Jean Croker Petke

Monthly Archives: January 2016

For the moment

“For the moment, the sky is fine.” I found this quote months ago in Lempriere’s Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk. A difficult read for me until I came across this simple sentence: “For the moment, the sky is fine.” I’ve been pondering as the cold and snow and storms disrupt so many lives — mine included. […]

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Hurry, Hurry . . .

You know, as we all do, that our world values speed and busyness and multi-tasking. Just to keep up with the expectations of bosses and families and organizations.  We have to be accomplishing at a rate that allows little space for daydreaming, self-assessment, or pondering.  Woe unto those who look like they’re not doing anything! […]

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I’m a sucker for great pastries — croissants, danish, cinnamon rolls, fritters — especially on Saturday and Sunday mornings, or as a treat when my work is finished. Why am I even thinking, or worse yet, discussing fritters when many of us are on our annual January diets? But stay with me for a few […]

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Turtle Living

I’m not one to make resolutions for the new year.  Instead, I create improvement plans throughout the year — when the need arises. However, several years ago I made one resolution:  read more books.  Specifically, I wanted to read one book a week. Each time I finished a book, I noted it in a little […]

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