BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


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The Limbo Circle

The Limbo Circle

The time is strange:  I’m living between learning there is a growth on my optic nerve that destroyed vision and the possibility the growth may be removed surgically. I’ll know more tomorrow when I see the doc. But in the meantime, I just don’t know what will happen, what lies ahead for me, or if […]

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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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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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