Here’s a great idea for the first day of class: Write a memoir in six words. I had to do this for a college class last week. There’s a legend that says Hemingway gave us the prototype for a six-word essay:

For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.

Whether or not the story is true, it’s a fun “get to know each other” exercise. Here’s the one I wrote last week:

Jesus-filled heart. English-filled head.

We all had to explain our memoirs. Mine is my goal for this sabbatical I’m taking.

Apparently it’s quite a movement. Feel free to leave your six-word memoir in the comments. 🙂