BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: change

Goal Gone

Goal Gone

I set a reading goal in 2013: one book per week. I’ve never reached the goal though I’ve read more books each year — until 2017. While the goal was 52 books in one year, the best I’ve done is 36, twice the number I read in 2012. The original purpose of the goal was […]

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Have you got one of these?

Have you got one of these?

Have you got a zibaldone? “A what?” you say, somewhat bewildered. “What’s a ziba. . . however you say it?” “Zee – ball – dough – nay. It’s Italian and easy to say once you get used to it.” “O.k. Zibaldone. So what is it and why do I need one?” you inquire, still puzzled. […]

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Deep and Long

Deep and Long

I saw reference the other day to the rapidity of a surgeon’s scalpel. I’m not doctor — or surgeon — but from my sketchy medical knowledge, I suspect they cut quickly, once they know exactly where they’re going. Their tools are razor-sharp. And they can go deep, through layers of tissue.   It set me […]

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The Light of a New Day

The Light of a New Day

We get bogged down — in anticipation of the holidays, during the holidays, after the holidays, in our illnesses, and in winter’s long cold. We can’t get a break. It’s always something. Once this is over, then . . . then . . . then . . .things will be better, life will be easier, […]

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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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