Jean Croker Petke

Swamp Survival

Making it across the swamp, all the way to solid ground, has been a scenario oft repeated in my life. I shared my original swamp story on this blog last week. That story has spawned much pondering and many conversations over the years — with family and friends and strangers. Though details may vary, the realities […]

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A Swamp Story

Characters: THE REPORTER, who works for a small newspaper someplace in Kentucky THE ARTIST, from down the hall, who does graphic design for some marketing wizards ME, a mere mortal who keeps trying to juggle too many projects The story evolves over the course of three days, from an email initiated by Me. AIRPLANE TICKETS TO IOWA […]

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Swamp Crossing

Quote of the week:  I am here today to cross the swamp, not to fight all the alligators. I don’t know who said it — and it doesn’t matter. I found it in my most recent read:  The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. Crossing the […]

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