Tag Archives: living alone

  1. Relearning to Be Sociable

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    March 24, 2021 by Jean

    As Spring arrives, I feel that, like the plants in my garden, I’m emerging from a period of dormancy. Three …
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  2. Covid Thanksgiving

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    November 27, 2020 by Jean

    This Covid Thanksgiving wasn’t as much of a departure for me as it was for many people. It has been …
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  3. A Food-Centered Life

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    April 21, 2020 by Jean

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved food. I was a child who didn’t have to be …
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  4. 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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  5. Aging Alone in a Pandemic: Social Distancing and Social Isolation

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    March 17, 2020 by Jean

    A few days ago (Was it really only a few days ago?) when Maine’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed, …
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  6. Challenges of Aging Alone

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    November 28, 2019 by Jean

    Since I last posted here about my friend with the degenerative illness, my life has been taken over by a …
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  7. Caring for Others, Caring for Self

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    October 23, 2019 by Jean

    Lately, I’ve been struggling to find the right balance between caring for a good friend with a serious degenerative illness …
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  8. Fire and Ice: My Winter Exercise Program

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    March 4, 2019 by Jean

    For most of my life, my preferred form of exercise has been walking. I got into the walking habit early. …
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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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