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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Revisiting The Six Word Memoir

Stable start, eclectic "career", still searching.

Call me a solipsist if you must. But when the widget on my home page called popular posts recently dug up my six word memoir, I felt oddly compelled to re-read it. 

Four and a half years later; I wouldn't change a word. (Now call me an egotist if that gives you solace.) But obnoxious self-satisfaction aside, with new readers having joined me here since March, 2017 and enough additional folks who now qualify as frequent commenters, I feel justified re-visiting this idea, especially given the quality of the entries others made when the post was initially published. 

So, after taking a quick look at those entries, why not give this exercise in concision a try? And allow me to issue another challenge: What clever approach did your egotistic, self-congratulatory, solipsistic yet still favorite blogger take replying to most of those entries?         

Reflections From The Bell Curve: The Six Word Memoir

 p.s. Aside from my two sisters and my brother, there are only a handful of people who have been an essential part of my life longer than my partner of forty-three and a half years. One of those people, an infrequent reader of my blog, recently vowed that he would make his first public comment here when the year - 2021 - matched my 2021st post. OK "almost" oldest friend: That day has now arrived and this is an ideal post for making good on your vow, given the six word limit.  


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    1. Good work keeping your vow, Sheriff.

      p.s. Did you uncover my cleverness yet?

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  2. So I went backand looked at my six words and am content with them: Somewhat different, spirited, generous, curious, bright. Your replies were all seven words:).

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    1. Ines; Glad your memoir has held up.

      p.s. Replies were six words (names excluded).

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  3. Good morning, Pat. Another, thought provoking, post. I’m sure if I allowed myself to think more about it my response may have changed. Maybe not. But I’m going with my initial response. Admittedly, it changed slightly as I was typing but the intent and meaning remain:
    “Good Times. Great Memories. Why Regret?”
    Be well,
    Bob

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    1. Bob; Nicely done memoir - positive and affirming.

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