BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


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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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Need help?

Need help?

Do you want to do things on your own and yet, you can’t quite pull it off? This condition afflicts many of us, in bigger or lesser ways: maybe it’s a problem you can’t seem to solve maybe it’s a habit you’ve had for a long time maybe it’s things you “ought” to do — […]

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Now what?

Now what?

For the last four springs I’ve played a recital in my home for friends. The first recital was attended by a few close friends and family. Now I do two recitals to accommodate the nearly forty people who want to come. The musical afternoons are filled with composer stories, conversation, tea, and cookies. Recital preparation […]

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Surface Safety

Surface Safety

In The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton writes: Better keep on the surface, in the prudent old New York way, than risk uncovering a wound he could not heal. She’s right. If we stay on the surface we don’t have to worry about uncovering our wounds — either recent ones or ones from another time. […]

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