1. Challenges of Aging Alone

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    November 28, 2019 by Jean

    Since I last posted here about my friend with the degenerative illness, my life has been taken over by a …
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  2. Caring for Others, Caring for Self

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    October 23, 2019 by Jean

    Lately, I’ve been struggling to find the right balance between caring for a good friend with a serious degenerative illness …
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  3. Turn, Turn, Turn

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    October 2, 2019 by Jean

    I have been away from this blog for too long. I seem to have experienced time flying past more strongly …
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  4. Learning a New Language in My Seventies

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    August 20, 2019 by Jean

    I’ve never considered myself very good at learning languages. I learned Quebecois French in elementary school, but when I tried …
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  5. Walking on the Wild Side

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    August 2, 2019 by Jean

    A rural retirement is not for everyone. My house at the end of a dirt road in the Maine woods …
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  6. Race, Rhetoric and Those “Racist Bones”

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    July 20, 2019 by Jean

    Recently I’ve been reflecting on President Trump’s suggestion to four women lawmakers that they should “go back to the … …
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  7. A Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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    June 30, 2019 by Jean

    I can find something to like about every part of the year. Even November, my least favorite month, has Thanksgiving …
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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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