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Top Six Words That Give You Hope

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Our nutty notion was this: let’s kick off 2017 on a positive note! So for SixContest #90, we asked for Six-Word Memoirs on how you keep hope alive. You shared advice on staying optimistic (“Each day is a fresh start.” –WouldBeNovelist) and meaningful sources
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The Top Six Eulogies for 2016

Monday, January 2, 2017
For SixContest #89, we invited you to bid farewell to 2016 with a Six-Word eulogy. 2016 was a year of epic tragedies (“Aleppo my heart weeps for you.” —@jennfel) and celebrated triumphs (“Cubs won World Series, Holy Cow.” —BHolt), although it
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Memoirist of the Month—January 2017: Josie Cannella

Sunday, January 1, 2017
“I visit the site when something big happens, when I want to check the pulse and ‘weigh in,’ such as the death of Harper Lee or the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass killings.” Name: Josephine “Josie” Cannella Place: Avon, Connecticut
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Classroom of the Month: Ms. Updegrove’s 6th-8th Grade Students at Branchburg Central Middle School in Branchburg, New Jersey

Thursday, December 29, 2016
At Branchburg Central Middle School in Branchburg, New Jersey, one of the primary goals for educator Suzanne Updegrove is to get students thinking in innovative ways and developing their problem-solving skills: “It’s not about getting the right answer, it’s about
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Top Six Favorite Moments in Music

Friday, December 9, 2016
Many of our favorite memories are defined through music. For SixContest #88, in honor of the 5th anniversary concert hosted by our friends at Guitar Mash, we asked for your favorite music moments in Six Words. Some memoirs describe where their passion for music
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Memoirist of the Month—December 2016: Susan G. Uran Evind

Thursday, December 1, 2016
“In the last two years I’ve checked the site every day, if just to read what folks post and am always touched, humbled and entertained by what I see. There is so much give and take on this site. The contests
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