A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Member since April 8, 2008


Right now, I'm reading:
Get What's Yours

My favorite story of all time is:
Gone with the Wind. Not the movie, the novel.

In bed I like to read:

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?
Not being an "early adopter" ie: a day late and a dollar short.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Your thoughts only limit your potential.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Running Against the Wind."

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My Dad....god rest his soul.

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“Keep your family drama off Facebook.”

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