1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Help From Friends

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    November 28, 2016 by Jean

    I recently joined a Facebook group for “elder orphans” – older people without spouses, partners or children. This is a …
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  6. First Snow

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    November 21, 2016 by Jean

    I admit to being caught off guard by our first snow of the season. I blame sports. I usually get …
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  7. Moving Forward

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    November 15, 2016 by Jean

    I went to bed on the night of the election feeling fearful and anxious. But I can’t live in a …
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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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