Monthly Archives: January 2013

Inside Angel (End)

It wasn’t a hip ambition, but I wanted to be Mrs. Joe. I practiced writing my married name: Angie Greenfield, Angelica Greenfield, Joseph and Angel Greenfield. It’s fun to remember all of this without regret and anxiety. I must reminisce … Continue reading

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Inside Angel (Middle)

I want coffee. That’s the other quick alimentary change I made when we moved here: marmalade to jelly and tea to coffee. Lovely dark thick coffee. Energy-packing java. Muddy old Joe. It was Joe who introduced me to it. The … Continue reading

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Inside Angel (Beginning)

My name is Angelica Wickersham-Taylor. I was born without the “Taylor,” in London, in 1948. I’m the beloved only child of a nurse mother and pilot father; it took two libidinous post-war years to produce me, and none came after … Continue reading

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NonCents

Cheryl told an anecdote to me – reported an experience she had: After training someone’s employee and holding in her feelings, tight and mad, she shopped for food in her own neighborhood, and when she held out money to the … Continue reading

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The Glass

I argued with my dad for anarchy; I told him total freedom is my cause and said if we were all we’re meant to be we wouldn’t need to fashion any laws. But he asserted lawmaking’s a clue we understand … Continue reading

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Interim Births (Part 2 of 2)

I walked off to junior high that first day feeling like a big kid. I was then just under five feet in height; I was to grow seven inches in the ensuing three years. I was two years away from … Continue reading

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Interim Births (Part 1 of 2)

The first time I was born was 1950. That was a bigger deal for my parents than for me. Sure, I was starting my extra-uterine life then, but what did I know? Transitioning from hugged guppy to ’possum-without-a-pouch… My parents … Continue reading

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