Still Alice in Wonderland hasn't quite answered the question "Why is a raven like a writing desk?". An answer I can come up with is that the ink used for the ink well on the writing desk is black like the raven's feathers. But also, a writing desk can be used to scrawl out a letter to let someone know the unfortunate news that their loved one has passed on, much like the raven is the symbol of the harbinger of death. Could come up with more associations... maybe this is why the question was asked this way... to spur curiosity, and to form connections between things that may seem like utter nonsense, but there is indeed a link between the two.
My lack of focus and random hobbies are starting to pay off. I'm becoming a garage sale master. I just picked up a super nice german hand grain mill for next to nothing and have a buyer for it already. And I picked up this super sweet 1978 vintage kid's cassette recorder in like retro modern primary colors with mic and handbook and everything. I'm pretty sure I can get more than $1 from it.