Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Enlightenment of Theo

Yesterday, Theo discovered how his mobile worked. To watch this unprecedented event, click here (4.67 Mg).

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Integration Weekend

CEFAM’s 2005 Integration Weekend took place at the “Les Blachas” resort in the Ardèche region of France. Students participated in activities such as a group picnic, canoeing on the Ardèche River and The Great Keg Challenge (though one keg was unfortunately sacrificed to the water god). A handful of young scholars were even lucky enough to wander aimlessly through the Ardèche Gorge for seven hours before returning to camp :-)

At dusk, everyone enjoyed a barbeque and the sweet taste of Ninkasi beer on the resort's terrace. Alma Mater then kicked of the inside activities with a live performance followed by students dancing the night away as a several DJs took turns mixing various styles of music.

To download photos, click here (executable ZIP file, 6.45 Mg).

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Diplomacy at its Finest

Last Saturday night, my in-laws came over to visit my parents. My father-in-law speaks little English and my father barely any French. Of course, nothing opens the gates of communication quite like a 5 liter bottle of wine. By the end of the evening, the two spoke a fluent, alcohol-induce language that allowed them to improve Franco-American ties, toast their grandson on a continuing basis, plan a small joint-venture and (miraculously) create a feasible five-year plan to bring peace to the Middle East.

A Boy and His Dog

"The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic. "

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Monday, September 05, 2005

Gran and Granddad

My parents arrived Friday afternoon from North Carolina. So far, they have spent most of their time deciding who gets to hold Theo.

Theo, on the other hand, is more concerned about deciding who gets to feed him.