Angela Kelsey

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Handbagged

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 Home :: 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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House for Sale

Filed in Home :: April 6, 2013

I put my house up for sale about three weeks ago. I tried to sell it in 2007 just as I was getting divorced and the housing market was beginning to slide toward its crash. I’ve waited for this time to come, this time when someone might want to pay me for my home. I’ve […]

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