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Happy Father’s Day!

Posted: June 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

What are dads up to in 2016? Well, first of all, they’re stacking Cheerios on their babies!

Patrick Quinn is the founder of Life of Dad, a social network just for dads. One day he put a Cheerio on his three-week-old son Maxton’s nose, and a hot new fad was born. So far, the record for Cheerio stacking by a dad on his baby is 16, and only two dads have met that goal so far.

“That seems to be the Everest of Cheerio stacking,” says Patrick, who hasn’t gotten that far yet. “I don’t even know how it’s possible.”

C’mon, Patrick. It’s dads we’re talking about. Happy Father’s Day to all dads everywhere!

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Ageless art

Posted: June 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Australian Aboriginal artist Loongkoonan was born in a time and place where births of native people were not recorded, but estimates she was born somewhere around the year 1910, which makes her 105 years old or so. She took up painting in her 90s as a way to keep busy!

Her art is inspired by her Aboriginal upbringing and the many years she spent exploring her country on foot. Traditional Aboriginal art uses dots of paint to record memories and knowledge.

Loongkoonan has created around 380 works, using acrylic paints on canvas and linen, during her career and shows no signs of slowing down. Bringing beauty and joy into the world is an ageless pursuit!

To learn more about Loongkoonan and her Aboriginal heritage, visit mashable.com, where these pics are from!

 

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Happy New Year!

Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s brand new…

It’s never been seen before…

2016 is here!

No need to save the wrapping! Just open it up and have the best year ever.

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Happy New Year!

Posted: January 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s brand new…

It’s never been seen before…

2015 is here!

No need to save the wrapping! Just open it up and have the best year ever.

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We have a winner!

Posted: October 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The winner of Best Tailfeathers 2014 goes to this white peafowl. Congratulations, peafowl!

Image source: http://www.viralboo.com/most-beautiful-peacocks-on-earth

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Shredding heights

Posted: August 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Freestyle skateboarder Ellen O’Neal aims high in this pic from 1976. The knee pads she’s wearing aren’t just for fun. Dreams don’t work unless you do!

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Snow giant

Posted: March 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Winter is not over yet, and the cold white stuff is still falling from the sky. Plowing and shoveling only leads to unsightly lumps and piles. What’s a farmer in Gilman, Minnesota to do? What else but build a fifty-foot stunner of a snow person? Let’s hope this fearsome Frosty has come in peace!

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Happy New Year!

Posted: January 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s brand new…

It’s never been seen before…

2014 is here!

No need to save the wrapping. Just open it up and have the best year ever!

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Hardbacks rock, paperbacks rule!

Posted: June 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Wrap me up in moosebeards and spank me with a pine cone! THE BOY WHO HOWLED escapes into the world in paperback today. Thank you, Bloomsbury Children’s Books!

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Celebrity sighting!

Posted: April 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

I ran across Tock from THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH while out on a walk today. He was just chillin’ in someone’s front yard. For a legendary celebrity, he’s just a normal guy. Not stuck up at all!

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