Category Archives: Living

  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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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