1. One of Those Months

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    October 31, 2022 by Jean

    Although October is normally the peak of a season I love, I can’t say I’m sorry to see this October …
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  2. Beauty, Bounty and Gratitude

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    September 5, 2022 by Jean

    This summer I read two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, which spoke to one another and to me in …
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  3. Summer’s Beautiful Bounty

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    July 24, 2022 by Jean

    It is high summer in Maine and a most bountiful time of the year. Each Sunday’s visit to the farmers’ …
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  4. Back In The Classroom

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    June 9, 2022 by Jean

    One of the joys of this spring was finding myself back in the classroom – the real classroom rather than …
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  5. Suddenly, Warmth

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    May 14, 2022 by Jean

    One of the consequences of climate change is that spring comes earlier to Maine and lasts longer. This year, we …
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  6. Solitude

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    February 15, 2022 by Jean

    Last week, a local public radio call-in show, Maine Calling, aired a program about solitude. The host introduced the topic …
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  7. Finding My New Normal

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    January 21, 2022 by Jean

    Like many people, I entered 2021 with an almost-giddy anticipation that vaccinations would soon bring the pandemic to an end. …
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  8. Let Music Live

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    December 20, 2021 by Jean

    Things were looking up in Maine early last summer, with Covid cases and hospitalizations down, test positivity rates only around …
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  9. Winter Friends

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    November 17, 2021 by Jean

    One night in September, I got up in the wee dark hours of the morning and looked out my big …
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  10. Good Eating

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    October 11, 2021 by Jean

    In late summer and fall, one of the great pleasures in my life is taking advantage of the harvest to …
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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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