1. 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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  2. Snow, Snow and More Snow

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    February 12, 2017 by Jean

    Maine is currently in what the meteorologists call an “active weather pattern;” and in February that means, snow, snow, and …
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  3. Veggie Burgers

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    February 4, 2017 by Jean

    I am a bit of a foodie. Mostly that means that I love food. And what I love most is …
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  4. Generational Transition

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    January 30, 2017 by Jean

    I have a vivid memory from my grandmother’s funeral in 1975. She had died at age 85, the last of …
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  5. New Year’s Check-Up: Wellbeing

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    January 16, 2017 by Jean

    In my last post, I focused on evaluating my use of time and money as I begin my third year …
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  6. 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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  7. Christmas Music

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    December 20, 2016 by Jean

    I think Christmas music may be one of those things you either love or hate. Recently, one of my nieces …
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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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