1. Solo House Projects: Pavers and Gazebos


    June 29, 2015 by Jean

    One of the challenges in living alone is completing house projects that require physical strength and/or more than two hands. …
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  2. Retirement Time


    June 22, 2015 by Jean

    Retirement seems to present a paradox about time. Those who are looking forward to retirement often imagine the luxury of …
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  3. Cooking for One


    June 14, 2015 by Jean

    For me, one of the joys of retirement is having time to cook.  I know many single people who dislike …
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  4. Performance Anxieties


    June 8, 2015 by Jean

    Last week, my 11-week singing workshop, sponsored by the Portland Public Library under a Creative Aging grant, ended with a …
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  5. 50th Reunion


    June 3, 2015 by Jean

    I’m just home from a long weekend in southern New England, visiting family and friends and attending my 50th high …
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  6. A Healthful Addiction?


    May 23, 2015 by Jean

    Is it possible to be addicted to something that is good for you? If you are, does it become too …
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  7. The Treasure That Is OLLI


    May 17, 2015 by Jean

    This spring, my experience of retirement has been greatly enriched through the programs of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. …
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