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1UPanVJ

Stress Case


March 29, 2016. I think we're stressing Alex a bit too much. You can see that he is completely unable to relax. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1UPaqki

Nation River


March 28, 2016. This is the nation River and just a few of the thousands of geese on the water. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1UPanVH