Category Archives: Emotional responses

  1. A New Creative Writing Project

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    December 6, 2017 by Jean

    Several weeks ago, I began work on a new creative writing project, a journal to document my daily experience of …
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  2. 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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  3. Social Class, Social Etiquette and Social Anxiety

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    June 5, 2016 by Jean

    I was surprised when several readers responded to my recent post on friendship by saying that I seem to have …
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  4. 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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  5. Selfishness/Selflessness

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    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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  6. Taking Stock: Well-Being

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    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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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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