The Raven http://nhpr.org en Ravens Are Playful And Smart http://nhpr.org/post/ravens-are-playful-and-smart <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Among the many stories about the intelligence of ravens, and their playfulness is one from Mount Monadnock. As the sun was setting a hiker shared the mountaintop with a gang of ravens taking turns leaping &nbsp;into a strong updraft, tumbling up, then circling around to leap again.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:14:18 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 20339 at http://nhpr.org Ravens Are Playful And Smart The Last Days of Poe/The Raven http://nhpr.org/post/last-days-poethe-raven <p>The last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life are shrouded in mystery, much like his own work. And to arrive at those last fateful days, you must go back in Poe’s life to set the scene.&nbsp; He was an orphan, adopted by the Allan family. He grew up well educated and well off, but once he left home for college, his relationship with his foster father grew tumultuous and he was – as they say - cut off. &nbsp;Poe also had a taste for alcohol and women… and could never seem to balance the two.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:32:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Edgar Allan Poe 14575 at http://nhpr.org The Last Days of Poe/The Raven