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Princeton and the beginning of a goodbye

Well, I can pretend all I want.
April 18 2008 033

I love Princeton. I love it with all my heart. It has been my favorite place for the last three years and will be my favorite place for years to come. Princeton, you are the most aesthetically pleasing place I have ever lived. You know it and you flaunt it.

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But I miss my people. They are not in Princeton and I miss them. Badly. This is where some of them are.

View Where I want to be, a map by Michael Gallagher in a larger map.

So there, Princeton. You can be as aesthetically pleasing as you want, but that isn’t everything. I miss some people and those people live elsewhere. I love you but there is more to life than love. April 18 2008 014

You will keep me here for now. But I keep getting called out. And out. And out. Endlessly.

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About Author

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.

4 Comments

      1. Is that the same clerk that one day awoke in his bedroom in his family’s house only to discover that he had somehow metamorphosized into a giant tanooki?

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