Author Archives: Karen Y. Hamilton

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.

Morning Pages: Rising from the Pit

by Karen Y. Hamilton, October 23, 2017     And this we must learn. That no matter how far into the pit you fall, you will rise from the ashes. I’ve been down there so many times that it’s become … Continue reading

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What are the words you do not yet have?

Audre Lorde (from a speech delivered in Chicago, Illinois, December 28, 1977 The 3 page speech is at this link. Very powerful!

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Playing our own little Game of Thrones

by Karen Y. Hamilton, October 11, 2017 “Larvatus prodeo, I come forward, masked.” René Descartes I’m not making a lot of friends lately. Might even be losing a few. Ah well, what’re ya gonna do? My research for the last … Continue reading

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Morning Pages: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

By Karen Y. Hamilton, October 8, 2017 The moon is up there in a mostly cloudless sky and I can’t resist the pull to put pen to paper. Yesterday was interesting. I am still surprised (dare I say saddened) at … Continue reading

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Embracing Imperfection: The Challenge of Finding the Perfect Relationship

Entering into this single world at the age of 54 has been an enlightening experience for me. I am finding that familiar words that I thought I had a clear understanding of are rather transient and tend to drift around in meaning depending on who you are talking to. What is the meaning of a relationship? Continue reading

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Video Journaling – Vournaling?

If vlogging is video blogging, is vournaling video journaling? Can you come up with a better term? Please share your thoughts!  

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Video Journaling

Serious question! What do you call a video journal? A vournal? A viary? A V-Journal? What do you think?

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Time & Memory

Time keeps doing its thing, sometimes catching up with us, sometimes slipping sideways and eluding us. We mostly don’t pay any attention. Something in us wants to keep returning to the past and wondering if we could have done things … Continue reading

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Dating After 50

 I’ve only been looking into this whole dating after 50 thing for about two months. Apparently, the rules have changed. To me though, the rules are the same. I’m still looking for men my age, so for them, the rules … Continue reading

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Goodbye Brooklyn Hobo

I said goodbye to a beautiful, gentle man, Alexander Procho, author of Tales of the Brooklyn Hobo. I am very sad to report that on September 22, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. Alex passed away to his Holy Mountain. I will … Continue reading

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