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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.

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Abridging autobiography. Couldn't read own handwriting.

by zsuzsu on September 21, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My 4th grade teacher was appalled at my penmanship and to my horror she made an example of me to the class. As a result, my writing skills never got much better. When I shop for groceries, I usually buy half what's on the list. Can't read the rest. Anyway, for most everything else that needs to be written, I say, Thank God for Computers!


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