Author Archives: Jan Vanek

The Commonality of Totality

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post. Why? Because lately it seems what most inspires me to write has to do with what divides us. But over the last few days, and especially today, as Americans … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope of Passivity and Prejudice

Memorial Day. A day we honor our fallen soldiers for their bravery and sacrifice. I tend to be a relatively passive person. I could attribute this to a philosophy of “Live and let live,” or “To each his own,” a belief that … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Poetry Month

Originally posted on Life: Haiku by Haiku:
April is National Poetry Month! Poets.org lists “30 Ways to Celebrate.” My favorite on the list is: Put a poem in a letter. But, I modified it a bit. During the month of…

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Baby Steps

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Today, a new author is born–J.M. Vanek. That’s me! Actually, I’ve been around for awhile, but as Jan Morrill, author of The Red Kimono and a few other books. But I’m preparing to start a…

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Tami’s Serendipitous Second Half

My youngest sister, Tami, is full of surprises. A former Miss Oklahoma, she has had a long career in broadcast journalism. Polished, professional and talented in a variety of ways, I must admit, I had some concerns about whether or … Continue reading

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