The Raven Lunatic
- December 01
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As a Baby Boomer, I must comment on the passing of Russell Johnson, "Professor" Roy Hinckley on the Gilligan's Island sitcom of the 1960s.
ABC News confirmed Johnson died this morning of kidney disease in his Washington state home. He was 89.
When the show originally broadcas… Read full post »
I've noticed an incredible seachange in just the last 48 hours in my little corner of the world. Living in a red state, I hear and see the ongoing hatred and rhetoric about our President, Congress and the Affordable Care Act on a daily basis.
Today I had three errands,… Read full post »
By StickyWikis (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Since the first rudimentary Dos-based Prodigy chat groups, scholars have pondered about the effect of the online life on children.
In today's style of bombastic magazine covers, "Time" proclaimed Marco Rubio as "The Republican Savior." The subhead reads "How Marco Rubio became the new voice of the GOP."
As the 24/7 pundits babble in the background -- complete with a State of the Union speech countd… Read full post »
In the last year I've had a change in status. According to all the medical tests and indicators, I've moved from "obese" to "overweight." This is not a distinction without a difference -- in the medical community there is morbidly obese, obese, and overweight and each nomenclature comes with… Read full post »
I am so much like him, in so many ways. But, sometimes I just cannot figure out who he is. We are watching a "Frontline" special on the Cuban missile crisis which began fifty years ago tonight.
He is pontificating about Bobby Kennedy's role as he just downed the Caro… Read full post »
Two citizens of Rome dress as centurions to collect Euros from ugly Americans who want their picture taken in front of La Fontana de Trevi. One is checking messages on his iPhone, perhaps a summons from Caesar?
Constantly reminded by life's roller-coaster journey that l… Read full post »
I was born under the Reign of Ike to a Republican family in the middle of America. We were farmers and teachers and nurses and businessmen. We were church going, Middle of the Road, Americans and lived in our own little naive world.
Yesterday I learned from a Mitt Romney video… Read full post »
One of the highlights of my professional career was serving as a team member (non-clinical) of the second IVF program in the United States. During the mid-1980s I worked in a marketing role at a hospital in Tampa, Florida.
A group of incredible physicians and researchers specializing in… Read full post »
We bought groceries earlier in the week so today we had the luxury of sleeping in. Finally the heat wave in this Flyover State has broken and last night the temperature dipped into the fifties. A very welcome change, and I opened all the windows.
As a friend of… Read full post »
Anyone with a pet understands how they fill your heart when nothing else will.
The day before our son’s 8th birthday we took him to the local rescue center to select a cat.
That’s a misnomer, of course, anyone who knows felines know that they chose you.… Read full post »
image from crayola.com
For the first time in 17 years, I’m not buying school supplies. There’s no graphing calculator needed this year. We have long forgotten the new pack of Crayola 64, the big box with the pencil sharpener. No color-coordinated 1-inch notebooks, no e… Read full post »
Let the games begin, and if you think I mean the Olympiad in London, you are dead wrong. I’m much more eager to watch the synchronized swimming of the media as soon as Romney picks his ve-ep choice.
Ed Rollins, long-time Republican strategist, was on Fox News yesterday and said that… Read full post »
To my shock, this picture of the actual wooden toy I beat my brother with exists! This is from 1959 "before the incident." The wooden toy was removed from home and taken to Dad's office at school, where it remained until the new school opened in 1971… Read full post »
When my new ” Atlantic” came with the “Why Women Can’t Have it All” article by Anne-Marie Slaughter, I predicted this would be all the rage between Those Who Have and Those Who Have More.
Slaughter was featured on MSNBC and NPR, and countless other places. … Read full post »
Photo from Richard Lugar's web site.
Yesterday Senator Richard Lugar got what we Hoosiers call an "ass-whooping." Indiana’s long-term senior Senator was soundly beaten by State Treasurer Richard Mourdock on Tuesday, in a contest that delivered national attention to the normally quiet H… Read full post »
New Harmony, Indiana, is an artist's village on the Wabash River about forty miles from our home. This afternoon we took our cameras and made a photo walk through an arts and crafts show and some antique stores.
The town has been home to utopians and Shakers (and apparently… Read full post »
I apologize for the length of this. I had to write it for myself and the others who loved Joe Murphy. Much love to Genie, his partner of more than fifty years.
Today I learned that my mentor and former boss (which he termed as double SOB backwards)… Read full post »
Democratic pundit Hilary Rosen stepped in a pile of it this week when she stated that Ann Romney had never worked a day in her life. I don’t know much about Hilary Rosen, nor do I know anything about her personal life. I probably know less about Ann Romney, except that/… Read full post »
A testament for early intervention.
Today is our son’s birthday. He’s a fine young man and we are really proud of him. In a month he will graduate from college. We are optimistic that the path he chooses will be a good one, and that he will make a positive/… Read full post »