• About

    I heard a commentator on NPR say that her blog made her a better writer. I believe everything I hear on NPR.

    Pronunciation: \e-ˈklek-tik, i-\
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Greek eklektikos, from eklegein to select, from ex- out + legein to gather
    1: selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles2: composed of elements drawn from various sources ; also : heterogeneous
    — eclec·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

    I like to try and do a lot of things. I am a weirdo and an uberdork. I like marine creatures and Duke Basketball, several outrageously fun bluegrass-ish bands, and the love of good family, friends, man, and dog. I am a student of science, but refuse to disbelieve in mystery. I wish to be outdoors as much as possible, especially with my dog. I love to bake, and to read, and to Twitter. I want to be a good photographer, and a great friend. I get bored easily, and despite my love for complex, well-prepared dishes my favorite food is plain lasagna noodles. I think the world is a better place because of honeybees, real butter, and Rachel Maddow.

    Other places you can find me:

    *Twitter at overyonder

    *Flickr at lifeisbetterthere

    *Pinterest at overyonder

    *gmail/chat at melgey

    *Tumblr at Banter and rise&sparkle

    *last.fm at overyonder

    *blip.fm at overyonder

    *Ravelry at overyonder

    *or sitting on my couch, rubbing my dog’s belly, sipping, tea, wine or a microbrew, flipping through an old-fashioned magazine or book.

    Oh, and I know these two cool guys who put this little web site together for me. Give them praise and laud and do it on an apple computer, for god’s sake.