1. Retirement Transition Reading: The Retirement Maze

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    July 29, 2014 by Jean

    Recently, a reader recommended that I take a look at The Retirement Maze: What You Should Know Before and After …
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  2. A Community of Caring

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    July 22, 2014 by Jean

    Last week, my friend Atsuko Hirai died at home, having lived six months longer than the most optimistic prognosis she …
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  3. Getting By With a Little Help From Our Friends

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    July 9, 2014 by Jean

    One of the important tasks for retirement is to build a community of friends. Many people enter retirement with friendship …
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  4. The Threat of Marginality

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    July 1, 2014 by Jean

    In his book The Experience of Retirement, Robert S. Weiss notes that, All retirees face the same two challenges of …
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  5. W.O.W.

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    June 24, 2014 by Jean

    Quite a few of my Maine friends have recently retired or are planning to retire in the next couple of …
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  6. Food for Thought

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    June 20, 2014 by Jean

    One of the challenges for my retirement is to replace the intellectual stimulation that I have long gotten from my …
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  7. Structuring My Day

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    June 14, 2014 by Jean

    I am a person who thrives on structure. It makes me happy to have rituals and routines to structure my …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped 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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