“The Raven Lunatic” column ran in syndication from 2014 to 2017 on Senior Wire News Service.  I also contributed to SWNS syndicated column, “A Healthy Age.”  Senior Wire News Service provides articles to newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to 2014, The Raven Lunatic ran in a dozen Indiana newspapers.  I also published widely in both print and online magazine and newspapers. Some of my favorite clips are hot-linked at the bottom of the page.

I’ve written seven books, Centennial Farm Family, Always Carl, A Piece of Her Soul, Whitley County Kid, A Piece of Her Heart, A Piece of Her Mind, and The Luxury of Daydreams.  You can purchase any or all from my Books page. I am featured in three anthologies, published by the Late Orphan Project, the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, and Talking Writing Books.

College Yearbook Staff 1978

I am a  graduate of the School of Journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where I earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree about 7,000 years ago.  Ball State University offered me a great education, giving me lifelong critical thinking skills that sustain me today. If you have a family member interested in studying journalism, Ball State is a great choice.  Check out Ball State Journalism here.


My Favorite Random Clips:

Indiana History Blog, State Library of Indiana
Next Avenue
Scary Mommy
Kevin M.D., 
Boomer Cafe
Sammiches and Psych Meds
Evansville Living (scroll down to San Diego)
Senior Voice Alaska (sample of syndicated column)
She Knows