BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Author: jcpetke

Birthday Time

Birthday Time

March nearly slipped by while I’ve been busy traveling and planning events and practicing for my spring recital. Not only cannot I not make up for lost time, as I wrote about last week, I can’t keep up with the speed of time. It moves too quickly and the older I get the faster it […]

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Lost Time

Lost Time

I missed ten days of piano practice; ten of the fourteen I have between lessons. Sickness put me on the couch. I simply didn’t have the energy to sit at the piano and work like I usually do. When I finally felt well enough to practice, it was not pretty. My music had slowed down […]

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Last Sunday Son and I were unexpectedly reminiscing with a friend. She shared her challenge of raising her kids in today’s “Age of Entitlement.” The conversation took Son and I to a time of our own, when he and his sister were teenagers. Divorce had split our family. We were living in a strange town, […]

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Unexpected Art

Unexpected Art

I’ve been hungry for chicken pot pie for several weeks. It’s the perfect winter dish. I just needed someone to share it. When my friend came for the weekend, I already had chicken pot pie on the menu. In my freezer I had leftover cooked chicken, puff pastry, and peas. In my fridge I had […]

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When did your love begin?

When did your love begin?

My love of beautiful letters and words began in Mr. Wagner’s sixth grade class. At our school he was also the band director, the shop teacher, and the bus driver. He was known among students as a great science teacher. It was a big deal to finally be in his class. If we had extra […]

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