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Top Six Words on Spring Renewal

Friday, April 18, 2014
Pablo Neruda once said, “You cannot keep Spring from coming.” This is true for our Sixers who openly welcomed Spring and the new beginnings that come with it. In this week’s SixContest, we asked for your Six Words on Spring Renewal.
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“Shy about writing. Sixing breeds confidence.” Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Friday, April 18, 2014
We are all writers in one way or another. Writing was key in the development of human society and continues to help us grow. This week, many memoirs celebrated writing—as an art, as a means of communication, and for the
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Classroom of the Month: Coleridge Taylor Montessori Elementary School

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
We think of schooling in sequential categories—moving from first grade to second, looking forward, never back. It makes sense; preschool is vastly different from middle school. PTA members Bridget Kolb and Amy Miller of Coleridge Taylor Montessori Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky,
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“Passover Food Coma, Again Next Year”—Six Words at Your Seder

Sunday, April 13, 2014
At the soul of the Six-Word Memoir project is how this simple prompt, “Tell a story in just six words,” can spark so much conversation. It’s not much of a stretch to say that Jews (among which I’m one) don’t
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Best Game of Thrones Fanfiction Memoirs

Friday, April 11, 2014
As Ygritte says to Jon Snow, “If we die we’ll die, but first we’ll live.” Your favorite characters certainly came to life in this week’s contest. To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones, we asked for GoT fanfiction in six
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“My soul is doughy like bread.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Friday, April 11, 2014
There is nothing more intimate than sharing a meal. It builds trust amongst participants and opens the path to communication. Simply put, food brings people together. This week’s Memoirs shared many meals with us. From the ravenous (“Big Mac called.
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