BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: persistence

There’s a Whole Lot a Cryin’ Goin’ On

There’s a Whole Lot a Cryin’ Goin’ On

I loaded T (the cat) into a large carrier, complete with litter box, water and food dishes, and a towel for comfort. I don’t know if he’s ridden in a car much in his short life. We traveled to Lexington, KY — a 3 /12-hour drive from our home. His displeasure with the adventure started […]

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You’re all on the same team

You’re all on the same team

I spent part of my weekend watching 4-year-olds play soccer.  I’ve written about kids’ basketball before. This is much the same. Most of them can run really well Most of them can kick the ball Most of them know the name of their team Most of them have adults on the sidelines, cheering them on […]

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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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