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 January 11, 2014


Right now, I'm reading:
Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching, by Eric Jensen

My favorite story of all time is:
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
This is my first experience - would love suggestions for other sites!

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?
Watching someone else spend years trying to find his/her niche, then watching the "Eureka" moment. :)

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Keep working hard; worth it eventually

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Anywhere is" by Enya

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Any one of my students feeling directionless.

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