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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: 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: “Away”

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Summer is the time to get away: from work, school, or even ourselves. Yet even the summer eventually fades and passes. People we love move on and drift far away. Soon September is here, and we’re back to running away from responsibilities before everything we’ve gotten away with catches up to us. These SMITH [...]

Six-Word Search: “Heat”

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

August rolls along, the summer heat intensifies, and the debates surrounding the upcoming election heat up. SMITH writers use heat to describe body heat, the outdoor climate, and ways to cook without too much effort. Heat is a powerful force, evoking memories and setting things “on fire.” Yet the Heat (both the weather and the [...]

Six-Word Memoirs Hit The Streets

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Ah, summer. You have beaches and bikinis; I have Brooklyn and bookshops. And last weekend, I had the best of both–Greenlight Bookstore, a new indie in Fort Greene, invited us to share six-word memoirs with the community at a neighborhood street festival. More heartwarming pictures of the littlest storytellers below and after the “more”:

“Running for the ice-cream truck outside”—Six-Word Memoirs From Third Graders

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Summer has a smell, feel, and taste which are all too delicious for an eight-year-old to savor in silence. Ms. Buttiglieri and Ms. Wenning’s third-grade class at Bradford Elementary in Montclair, NJ was bursting at the seams, half-crazed—they needed an outlet that didn’t involve screaming. Paige Kennedy-Piehl stepped in a la Mary Poppins style and [...]

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