1. Old Files


    March 31, 2014 by Jean

    For the past several weeks, I’ve been spending a half day each week sorting through old files in my office. …
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  2. How Is the Packing Going?


    March 19, 2014 by Jean

    This is a question I get asked more and more these days, as my countdown to retirement and my move …
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  3. Senioritis


    March 10, 2014 by Jean

    When our senior students have trouble focusing on their academics and start turning in work below their capabilities, faculty say …
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  4. Retirement Transition Reading: Supercharged Retirement


    February 23, 2014 by Jean

    It’s probably not surprising, given my academic training, that my response to any approaching major life event is an extensive …
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  5. Both Exciting and Scary


    February 16, 2014 by Jean

    Recently, I asked one of my senior students how she was feeling about her impending graduation from college, and she …
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  6. Why I Want to Retire in Maine


    January 24, 2014 by Jean

    My plan to relocate to Maine in retirement sometimes garners raised eyebrows. This is not your typical retirement haven. Maine …
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  7. Transitioning to Retirement: Packing Up and Moving Out (2)


    January 7, 2014 by Jean

    In my last post, I wrote about my plans for sorting and packing a career’s worth of academic material in …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who is about to step into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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