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My favorite story of all time is:
"The Tale of Murgatroyd and Fafner", a bedtime story made up by my grandfather and told to me by my father.

In bed I like to read:
whatever's on my Kindle.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Expect the diagnosis - AND the survival.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Roger Hodgson (from SuperTramp) - "Ever Open Door". Except, I'm only about 3/4 of the way through the song.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My mother - she would have loved the whole idea, as well as the oxymoronic "anonymous publishing".

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