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retrospective2012

Member since January 5, 2013

ABOUT ME

Right now, I'm reading:
Oxymoronica by Dr. Mardy Grothe

My favorite story of all time is:
Forrest Gump

In bed I like to read:
Bedtime reading depends on the day, but generally speaking I reach for something that intrigues, inspires, or entertains.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I am new to online magazines, and what I find here will influence what I do next!

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?
Somewhere in the midst of that chaos and disruption, I will find joy, I will find peace, I will find the possible in impossible.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Sometimes you have to stand alone.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Imagine", as sung by John Lennon, comes to mind first.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Michelle Obama -

retrospective2012’s Latest Memoir of 3

“Still finding happiness in unexpected places.”

 
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