Tag Archives: children

A Playlist For the Scamp

Quote of the Day: “[Music] takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson During this extended period of … Continue reading

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Princesses and Fairies and Tea Parties, and Scooters Too

Quote of the Day: “I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.”     —Princess Diana TB came across this article today about the subliminal messages being delivered to little girls … Continue reading

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She Talks to Angels?

Quote of the Day: “She talks to angels. Says they call her out by her name.” –Black Crowes It’s Thursday and time for the Thursday Pickin’ Playoff results, but ol’ TB made the dang game so complicated its gonna take … Continue reading

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For the Fourth Rant of Christmas, TB Gave to Me….

Quote of the Day: “We must have bloody noses and cracked crowns.” –Shakespeare, Henry IV …..FOUR freakin’ stitches. In the face. The second time this year. The Little Scamp is a pretty well-coordinated kid. But when she falls, by God … Continue reading

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TB’s Love/Hate Relationship With the Rules

Quote of the Day: “Hell, there are no rules here–we’re trying to accomplish something.” –Thomas Edison TB found myself this rainy summer morn in a humorless large meeting room staring blankly at the surrounding Junior Leaguers, distracted professionals and a … Continue reading

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Boogers (I never say that word)

Quote of the Day: “Boogers.” (laughter) “Boogers!” (more laughter) “Boogers!!! “(hysterical)     –the Little Scamp It was a milestone moment at TB’s house last night. The Little Scamp, already showing signs of a strange and wonderful sense of humor … Continue reading

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15 Years, 15 Places For the Little Scamp

Quote of the Day: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine TB read an article on Budget Travel’s website this weekend titled “15 Places Every Kid Should See.”  It was … Continue reading

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To Maine

Quote of the Day: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came … Continue reading

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The Zen of Elle

Quote of the Day:     “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.”     —Buddha Some things we can learn from a two year old: … Continue reading

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A Father-Daughter Conversation

Quote of the Day     “The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.”     –Sir Francis Bacon I submit for your entertainment today, a … Continue reading

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