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Laurence Overmire

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LAURENCE OVERMIRE, said to be a descendant of an uncle of the iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns, is a "true sennachie, a genealogist as well as a bard," according to Scottish historian Ted Cowan (University of Glasgow) .

Known to many for his work as Poet-In-Residence on The Jeff Farias Show, Overmire has had a multi-faceted career, not only as a poet and genealogist, but also as an actor, director, playwright and educator. His award-winning poetry, eclectic in form, style, and subject matter, has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad in hundreds of magazines, journals, and anthologies.

His latest book is "New York Minute: An Actor's Memoir," which is a poetic recounting of his adventures in New York City before and after 9/11.

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Average rating: 4.28 · 25 ratings · 8 reviews · 12 distinct works
The One Idea That Saves The...

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Gone Hollywood

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“My charge, then, in putting down my pen, and giving over this work to posterity, is this: Take the time. Take the time to preserve the stories, the photographs, the small mementos that mean so much. This is your legacy to future generations. Give it the attention it deserves. Your children and your grandchildren will thank you for it.”
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“One could only wish there were more who understood the love of family, of history, and of ancient, sacred bonds that grow deep within us all. If family is not worthy of our time and attention, who or what is?”
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Arnold Johnston, a Scottish-born poet and writer himself, masterfully captures the life and times of Robert Burns as only a poet could. He transports the reader back to 18th century Scotland bringing Burns to life in the pivotal years of 1784-1788 wh ...more
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These are stories for young and old full of magic, charm and wit that will take you on a fanciful journey through time and space like a wintry ride on Santa's sleigh. The perfect gift for an elf to place under the Christmas tree!
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“I reserve the right to evolve. What I think and feel today is subject to revision tomorrow.”
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“Life is a poem most people never read.”
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“There is no such thing as an insignificant life, only the insignificance of mind that refuses to grasp the implications.”
Laurence Overmire, One Immigrant's Legacy: The Overmyer Family in America, 1751-2009: A Biographical Record of Revolutionary War Veteran Capt. John George Overmire and His Descendants

“There are basically two kinds of people: those who have empathy and care about others and those who don't. The ones who don't are creating most of the problems in the world.”
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“Wisdom is finding the path that is best for all - considering the options, the positives and the negatives - and having the courage to change what must be changed for the sake of the entire world.”
Laurence Overmire, The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet's Journey Through Scotland

“All of our ancestors live within each one of us whether we are aware of it or not.”
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“No matter what path you're on in this life, if that path isn't about love, you're on the wrong path.”
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“Life is a poem most people never read.”
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