Angela Kelsey

Tell the Story


Filed in Grief, Journey, Memoir, Speak out, Stories, tell :: April 11, 2013

I met Alana Sheeren via my friend Jeanne, that great connector, and for the past couple of years I’ve followed Alana on her blog and social media. She’s doing a series of interviews called “Transformation Talk.” Here’s what she writes about them: Every Thursday for a year, starting in September 2012, I’ll post an interview […]

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This morning I happened to be reading Deborah Tannen’s Talking from 9 to 5, the chapter on women bosses. Tannen critiques a Newsweek review of Margaret Thatcher’s memoir for its handbag image:  “The image of Thatcher ‘clobbering them with her metaphorical handbag’ undercuts the force of her actions, even as it gives her credit for […]

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Swear to Stay

Filed in Home, Perception, Stories :: April 7, 2013

This was the plan when we started this sell-the-house thing: Sign goes in yard. Potential buyer makes offer. Price is agreed upon and contract is signed. Rental house  is found to fit Max’s requirements of one story and easy access to the yard (no steps). Move everything and sign the papers. There. All of this […]

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An Apple A Day

Filed in Food and Drink, Inspiration, Writing :: April 3, 2013

Tonight’s Miami Shores workshop was the first night of a month of writing based on food. I found a list of prompts about apples at The Tasty Buzz. I found beautiful organic Gala apples in my refrigerator. We wrote about our sensory reactions to the apples and the stories that they evoked. I read to […]

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From the Fridge

Filed in Body Image, Food and Drink, Perception :: April 2, 2013

I’ve thought about food a lot for as long as I can remember, in ways sometimes more, and sometimes less, healthy and sane. This month in my Wednesday night workshops, “food” will be our theme. I’ve been appreciating a blog lately called Fit, Feminist, and (almost) Fifty, (I share all three of those traits with […]

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