Just Thoughts

So, for this last week’s Everyday Hero post, I chose the category of Favorite Neighbor. Thinking, of course, that if you guys had multiple favorite neighbors, it would be no trouble to tag each one individually so that none of your neighbors would be sad at not being chosen as “the favorite”. I love (most […]

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For the Love of Reading

I have a confession to make. I love books. (And I’m sorry if that inadvertently earwormed you with the Foo Fighters.) (Or if that did.) Serious business though, I love reading. I practically grew up in a library. At home, I am surrounded by books. Here at the Raven I am surrounded by books. One […]

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Resolutions

My last blog of 2018. Today is the last everything for 2018. Am I feeling nostalgic? Nah. I’m looking forward to new adventures. I’m not sure how your year went, but for me it was approximately 365 days of shake ups, the dismissal of old routines, and rolling with the punches. A year of realizing […]

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Scary Ghost Stories?

Okay, listen. The other day I’m upstairs at the Raven, buzzing around, taking pictures and fixing books. Doing the media specialist thing. I look across the cafe at the little stage, and I see Mr. Bones poised at the piano all festive-like. Here he is. And I found myself thinking, as I always do around […]

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The Man Behind the Raven

We have questions. Gerald Edson has answers. I’ve been here in the TARDIS, unintentionally eavesdropping on conversations for roughly four months. In that time, a few questions seem to pop up more often than others, particularly if it’s someone’s first time here. “How long has this place been here?” “Are these books for sale?” “Why […]

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Keep Warm

The scarf pole is up out front! For those not familiar with our yearly tradition, the idea is this: it’s cold out and not everyone out and about downtown has a scarf. Maybe they left it at home. Perhaps they don’t have any scarves at all. In either case, that’s what this pole is for. […]

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Miss Carol

There have apparently been some rumors floating around about Carol Mason. Okay, listen. She’s not dead. She’s not in Florida for treatment. Look, here she is! If you have been a regular for years, chances are that Carol has stories about you. “These are my people!” she tells me that the main reason she stayed […]

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