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Right now, I'm reading:
1. Peter and Max by Bill Willingham. 2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. 3. Magnificat

In bed I like to read:
The Bible

My favorite story of all time is:
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
River Styx

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?
Shooting the messenger... the messenger being me.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Better days are ahead for you.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"How It Is" by Rush

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone nice enough to be interested in reading it... just got to write it first.

PeaceBeWithYou’s Latest Memoir of 406

“I'm never going to fall asleep.”

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