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Patricia A. Smith is a writer and artist (and sometimes both at the same time). A former columnist, restaurant critic and cruise line executive, Smith has lived in London, Greece, Denmark, Hungary, Egypt, Costa Rica and France. She returned permanently to the United States from Paris in 2001.
When not busy writing (she maintains a daily blog at thewhole9.com and writes for OpenSalon.com), Smith can be found working on her book proposal, painting, solving world hunger, stupidity and the national debt, dissecting the human heart and relationships or searching for the next great chef, destination or restaurant (not necessarily in that order). In her free time, she works on her memoir and book proposal while being extra careful not to fold, spindle or mutilate her incoming e-mail. Smith attended the University of South Florida and Richmond College in London where she studied communications, night clubbing and Harrod's Department Store (not necessarily in that order either). No stranger to controversy, Smith's art work (and some of her restaurant reviews) have earned her the dubious distinction of being persona non grata at certain establishments that shall remain nameless. Not one to pass up a challenge, when not envisioning herself taking long walks on a moonlit beach with someone who resembles George Clooney (in that he has is an actual man with a mind and mouth that both function properly) Smith enjoys the idea of taking over the internet even though her name yields something like 8 million matches when searched and one of them (a 2008 National Book Award finalist) happens to be her friend. Smith is seriously considering changing her last name to increase her chances of being discovered as someone worth reading and getting to know. And perhaps one day being a finalist for a National Book Award as well.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011     

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Saving Our Country, One Boy at a Time
Why we need to pay attention to the Middle East and what we need to do about it right here at home.

Friday, January 28, 2011     

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Egypt is Rising
(1 comments) Why we need to pay attention to what happens in Cairo.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011     

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Enough Said
(1 comments) The truth about labels, is that they are all systematically killing us.

Sunday, January 2, 2011     

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What You Won't See Happen in 2011
(5 comments) Predictions for 2011 that I hope can't be proven wrong.

Friday, November 19, 2010     

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Groping for Truth Behind Airport Security
(2 comments) What's wrong with airport security and how it took us ten long years to get there.

Monday, November 1, 2010     

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I'll Take Republican Game Show Hosts for 20, Alex
(2 comments) Why are almost TV game show hosts Republicans.....?

Sunday, October 24, 2010     

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Love (and Haiti) in the Time of Cholera
(4 comments) Why doesn't anybody care about Haiti?

Sunday, October 3, 2010     

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Suicide in Virtual Reality Hell
(6 comments) How civil discourse, social media and hate crimes collided on the Internet and drove one young man to suicide.

Friday, September 17, 2010     

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Top 10 Reasons I Don't Fast on Yom Kippur
(5 comments) A humorous look at why I do not participate in this ritual.

Friday, September 10, 2010     

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What About the Day BEFORE 9/11?
(18 comments) With all the talk about 9/11, we often forget that there was life the day before. This article examines the "before" and "after" of horrific events.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010     

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A Letter to ImPastor Jones
(3 comments) An open letter to Rev.Terry Jones

Monday, February 15, 2010     

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Can We Handle the Truth?
(4 comments) On racism, bigotry, war and truth.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010     

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Flirting with Disaster
(2 comments) How women get themselves in trouble in the romance department.

Monday, February 1, 2010     

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Valentine's Day: Great Expectations
(1 comments) Romantic notions in advance of Valentine's Day.

Thursday, January 28, 2010     

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Did Steve Jobs Screw Up?
Doesn't Steve Jobs own a calendar?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010     

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Like it or Not, the Truth about Men
(3 comments) A primer for women to understand men.

Monday, January 25, 2010     

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Are You Coming or Going?
(12 comments) A very frank look at sex. Come all ye faithful!

Sunday, January 24, 2010     

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You Are How You Eat
(1 comments) In which I discuss the lost art of table manners.

Monday, January 18, 2010     

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Life Changes Just Like That
(1 comments) Understanding how devastation can change your life from one minute to the next.

Thursday, January 14, 2010     

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A Wordinista's Guide to Pronunciation
(7 comments) A frustrated person's plea for the correct pronunciation of words.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010     

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When Devastation Meets Charity
(4 comments) How natural disasters trigger humanity and charity. How much does it take to take action?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010     

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If Only I'd Been Switched at Birth
How life turned out because I wasn't switched at birth.

Monday, January 11, 2010     

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"You're Welcome"
(6 comments) How the words, "you're welcome" have been replaced with and by, "no problem" and why it's a problem for me.

Thursday, January 7, 2010     

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She Nose, Doesn't She?
How being nosy comes back to bite you in the you--know-what.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009     

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Confessions from the (Hotel) Room Next Door
A day in the life of a woman in a hotel with maybe a little too much time on her hands and an imagination to go with it!

Monday, December 28, 2009     

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In Which My Relatives Came to Visit
What happens when relatives comes to visit and you have nothing but time on your hands.

Sunday, December 27, 2009     

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On Hold: Live Blogging an Eternity
(2 comments) What being on hold is like in "modern day" America.

Thursday, December 24, 2009     

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It's Really Just Another Day
(3 comments) A little different perspective on what Christmas might mean elsewhere.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009     

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Out with the Old....
A reflection on the holidays and the winding down of another year and decade.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009     

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Why TechNOlogy and Romance Don't Mix
(4 comments) Why technology killed any romantic notions I once might have had.

Sunday, December 20, 2009     

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Facebook and Me: The Breakup
(10 comments) Why I'm breaking up with Facebook.

Saturday, December 19, 2009     

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Phone Sex for Amateurs
A humorous look at phone sex between two uninitiated, but consenting adults.

Thursday, December 17, 2009     

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How Computers Killed Love Letters
(3 comments) How the art of letter writing has been destroyed by technology.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009     

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What Tiger Needs Under His Christmas Tree
Talk about a wish list! What if Tiger would find all these items under his Christmas tree?

Monday, December 14, 2009     

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Plastic Surgery for Dummies
(4 comments) How Hollywood and the media has destroyed natural beauty in the name of plastic surgery.

Sunday, December 13, 2009     

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"We the People": The Death of the American Dream
(4 comments) Reflections on homelessness and the death of the American dream and what we need to think about when it comes to the meaning of "we the people".

Friday, December 11, 2009     

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A Buyer's Guide: What I DON'T Want for Christmas
(2 comments) The worst Christmas presents I could ever imagine receiving.

Thursday, December 10, 2009     

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Christmas (Anxiety) Countdown 2009!
(1 comments) When bad Christmas expectations happen to good people. A look at the stress of planning for the holidays.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009     

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Of Barbie, Ken and Tiger Woods
(4 comments) Barbie, Ken, pet names and Tiger Woods all rolled into one!