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Right now, I'm reading:
PoemCrazy by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, and always the Bible. Also the history of the Elliot clan of Scotland.

My favorite story of all time is:
Lord of the Rings. Also Little Women.

In bed I like to read:
novels, mostly biographical, except these days i fall asleep too fast

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Writers' Digest, The Writer, various poetry/literary sites

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
If they would just do what I say, i wouldn't have to be so obnoxiously bossy.

Marcia_Gaye’s Latest Memoir of 9

“No more assuming; ask for clarification.”

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