1. Mental Gardening


    February 5, 2016 by Jean

    Dreary winter days are a great time to get out into the garden of the imagination while remaining warm and …
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  2. Looking for the Goldilocks Zone


    February 1, 2016 by Jean

    The “Goldilocks Zone” is a term scientists sometimes use to describe the earth’s place in our solar system – not …
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  3. Selfishness/Selflessness


    January 25, 2016 by Jean

    Is this classic image from the psychology of perception an urn or two faces in profile? Both/and. Twice in recent …
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  4. Taking Stock: Well-Being


    January 19, 2016 by Jean

    This is the third of my “Taking Stock” posts for the new year. This one focuses on how I am …
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  5. Taking Stock: Time


    January 14, 2016 by Jean

    As my second year of retirement begins, I am taking stock of how things are going. My last post (Taking …
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  6. Taking Stock: Finances


    January 3, 2016 by Jean

    As the old year turned into the new, I ended my first full year of retirement and began the second. …
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  7. A Single Woman’s Holiday


    December 21, 2015 by Jean

    Christmas morning. I will be up early, before the sun, to begin preparing Christmas dinner. I will plug in the …
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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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