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Right now, I'm reading:
The Beat Book -- Writings from the Beat Generation

My favorite story of all time is:
The story of me, still being created each and every minute.

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The little corner of my sanctuary, silently to the beat of my own drum.

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?
Countless times I have fallen down.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Pay attention! Life is never fair.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My Father. Then I wouldn't feel like such a stranger to myself and the world.

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“Yo Adrian! Are we possibly twins?”

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