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Memoirist of the Month Archive

May’s Member of the Month, John Roedel: Father, Husband, Burner of Pancakes

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

“I show up every morning with my cup of coffee ready to be wowed,” says May’s Member of the Month, John Roedel (JohnBigJohn), of his morning ritual with SMITH Magazine.
Since Roedel began taking his morning joe with a dash of SMITH in January, SMITH readers have likewise been wowed by Roedel, whose contributions most [...]

March’s Member of the Month: Mary McConnell, A Mom with a Sledgehammer

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

“My peeps are awesome,” McConnell says of her fellow SMITH Magazine contributors. “They keep me laughing.”

We can’t get enough of Mary McConnell, known as MaryMc on SMITH, whose 2,000+ Six-Word Memoirs embody the roll-up-your-sleeves, can-do spirit that is so essential to our community. “Mary will do it, no problem!” reads one of her typical Six-Word [...]

February’s Member of the Month: SMITH Teener Callie

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

We’ve seen Six-Word Memoirs in a lot of forms—from books, to board games, calendars and T-shirts—but this one, quite literally, takes the cake. February’s Member of the Month is Callie, who goes by the handle songwriter on SMITH Teens, and is a thirteen-year-old six-word savant from Ohio. She first discovered SMITH Teens in school, when [...]

January’s Member of the Month: Lynn LeBlanc’s Three Generations of Sixers

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

For Member of the Month Lynn LeBlanc, known as Loon,
Six-Word Memoirs are a family affair. Once LeBlanc got the Six-Word bug, he explains, “I began to compose thousands of Six-Word Memoirs and
pestering my close friends and relatives to read and evaluate them.” In the process of writing over 5,000 Six-Word Memoirs, he inspired his [...]

Member of the Month: Amanda Bausch’s Memoirs & Meatballs

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

SMITH enthusiasts were sharing Six-Word Memoirs at Saucy Burt’s meatball sandwich cart in downtown Minneapolis on a chilly fall day when December’s Member of the Month Amanda Bausch, her husband Sherman, and her three-year-old son Elijah (pictured above) rolled up on their bikes to join in on the impromptu six-word slam and meatball chow-down.
With [...]

October’s Member of the Month: Jace Daniel Albao, eBook Evangelist

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

“Nope, the name’s not short for Jason, and it’s not Jase with an s. It’s ace with a J,” explains October Member of the Month Jace Daniel Albao, whose father had a thing for cards. “He wanted to give his first born a name that rhymed with ace. I’ve done my best to substantiate his [...]

September’s Member of the Month: Dan Campbell

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Dan Campbell (Banjodan), Member of the Month for September, has emerged as one of SMITH’s funniest and most prolific Six-Word Memoirists —accruing a fan base among the other sixers along the way. Campbell has written more than one thousand Six-Word Memoirs, many about his marriage to his wife Zoila who shares Campbell’s zany view of [...]

August’s Member of the Month: Kirk Citron on Stories that Matter

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

August’s Member of the Month, Kirk Citron, insists that “some stories are more important than others.” Not long ago, SMITH Magazine caught Citron’s TED 2010 talk about his work on The Long News, a blog featuring news stories that will still matter 50, 100, or even 10,000 years from now. “As you can imagine,” says [...]

July’s Member of the Month: Ashley Allen Writes, Rocks, Raises

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Ashley Allen, Member of the Month for July, is known as three-monkeys on SMITH, and has written more than 500 stories, in nearly every section of SMITH. One of her longer, most personal stories is found in The Moment project. “A Conversation with My Dad” is a tribute to the stalwart yet awkward support of [...]

June’s Member of the Month: Sara Lovelace

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

“I’m inspired by outsiders of all shapes, sizes, socioeconomic levels, and worldviews,” says June’s Member of the Month, Sara Lovelace from Memphis, TN. “We live in an extremely conformist culture. Those who rebel against it, even in the smallest ways, fascinate and inspire me.”
Recently, in a Moment story, “The Crue,” Sara shared her story [...]

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