BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Author: jcpetke

You’re saving this because. . .

You’re saving this because. . .

I live in a community where I’m not responsible for mowing, lawn care, and most of the landscaping. However, I am responsible for my back yard. I had it landscaped a few years ago with shrubs, birdbath, flowering plants — and I love it. Though it doesn’t require much, I tidy the back yard occasionally […]

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Assumptions

Assumptions

There’s a problem with assumptions. We assume we know what someone is like and why they do what they do. We assume we have the solution to the problem. We assume we have more wisdom or experience than the next person. We assume the world is flat. We assume there is no solution. We assume […]

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Your Tribe?

Your Tribe?

I was in a recent discussion comparing our western competitive culture with more tribal, non-competitive cultures. And it got me thinking, pondering actually . . . do I have a tribe, and if so, who is my tribe? Family is the obvious tribe for many of us. My family has a long history of not […]

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Life Status

Life Status

I copied a quote from Austin Kleon sometime ago: Life doesn’t get better. It just changes. I don’t know if he was talking about life with a capital L or just stuff — the little as well as the big stuff. I often hear people remark: As soon as this event/crisis is over, we’ll get […]

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The Recital

The Recital

My fifth annual piano recital has been accomplished. A group of about twenty came to my house on Thursday, another group on Friday, and a third group on Saturday — for Classics and Cookies. The music I played was what I call “lesson music” — the pieces I work on throughout the year with Dr. […]

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