Category Archives: Intellectual activity

  1. Down the Rabbit Hole

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    May 11, 2020 by Jean

    When my local Senior College cancelled the in-person courses due to begin in late March, I was left with a …
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  2. Learning a New Language in My Seventies

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    August 20, 2019 by Jean

    I’ve never considered myself very good at learning languages. I learned Quebecois French in elementary school, but when I tried …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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