Tag Archives: Andrew Oberg

Let’s Hear It for Sam by Andrew Oberg

Our latest By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story showcase on the theme of Hollow continues this week with a little piece by me. Warning label: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. The […]

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Drinking Urine and Eating Livers, or “Oh no! What now?” by Andrew Oberg

The final work in our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story and essay showcase on the theme of Regret comes from me, Andrew Oberg. I basically throw a wrench into the whole works with this short essay that aims to cut regret open and take a look at what’s inside. I hope you enjoy […]

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MSP by Andrew Oberg

Our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story and essay showcase continues. This week’s contribution on our theme of Faces is from soda jerk numero tres: Andrew Oberg. Covering our tukhuses: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of the author’s imagination […]

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Should we adjust for the times?

A couple of weeks ago Nick wrote a response to a piece on the purported death of the novel that raised some interesting points about value, expectations, reflective reading versus cursory reading, and consumer trends. It’s that last area that I’d like to consider in a little more depth here, specifically regarding whether or not […]

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The life of a book

There’s an interesting section in Walter Kaufmann’s prologue to his translation of Martin Buber’s I and Thou that I think has a real bearing on us as we pursue our projects and that speaks particularly pertinently to the writer of today with her expanded options for obtaining a readership — by which I mainly mean […]

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Recharging

Let’s face it: writing is a nasty business. And that applies regardless of whether or not it actually is your business in purely economic terms. It’s an exhausting form of some kind of quasi-entrapment whereby the thought and trend police can spring the trigger and bring the gate to a slamming close behind us, leaving […]

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How often — and how much — should we write?

I would have thought that one of us would have a done a post on writing pace but a search through the archives doesn’t turn anything up that’s directly related. (Correct if I’m wrong here, fellas.) Unless I’m overlooking something it does seem odd that we haven’t discussed this point yet as it is rather […]

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The joys of writing?

For the past two years I’ve been focusing on academic writing, both out of personal interest and also because it’s what hiring committees want to see in their applicants. I enjoy the process of reading widely, taking notes, reflecting on, and deeply interacting with the texts, and then organizing it all together into a new […]

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Our Present Absence by Andrew Oberg

The latest in our current By Prescription Only: Themed Writing essay and short story showcase on Space is from one of our original soda jerks: Andrew Oberg. Enjoy? Enjoy! And here we go: The following is a nonfiction essay expressing the views of the author solely and not necessarily those of Drugstore Books. Works cited […]

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Applying One’s Self by Andrew Oberg

This week we launch the second series in our ongoing By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story and essay showcase. The topic this time around is Expectation. Grab a drink, sit down, and enjoy the show! Your soda jerks, Paul, Nick and Andrew. You heard her: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. […]

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