Category Archives: Intellectual activity

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Learning High

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    March 19, 2016 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved going to school. Even before I was old enough to …
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  6. Teaching Senior College

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    November 16, 2015 by Jean

    This week, I am coming to the end of my first experience teaching a course at the local Senior College. …
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  7. The Treasure That Is OLLI

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    May 17, 2015 by Jean

    This spring, my experience of retirement has been greatly enriched through the programs of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. …
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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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