Author Archives: Jan Morrill

Farewell to the Grumpy Cat Who Loved the Best She Could

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
Malika, 2010-2020 Yesterday evening, as I began to prepare dinner, I heard Steve call, “Jan,” kind of soft, kind of panicked. In that one short word, I knew something was wrong. I hurried from…

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Empathy – A Cure for Our Ills

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
What makes you love a book? For me, it’s the author’s ability to draw me into the character. If I can sink into a character’s mind and see the world through her eyes, feel…

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Liminal Spaces

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
“Liminal” is a derivation of  the Latin word limens, which translated, means threshold. The Coronavirus has brought us to one of most visible thresholds I can recall in my life. There are some wonderful…

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Home Alone

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
What are you doing with your time while at home during this pandemic? Working? Perusing social media? Watching the news? Reading? Binge-watching favorite series and movies? Since I’m not set up to work from…

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Where Were You When We Ran Out of Toilet Paper?

I didn’t title this post to be clever or funny. After all, there are far greater worries today than running out of toilet paper. But it does seem to provide one of many visual representations of where we find ourselves … Continue reading

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The Crack and the Light at Highland Park High School

Originally posted on THE RED KIMONO:
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~~Leonard Cohen On Friday, I was honored to participate in the Highland Park Literary Festival. I was first greeted by several parents…

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