1. Help From Friends

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    November 28, 2016 by Jean

    I recently joined a Facebook group for “elder orphans” – older people without spouses, partners or children. This is a …
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  2. First Snow

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    November 21, 2016 by Jean

    I admit to being caught off guard by our first snow of the season. I blame sports. I usually get …
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  3. Moving Forward

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    November 15, 2016 by Jean

    I went to bed on the night of the election feeling fearful and anxious. But I can’t live in a …
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  4. American Nations

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    November 7, 2016 by Jean

    I recently finished reading Colin Woodard’s American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (Penguin …
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  5. One Last Taste of Summer

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    October 19, 2016 by Jean

    Today was a gorgeous ‘Indian Summer’ day in Maine, with blue skies, sunshine, and unseasonably warm temperatures. I took advantage …
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  6. Preserving the Harvest

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    October 9, 2016 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved to eat. There is an old family story about the …
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  7. First and Last Classes

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    September 26, 2016 by Jean

    I’m chagrined to realize that I’ve let two weeks slide by without posting here. It really is a busy season! …
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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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