Category Archives: Intellectual activity

  1. Fear, Hope, and Change

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    May 14, 2019 by Jean

    On Sunday, as I drove to and from the first Farmers’ Market of the season, I was listening to one …
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  2. Resisting Ageism Through Education

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    March 12, 2019 by Jean

    Although I am proud to be an educator, I’m not a person who feels that education is the solution to …
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  3. Going to School Forever

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    January 28, 2019 by Jean

    During my college teaching career, I sometimes joked to students that college professors were people who were better at going …
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  4. 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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  5. First and Last Classes

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    September 26, 2016 by Jean

    I’m chagrined to realize that I’ve let two weeks slide by without posting here. It really is a busy season! …
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  6. A Busy Season

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    September 12, 2016 by Jean

    I’m not quite sure what happened to August. One day I blinked and it was September. And September brings the …
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  7. First Classes

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    June 29, 2016 by Jean

    Last week was a busy one as I traveled out to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine (about …
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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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