Category Archives: Time/Activities

  1. The Twenty Percent Challenge

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    August 30, 2017 by Jean

    Recently, I have been reading The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living (Island Press 2012). …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Marches and Musicals

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    May 2, 2017 by Jean

    This past weekend, I stepped outside my comfort zone to participate in two events. The first was the People’s Climate …
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  5. 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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  6. Empathy Bridges and Empathy Walls

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    February 24, 2017 by Jean

    When I was formulating a way to move forward after the November election (see Moving Forward), one of the tasks …
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  7. New Year’s Check-Up: Money and Time

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    January 3, 2017 by Jean

    When I retired in 2014, I didn’t have any doubts about doing so. I did have some anxieties, however, about …
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