Author Archives: Jan Morrill

Farewell to the Grumpy Cat Who Loved the Best She Could

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 the kitchen toward his voice in the hallway, … Continue reading

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Empathy – A Cure for Our Ills

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 her joys, sorrows, anger, passion, love … Continue reading

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Bad Apples

Have you ever thought about the meaning of the word “generalize,” and how often we do it? How it can affect us as a society? I’m sure we’ve always done it. But now, with social media, memes, 24/7 media, it … Continue reading

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Holding On, Letting Go

The past couple of weeks have been filled with the joys and heartaches of life–times that inspire the question, “Was the happiness worth the sadness that followed?” As with other times in my life when I’ve asked myself that question, … Continue reading

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Live and Let Live

I wrote the following post on May 7, but for whatever reason, I hesitated to post it. After seeing an update on our NextDoor neighborhood board last night, my anger has been re-ignited, and so, I’m posting. May 7, 2020 … Continue reading

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