Joined 15 years ago from New Jersey
The nickname Shorty goes back to eighth grade. Many of my friends in Philadelphia had the names Michael or Frank and as such nicknames were helpful. I was always one of the smallest kids and one day at a friend's house his father said "Hey Shorty, hand me that newspaper." It stuck right away. After starting at Temple U. for film I switched to art education. I've been an art teacher since 1980. Presently I teach elementary art in Cherry Hill NJ and draw caricatures for parties at night and on weekends.
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