Longing for a fond memories of a National Academy now buried deeply in your memory banks of a time and place too far away? This NY Times contest reminded me of Academy favorites like proposing a new creed or remaking our national currency.

Inspired by this collection of six-word memoirs, the Freakonomics guys at NY Times asked readers to propose a six-word motto for the U.S. As the foremost experts in reducing, extending, and exercising another thousand ways to rewrite text, I know you’re up for the challenge. Why not have our own version of this contest…What six words would you propose?

To flex your muscles, one suggestion at the top of the list was “Caution! Experiment in Progress since 1776.” Post your contribution in the comments below and then checkout the results when NYTimes readers voted on the proposals they received.