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Jenna Hatfield
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Writer, Editor, & Social Media Manager
Writer, Editor, & Social Media Manager

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They cut down three trees in the church yard. All three trees were visibly dead and I said, just last week and out loud, “I wonder when they’ll cut those trees down.” Answer: Today. But the trees, however dead, were standing during my morning walk, and…
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I was made for cooking all kinds of delicious things for my family. Food is my love language. I was made for snuggling babies. My babies, your babies, all the babies. For answering questions from my daughter. Any and every. Always. For morning and evening…
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I come to write this book review a broken, weeping soul. But I have to write it now, while it’s fresh. I have to write it before I forget how it made me feel; how it made me feel things I didn’t want to feel, things I didn’t know I needed to feel. I know…
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The boys now leave the house and clamber onto the bus heading for school at 6:52 in the morning. Both boys. This morning found all four of us in the kitchen at the same time as my husband tried to get out the door for work while I served two very sleepy…
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She’s been gone one whole year. I wrote this poem on the plane home from California on Monday. Last year, I flew home from California a few days after this date, with the knowledge her light was gone. I still can’t believe it. Un-Cloud Spirit I don’t…
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One step after another, I trudged up the steep hill. I counted—one, two, three—all the way up through twenty, and then I changed the position of my foot strike from mid-food to tip-toes. One through twenty, and repeat. It’s my trick for getting up the big…
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My great-grandfather died of cancer when I was four. I remember running around the funeral home with my first cousin once removed; I only know that’s his full title because we come from a family with overlapping generations due to surprise-40 babies. He…
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“What was your favorite part of vacation?” He shrugged his shoulders and looked away. This is family vacation with a tween. The non-committal shrugging of shoulders beats white hot anger directed at everyone and no one. It beats apologizing for his…
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Last week I went on vacation with some running clothes packed in my suitcase. I felt excited to run on the island again. I also felt relieved I didn’t have to follow a strict training schedule or Run Streak. I didn’t run the first few days because, well,…
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“Don’t write about writing.” Except that I need to in order to move myself—and my writing—forward. Over the past two years, my writing frequency declined. I left a beloved, long-time job just over two years ago. After leaving another job almost one year…
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