Thursday, May 31, 2007

Well that was a close one...


As I was driving to work, this guy in a van ran a red light and plowed into me as I was crossing an intersection. I bring in the car tomorrow. I was shaken up a bit but not hurt. As I saw him about to hit me, I felt I was going to be very hurt indeed, as he was not moving slowly. He clearly breaked enough to avoid catastrophe. I'll see how it goes. I don't think this will total the car, and if it did, I wouldn't get a lot for it and would then be looking at car payments. I hope it can be fixed for a reasonable amount. I can't get out of the driver's door, so it was a pain getting around. But it could have been a lot worse.

Monday, May 21, 2007

RIP Moselle


One of Jerry and Karen's cats, Moselle, succombed to cancer recently. She was a delightful little cat. She chose her friends with some caution, but I was fortunate to be among them. She'll be missed, even by Cosmo.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

IFPE in Toronto



I attended my first board meeting for IFPE (International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education) as chair of the research committee. Getting across the border to Canada was a "trip". Never have I been asked so many intrusive questions (Who is paying for your room?). After a few days of board meetings, one's brain is swimming. But the meals were great. Here's a nice picture of the modernity of Toronto, a nice city to visit, although getting there was an Inquisition. I also visited with a friend, Titaina. We chatted at a nice restaurant, Pure Spirits, in the Distellery District.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Graduation




We had great weather today for the UDM graduation ceremony. And we had no honorary degrees and no special graduation speakers--yeah, baby. So the whole thing took a bit less time than usual. It's a lot of diplomas to go through. I brought something to read while they went through various schools. The official year comes to an end. But I'm teaching two classes of summer school, so the beat goes on.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

137

Well, I received my first royalty check for Tantalizing Times. I have officially reached triple digits in sales. I know about 70 of the 137 are for libraries around the country and elsewhere. Come on buying public, how will I ever get that house on Lake Michigan at this pace? You mean the country isn't clamoring for an analysis of American society using a myth as a starting point. American Idol is almost over for the season, perhaps the public will turn their minds to this then ;>).