BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: persistence

To Train or Be Trained

To Train or Be Trained

The question of the week at my house is: Am I the trainer or the trainee? You see, there’s a new resident at my house. A cat, named T. He gorgeous — I chose him for his looks. He’s about four months old and was a feral cat, so life at my house is totally […]

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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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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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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Whenever I’m with The Boy (4-year-old grandson) I learn stuff. He helps me see things from his young perspective. He notices things that never catch my eye. He’s been taking swimming lessons for the last few weeks. He took lessons last summer as well. The big issue is learning to put his face in the […]

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Magic?

Magic?

First, let me report, that road kill at my house has been avoided. Though I’m not moving like Japan’s bullet train, all wheels are on the tracks and there is movement. I’m not trying for speed, just forward motion, which is indeed happening. This week I want to share with you a phenomenon for which […]

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