1. Engagement, Disengagement, and Re-engagement


    April 22, 2015 by Jean

    When I was working, I was very engaged in my workplace – the type of faculty member who cared deeply …
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  2. Visiting the Former Workplace


    April 11, 2015 by Jean

    Many retirees confront the issue of what their relationship to the old workplace will be. Some retirees maintain a strong …
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  3. Winter or Spring?


    April 5, 2015 by Jean

    This morning I woke up to snow coming down fast and furious outside my bedroom window; but by the time …
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  4. Back in the Classroom


    March 31, 2015 by Jean

    Last week, I went back into the classroom for the first time since I retired from teaching in May – …
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  5. A Place to Think


    March 24, 2015 by Jean

    During the years when I was a hard-working college professor, teaching three different courses in a semester and often working …
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  6. Sap Rising


    March 20, 2015 by Jean

    As the days get longer, the snow begins to melt, and the sap rises in the sugar maple trees, I …
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  7. Kissing Volunteer Frogs


    March 9, 2015 by Jean

    Volunteer work has long been part of my plan for retirement; making a contribution to some kind of larger enterprise …
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