Category Archives: Living

  1. Good Eating

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    October 11, 2021 by Jean

    In late summer and fall, one of the great pleasures in my life is taking advantage of the harvest to …
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  2. Roque Bluffs

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    September 27, 2021 by Jean

    During my recent Downeast Maine vacation, I spent a day at Roque Bluffs State Park. I had been here before …
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  3. Stargazing

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    September 7, 2021 by Jean

    I recently returned from a five-day vacation on the Downeast Maine coast. I stayed in a cottage with a big …
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  4. The Way Life Should Be

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    August 23, 2021 by Jean

    Coming back last month from my first trip out of Maine since before the pandemic, I crossed the bridge over …
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  5. Party Time

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    July 20, 2021 by Jean

    When normal life was suddenly suspended in March of 2020, my choral singing group was in the process of preparing …
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  6. War of the Rodents

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    May 15, 2021 by Jean

    One of the pleasures of rural living is the opportunity to observe and interact with wildlife, but interactions with wildlife …
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  7. Weekend Novel

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    March 28, 2021 by Jean

    I first got into the habit of reading a weekend novel during my hard-working years as a college professor, when …
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  8. Covid Thanksgiving

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    November 27, 2020 by Jean

    This Covid Thanksgiving wasn’t as much of a departure for me as it was for many people. It has been …
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  9. One Hell of a Year

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    November 7, 2020 by Jean

    One piece of retirement advice I don’t remember getting was to expect the unexpected. I think I imagined a more …
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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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