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Earth Day Approaches: What Are Your Six Words?

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

With Earth Day coming up this Sunday, I wanted to remind everyone to share their Six Words for the Planet, a new Six-Word section from SMITH, a collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency. Share your six words to celebrate the environment, your concerns and talk about what your own “green life” means to you. Your [...]

Six-Word Search: Spring

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

According to a generous sampling of Six-Word Memoirs, while we have mixed feelings about winter, summer and fall, spring seems to be a unanimous crowd-pleaser.
With Easter and Passover behind us, and lighter, longer days fighting to shake off the chill of winter, spring is most definitely in the air. With every day that passes, [...]

SMITH Live: Video from the April 3 Story Show in Washington, DC

Monday, April 9th, 2012

SMITH Magazine celebrated the release of Oy! Only Six? Why Not More?— Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life with a live show at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in DC. Each storyteller had six minutes to reveal the backstory behind his or her Six-Word Memoir, and the evening ended with a Six-Word Story Slam from [...]

“May the family dynamics pass over.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

There are two sides to every story, even if the story is limited to six words. Despite sparse tornados earlier this week, voters in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. still managed to schlep out to the voting booths and elect Mitt Romney in respective Republican primaries. Primed by vast experience playing jokes on celebrities [...]

“Finally changed my hair, not myself.” Introducing the new look of SMITHTeens

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

As community manager of SMITHTeens, I am constantly amazed by the stream of fearlessly frank memoirs that come my way. Some spring from days of triumph (”I am teenager; hear me roar.” - LacrosseMind), others from more trying times  (”Wishing sadness and geometry made sense.” - Grounded Clouds), but each speaks to the unique yet universal [...]

“Bring Wikipedia back. Project’s due Friday.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, January 20th, 2012

This week: Golden Globes for the stars, a birthday for Betty White and a blackout for Wikipedia. The headlines led to colorful imagery, but have nothing on the torrent of self-expression that poured out from the Six-Word Memoir community. Below are the best memoirs of the week. For more to read, click on each author’s [...]

Classroom of the Week: Six-Words on 7Speaks

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Six-Word Memoir Video 7C from Lacey Boland on Vimeo.
Language arts teacher Lacey Boland keeps her classroom fresh and modern at Independence Charter School in Center City, Philadelphia by combining the benefits of literature and technology. She has taken language arts to the blogosphere.
For the past two years, Boland has had her 7th graders write Six-Word [...]

“Boyfriend, career, happiness. No resolutions. Demands.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

This week, SMITH kicked off the year with a new book release and a six-year anniversary to celebrate, and the SMITH community expressed excitement with praise, good wishes, and resolutions to write more Six-Word Memoirs. Below are the best memoirs of the week. For more stories, click on each author’s name.
Best Revision: “Boyfriend, career, happiness. [...]

Eight Chosen Heebish Six-Word Memoirs

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

This Hanukkah, SMITH teamed-up with Heeb Magazine, to choose a different Six-Word Memoir on The Jewish Life winner each night, a contest. Each of the eight winning scribes will get a free copy of our upcoming book, Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six Words on the Jewish Life, which will be available this [...]

“My Charlie Brown Christmas tree bloomed.” Tis the Season for Sixes

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Christmas is six days away and I have yet to start wrapping gifts in colorful paper,  ornamenting trees, framing my house in decorative lights or fine tuning travel plans. Fortunately, the SMITH community is not as holiday-flaky as I am. These ‘tis-the-season inspired Six-Word Memoirs range from shopping and shipping presents, St. Nick and the [...]

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