1. Farewell to a Special Friend

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    June 9, 2020 by Jean

    This week, I am saying farewell to my close friend Joyce, who died this weekend at the nursing home that …
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  2. Down the Rabbit Hole

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    May 11, 2020 by Jean

    When my local Senior College cancelled the in-person courses due to begin in late March, I was left with a …
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  3. A Food-Centered Life

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    April 21, 2020 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved food. I was a child who didn’t have to be …
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  4. The New Normal

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    April 1, 2020 by Jean

    It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, I was wondering if I had overcommitted myself for spring. …
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  5. Aging Alone in a Pandemic: Social Distancing and Social Isolation

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    March 17, 2020 by Jean

    A few days ago (Was it really only a few days ago?) when Maine’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed, …
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  6. Decision Time

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    March 2, 2020 by Jean

    Maine is a Super Tuesday state, so it’s time for me to make a decision about who I will vote …
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  7. Winter Exercise

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    February 6, 2020 by Jean

    When I was in my twenties, my mother had serious cardiovascular health issues. At age 49, she had major surgery …
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  8. Space and Light

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    January 16, 2020 by Jean

    Last week, I had some tree work done. My home state of Maine has one of the best climates in …
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  9. Caring, Stress, and Coping

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    January 6, 2020 by Jean

    The phrase “to care for” has two distinct meanings. One is about warm emotional attachment to another person, to care …
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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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