BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


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New Sport?

New Sport?

The Boy (four-year-old grandson) and I are spending a few days together. His parents are here as well. They have to do the challenging parent stuff. I get to do the fun stuff. The other morning, way before breakfast, we created a new sport for his monster trucks. We call it Banister Racing. There’s no […]

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Magic?

Magic?

First, let me report, that road kill at my house has been avoided. Though I’m not moving like Japan’s bullet train, all wheels are on the tracks and there is movement. I’m not trying for speed, just forward motion, which is indeed happening. This week I want to share with you a phenomenon for which […]

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On the rails?

On the rails?

Sometimes it’s easy to get our tasks accomplished and/or pursue our passions. Sometimes, it’s not so easy. Lately, I’ve been struggling to do the things I really want to do — those things I consider a priority: practicing piano, reading, writing, knitting. The questions I’m asking myself: Have I gotten off the rails, off track, […]

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Need help?

Need help?

Do you want to do things on your own and yet, you can’t quite pull it off? This condition afflicts many of us, in bigger or lesser ways: maybe it’s a problem you can’t seem to solve maybe it’s a habit you’ve had for a long time maybe it’s things you “ought” to do — […]

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Dinner Questions

Dinner Questions

As I traveled, I was witness to many lively conversations. I jotted the questions in my notebook so I could share them with you and because they caused me to ponder: Why are there locks on the river? Doesn’t water just level itself out? How can there be a difference in height from one part […]

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