BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: creativity

The Stories We Make Up

The Stories We Make Up

A few weeks ago I wrote about losing vision in my right eye permanently. Yes, there still is no vision. I have had the last test — an MRI to discover if there is something causing pressure on my optic nerve. Truth #1: yes, there is something causing pressure on the optic nerve and I’ve […]

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Ideas For Sale?

Ideas For Sale?

While a friend and I were exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains last week we passed a country store with a sign that read: Antiques and Ideas Really? In hindsight I wish we had stopped so I could take a photo. Even more I wish we’d gone in to see what ideas they had. Of course, […]

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Looking for a hatch

Looking for a hatch

The Boy (4 1/2-year-old grandson) is interested in the daily weather. He notices the colors of the clouds and sky. If the clouds are grey, he assumes it’s going to rain. He asks his mother many times each day, “Is it going to rain today?” “It might,” she replies, “the clouds are very grey and […]

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Ball Practice

Ball Practice

To spend time with The Boy (4 1/2 year old grandson) is to play ball. Lots of ball. At his home we often play in the master bedroom. I’m not sure why that’s the preferred location. Perhaps we can do the least damage there. And we can shut the door to limit the distance of […]

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How do they do this?

How do they do this?

There’s a large concrete building on my regular travel route. Through the large windows I can see bright yellow roll-up doors for separate storage units. I’ve never seen a single person in or near the building. The outside signage says, “Climate Storage.” Really? They’re storing climate in there? How do they do that? They either […]

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