1. One Last Taste of Summer


    October 19, 2016 by Jean

    Today was a gorgeous ‘Indian Summer’ day in Maine, with blue skies, sunshine, and unseasonably warm temperatures. I took advantage …
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  2. Preserving the Harvest


    October 9, 2016 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved to eat. There is an old family story about the …
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  3. First and Last Classes


    September 26, 2016 by Jean

    I’m chagrined to realize that I’ve let two weeks slide by without posting here. It really is a busy season! …
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  4. A Busy Season


    September 12, 2016 by Jean

    I’m not quite sure what happened to August. One day I blinked and it was September. And September brings the …
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  5. Values and Voting


    September 3, 2016 by Jean

    I’ve been thinking about values and politics ever since a fractious online exchange with a high school classmate about the …
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  6. Darkness and Light


    August 21, 2016 by Jean

    This morning, I heard a fascinating interview on the Public Radio program Living on Earth with Paul Bogard, author of …
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  7. Finding My Volunteer Identity


    August 14, 2016 by Jean

    When I was working, I never could find the time to do community work as a volunteer. During one period, …
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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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