BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: creativity

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

Please forgive my lack of posting last week. My internet died for several days so posting could not happen.  *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * The Boy (4 1/2 year old grandson) and his mother are coming for a week. I’ve been busy cleaning, stocking the larder, planning menus, and clearing […]

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New Sport?

New Sport?

The Boy (four-year-old grandson) and I are spending a few days together. His parents are here as well. They have to do the challenging parent stuff. I get to do the fun stuff. The other morning, way before breakfast, we created a new sport for his monster trucks. We call it Banister Racing. There’s no […]

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Assumptions

Assumptions

There’s a problem with assumptions. We assume we know what someone is like and why they do what they do. We assume we have the solution to the problem. We assume we have more wisdom or experience than the next person. We assume the world is flat. We assume there is no solution. We assume […]

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Carried Images

Carried Images

For the last couple of weeks I’ve struggled with one page of a new piece of music. The key signature is six flats, which I can do. The complicating factor is a gazillion accidentals, making it a challenge to keep up with which notes I’m supposed to be playing. I attempted to play the page […]

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Where’s Your Whimsy?

Where’s Your Whimsy?

I am not known for my spontaneity. My friends joke that I schedule spontaneity for Tuesdays at 1:49! They are not far off the mark. Last weekend I made a quick trip to see The Boy (four-year-old grandson) because I just needed to be with him. We all spent Saturday afternoon at Joseph-Beth Booksellers — our […]

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