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Right now, I'm reading:
Kisses from Katie (A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption) - by Katie Davis

My favorite story of all time is:
still, The Catcher in the Rye

In bed I like to read:
personally, I do not, but I do tuck my daughter in and read a chapter or two as often as Im able.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Poetry at Hello Poetry. Stories, anywhere I can find them.

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?
Could have, would have, should have.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Live on campus and then travel.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Father and Son - Cat Stevens

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Well, you of course.

G_Austin’s Latest Memoir of 619

“Madness is just one step beyond.”

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