Author Archives: Jan Morrill

Twenty Years

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 his hard-fought battle with prostate cancer, … Continue reading

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End of a Chapter

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 a final cross of a threshold … Continue reading

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Holding On and Letting Go

On Sunday, as Steve and I often do, we wrote on a writing prompt for ten minutes. The prompt was “Days Gone By.” With thoughts of my father still wrapped around my mind, here’s what I wrote: Tomorrow will be … Continue reading

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Out With the Old!

Who knew last New Year’s Eve–as we celebrated the start of a new decade and all the hope and promise it offered–that we were headed for what might very well be the worst year of our lives? This New Year’s … Continue reading

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A Simple Smile

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.                                                        … Continue reading

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