BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


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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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Syzygy

Syzygy

I’ve been to the promised land — not The Promised Land of the Bible — but my personal promised land. The place where I feel grounded, where I reconnect with my roots and the earth and my family.  I generally go every year. I went to many of my usual places along the Oregon Coast […]

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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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Life changes

Life changes

When I came back from my last trip I felt like I needed a new life. Travel causes us to see differently, which is a good thing. I wondered if I needed to change my focus, my activities, or realign my priorities. Perhaps you’ve experienced something similar. I didn’t really consciously change anything. However, other […]

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The Pantry

I always have a list of stuff that needs to be done — not always a written list, but certainly a list in my head. Recently, the nagging item has been “Get the pantry back in order.” Earlier this spring I’d done a lot of baking and entertaining. My once neat pantry had gotten in […]

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