1. Covid Thanksgiving

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    November 27, 2020 by Jean

    This Covid Thanksgiving wasn’t as much of a departure for me as it was for many people. It has been …
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  2. One Hell of a Year

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    November 7, 2020 by Jean

    One piece of retirement advice I don’t remember getting was to expect the unexpected. I think I imagined a more …
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  3. Black Mothers, Black Children, and Law Enforcement

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    August 13, 2020 by Jean

    For more than a week, I’ve been thinking (obsessing?) about two incidents in the news involving black mothers, black children, …
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  4. Sharing Air

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    July 30, 2020 by Jean

    Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, when I was discussing when and how to get together with a friend, I …
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  5. Farewell to a Special Friend

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    June 9, 2020 by Jean

    This week, I am saying farewell to my close friend Joyce, who died this weekend at the nursing home that …
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  6. Down the Rabbit Hole

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    May 11, 2020 by Jean

    When my local Senior College cancelled the in-person courses due to begin in late March, I was left with a …
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  7. A Food-Centered Life

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    April 21, 2020 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved food. I was a child who didn’t have to be …
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  8. The New Normal

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    April 1, 2020 by Jean

    It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, I was wondering if I had overcommitted myself for spring. …
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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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