Tag Archives: garden

  1. The New Normal

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    April 1, 2020 by Jean

    It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, I was wondering if I had overcommitted myself for spring. …
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  2. Space and Light

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    January 16, 2020 by Jean

    Last week, I had some tree work done. My home state of Maine has one of the best climates in …
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  3. Turn, Turn, Turn

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    October 2, 2019 by Jean

    I have been away from this blog for too long. I seem to have experienced time flying past more strongly …
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  4. Walking on the Wild Side

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    August 2, 2019 by Jean

    A rural retirement is not for everyone. My house at the end of a dirt road in the Maine woods …
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  5. A Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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    June 30, 2019 by Jean

    I can find something to like about every part of the year. Even November, my least favorite month, has Thanksgiving …
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  6. Snow Shoveling and Lavender: Pleasure in Small Moments

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    December 31, 2018 by Jean

    The older I get, the more convinced I become that the secret to happiness is finding pleasure in small moments. …
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  7. Retirement as an Expansive Time of Life

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    November 3, 2018 by Jean

    I used to chuckle about retirees who claimed they couldn’t remember how they previously found time to hold a job, …
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  8. 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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  9. How Busy Am I?

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    June 23, 2017 by Jean

    Recently, several friends and family members have commented about how busy I am. It is true that I have a …
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  10. 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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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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