BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: mistakes

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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Road challenges

A few weeks ago I was driving home after a weekend away with family. Mid-point in my drive I decided I needed a drink. I pulled into the closest McDonald’s. The drive-thru line was long but I welcomed an interstate break. I waited and waited, but the line never moved. Fortunately, it was possible to […]

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The Recital

The Recital

My fifth annual piano recital has been accomplished. A group of about twenty came to my house on Thursday, another group on Friday, and a third group on Saturday — for Classics and Cookies. The music I played was what I call “lesson music” — the pieces I work on throughout the year with Dr. […]

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Foibles and Frivolities

Foibles and Frivolities

I have moments when things go wonky. Perhaps you’ve had such times as well. Late last Sunday afternoon, as I was getting ready to go out for the evening, I took one last look in the mirror to make sure my hair was in place. There it was: a black hoop earring in my right […]

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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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