Author Archives: Jan Morrill


Growing up, I remember what it was like to have my father away on tours of duty while he served his twenty years in the Air Force. My siblings and I accepted it as a way of life–we really knew … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi Black Forest Cake

Tonight is the first gathering of a couples dinner group Steve and I joined. Each month, a couple hosts a dinner in their home and decides on a theme. Each couple brings an assigned course based on that theme. This … Continue reading

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Welcome to This Wabi Sabi World, Penelope

I was honored to get to spend a week with my daughter, Andrea, and her family in the days before and after the birth of their daughter, our granddaughter, Penelope Rose Miyoko. It was a beautiful experience, though yes, with … Continue reading

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Letters – Part II

One of my biggest concerns in writing my memoir is what family and friends will think about some of the deeply personal things I am writing. Though we presented ourselves as a “perfect” family (thank goodness there was no Facebook … Continue reading

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Letters – Part I

When was the last time you sat down and took the time to hand-write and mail a letter? Do you remember the anticipation of receiving a letter by “snail mail?” Holding it in your hands as you wondered what you … Continue reading

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