Category Archives: Living

  1. Fire and Ice: My Winter Exercise Program

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    March 4, 2019 by Jean

    For most of my life, my preferred form of exercise has been walking. I got into the walking habit early. …
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  2. Winter Reading

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    January 13, 2019 by Jean

    I am a voracious reader and have been for pretty much all my life. I remember my weekly dilemma when …
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  3. Snow Shoveling and Lavender: Pleasure in Small Moments

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    December 31, 2018 by Jean

    The older I get, the more convinced I become that the secret to happiness is finding pleasure in small moments. …
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  4. March Madness (Non-Basketball Version)

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    March 30, 2018 by Jean

    I am finally coming up for air after my own version of March Madness (which had nothing to do with …
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  5. Winter Exercise

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    January 31, 2018 by Jean

    One of my recurring dilemmas is how to get enough exercise in winter. During the good weather months, my preferred …
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  6. 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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  7. Stamping Out Poetry

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    November 22, 2017 by Jean

    I am really not advocating that we forcibly eliminate poetry from the world. “Stamp Out Poetry” was the title of …
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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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