BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: persistence

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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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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