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“Katrina: destruction, disgrace, humanity. My name.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

By Larry Smith

Obama sent troops home, Paris got into another pickle, and Earl reminded us that Mother Nature means business. Through our ups and down, the calm and the storm, your Six-Word Memoirs were like (fill in your own metaphor here SMITH readers—it’s been a long week). Here are six six-worders we love from the week ending September 3. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Most Zen: “Silence: golden, and too often misquoted.” —KaleidoscopeEyes
Most Conflicted: “Enthusiasm used up on my students.” —Aimiee (profile pic, above).
Worst Way to Start the School Year: “School starts tomorrow. On my period.” —Life’s No Fairytale, from SMITHTeens
Most Conflicted: “Katrina: destruction, disgrace, humanity. My name.” —Kriskelli
Best Wordplay: “Anxiety attacks are my only cardio.” —VoxandQuill
Timeliest Universal Truth: “Life is stormy, dance in rain.” —Sweener, from our new six-word project, Six Words on Pain & Hope, with the nonprofit, To Write Love on Her Arms.

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