1. Winter Exercise

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    January 31, 2018 by Jean

    One of my recurring dilemmas is how to get enough exercise in winter. During the good weather months, my preferred …
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  2. Constant Contact and Donor Fatigue

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    January 14, 2018 by Jean

    When I listen to the morning news on NPR, I often hear “Constant Contact” listed as one of the program’s …
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  3. New Year’s Check-Up

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    January 4, 2018 by Jean

    One of my favorite rituals for New Year’s Day is to review the year that has just ended and make …
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  4. Making Holiday Music

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    December 16, 2017 by Jean

    Last weekend was my choral group’s annual holiday concert. We sang two performances, one on Saturday evening and the other …
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  5. A New Creative Writing Project

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    December 6, 2017 by Jean

    Several weeks ago, I began work on a new creative writing project, a journal to document my daily experience of …
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  6. Stamping Out Poetry

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    November 22, 2017 by Jean

    I am really not advocating that we forcibly eliminate poetry from the world. “Stamp Out Poetry” was the title of …
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  7. Murphy’s Law and the Kindness of Mainers

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    November 15, 2017 by Jean

    The fifth day of the power outage in Maine was a Murphy’s Law kind of day. The power hadn’t been …
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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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