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Twenty Years

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
It seems like only yesterday. Cliché, yes, but true. Even before the 20th anniversary of this most tragic day, “twenty years” has weighed heavily on my mind. When my father died in February, after…

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End of a Chapter

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
Have you ever read a book you couldn’t put down? A book with chapters you hated to end, yet you couldn’t wait to turn the page to the next chapter? In two days, with…

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I Must Be Getting Old

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
When I published my last couple of blog posts, I noticed that WordPress had made a HUGE change. For anyone who currently has a WordPress blog, I’m sure you already know what I’m talking…

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One Question – My Experiment

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
Recently, after a couple of Zoom conversations with my friend, Kathleen Rodgers, I thought it might be fun to record conversations with author friends about their thoughts on writing and their recent work or…

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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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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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