The Reese Piece
Laura Reese Witherspoon
Uses the name of her
Mother as née.
This is a regular
Pattern of naming that
Also counts me.
-[D.] Reese Warner
There's a bit of poetic license in that--and not just that I rhymed me and née. Though if you ever heard my French...
Unlike that other Reese, it was my paternal grandmother who was named Josephine Reese and whose name I use. My parents called me Reese since even before I can remember and it feels odd to think of myself as anybody else.
I grew up in Chicago and got degrees in Classical Languages, Computer Science, and Comparative Literature. Clearly I was a bit Confused, but as long as the subject started with a C, I figured I was OK. After living a few other places during that education, the Other Reader's job took us to Toronto, where we've lived now for a while.
I work as a computer consultant, doing technical writing and software development. My clients have been in fields as diverse as financial trading, medical research, and containerized shipping.
You can reach me via email: reese (at) reesewarner (dot) com