That blast of blog posts was doing what I loathe, trying to catch up on days past. It ends up feeling like homework, though all work was assigned by me for me. It’s because I am thinking of my future need for a time tunnel back to now.
I did find a reach of the Sonoran Desert in an area of New Zealand
Technically it was in a mens room on the Auckland University Campus.
I count 21 presentations in 9 days at 7 different institutions and have summarized linked them, each includes slides, a list of reference links, and where recorded, audio:
There’s 332 photos saved in my flickr set (I refused to call them albums) meaning about 600 were tossed. That’s about 14 posted per day. That’s kind of light.
I owe a huge thanks to my handler, manager, driver, and pun supplier, Richard Elliot. He also gave me food and shelter in his lovely home in North Auckland (The dinner at Langkawi was divine, of course). This is the third trip to NZ that Richard has been a part of in arranging. And add to that appreciation his boss, John Clayton, and AKO Aotearoa, who sponsors the event that brought me there.
And a big Scottish brogue thank you to Nigel for having me stay in his home in Hamilton two of the weekends I was there, for keeping me supplied in beer, tea, and music (he gave me 130 Gb of it). It was such a treat to spend time with him and his family. His son may want another scorpion lollipop.
I do regret it was such a short (two week) stay; if I had my way, I’d add on at least another month and a good chunk if not all, in the South Island.
And another round of thanks to Mikhail Gershovich who picked me up at LAX (I ad a 6 hour layover), took me to get some yummy Korean fusion lunch, and time to hang with him and his boys at their new home.
But alas, I have to rush home, so I can leave again soon. The next adventure unfolds Thursday.
Until then, go change the world, will ya?
The post "Eyeing My Next Trip To New Zealand" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2014/10/eyeing-my-next-trip/) on October 12, 2014.