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July 15, 2005

Prize-Winning Pattie

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Cowtown Pattie -- I'm tickled to say that she drops by these parts on occasion -- isn't just the six-gun-toting, raucous drinking buddy her moniker suggests. (Although let's hear it for raucous drinking buddies.) That cowgirl has got a lot of sides to her. She's thoughtful, curious, free-thinking, and much else too. Pattie also writes some of the loveliest mini-memoirs that I've run across in the blogosphere. Here's one recent example. I often find reading Pattie's blog to be as sweet and touching an experience as listening to the songs of Iris Dement -- which is saying a lot.

I'm pleased to see that Kevin Holtsberry and the crew at Collected Miscellany dig Pattie's words too. They've just awarded their prize for short-short-story writing to Cowtown Pattie. Congrats to all. (Thanks to Dave Lull for pointing this good news out to me.)



posted by Michael at July 15, 2005


Two wonderful things on this hot muggy Friday: being so saluted at 2B's that I might just go "pop" like a horny toad full of ants, and being compared to the magical Iris Dement (I can't imagine a better compliment, truly).

Thankee most kindly, Michael!

Posted by: Cowtown Pattie on July 15, 2005 1:43 PM

My pleasure. And I'm relieved to know that you like Iris too!

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on July 15, 2005 1:55 PM

Pattie's got a heck of a website, too. Check it out.

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on July 16, 2005 12:50 PM

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