Jean Croker Petke

Monthly Archives: April 2016


During my career I was fortunate to work in the same building as IT support. When my system refused to function as I wanted, all I had to do was make one phone call, and a technician would appear in my office in a few minutes. His first question was always, “Have you tried rebooting?” […]

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I swim laps several times a week — not for speed but for endurance. My goal is to become more fit and to swim farther or longer than I did last year. Because I swim in a lap pool with other swimmers, the lanes are separated by ropes.  A black line extends the length of […]

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Time to Make the Doughnuts

I admit it — I’ve been addicted to Dunkin Doughnuts for decades. I pass Dunkins coming and going to nearly everywhere I go. Good for them. Not so good for my body. But I digress. I really want to talk about Fred, their doughnut maker. The commercials show him going to work in the dark, […]

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Memories vs. Dreams

In his book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, Thomas L. Friedman poses the question, “Does your society have more memories than dreams?” He goes on to say that organizations and societies are the same. If they are focused on the past, if they have more memories than dreams, they […]

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