BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: do the work

Pathfinding

Pathfinding

I’ve had two rounds of house guests in the last two weeks. A good time was certainly had by all. I love sharing my home with others, but life gets rearranged while they’re here. This is absolutely not a complaint — just a statement of what happens. People sleep in every available space, bathrooms are […]

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Company’s Coming

Company’s Coming

It’s not quite holiday time yet. I think it starts right after Halloween. But for me, the holidays begin this week. Company is coming for four days: The Boy (3 1/2 year-old grandson) and his parents. The following week four of my longest-time friends are coming for four days to talk and eat and do […]

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River or Pond?

River or Pond?

This week I’ve been thinking about the rivers I’ve seen and known: The Columbia and the Snake in the Pacific Northwest The Colorado, winding through the Grand Canyon The Ohanapecosh near Mt. Rainier The Missouri in Montana, traveled by Lewis & Clark The Ganges at Benares, India The Tennessee and the Holston in northeast Tennessee The […]

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I’ve been to the mountain . . .

I’ve been to the mountain . . .

Recently I ran across a Zen saying — Let everything be your teacher That’s sort of how I live. I notice things. I hear things. I experience things. And these things set me to pondering and questioning. . . Why do I still remember that moment from decades ago? Why did I feel that way […]

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The Wound

The Wound

The preacher said something about wounds in his sermon though I don’t remember his exact words. I jotted what I could in my zibaldone. He hit close to home for me. For some time I’ve been wondering what to do with a personal wound. You know the kind: Someone did something or said something that hurt. […]

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