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mark-levy's picture
Oct.11.2009
I want to thank everybody who has chosen to follow my blog and to read some of the posts over the last few weeks. I do hope you are enjoying them. To refresh the idea of what the OVERLAND blog is all about: to take one of life's many wistful abstract concepts each week, and weave them into one of...
raymond-mallette's picture
Sep.19.2009
     Several times now, I have mentioned this book I have written, and my lack of luck in finding a literary agent, but to date have failed to mention that which inspired such a story. So, first, I guess I must say that it was a portion of my life that I have used within the story. Then, by...
john-braun's picture
Aug.28.2009
I'm reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy and frankly, it's starting to freak me out a bit. It took me a little while to get past McCarthy's writing style which, if my blog was written that way, would look something like this: Book is creepy. Terrifying scenes. Horror-inducing. Does it give you...
louise-young's picture
Aug.06.2009
The human population of our meadow is seasonal: the last person to over-winter here was Dan, an admitted hermit, and even he couldn't take the solitude and ended up snowshoeing the nine miles into town far more frequently than he'd planned.  He said that the trips down the mountain came with much...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jun.24.2009
June 24   WATER BABIES     Timeless babies bobble in their underwater positions.  Voiceless cherubs bounce and wink, the river of their wisdom streams to my feeble mind.  The noise of silence wrinkles and tinkles as the waves crash soundlessly above.  My head fills; I must surface but beg not to...
vicki-nikolaidis's picture
Jun.17.2009
War not only adds to pollution problems, war also sucks away resources need to deal with the climate shift the Earth is facing.         . . .   . . .   . . .   . . .   . . . Once you start getting your feet wet, you will gain confidence and strength. We need you and your voice! Please continue...
jennifer-schmitt's picture
Mar.28.2009
  I look out my kitchen window just in time to watch a cactus wren fly toward a small saguaro cactus and then land on it, quite safely. It always amazes me to see this, and I wonder, every time, how does the bird know how to land without getting hurt? Without thinking it, this line is in my...
sarah-doran's picture
Jan.17.2009
My friend Rob always wanted me to tell him a story. I had one I really wanted to tell. I wanted to say the whole thing out loud and watch someone experience it for the first time. So tell me a story. What do you got for me?Well I want to tell you the story of how I got hurt. Do you even know what...
victoria-zackheim's picture
Dec.21.2008
How do writers make ends meet? In this miserable economy, most of my writer friends are doing what I do: teach, scramble for freelance editing and writing work, pray, whatever works. Masha Hamilton, author of the bestselling Camel Bookmobile, has come up with a unique idea: converting part of her...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Aug.09.2008
After hearing the news yesterday about Senator Edwards, I had this song in my head. It's going out to Elizabeth Edwards, who will survive this. And it's going to my mother, who voted for Edwards in the primary. Just a note Senator Edwards: You will regret ticking off my mother. Just a warning....