1. Our Own Discovery Channel

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    April 28, 2016 by Jean

    One of the delights of rural living is the opportunity to observe wildlife and to connect with the natural world …
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  2. New Beginnings

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    April 19, 2016 by Jean

    During most of a lifetime spent in school (either as a student or as a teacher), spring never felt to …
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  3. What Does It Mean to Be Rich?

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    April 11, 2016 by Jean

    I’ve been kept away from blogging recently by the intense rehearsal schedule leading up to my Beethoven concert. Even though …
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  4. Who Benefits? A Proposal for Congressional Salaries

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    March 24, 2016 by Jean

    Recently, I have been reading Joseph E. Stiglitz’s The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them …
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  5. Learning High

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    March 19, 2016 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved going to school. Even before I was old enough to …
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  6. Senior Birthdays

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    March 15, 2016 by Jean

    Last week, I had a birthday. I’m not a person who dreads getting older. A serious cancer diagnosis when I …
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  7. Tax Time

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    March 10, 2016 by Jean

    This is my first year filing income tax returns as a retiree. For most of my adult life, I have …
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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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