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Six Word Autumn 2017

Six Word Autumn 2017

  “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop, Journalist   The seasons change and the six word story challenge returns. We can feel it; the air becomes crisp, the winds blow. The earth itself seems to nestle in, growing sleepy and thoughtful. It is our time for [Continue]

6 Word Winter 2017

6 Word Winter 2017

“No matter how long the winter, the spring is sure to follow.” – Proverb The seasons change and the six word story challenge returns. There’s still heaps of crusty frozen snow on some of our lawns, but the spring flowers are defiantly poking through! Now is the time to reflect, as the frost melts and [Continue]

The Six Word Winter 2016

The Six Word Winter 2016

“Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” – Maxwell Maltz, Surgeon & Author The seasons change and the six word story challenge returns. We can feel it; the weather is warming and with the excitement it brings also comes a quickening of the schedule, a filling of [Continue]

Six Word Summer 2015

Six Word Summer 2015

  Six Word Stories. I’ve grown to love them as a method of focus and reflection in a life—and a mind—of business and fast-paced movement. Click the link if you need a description, read on if you already understand how these 18 words have become one of my favorite seasonal rituals. Maybe they have for [Continue]

Six Word Summer

Six Word Summer

“A revolver holds six bullets, not eight.” –The Shawshank Redemption Over the years this site has become home to a few returning features and one of my favorites is the crafting of Six Word Stories, even to the point of the recent article on how to use them to build your Six Word Self. Along with the neat [Continue]

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Dr. Victor Frankl I’ve been intrigued by Six Word Stories—simply conveying as clear a story as possible in six words—for years. There’s something about the challenge of [Continue]

Six Word Selah

Six Word Selah

Selah: To pause and reflect. Ancient Hebrew I first came across the word selah in my undergraduate Jewish Poetry and Wisdom Literature class. It’s found in both styles of writing and is most often used to really get the reader to stop and think about what they’ve just read. It may only be the ancient [Continue]

The Wordslinger’s Challenge: Fall 2012

The Wordslinger’s Challenge: Fall 2012

“The revolver rules, the revolver is triumphant.” -Walt Whitman I holstered lengthy blogs on my personal life when this website was born, in favor of more scholarly toned articles. (Ok, maybe I meant scholarly, as in “juvenile”) A few times a year, usually in Spring and Fall, I will allow myself to speak purely autobiographically. [Continue]

Shooting From The Hip II: Eclectic Boogaloo

Shooting From The Hip II: Eclectic Boogaloo

   “Writing…is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your reader’s mind, or miss it…” -Oliver Wendell Holmes As with last fall, I’ve loaded up my cerebral six-gun with the Six Word Stories of our recent adventures. In this fashion I serve three ends; It is a writing exercise for my literarily minded readers, [Continue]

Shooting From the Hip

Shooting From the Hip

“The revolver rules, the revolver is triumphant.” -Walt Whitman quotes Six bullets can change the world. Red Dead Redemption and my current research into the Civil War have proven that to me. Both the Old West or the Civil War were ruled by the six-shot revolver. With that as an inspiration, and the understanding that some [Continue]

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