Category Archives: Living

  1. Is This the Face of Voter Fraud?

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    August 10, 2017 by Jean

    One afternoon in June, I went to my local Town Hall to vote in a special election. I should note …
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  2. Perfect Moments, Mishaps, and the Kindness of Strangers

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    August 3, 2017 by Jean

    Life is inevitably made up of high points and low points, perfect moments and things that go wrong. Generally, I’m …
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  3. Retirement Communities

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    July 18, 2017 by Jean

    Several months ago, I began to think seriously about what I will do when the hassles and physical work involved …
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  4. Old Dogs and New Tricks

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    July 4, 2017 by Jean

    For most of my life, I assumed that our ability to learn new things declines dramatically as we age, as …
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  5. How Busy Am I?

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    June 23, 2017 by Jean

    Recently, several friends and family members have commented about how busy I am. It is true that I have a …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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