Category Archives: Living

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Farewell to a Special Friend

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    June 9, 2020 by Jean

    This week, I am saying farewell to my close friend Joyce, who died this weekend at the nursing home that …
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  7. A Food-Centered Life

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    April 21, 2020 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved food. I was a child who didn’t have to be …
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  8. The New Normal

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    April 1, 2020 by Jean

    It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, I was wondering if I had overcommitted myself for spring. …
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  9. Aging Alone in a Pandemic: Social Distancing and Social Isolation

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    March 17, 2020 by Jean

    A few days ago (Was it really only a few days ago?) when Maine’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed, …
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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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