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Catherine Hamrick
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Soul Deep Storyteller & Poet
Soul Deep Storyteller & Poet

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"Autumn Annunciation" (poem): How we divided and packed up Christmas in October

1 A boy-cut scraped my neck, And September’s rays pinked it In time for the equinox, But the trees sneezed green. Yesterday our Christmas came, Undecking a failed debate— Fairy lights or jeweled bulbs? We unrolled nameless trinkets And glass balls from…

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Anyone who loves music will fall for the blog “The Immortal Jukebox,” penned with passion and fun by Thom Hickey. Save your change. Just click—and the hits keep coming. Thank you, Thom, for this gift.

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My physician brother's deep blue eyes and steady hands have safely guided many patients.

My brother Bud was always quiet—so low key that my mother became concerned about his three-word vocabulary at the age of one: “Mama,” “bye,” and “milk.” A botany and psychology major, she keenly observed the development of living things, whether plants or…

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Summer flashback reading: Favorite childhood characters choose love over fear.

I am psyched to see the latest film incarnation of Wonder Woman. However, another thought has shadowed me: the fear gripping our world. Mom, a real-life Wonder Woman, filled my life with books that told of women who made a choice between the most dramatic…

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"Le mot juste": examine every sentence, no matter how simple, for placement of the perfect word in the precise place.

The literary world attributes le mot juste, or “the exact word,” to 19th-century author Gustave Flaubert: “All talent for writing consists, after all, of nothing more than choosing words. It’s precision that gives writing power.” Beyond this pointed…

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"Crocus Drift" (poem): March is a cruel month, seesawing between warm afternoons and temperature drops. But under a snowy blanket, imperial crocuses push up.
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