1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Conversations About Aging

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    June 20, 2019 by Jean

    It will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I am enjoying my experience of aging. …
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  5. Fear, Hope, and Change

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    May 14, 2019 by Jean

    On Sunday, as I drove to and from the first Farmers’ Market of the season, I was listening to one …
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  6. Becoming

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    April 24, 2019 by Jean

    When my book group decided to read Michelle Obama’s autobiography Becoming (Crown, 2018) this month, I was willing but not …
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  7. Looking Back, Looking Forward

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    April 10, 2019 by Jean

    Last month, I returned to my former workplace, Gettysburg College, for a weekend of activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary …
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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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