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Right now, I'm reading:
One word Classics: board book editions for kids

My favorite story of all time is:
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

In bed I like to read:
My own thoughts

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
NPR news online

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?
One of my own Sixes: Thinking vertically in a horizontal world. Always trying to aspire to something higher...

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't sweat small OR large stuff

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Within You Without You - George Harrison

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My dad, master of puns and philosophy, lover of Shakespeare and Spinoza

zsuzsu’s Latest Memoir of 685

“Slappin' my cheeks to stay awake.”

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