Who is rip van ronkel?

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    This is The End—of the Beginning.
    —Rip Van Ronkel, and Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988)

    As a father I had some trouble finding the words to separate the person from the deed. Usually, when one of my sons broke the rules or a window, I was too angry to speak calmly and objectively. My own solution was to express my feelings, but in an exaggerated, humorous way: “You do that again and you will be grounded so long they will call you Rip Van Winkle II,” or “If I hear that word again, I’m going to braid your tongue.”
    David Elkind (20th century)

    As a father I had some trouble finding the words to separate the person from the deed. Usually, when one of my sons broke the rules or a window, I was too angry to speak calmly and objectively. My own solution was to express my feelings, but in an exaggerated, humorous way: “You do that again and you will be grounded so long they will call you Rip Van Winkle II,” or “If I hear that word again, I’m going to braid your tongue.”
    David Elkind (20th century)

    Yes, it’s hard to write, but it’s harder not to.
    —Carl Van Doren (1885–1950)