1. Productivity, Sociability, Relaxation


    July 22, 2015 by Jean

    One year into my retirement, I am still trying to find the right balance among productivity, sociability and relaxation. Here’s …
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  2. How Much Does It Cost to Live in Retirement? Revisiting My Budget


    July 14, 2015 by Jean

    One of the big unknowns for most people facing retirement is how much it will cost to live from month …
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  3. New Friends/Old Friends


    July 10, 2015 by Jean

    In all my advance reading about retirement, I did not see anything that suggested retirement would be a time when …
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  4. The Pleasures of a Screened Porch


    July 5, 2015 by Jean

    Recently, when I wrote about my hassles in getting my screened gazebo set up on the back deck, a reader …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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