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Second Namer

Monday, February 25th, 2013

I’m a second namer.  My parents named me Mary Patricia, but nicknamed me Pat.  My younger brother called me Patsy, and my teachers called me Patricia.  There was a time around eighth grade when I wouldn’t answer to any name but Mary Patricia. Now I write and direct plays under the name Pat Hornsby Crochet, […]

Cussing creativity

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

When I was growing up, we didn’t cuss in our house. When my dad slipped up and said the sh-word, or Mom, lady that she was, said “hell” or “damn,” it was a cause for gasps all around. So, in my linguistic naiveté, I used to use words I’d heard that I thought sounded like […]

Ten Things I Learned from My Cat

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

1. If you stare at someone long enough, he will eventually notice you. 2. If you don’t want to wait for someone to notice you, brush up against his leg. 3. If brushing up against his leg doesn’t work, bite his ankle. 4. Howling about your problems gets you noticed, but sometimes it’s with a […]

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