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“Thinking of having iPhone surgically removed.” Six Worders on the iPhone

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

The new iPhone 5S comes with a 64-bit A7 processor and dual LED flash. I barely know what those words mean, but for some reason I kind of want one.
Apparently, I’m not alone. Since the first generation iPhone was released a mere six(™) years ago, it has become the single most ubiquitous, mythologized, and revered [...]

Six-Word Search: Labor Day

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Labor Day is around the corner.
Why do we celebrate this first Monday of September each year? Hardly a trick question, yet the meaning surprisingly stumps people. It’s not about birthing, although that’s a doozy of a job and aptly named. Labor Day, declared a Federal holiday in 1894, was established to honor the labor movement and [...]

Six Word Search: Your Summer In Six

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Summer is a fleeting, mixed bag of sun-drenched fun and emotionally fraught experiences (read: family vacations). Whether you’ve decided to spend Summer 2013 gorging on over-processed delicacies at a state fair, sweating and sun-bathing on the sandy shores of a beach or watching your kids chase each other around the sprinkler to the noxious yet [...]

Six-Word Search: Social Media

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

My mom’s on Facebook so now we know it’s official: social media is the new face of communication. Every day, millions of users are choosing to communicate through them rather than IRL (in real life).
Social Media provides its users with unique advantages and privileges, not the least of which include anonymity, the ability to [...]

A Royal Search for Sixes

Monday, August 5th, 2013

In honor of the birth of England’s newest heir, this Six-Word Search is dedicated to the land of tea, the BBC, Burberry and all that classic Brit Lit you had to read in high school. England has produced epic proportions of popular culture from Sherlock Holmes to 007 to Harry Potter and so much more. [...]

Six-Word Search: Wondering Why

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Lurking behind the often simple questions of who, what, and where, comes the more complex why. “Why?” is the one word underlying everything we do. Sometimes we ask ourselves why, at other times we figure, why not? At times all we want to know is why, but soon even this question becomes irrelevant. Then it’s [...]

Six-Word Search: Moving

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Chances are you or someone you know is moving this summer. Most moves involve a change in geography, although some moves occur without any change of address. Sometimes it’s a change in work, school, or relationship status; sometimes it’s all of the above. Whether you are packing up by choice or circumstance, and moving on [...]

Six-Word Search: Reading Between the Lines

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

For many of us, summer evokes kicking back and reading on the beach with a Kindle in one hand and a cold drink in the other. But are we really “reading?” Reading has always been connected to books.
Yet haven’t we always read road signs and menus, labels and ads? Words are everywhere. And we’ve [...]

Six-Word Search: Secrets

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Having secrets is a part of being human. By keeping parts of our lives private, we give ourselves the chance to form an identity apart from the public sphere and, in turn, an independent sense of self. In sharing our secrets with others, we choose to share our most private selves; the telling and keeping [...]

Six-Word Search: Learn

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The Six-Word Memoir community is filled with lifelong learners. For many, summer is a time to take a break from education; for others, it’s a time of discovery. Your memoirs discuss things you want to learn, have learned, or wish others would learn. Your words are wishful, wistful, and downright skillful. Learn more about your [...]

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