Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gas Light District

My hotel was in the Gas Light District in San Diego, where a lot of restaurants have sprung up. The architecture is quite interesting. I took some pictures while heading off to lunch with Bill MacGillivray, the incoming president of Division 39 (soon to become known as the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy).

Padres' Game

When I got back to my hotel the first full day in San Diego, I saw a bunch of folks walk. I wondered where they were going and looked up and saw Petco Park. My hotel was right next to the ballpark, and I hadn't noticed it when I arrived. The Padres were in town playing the Pirates, so I figured it would be a good chance to catch a ballgame. Padres won.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Infinite Adolescence

I have an article out with a colleague from my department, Steve Abell, Ph.D. It is an outgrowth of the work from my book, which is currently on sale at Amazon for $10.67 (who can pass up such a bargain :>). The article is an exploration of the Singularity movement, which is the idea that we will soon be able to attain hyperlongevity in living, if not downright immorality. It is in the most recent edition of the Psychoanalytic Review.

Update: I was able to put it on the web. Go here.

Poster Presentations

In addition to the board meetings I attended (all day for Division 39 and a board meeting for the Local Chapter Senate) and attending presentations, I presented two posters at the APA Convention. I received pretty good responses from both of them, as several people stopped to read and talk with me about each poster. The set up in San Diego was roomy enough where the presenters were not crowded in and the passers-by could stroll leisurely along.

I tried to get pictures of me with the poster, but my colleague, Division 39 president elect Bill MacGillivray, accidentally switched the camera on my iPhone to video mode (something I've done before). I had put both posters up after the session to try to get the pictures, but here's a video illustrating the glitch.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I took a balloon ride via California Dreamin'. It was a fun experience, about 3000 ft. up in the air around sunset. The wind was light, so it took a long time to reach our destination. One of the funny things is that all the dogs start barking when they see the balloon going over, a canine chorus.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Torrey Pines State Park

This is a great park whose hiking trails have great views of the Pacific.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Carlsbad, CA

I was in San Diego for the APA Convention and took some time to get out of the city. I'll post a few different excursions. This was a drive to Carlsbad to take in the beach and grab a bite to eat.