The Raven Lunatic
- December 01
- All material on "The Raven Lunatic" blog is copyrighted by the author. Author of "The Luxury of Daydreams"--available on amazon and all major book sites.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Kid Sister
June 06, 2013 06:09PM
- Susan Rice Didn't Kill Anyone
June 06, 2013 09:32AM
- Edith Bunker: Wisdom in Cling
June 05, 2013 12:53PM
- Are We There Yet?
May 28, 2013 12:45PM
- Hot Stuff Sugar Mama
May 16, 2013 06:40PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Jon's book is on NOOK as
well. I bought it yesterday
be reading it as
June 17, 2013 06:31PM
- “Endings and beginnings
are so intertwined, you
perfectly. I am
June 16, 2013 02:30PM
June 14, 2013 03:50PM
- “Funny little girl,
hippie child with wisdom
beyond her years,
smiled at me
June 12, 2013 04:30PM
- “Those are some good
June 08, 2013 11:30PM
Bernadine Spitzsnogel's Links
Six of us. friends for more than 35 years, sat at the round table in the United Methodist Community Room on Tuesday, communing over delicious home-made yeast rolls, green salad, baked beans, hash brown casserole and baked chicken.
Friends since college, I can't remember any occasion where the six of… Read full post »
Originally published at The Broad Side
Tom Donilon, President Obama’s top national security adviser, is stepping down, and Susan Rice, the current United Nations Ambassador will likely replace Donilon in that role.
Originally published at The Broad Side.
Edith Bunker explained to her family that the accident began with a can of cling peaches in heavy syrup that jumped out of her grocery cart and dented a parked car.
Since May 1st, I’ve been on three car trips—the longest covered nearly two thousand miles and the shortest covered about four hundred miles.
Travel stinks. It isn’t easy, and I’m not sure it is always worth it.
I’ve always loved experiencing new places. B… Read full post »
Photo Wikimedia Commons.Of course this is not me.
I am not much of a shopper, that being said I won't be gracing our local Abercrombie and Fitch Store any time soon.
About twice a year I go to my favorite stores and load up on shirts, tank tops, capris,… Read full post »
Here's how someone close to me who Shall Not Be Named but might hold several degrees and academic rank describes graduation: processional march march march hot robes funky hat blah blah blah prayers blah blah blah long boring speech citing Voltaire or CS Lewis blah blah blah presentation of medal to… Read full post »
When my brother got divorced several years ago, he asked me not to talk with him about it. He said I had not been divorced, and couldn’t really understand what he was going through. Fair enough.
He used a wonderful analogy that applies in many human interactions. He said th… Read full post »
When Ben Trockman travels, he goes like a rock star with an entourage. Trockman is lobbying in Washington DC this week for awareness about the difficulty of air travel for individuals in electric wheelchairs.
The former national Easter Seals representative is always accompanied b… Read full post »
I'm in a hotel somewhere between Hurricane, West Virginia, and eastern Siberia. How we got here, I don't know. The Triple AAA Trip-Tik left out a street and we ended up going entirely through the Charleston Airport.
We had to choose "Arriving/Departing Flights" or park in the concre… Read full post »
The simple answer is, because I can.
I know I'm different. And I'm perfectly okay with that. I've always liked the big green Sinclair dinosaurs, and I was a big fan of "Dino" on "The Flintstones."
Being the Poor White Trash that we are, we once owned an above ground… Read full post »
This week I had three experiences with customer services. Here are the stories, and then, a question.
At the package store:
I mailed our son a big package from Target for his birthday this week (nothing says love like a boatload of processed foods) and didn't have a box large enough… Read full post »
Going to the Museum of Modern Art in New York is on my list of "Top Ten Favorite Activities." MOMA houses my favorite painting "Starry Night" along with some memorable Matisse's and Wyeth's "Christina's World." The latter has taken my breath away since I first saw it reprinted in a fifth… Read full post »
My brother texted me three times this morning before I even got out of bed. He wanted me to think of silly things that our mother said to us. Today would have been my mother's 81st birthday, and it's okay to celebrate, remember, mourn and think about Mom.
What my brother… Read full post »
Jake, please change the cover. First of all, I'm mortified about the spelling error in my headline which I wrote you about shortly after it appeared. Second, the cover needs to be changed. There's been a lot of great posts you are missing over the last week.
Are you there? Any… Read full post »
When will it happen again? Will I be a victim when I am volunteering, as I did this morning, at our local rehabilitation center? Or will it be my husband at the university? Will it be our son, interning on Capitol Hill? Or my nephew in his Big Ten university classroom? … Read full post »
Food for thought.
Next to our gun culture, we’re a sports culture. Think about how the students reacted at Penn State when their beloved coach Joe Paterno left. Think about the alleged decade-long cover-up of Jerry Sandusky’s heinous activities about sex with children under… Read full post »
This discussion started earlier this evening when my husband and I argued about the number of Popes since the year we were born. (Seven, by the way.)
We are both total information nerds, and frequently have these kinds of discussions--which are easily answered by a quick look at the Net. … Read full post »
Three times this week, I’ve had a conversation with someone trying to help a family member navigate a health crisis
In my personal and professional life, I am tied to our healthcare system. In my small business, I provide consulting and editorial services to health care organ… Read full post »
I will cross post as more people write their thoughts. Tomorrow when I'm somewhat lucid I will also put in some great thoughts from several people who didn't want to write a post, but had significant things to say.
Forty-plus years ago my family drove to California on summer vacation. My dad was a teacher and didn’t ever take off during the school year, so we traveled in the summer.
Our family sedan did not have air conditioning, and 1972 was a hot summer. We drove from Indiana… Read full post »
The new CEO of Yahoo, who happens to be female, stirred it up this week, presenting a new policy that nips telecommuting in the proverbial bud. Trying to save Yahoo, Marissa Mayer made what many pundits are calling a "bold move" regarding her mandate to bring telecommuters back into the fold… Read full post »
In 1991, I was "reduced in force" at a local hospital and the job I found to replace it eight months later was at a hospital 38 miles away (not 37 or 39, but 38. When you have a one-year-old at home, you calculate the exact time and distance to… Read full post »
I like Open Salon a lot, but it is not perfect. I started blogging in 2009 and have been here pretty much ever since, though I did abide by the month-long mega-flounce last fall.
I occasionally blog on the other site with the same initials and appreciate the levels its… Read full post »