Annmarie Handley
  • Chicago, IL
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koshersalaami commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post A New Level of Fear
"I,ve now seen a photograph of [swastika]rump taken in South Philadelphia. "
Nov 10, 2016
Zanelle commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post A New Level of Fear
"Great to hear the details...we have a government designed to balance out the king types.  Im hoping he doesnt keep a single campaign promise.  But it has unleashed a horror of incidents and it is a very scary time.  Hugs."
Nov 10, 2016
Myriad commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post A New Level of Fear
"I'm remaining (fairly) calm.  But then I live in Canada.  And happy that my daughter, who lived and worked in Seattle for many years, moved back here this year....."
Nov 10, 2016
alsoknownas commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post A New Level of Fear
"A carload of people drove past me this afternoon and shouted " Build the Wall !!" I did not have the slightest idea why they would drive around doing that but clearly they felt entitled to it. The terror some are feeling is real. He was…"
Nov 10, 2016
koshersalaami commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post A New Level of Fear
"If you see a sign on a shop window like that again, could you please take a cellphone picture and post it? A location would also help. Thank you."
Nov 10, 2016
Annmarie Handley commented on alsoknownas's blog post My Long Term Affair
"That is true love.  And very sexy.  Great post."
Oct 26, 2016
Annmarie Handley commented on Rosigami's blog post A Place I Love
"So beautiful.  Thank  you for taking us with you on this journey.  "And one day I realized I am really okay. Shit, there’s a little guilt about that, but I can deal with that. And I knew that I need to get back to painting.…"
Oct 23, 2016
Phyllis commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post Thanks Tony
"Those are some great memories. I would have to think to find three, I've spent too much time avoiding memories. Thanks for the idea."
Oct 22, 2016
Dharmabummer commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post Thanks Tony
"Memories bitter and sweet, both lovingly rendered. I love the details here: hanging the freshly-washed curtains, the swirling snow outside the window. Paints a vivid picture.  "
Oct 22, 2016
koshersalaami commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post Thanks Tony
"It would take thought. Possibly my wedding day, I had a blast. The day I learned my wife was pregnant with J. When we picked up my daughter from China. "
Oct 21, 2016
Zanelle commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post Thanks Tony
"Me too NC.  I have a very shallow aversion to his looks.  sigh.   But the idea of three moments to be grateful for is a good one.  My first reaction to that is that I dont have any.  sigh....but Im sure they are there…"
Oct 21, 2016
nerd cred commented on Annmarie Handley's blog post Thanks Tony
"What beautiful memories. But I still am uncomfortable with Robbins. I used to work for a coach who used his methods or advice. The coach was terrific man and a reasonably good coach but after looking into Robbins briefly I had to disagree with him…"
Oct 21, 2016
Annmarie Handley commented on SeventhSister's blog post Going low with Donald Trump
"Oh, but please let me know if you find that t-shirt.  I may need it to just wear around the house, especially if, god forbid, he wins.  I'll take the high road when I go out?)"
Oct 21, 2016
Annmarie Handley commented on SeventhSister's blog post Going low with Donald Trump
"This post was absolutely amazing.  I was right there with you at the beginning of the piece, cheering your words about Trump.   I feel exactly the same way.  But then you reminded me of wiser ways.  I adore Michelle Obama and am…"
Oct 21, 2016
Annmarie Handley commented on Dharmabummer's blog post I owe you all an apology
"Hello!  I absolutely loved your introduction and wish mine had been half as cool (I now feel like nothing of consequence has happened to me...I need to start massaging more people).  We are kindred spirits in deeply loving L.C.  How…"
Oct 21, 2016
Annmarie Handley commented on Alysa Salzberg's blog post The Little American
"As an "almost" linguist (I finish my M.A. in linguistics here in Chicago this time next year), this kind of topic fascinates me.  I absolutely love to see how cultures are blended and separated via language and ritual.  It is so…"
Oct 21, 2016

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I am a teacher of English and ESL living and working in Chicago. After putting in my hours to get my two daughters off and running in school, I'm ready to get back to my first love--writing.
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A New Level of Fear

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 3:19pm 5 Comments

I am still in a state of shock.  The shock is quickly turning to disappointment as the Facebook and face-to-face debates ensue.  I had a heated argument with my own mother this morning.  She railed me about how I don't understand how corrupt politicians are, especially ones like Hillary Clinton; how career politicians do nothing for the American people and the American people are sick of it.  I know she didn't like Obama, likely from the deep-seated prejudices planted in her bosom from…
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Thanks Tony

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 12:50pm 5 Comments

I’ve heard stories about the infamous Tony Robbins, but have never purchased one of his books nor had any desire to go to one of his seminars.  It’s not because I felt I wouldn’t like him necessarily, but because I have my own ways of dealing with problems, coping with life’s issues, and for feeling empowered.  I don’t have a desire to change those ways quite yet.  I believe in the old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  But, I went to bed early last night to try to fight off a cold…

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Uncomplicating the Heart

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 9:07am 15 Comments

Marriage is tricky.  Love is complicated.  And not complicated.  It’s the uncomplicated kind that I miss the most.  The kind of love that made everything else disappear.  You remember it, or you might be in it now.  I remember falling in love, especially during a cold, Chicago winter.  It was the best thing in the world.  I remember waking up on a freezing February morning, next to that warm skin, under blankets, safe.  It didn’t matter how expensive the blankets were, or where we…

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Ode to the Creatures of the Night

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 11:24am 3 Comments

My conscience

Says

The deed

Is wrong

But hunger

Strikes

To jar

My thoughts

To live

My creed

Escape

The dawn

The tides

Of pain

Too strong

To bind

My god

Has gone

The night

Is morn

And death

A song.

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