Category Archives: garden

  1. First Classes

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    June 29, 2016 by Jean

    Last week was a busy one as I traveled out to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine (about …
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  2. Summer Morning Rituals

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    June 15, 2016 by Jean

    I’m a person who thrives on routines and rituals. Perhaps there’s a hint of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in my personality; but …
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  3. Summer is Different

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    June 10, 2016 by Jean

    Throughout my life, summer has been the most distinctive season, set apart from the rest of the year. Even before …
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  4. Racing Toward Summer

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    May 18, 2016 by Jean

    In Maine’s sped-up version of spring, you wait and wait and wait for spring to arrive and then everything happens …
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  5. Our Own Discovery Channel

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    April 28, 2016 by Jean

    One of the delights of rural living is the opportunity to observe wildlife and to connect with the natural world …
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  6. 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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  7. Learning High

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    March 19, 2016 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved going to school. Even before I was old enough to …
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  8. Botany and Beethoven

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    March 3, 2016 by Jean

    March is my month of intense commitment to, as one acquaintance put it, “Botany and Beethoven.” Both these activities are …
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  9. Mental Gardening

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    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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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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