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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.  


  1. Replies
    1. Good work keeping your vow, Sheriff.

      p.s. Did you uncover my cleverness yet?

  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:).

    1. Ines; Glad your memoir has held up.

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

  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,

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