Jan Nickerson

The Patchwork Quilt that We Call Life | Mill Creek Musings

Years ago women made quilts out of pieces of fabric from old, worn–out dresses. more »

Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Lilac bushes | Mill Creek Musings

May is a lovely time of year when the lilac bushes are in bloom. more »

May 27, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Collecting | Mill Creek Musings

Take an infamous person, such as Imelda Marcos, and you’ll find at the root of her downfall a fetish. more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Magpies | Mill Creek Musings

Before our last snowstorm a pair of blue jays flew at my kitchen window. more »

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

What goes around comes around | Mill Creek Musings

I recently realized the truth in the old adage, “What goes around, comes around”. more »

Jan 22, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

A character called “Sparkle Plenty” | Mill Creek Musings

I’ve developed the habit of looking outside before bedtime and again when I arise. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

The subject of smiling | Mill Creek Musings

Much has been written on the subject of smiling. more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Cognitive skills of an elderly patient | Mill Creek Musings

I understand that when a doctor wishes to assess the cognitive skills of an elderly patient he asks her to give today’s day and date and the name of the President of the United States. more »

Oct 2, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Tonic of wildness | Mill Creek Musings

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “We need the tonic of wildness.” more »

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Television commercials | Mill Creek Musings

Is it just me, or do others have difficulty understanding some television commercials? more »

Jul 16, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Greetings | Mill Creek Musings

We Americans greet each other with a smile and a “Hi.” more »

Jun 19, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Blooming | Mill Creek Musings

May is that wonderful time of year when the trees begin to leaf, lilacs bloom in the dooryard, and daffodils sprout in the garden. more »

May 15, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

April is Poetry Month | Mill Creek Musings

Some folks start their day by watching “Good Morning America” or one of the other talk/news shows. more »

Apr 17, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Swashbuckling cats | Mill Creek Musings

I never realized that I liked bad boys, but I’ve discovered that in my old age I’m attracted to a couple of swashbuckling cats. more »

Mar 12, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Giving Thanks | Mill Creek Musings

This Thanksgiving season I reread the words of the song Thankful by Carole Bayer Sager and made popular by Josh Groban. more »

Nov 21, 2013 12:00 PM Opinions

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Fifteen years ago I submitted my first Musing to the North Creek paper. more »

Oct 17, 2013 12:00 PM Opinions

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Summer may be drawing to a close, but my butterfly bush doesn’t know it. more »

Sep 12, 2013 12:00 PM Opinions

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