Archive for June, 2009

Synchronicity

Posted on June 23, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Actually this is about coincidences of place rather than time: having travelled by train (amazing, if sleepless 2.5 day trip) from Chicago to California, I was sitting contemplating white pelicans one day at Abbott’s Lagoon in Point Reyes. Saw a man walking in from nearby beach – the only other human for miles and miles. Turned out he’s a Jungian analyst at the SF Institute and I now have open invite for next visit to US!

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back from Chicago

Posted on June 17, 2009. Filed under: Conference reports, Papers, Uncategorized | Tags: , |

Successful International communications Association conference in Chicago – excellent range of papers and presentations – including final plenary from Naomi Klein reflecting on post-Obama emotions (the fluctuating hope levels she describes as a ‘hopercoaster’).
My Jung and PR paper went down v well (all the better for not using power point – everyone battered by graphs and models at his stage of events). Fascinating watching the audience responses, from scowling and turning away to nodding and smiling (majority). Ron Arnett of Duquesne U was most enthusiastic and encouraging. Been reading his work on communication (rather than professional) ethics since and found lots of convergence. Can see the post-doc landscape opening up – the priority will be turning thesis into book, though need to find financial support to enable this. Feel v bouyed by positive response from senior PR and ethics scholars…

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