Category Archives: Time/Activities

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Seasonal Transitions

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    October 19, 2017 by Jean

    Wherever I have lived in my adult life (southern California for two years after college, the mid-Atlantic region during my …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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