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What a wonderfully expressive word. It makes me think of all the young people who get into trouble through sheer youthful exuberance.

Picture The Little Rascals or the kids in The Sand Lot.

I think my favorite example though would be the lost boys from Hook. Swinging around with cool names like Rufio and spouting awesome catchphrases like Bangarang.

It just conjures up images of innocent childhood mischief. Maybe I enjoy the word because it could apply so easily to my three boys who are 7, 6, and 3 at the moment.

More probably I’m just nostalgic for the days when I didn’t have so much responsibility and I could be a rapscallion myself. Maybe that’s why the short url I bought to use for links is

Also, I love how it makes me think of hitting someone on the head with a tiny vegetable in the onion family. Ha!

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Rob Skidmore writes science fiction stories about being human. Raised in rural Western New York, he now lives with his beautiful wife in Utah. They have four kids whose initials spell HOME. By day he's a software engineer. By night he's exhausted. Every door in their basement is painted with a Disney-themed mural. His claim to fame is that he was an All-American and the 2004 New York state champion in the 400m hurdles in high school.

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