Pismo Beach, not just for Bugs Bunny anymore.

RIP Stephen Hawking

Lucky enough to be invited to his house for dinner a while back, where he showed off his Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented to him by Obama in 2009.

Giant redwood, Armstrong State Reserve

Golden Gate Bridge

“Fish & Reptiles — Fins & Fangs” in Yucca Valley, CA. Pet shop or restaurant?

Drove through Boron, CA, last week: world capital of Borax, and I guess one of the few towns named after an element of the periodic table other than gold or silver.

Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park. Not the view I was expecting to post.

I am currently in the midst of 6 weeks of shared parental leave (yes, one of the positive things about UK higher-ed employment). But if I weren’t, I would be participating in the coming @ucu strike over the decimation of our pension. #UCUstrike #USSstrike