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Right now, I'm reading:
Shoot-out of the mountian man, a western of a man called Smoke by Johnstone and I just got one in the mail called The Summer Doctor can't wait to start that.

My favorite story of all time is:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Too kill a mocking bird.

In bed I like to read:
Books, mostly westerns by W.Johnstone, Lamore

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Onion, Anything Anthony Bourdaine, About 5 different newspapers from where I once lived, reddit, soul pancake, NatGeo, time, huffington post, topix

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?
what's keeping me in this podunk town.This is where you grow up and find your daddys not really your daddy, your uncle is. (hanging head in shame)my ironic life brings out strange humor. All you can do is laugh

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Love don't mean let's do it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Dirt Road Anthem first sung by Colt Ford cause he did it real.

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