Sunday, August 28, 2005


Sleep can be defined as a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended. Currently, it is a myth that remains out of reach. I've been up since 5:45 am on a Sunday. There once was a time where my weekends included cocktails at sunrise, now it's dirty diapers at dawn.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Compare and Contrast

Please compare and contrast the difference in artistic styles between Disney and Duncan. The assignment is due at the end of class.

Vive La Mariée?

Our friends Pam and Vincent stopped by with their daughter Léonore (only 11 days older than Theo). The two got along great, though it appears Léonore is playing hard to get...

Thursday, August 25, 2005


Anne-Laure and Theo came home from the hospital yesterday evening. Knox (our dog) greeted the mom with a lick of delight and the baby with a sniff of curiosity. At first, Theo seemed to enjoy his new room, though throughout the night (approximately every three and half hours) he screamed that the bed was uncomfortable and the room service was awful. Knox then joined in and Anne-Laure and I were treated to a duet of discontent – Theo because he couldn’t turn the feeding machine on; Knox because he couldn’t cut the crying machine off.

Rumor has it they’re playing again tonight.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Theo Encore...

Here are more pictures of Theo and family on Day 3 of his trip on the third rock from the sun...

Saturday, August 20, 2005


I am proud to annouce that Theo Rémy Allen Duncan was born on August 18th at 11:21 pm local time. Weighing in at 7 lb 8 oz (3.57 kg) and measuring 19.3 inches (49 cm), Theo had to be removed by Cesarean section at the last minute due to constraints caused by Anne-Laure's falling blood pressure, as well as other obstacles that plagued natural birth. As I departed the hospital, Anne-Laure and Theo were doing just fine, tired, but fine.

Though labor didn't progress as expected and my participation in the event was less than desired, none of it mattered when I held Theo for the first time. There are few things in life that can, after endless preparation and practice, still leave one speechless and in awe. This has to be the top of the list.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

More Updates

I've added some pictures of our trip to Scandinavia and Russia under the "Photos" section. More site links have been included in the Links page as well.

The databases are working though there is a glitch. It works perfectly on the testing server, but appears to encounter a problem when posted to Free's server. I'll see if I can figure it out.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Belly Smile

My wife had her nine-month sonogram yesterday. The baby is "locked and loaded" and may grace us with his presence any day now (though he is scheduled to arrive on August 26th).

In the mean time, I thought I would take advantage of nature's true canvas.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Well, I've made a few of updates to the website. Mainly, it is the activation of the CD database under the Links section. There are some pictures left to post, as well as more links to include.

I hope to finish it this week.