Angela Kelsey

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Life is Long

Filed in 50/50 :: February 5, 2014

I repeat the mantra “lifeisshort lifeisshort lifeisshort.” Sometimes I add “getbusy hurryup domore lifeisshort ticktock.” I check an online calculator again—254 days until my 50th birthday. Lifeisshort, I chant as I rush from my office to the Women of Tomorrow event before heading back to the office again. I talk with a group of high […]

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New Year’s Leaving

Filed in Domestic Violence :: January 1, 2014

  I know two women who left their abusive husbands over this New Years mid-week holiday. As soon as the new apartments were ready, while the men were at work, with careful planning and the help of  friends and family, they shed possessions and made a break for it. The moment of leaving an abusive […]

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Hello Sadie, Goodbye 2013

Filed in Sadie :: December 31, 2013

On September 22, two years after Gracie’s death and one month since Max’s death, Mr. Z and I went to my sister’s pasture to bury Max’s ashes next to Gracie’s grave. We had also agreed to meet the lovely and tireless Kelly Lecain of Pets in Distress and a dog who needed a home. “It’s […]

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It’s Been a Week

Filed in Max :: August 27, 2013

On August 20, 2013, Sophie’s Maximillian, my sweet friend  through all the twists and turns of the past eleven-plus years, left this realm. I hope that wherever he is now, he finds kitchen counters just high enough to present a challenge, and just low enough to give up their treasures–cakes, pizzas, bags of sugar, rotisserie […]

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