BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: persistence

Dinner Questions

Dinner Questions

As I traveled, I was witness to many lively conversations. I jotted the questions in my notebook so I could share them with you and because they caused me to ponder: Why are there locks on the river? Doesn’t water just level itself out? How can there be a difference in height from one part […]

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How’s Your Hearing?

How’s Your Hearing?

While traveling with a friend a few years ago, she suggested I get my hearing checked. It seems  I often didn’t hear what she said to me, though I was unaware of the issue. Upon my return I made an appointment with the audiologist. The tests showed significant hearing loss in both ears. I was […]

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You’re saving this because. . .

You’re saving this because. . .

I live in a community where I’m not responsible for mowing, lawn care, and most of the landscaping. However, I am responsible for my back yard. I had it landscaped a few years ago with shrubs, birdbath, flowering plants — and I love it. Though it doesn’t require much, I tidy the back yard occasionally […]

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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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Let’s Party!

Let’s Party!

It all began on March 1, 2014. This blog — that’s what began on that day five years ago. I started the blog and developed my site because I had become convinced that, as a writer, I needed a platform. I methodically used Christina Katz’s book Get Known before the Book Deal. Though her questions and considerations at the end of […]

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