New Stories Wednesday 9/5/12

Have you ever walked into your living room and knew that something had changed, but only realized 10 minutes later that it was the curtains? Have you ever walked down your street and suddenly noticed that the neighbor’s house you…

New Stories Wednesday 8/29/12

Some places just lead you to drink, it seems—or worse. They grow overly familiar, a little bit tired, and some sort of change–or just some sort of chemical substance–is necessary to brighten the monotony. And not to pick on any one…

New Stories Wednesday 8/22/12

land that I live has made its way onto facebook, so please drop by and “like” us to support the site — we’ll love you forever if you do! This week we travel across the Mid-Atlantic, with Mara taking us…

New Stories Wednesday 8/15/12

The word preposition is related, of course, to the word position. So while it is a grammatical simplification, it’s safe to say that prepositions often situate us in relation to place: I’m from Chicago, you’re in school, and there may…

New Stories Wednesday 8/8/12

What compels us to travel? So far, the stories in our summer road trip series have been journeys to something — a place, an event, an ideal. Lucas drove up the West Coast to watch a track meet and to…

New Stories Wednesday 8/1/12

Like all things, the places around us are susceptible to entropy. Despite “our endless press against the land,” we’re always abandoning bits of land, too, letting our work, our modifications and improvements, crumble back to dirt and chaos. Our stories…

New Stories Wednesday 7/25/12

Small town or big city? Whichever you prefer, land that I live has got you covered this week, because the site’s fearless co-editors have teamed up for the first time since the site’s launch to explore two very different sides…

New Stories Wednesday 7/18/2012

An Ohio family goes to Europe—something about that idea seems unavoidably comic. Maybe it’s buried memories of National Lampoon’s European Vacation, but that phrase for us conjures images of well-intentioned Midwesterns with cameras, hats, and fanny packs fumbling their way across…

New Stories Wednesday 7/11/2012

ROOOAD TRIP! With our Independence Day celebration in the bag, land that I live is hitting the road this week and launching our special summer travel series. Beginning today and continuing on the next four Fridays, Lucas Fuentes will recount…

The Lands That We Live

The Lands That We Live

Today is, of course, the day we celebrate the birthday of America, land that we love–or, at least, land that we live. As our writing explores each week, it’s a colorful and diverse place, filled with stories and ideas. In…