Tag: kids

November 18, 2018

For over a decade now, I’ve shot the Norwich Halloween gathering in front of the Norwich Inn for Norwich Recreation. When I first started doing it, my own kids were part of the gaggle of kids gathering to bob for donut holes and prepare for trick or treating in town. Now, it’s a whole new…

March 6, 2015

Sometimes… a picture just comes together nicely, even when you’re on the verge of frostbite. Ford Sayre Nordic’s ski program had it’s last day of practice at Oak Hill in Hanover, NH this week, and the kids got a chance to show off their style and have some fun to wrap up an incredible season. (full set of…

February 14, 2014

The shots might have pushed her over the edge. Our family of four was preparing for a six month stay in Rwanda last year, and my 10-year old daughter was growing increasingly ambivalent about the prospect. Now there were rabies shots to contend with? She toughed it out, we went, and a year later we…

October 29, 2013

The younger son of my best friend from high school just turned 21 today. I have, quite literally, known this kid his entire life — I babysat his older brother the night he was born. He’s just a little under half my age, and while I still remember him as a little kid (probably always…

September 25, 2012

I realize I’ve ranted and raved lately, gone off the deep end about dust and urban planning and perhaps come across as the developing world’s equivalent of a grumpy old man yelling at an empty chair.  So, to make amends, this. Just because the kids around here are incredible in their own right — even…

November 17, 2006

Lilly Del Pinto, Illinois mother of a 5-year-old girl said she was halfway through reading “And Tango Makes Three” to her daughter “when the zookeeper said the two penguins must be in love.” “That’s when I ended the story,” she said. Ah, yes, teh gay has been spooking people in the Bible Belt again. And…

October 12, 2006

I’ve harped on this issue before — I guess you could call it an obsession of mine. So here I go again: I can’t stand the notion of people hurting kids in any way for whatever reason; moreover, callous indifference towards the suffering or death of kids is guaranteed to get me really riled up.…

October 5, 2006

“Allright, boys and girls, you open your books to page 93 while I cover you…” Wisconsin State Representative Frank Lasee (R – duh!) wants to make it legal for teachers and other staff to carry guns. Not sure how he sees such a step as minimizing the damage guns are already causing in our schools; …

October 3, 2006

There’s a great thread over at Firedoglake discussing Rep. Reynolds’ (R-Denial) use of children as props at his recent press conference to fend off questions regarding his role in PageGate. Joyce in comments mentioned the similarity with Saddam Hussein’s use of young Brit Stuart Lockwood in August of 1990. Okay, a bit extreme, perhaps, but…

September 20, 2006

The Associated Press out yet again with a ridiculous piece of whitewash coverage from Iraq. “Young children fight U.S. troops in Iraq” reads the headline (the link here is to a local AP outlet). Brazen vs. Delicate We learn how rocks rain down on vehicles and troops are pelted by “unruly gangs.” Meanwhile, the gallant…