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Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Right now, I'm reading:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It is a fascinating science biography of the famous HeLa cells, how they were obtained without permission, changed the course of science, was the catalyst for patient rights and ownership of human tissue laws and caused incalcuable grief to her descendants. Update: I am now reading Fifty Shades of Grey. WOOF!!

My favorite story of all time is:
A Marigold Press book from childhood. 'How Can We Get to the Zoo?'

In bed I like to read:
Archie comic books.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I ONLY read stories at SMITH!

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?
I am on a focused, leisurely trek to find love and fulfillment (aren't we all?). I realize life is a vapor. We don't have the time we think we have to do what we think we're going to do. I am appreciative of the time I have while juxtaposing the notion that time should not be squandered.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Work smarter, stay focused, get prepared!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Whatever"- Jill Scott. I always wanted a love that made me feel the way she felt about the man she sang about.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
If it were a Smith writer it would be Contemplative. What an insightful thinker! If it were not a SMITH writer it would be my therapist. Haha!

ton’s Latest Memoir of 368

“One week until our wedding day!”

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