Crows and Ravens

Some facts and fiction about Crows and Ravens mainly…but may include an occasional reference to other Corvid family members.

Raven or Crow?


Though they look a lot alike, crows and ravens are not of the same species…

Generally ravens are bigger than crows, but unless they’re hanging out together, which they do sometimes, it’s hard to tell them apart by size.
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Crows—Inspiring Art for 15,000 years




I love crows. They inspired me to write a novel about them. In doing so, I learned that they are smarter than our species gives them credit for. A lot smarter. They plan dream, love, raise new generations. And they notice us.

But they don’t make art. We do. And we make a lot of it about them. <continue reading>




Shoson_Ohara-Crow_on_Snowy_Bough-Daikokuya-01-02-07-2007-8263-x2000Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

-Robert Frost



Adobe Photoshop PDFCorvus Rising is my fantasy tale told in part from the point of view of crows, about an extraordinary yet nearly extinct group of humans who speak their language. Together, humans, crows, ravens, and a multitude of other birds, unite and take a stand against the destruction of an enchanted island. <continue reading>







Angry Crows…

An excerpt…


Written from the perspective of a group of intelligent crows and ravens (the Corvids) Corvus Rising sheds light on the environmental destruction taking place in our world in the name of progress, economic development, jobs and greed. <continue reading>



Short Stories

First Crow, First Raven, First Human:
The Way it Might’ve Been

df6c072e1fe5a5ce7fc590df721af24cFirst Campfire   The sound of the humans teeth chattering…<more>

Tan Me Hide and Teach Me to Sew  …well before the first human took a bite of the first apple from the Tree of Knowledge….<more>

The Still  Driven to drink from the Garden of Eden….<more>

Let Them Eat Corn …..humans grew smarter and smarter, while Crow and Raven grew wiser and wiser…<more>



JudasCrowCover2The Judas Crow

I wrote this short story from inside the mind of the Judas Crow—having no idea about Judas or Jesus or betrayal on a scale it seems only our species is capable…..<more…>




heckle%20and%20jeckleFloyd and Willy and Heckle and Jeckle

Heckle and Jeckle, beloved cartoons of my childhood inspired my characters, Floyd and Willy, in Corvus Rising… <continue reading>



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