1. Marches and Musicals

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    May 2, 2017 by Jean

    This past weekend, I stepped outside my comfort zone to participate in two events. The first was the People’s Climate …
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  2. Town Meetings

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    April 27, 2017 by Jean

    The reading I’ve been doing to try to understand the fall Presidential election has given me a new understanding of …
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  3. Pleasure and Joy

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    April 4, 2017 by Jean

    I am generally a happy person. I attribute this to having lucked out in the personality sweepstakes, where I was …
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  4. Not What I Expected

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    March 27, 2017 by Jean

    Regular readers may have noticed that I’ve been A.W.O.L. from this blog in recent weeks. The reason is that all …
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  5. The Plan

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    March 6, 2017 by Jean

    Over the holidays, during an annual celebratory dinner with friends, one of our party said that she had recently spent …
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  6. Empathy Bridges and Empathy Walls

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    February 24, 2017 by Jean

    When I was formulating a way to move forward after the November election (see Moving Forward), one of the tasks …
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  7. Snow, Snow and More Snow

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    February 12, 2017 by Jean

    Maine is currently in what the meteorologists call an “active weather pattern;” and in February that means, snow, snow, and …
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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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