1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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