BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Welcome to BECOMING BETTER

Want to improve yourself and your life? This site is for you! My Tuesday blogs are about the process of continual improvement. I don't write about big things -- like accumulating wealth or achieving corporate success or staying ahead of the neighbors -- but rather about small things like reading more books or improving my piano playing or writing more lyrically or taking tiny steps toward new habits. The ponderings and insights you find here will guide and encourage you to become better than you were yesterday.

Show up. Do the work. Claim your life.

To Train or Be Trained

The question of the week at my house is: Am I the trainer or the trainee? You see, there’s a new resident at my house. A cat, named T. He gorgeous — I chose him for his looks. He’s about four months old and was a feral cat, so life at my house is totally […]


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To Train or Be Trained

The question of the week at my house is: Am I the trainer or the trainee? You see, there’s a new resident at my house. A cat, named T. He gorgeous — I chose him for his looks. He’s about four months old and was a feral cat, so life at my house is totally […]

Posted: September 17, 2019
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What’s a Person To Do?

The doc said, you didn’t cause this problem there’s nothing you could have done to improve it there’s no cure, nothing we can do we’ll run one more test Just having a plan makes me feel better. We have a name for the problem and know what we’re going to do next. The brutal truth […]

Posted: September 10, 2019
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Ideas For Sale?

While a friend and I were exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains last week we passed a country store with a sign that read: Antiques and Ideas Really? In hindsight I wish we had stopped so I could take a photo. Even more I wish we’d gone in to see what ideas they had. Of course, […]

Posted: September 03, 2019
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Almost Fall

Fall is nearly here. The official first day is September 29 — at least that’s the date I found online, along with pictures of fall leaves and pumpkin spiced candles. And today I’m going on a day trip to check out places where we might view the fall leaves in a month or so for […]

Posted: August 27, 2019
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Looking for a hatch

The Boy (4 1/2-year-old grandson) is interested in the daily weather. He notices the colors of the clouds and sky. If the clouds are grey, he assumes it’s going to rain. He asks his mother many times each day, “Is it going to rain today?” “It might,” she replies, “the clouds are very grey and […]

Posted: August 20, 2019
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