1. Steps to a Healthy Back


    October 2, 2015 by Jean

    When I had my annual check-up with my primary care practitioner this summer, I decided it was time to do …
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  2. Celebrating Rural Living


    September 28, 2015 by Jean

    Fall is country fair season in Maine; and, in a rural state, these harvest celebrations are major events. This past …
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  3. A Summit on Aging


    September 22, 2015 by Jean

    Last week, I attended the Maine Summit on Aging, sponsored by the Maine Council on Aging. Maine’s position as the …
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  4. Seasonal Changes


    September 10, 2015 by Jean

    I grew up in southern New England, where there are four distinct seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter), each with …
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  5. Busy, Busy, Busy


    August 25, 2015 by Jean

    One of the concepts that comes up repeatedly in the social science literature on retirement is the “culture of busyness” …
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  6. Negotiating an Aging Body


    August 17, 2015 by Jean

    The year I was fifty, after a lifetime of exceptionally good health, I found myself facing a series of medical …
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  7. Feeling Blue (berries)


    August 9, 2015 by Jean

    One of the pleasures of late summer in Maine is native wild blueberries. These are not the big, fat, cultivated …
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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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