1. A Busy Season

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    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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  2. Values and Voting

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    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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  3. Darkness and Light

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    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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  4. Finding My Volunteer Identity

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    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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  5. Social Relationships, Social Media, and Politics

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    August 1, 2016 by Jean

    During my working years, I steadfastly resisted Facebook. I had some social media presence with my blogs, and for several …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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