Category Archives: garden

  1. Walking on the Wild Side

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    August 2, 2019 by Jean

    A rural retirement is not for everyone. My house at the end of a dirt road in the Maine woods …
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  2. A Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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    June 30, 2019 by Jean

    I can find something to like about every part of the year. Even November, my least favorite month, has Thanksgiving …
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  3. Going to School Forever

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    January 28, 2019 by Jean

    During my college teaching career, I sometimes joked to students that college professors were people who were better at going …
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  4. Finding My Volunteer Niche

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    December 11, 2018 by Jean

    When I was planning for retirement, I always assumed that it would include volunteer activity, which I had difficulty finding …
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  5. Seasonal Transitions

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    October 19, 2017 by Jean

    Wherever I have lived in my adult life (southern California for two years after college, the mid-Atlantic region during my …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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