BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


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What Happened to Your Creativity?

What Happened to Your Creativity?

I spent last week with The Boy (2 1/2 year old grandson). As you know, he’s brilliant and cute — as all grandchildren are. I don’t recall the exact circumstances of this particular daily “Play ball with me, Gramma” activity. He normally plays ball with his unextended light saber for a bat and one of […]

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Trains and Other Interruptions

Trains and Other Interruptions

I’ve been living on a different schedule lately. Some might say I’ve been in an alternate universe. Many say I’ve not been home much. I’ve been listening to stories and hanging out with friends in the fall mountains. I’ve been tailgating wherever convenient and enjoying a roaring fire. I’ve been alone with my music in […]

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Last Year’s Cranberries

Last Year’s Cranberries

I buy lots of cranberries every November and December,  stashing them in the freezer to use  throughout the year. Then I get to next year’s Thanksgiving and the cranberries are still there. I didn’t use them because I was afraid I’d run out before I could buy more. It’s the mentality of scarcity. Perhaps it’s […]

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Searching for Strawberries

Searching for Strawberries

I recently attended the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. The weekend was filled with magical and sobering moments, tales of truth and belly-bursting laughter. Claudia Schmidt, a singer and songwriter and poet, chooses her words thoughtfully, speaking mindfully with solid voice. I beg forgiveness as I will not do her story justice. She told […]

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Getting Better

Getting Better

Last week I wrote about getting started. If you don’t start, nothing happens. Duh. While starting may be a difficult step, what comes next can be frustrating and exciting, and ultimately satisfying. The rest of what Seth Godin says is: Once you are doing it, you have a chance to do it better. So how’s […]

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