Complacency, yes,
a maroon mug steaming on the footstool,
my fingertips inked black from the New York Times,
a hazy morning protruding above the manicured complex.

A thought or two escaping gives rise to conversation,
about trivial concerns, not what is in the heart’s core-
a sturdy furnace stoked with potential, possibility

I am awash on a Sunday morning
and complacent, yes,
having inched from content a half an hour ago
right before I meandered to the Metro section,
right before the washing machine upstairs kicked in,
right when the last of hazy dreams from a sober Saturday night sleep
evaporated into the ether.

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.

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