“Just remember that Dumbo didn’t need the feather;

the magic was in him.”

— Stephen King, On Writing

Welcome to my curious world.  Curiosity leads to good stories and good stories lead to the magic Stephen King makes every day. While not a horror or Stephen King fan,   I love telling stories. I explore our shared world and write about what I observe and remember. I also dabble in low tech photography, recording the beauty I see in odd places.


For many years,  I wrote a humor column called The Raven Lunatic for a dozen Indiana newspapers. I’ve published four compilations of my essays, Whitley County Kid, A Piece of Her Heart, A Piece of Her Mind, and The Luxury of Daydreams.  I’ve also published several books of my photography. My work is now currently syndicated on the Senior Wire News Service.

Read The Raven Lunatic Berlin-_Royal_mechanic_manual_portable_typewriter_-_3128column here and learn more about the books on the Books Page.  Check out my snapshot books on the Photo Books page.

Take a walk on the wild side.

You just never can tell where I’ll show up next.  Peruse the sections of my magical little world.

Discover in “Books” if the Rolling Stones really performed at dawn in my neighbor’s yard.
Visit a Tuscan winery with me in “Gallery.”
Read my background information in “About.”
Visit “The Raven Lunatic” and imagine why the voices in my head put a cat’s hairballs and the Pensive Dane in the same article.

Stories. Magic. Much more. Quoth the raven.