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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Right now, I'm reading:
Critical Path: R Buckminster Fuller.

My favorite story of all time is:
Story of

In bed I like to read:
Two Years Before the Mast

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Long lines in faces

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?
Tropical Warfare in a snow storm. It could only happen at the Natick Labs. The US Army Environmental Research Station. EVERY environment imaginable could be created in a room and observed through a window and charted and graphed with thousands of data points.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Stop when you need glasses.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Sky Pilot

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Dick Cavet

phant’s Latest Memoir of 719

“Haven't dusted off a Buckholtz, lately”

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