1. Murphy’s Law and the Kindness of Mainers

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    November 15, 2017 by Jean

    The fifth day of the power outage in Maine was a Murphy’s Law kind of day. The power hadn’t been …
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  2. Camping at Home

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    November 4, 2017 by Jean

    During the last week in October, the local meteorologists kept warning us about a big storm that would crash into …
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  3. Seasonal Transitions

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    October 19, 2017 by Jean

    Wherever I have lived in my adult life (southern California for two years after college, the mid-Atlantic region during my …
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  4. The Twenty Percent Challenge

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    August 30, 2017 by Jean

    Recently, I have been reading The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living (Island Press 2012). …
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  5. Homeowner Stresses and Social Support

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    August 20, 2017 by Jean

    Owning a home can be a source of great pleasure, but maintaining a house can be very stressful. The stress …
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  6. Is This the Face of Voter Fraud?

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    August 10, 2017 by Jean

    One afternoon in June, I went to my local Town Hall to vote in a special election. I should note …
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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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