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Classroom of the Week: Open Window School in Bellevue, WA

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

My pencil is a magic wand.
I read, thus I can fly.
Sorry Mom, I have gone wild.
With unrelenting heat waves and the familiar melodies of ice cream trucks now upon us, there’s no question that summer is officially here. Schools across the country recessed for summer vacation just last month, and SMITH Magazine was once again [...]

“Hoped for Xanadu. Settled for Xanax.” The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Friday, July 13th, 2012

While many of us have spent the week hiding from sweltering climes, the heat certainly hasn’t slowed the lively wordplay in the SMITH community. This week’s Six-Word Memoirs prove particularly punny, playing off references to books, songs and movies.
Best Wordplay: “Ate my words; swallowed many paragraphs.” - Bevvie
Most Self-Aware: “Hoped for Xanadu. Settled for [...]

Six-Word Search: “I put the __ in __.”

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The SMITH community loves wordplay, and recently, we’ve noticed many of you Sixers getting creative in your memoirs with the “I put the __ in __” form. That’s why this week we’ve decided to put the rational in inspirational so to speak and dedicate an entire Six-Word Search to the phrase. Here are some of [...]

“Lost poetic license. Found prose permit.” The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Whether it’s the smoke from Colorado’s devastating wildfire or Tom and Katie’s flameout, there are sparks in the air as this week comes to a close. This week’s Six-Word Memoirs are ripe with longing and questions of identity. As for me, well, I’m listening to Stevie Nicks’ “Rooms on Fire” on repeat (if you [...]

“I never realized dad wasn’t macho”: The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

No matter who we are, what we choose to identify with is profound and important. This week, sports bars around the nation (and world) filled with eager fans gathering to cheer on their teams of choice in Stanley Cup and Eurocup matches. Whether we choose to support a team, quote a song or book, cite [...]

“Begged, Auditioned, Waited, Worried …. I’m here!” Six Words & The Tony Awards

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

One of the most wonderful things about the Six-Word Memoir project is how it can be used to encapsulate a feeling that’s often hard to express. For the last three years at a fancy lunch to honor the Tony Award nominees, some of the world’s most famous folks in the theater world have been doing [...]

Classroom of the Week: Fieldston Middle School’s Six-Words on Silence

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Eighth grade team leader at Ethical Culture Fieldston Middle School in Bronx, NY, Erik Hanson, recently struck up a poignant, six-word dialogue about silence and the all too common act of bullying.
Hanson heard Michele Norris talking on NPR about a project she developed to foster candid conversations about the touchy subject of racism in [...]

What’s Your Six-Word Stump Speech?

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Immediately following the 2008 election, SMITH and the National Constitution Center asked you for the Six Words you hoped the hear from President Obama at his inauguration in an ongoing project we call “Six Words for America.” Now, as the presidential race heats up, we’re dipping back into the political arena as we invite [...]

Classroom of the Week: Ridgeview High School

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

This week’s student Six-Word savants attend Ridgeview High School in Orange Park, FL. English/Language Arts teacher Susan Mullen begins her lesson plan by trying to convey the power and art that can be encompassed in something as small as a single sentence. “I’ve been using lessons and activities from a wonderful book by Stanley Fish, [...]

“I make too many excuses, but…” The Best Six-Word Memoir of the Week + Money Rules Winners

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

The retired space shuttle took its last flight this week, while a saddening plane crash in Pakistan on Friday resulted in 121 reported deaths. On an unrelated note of eulogy, famed New Year’s host Dick Clark died this Wednesday, at the ripe age of 82. Abroad, in Syria, riots have erupted, while many college campuses [...]

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