Angela Kelsey

Tell the Story

He Won’t Change, Rihanna

Filed in Dating Violence, Domestic Violence :: May 1, 2013

Many years ago, I waited outside my home while the police searched for my then-husband, who was threatening to kill me and himself.                     A young policeman leaned into my car window and said, “Ma’am, get out while you can. These guys never change.” I didn’t […]

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Filed in Stories :: April 16, 2013

Where does one begin to write about what happened in Boston yesterday? Should I even try? Maybe it’s better to stay silent. This morning I read this post by Caitlin at Fit and Feminist and this one by Susan Orlean at the New Yorker. Yes, of course. I know this. The only way for me to […]

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Filed in Memoir, Stories :: 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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Filed in Stories :: April 8, 2013

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 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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