Jun 20

Charlie Ravioli: Something to think about

Bumping in to Charlie Ravioli

The Most Important Meeting

Last week, I had the good fortune to meet Ralph Taylor, Temple Criminal Justice Professor extraordinaire.   We were both on the National Institute of Justice peer review panel in Washington D.C. and he guided me to Union Station via the Metro.  We sat next to each other on the train back to Philadelphia and had a lovely chat the entire ride home (on the quiet car… sorry).

One of the things we talked about was being busy and how it affects your kids.  He mentioned Charlie Ravioli, a little girl’s imaginary friend that he read about.  Ralph emailed me the article today and now I want to share it with you.  Definitely something to think about before you say yes to the next conference/speaking engagement/panel/meeting/thing that takes you away from your family.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Bumping Into Mr. Ravioli by Adam Gopnik – pusblished in the The New Yorker on September 30, 2002

About Frank Domizio

Frank Domizio is the proud husband of his best friend and partner, Hope and the father of two beautiful children. He has been a Philadelphia Police Officer since 1997. He is currently working at the FBI's Philadelphia Regional Computer Forensics Lab as a Forensic Examiner. Prior being detailed to the FBI, Frank was the Social and Digital Media Manager in the PPD's Office of Media Relations and Public Affairs. Frank holds a degree in Computing and Security Technology from Drexel University and is pursuing a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering from Villanova University. He has also had the opportunity to lecture at Drexel, Temple and Saint Joseph's Universities on the topics of social and new media marketing. Follow him at or @FJDomizio. ***********************************DISCLAIMER*********************************** The opinions expressed on FrankDomizio.com do not reflect the opinions of any rational human being on Earth. That list includes my mother, the City of Philadelphia, any current or future Pope, the Philadelphia Police Department, or any former President (excluding Bill Clinton because he probably agrees with me).
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