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Right now, I'm reading:

My favorite story of all time is:
The parable of the prodigal son (the Bible, Luke 15:11-32).

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
THE ATLANTIC magazine, theatlantic.com; HARPER'S MAGAZINE, harpers.org; NARRATIVE MAGAZINE, narrativemagazine.com; THE WEEK Magazine, theweek.com.

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?
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." (John Lennon)

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Life is not a soap opera.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"The Circle Game" by Joni Mitchell

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone who reads poetry, anyone who likes to drink tea.

tonyglim’s Latest Memoir of 378

“Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans!”

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