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Right now, I'm reading:
THE COMPLETE POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON, edited by Thomas H. Johnson; NEW POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON, edited by William H. Shurr; LETTERS OF EMILY DICKINSON, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd.

My favorite story of all time is:

In bed I like to read:
nothing. But sometimes I sit on my bed and read.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
THE ATLANTIC Magazine, www.TheAtlantic.com; HARPER'S MAGAZINE, www.Harpers.org; THE UPPER ROOM daily devotional guide, devotional.upperroom.org

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 me while I am making other plans.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
"Be careful who your critics are." (Anne Sexton)

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I do not know.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone who enjoys reading; and anyone who enjoys reading poetry, especially the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

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