1. Time for Learning


    November 19, 2014 by Jean

    Last weekend, I attended a day-long interdisciplinary forum on “Why Darwin Matters” sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council. The program …
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  2. Hyper-Learning


    November 9, 2014 by Jean

    I’ve noticed changes in the ways that I read, think, and learn since I retired from teaching in May. I’ve …
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  3. Volunteering


    November 3, 2014 by Jean

    Many retirees, myself included, hope to do volunteer work as part of their mix of activities in retirement. It turns …
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  4. Hassles of Homeownership


    October 28, 2014 by Jean

    I have lived alone for more than 35 years now, and I have been a homeowner for almost 25 of …
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  5. How Am I Feeling?


    October 22, 2014 by Jean

    Recently, I was asked how I’m feeling about being retired. It turns out to be a surprisingly difficult question to …
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  6. The Role of Retired Person II: Some Informal Community Research


    October 8, 2014 by Jean

    After writing about the role of retiree as an ambiguous one and thinking about the implications of that ambiguity, I’ve …
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  7. The Role of Retired Person


    October 3, 2014 by Jean

    During my long years teaching sociology, I always enjoyed introducing students to the sociological concept of “social role” because they …
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