1. Health: The Wildcard in Retirement

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    July 22, 2016 by Jean

    Recently I found myself marveling at what a good summer this has been. Maine has been having sparkling summer weather …
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  2. Heat Waves and Garden Projects

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    July 15, 2016 by Jean

    Mid-summer is prime time for working on garden projects, but it is also the hottest part of the Maine summer. …
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  3. Summer Reading

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    July 10, 2016 by Jean

    It is possible that I have spent most of the waking hours of my life reading. I started reading early: …
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  4. Summer Holidays

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    July 4, 2016 by Jean

    Nothing highlights the differences between the summers of my teaching years and the summers of my retirement years more than …
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  5. First Classes

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    June 29, 2016 by Jean

    Last week was a busy one as I traveled out to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine (about …
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  6. My Nature Program Day

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    June 20, 2016 by Jean

    Sometimes I feel as though I’m living in an episode (or maybe several episodes) of the PBS Nature program. Saturday …
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  7. Summer Morning Rituals

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    June 15, 2016 by Jean

    I’m a person who thrives on routines and rituals. Perhaps there’s a hint of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in my personality; but …
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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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