Sunday, April 30, 2006

GPoD: 4.30.2006

Sitting up in bed: I guess that means it's time to get up.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Heading North...

I'm off to Chicago tomorrow, but only for one night, alas. I'm attending a dinner for one of my former teachers from TEDS, Prof. John Woodbridge, in honor of his sixty-fifth birthday. I can think of no better words to describe Prof. Woodbridge than J. R. R. Tolkien's description of Master Elrond in The Hobbit: "as wise as a wizard, as venerable as a king of dwarves, and as kind as summer." It will be delight to honor so fine a mentor.

GPoD: 4.27.2006

Here's Graham helping his mommy in the garden.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Monday, April 24, 2006

The AAAS's Newest Member

Congratulations are in order for my very own Doktorvater, Prof. David Steinmetz. It was announced today that, along with George H. W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, John Roberts, and a host of assorted Nobel and Pullitzer prize winners, Prof. Steinmetz has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. For those of you who may not know, this is a very big deal--the academic equivalent of winning an oscar, though I don't think there's any shiny statuary being given away. For the complete story, and a list of this year's inductees, click here.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

GPoD: 4.22.2006

Here are the Cracker Boys, Graham and Jack, spending some time with Cora Marie this evening (top). Graham looks rather forlorn as the two crawlers move along in search of new toys, leaving him stationary (second from top). Jack gives Graham an enthusiastic love pat--easy, big fellow! (second from bottom) Graham and Jack think they're bats (bottom).

Friday, April 21, 2006

GPoD: 4.21.2006

The GrahamCam: Makeout Session II

Here's Graham enjoying another tender moment with . . . himself.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006

More Easter Pictures

It was a full house at Fink Manor today. After a smashing feast, there was good conversation in the drawing room until the Easter Bunny stopped by for a kiss. The Maestro took Graham for a tour of the keys, and Brian Madison performed Tai Chi in our front yard. All in a day's celebration.

Graham's First Visit from the Easter Bunny

Gun Saftey Instructor Shoots Himself in the Foot

This is one of the funniest videos I've ever seen. A Drug Enforcement Administration agent who stars in a popular online video that shows him shooting himself in the foot during a weapons demonstration for Florida children is suing over the tape's release, claiming that his career has been crippled and he's become a laughingstock due to the embarrassing clip's distribution. Lee Paige, 45, blames the video's release on DEA officials in an April 7 federal lawsuit filed against the U.S. government. The accident was filmed by an audience member, and the tape, Paige claims, was turned over to the DEA. The drug agency subsequently "improperly, illegally, willfully and/or intentionally" allowed the tape to be disseminated. As a result, Paige--pictured above in a still from the video--has been the "target of jokes, derision, ridicule, and disparaging comments" directed at him in restaurants, grocery stores, and airports.
Hmm. I wonder why?
For the full story, as well as a transcript of the lawsuit, click here.

Monday, April 10, 2006

GPoD: 4.10.2006

Mealtime gets pretty funny around here.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

GPoD: 4.8.2006

Here's our little AmphibiGraham fresh out of the tub, charming himself in the mirror with his froggy towel.

Friday, April 07, 2006

GPoD: 4.7.2006

Why play with the legos when I can play with the box?!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

GPoD: 4.6.2006

Here's Graham singing and playing with his feet. He loves getting his diaper changed!

It's Bedtime....But Somebody is Playing in His Crib!

Yes, the Fisher Price Aquarium that used to put Graham to sleep now keeps him awake. Goodbye, aquarium.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

GPoD: 4.5.2006

Here's Graham helping daddy get some work done. (NB: Look what a nice job Sarah made of my haircut.)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sunday, April 02, 2006

GPoD: 4.2.2006

An evening with Jack at Mapleview Farms. Ice cream for mommy and daddy; Veggie Poofs for Graham.