Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Short on words, deep on meaning...


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This morning while sipping my coffee and reading my email, I came upon an email from one of my favorite blogs, Bravewriter, and thought I'd check out what was happening there. Julie is a homeschool mom and a writer who shares her skill, love and gift of words with all of us homeschool moms and our kids. I told her, "You do all the work, I just copy you!" If you ever need help with inspiring your kids to write, I enourage you to visit Julie's blog. Anyway, I was browsing Julie's side margins and came upon her de.licio.us link and clicked it up. I'm curious that way sometimes. I found this article: Short on words, deep on meaning, and my interest was piqued. The author asked people for six word memoirs or biographies of their lives and the response was so amazing -- some funny, some deep, some outrageous. Read it and see what I mean. Well, right away the light bulb went on, and I decided that for Today's Writing Lesson my teenage sons and I would write Six Word Biographies. We'd write one for ourselves and a few others for people we know -- either family members, friends, or famous people. What fun we had! Here's a sampling of a few we came up with.

Hope. Change. Yes we can! What?
~Barack Obama

Get ‘er done today. Golf tomorrow.
~Dad

Prayed. Got Tom and five kids.
~Jody

Does this have to be serious?
~Seth

God, coffee, family. In that order.
~Mom

Hey, everyone’s got to breath air!
~Dr. Phil

How did you spell that….again?
~Joseph

Die you must, live I will.
~Yoda

Snowed. I’ll practice my bunker shots.
~Joseph

She was weaned on a pickle.
~Hillary Clinton

Never should have taken those steroids.
~Roger Clemens

Isn't it amazing what just a few words can say about a person?
The best part of the day was the kiss on the cheek from each son and, "This was fun, let's do it again." Yes, we will!

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
~Franklin P. Jones in Quote

4 comments:

  1. Just think you schooled and didn't know it. xoxoxo Clarice

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  2. I blogged about this today too. So fun!
    Michele

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  3. I love these six-word memoirs. I learned about them from an English teacher in my book group who assigned them to her class. And blogged about them a week or so ago -- so fun!

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  4. What a delightful eXercise! (Michele's post too). Several of these memoirs made us laugh out loud, but the piXies' absolute favorite was Yoda ~ very clever! I loved the footnote about getting a kiss on the cheek (sweet).

    ThanX for the fun & inspiration.

    diXymiss

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