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After returning from Charlotte via Philadelphia Airport late Saturday night, I decided to make more food goodness. I realize with cooking there is no happy medium for me. I either want to eat something out of a can or I want to paint the gastronomic Mona Lisa. So I went the creative route tonight.

On the menu:

1. Beef tenderloin with blue cheese herbed crust
2. Steamed broccoli (simple yet elegant)
3. Mashed potatoes with blue cheese and celery (no lie)

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Michael Gallagher sees food this way

Jen liked it. I liked it. Jen liked that I liked it. I liked that Jen liked it. All is well with the world.
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Jen surveying all that Michael Gallagher has done

But I need to start writing some poetry again. It is just nice to know that I have other avenues to express some creative impulses, even if they never approach Wordsworth, Yeats, Yeats, and, (and notice the Oxford Comma), Leonard Cohen.

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Michael Gallagher bemused by his creation

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

2 thoughts on “Michael Gallagher’s Cry For Help: Blue Cheese”
  1. You know, you and your beautiful wife have to come back to Korea at some point and I would love to meet you. We share tastes, not only in music, but also in cookware, food, wine and even (I believe) in select home furnishings. That wooden box (Ikea?) in your photo has a twin sister in my own home, believe it or not. ^^

    1. That sounds like a deal, Melissa. We are planning on coming next May so we will definitely swing down to Daejon to meet up. I haven’t been there in so long, but I remember liking it quite a bit. I invariably will have to head to Gyeongju as well as I adore that place.

      Good eye with the Le Creuset and even the Ikea box. Our whole apartment is literally Ikea. When we came back from Korea, we rented a UHaul Van, drove there and bought everything for our apartment all in one swoop. My bed, sofa, bookshelves, tables, are all Ikea and I love every bit of it. When is Korea going to get one? They have them in Japan and China.

      It is remarkable how our tastes are intersecting. Maybe at some point a Murphy mixed with a Gallagher somewhere in the great Irish diaspora muddle! Take care, Melissa and I hope everything is going well. I do suspect my wife and I will move back to Korea at some point. Not anytime soon, but we talk about it all the time. Still can’t shake it after 3+years.

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