1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Grand Coulee Ice Dam


    March 1, 2015 by Jean

    When my retiree group met for lunch last month, the topic of removing snow from roofs came up. I scoffed …
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  5. Cabin Fever and Social Isolation


    February 21, 2015 by Jean

    As a retiree living alone – particularly one who has high needs for solitude – I am at risk for …
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  6. Study Progress


    February 9, 2015 by Jean

    In the past week, I’ve made serious progress on turning my old bedroom into my new study. A week ago …
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  7. Winter Weather, Winter Chores, Winter Fun


    February 3, 2015 by Jean

    The graphic above is my local 10-day weather forecast from last Wednesday, the day after our big blizzard. You can …
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