Tag Archives: Portland Public Library

  1. Old Dogs and New Tricks

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    July 4, 2017 by Jean

    For most of my life, I assumed that our ability to learn new things declines dramatically as we age, as …
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  2. American Nations

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    November 7, 2016 by Jean

    I recently finished reading Colin Woodard’s American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (Penguin …
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  3. Deja Vu

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    February 17, 2016 by Jean

    I’m not a big television viewer. I’m not willing to pay for cable channels that I never watch, and because …
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  4. Mental Gardening

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    February 5, 2016 by Jean

    Dreary winter days are a great time to get out into the garden of the imagination while remaining warm and …
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  5. Performance Anxieties

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    June 8, 2015 by Jean

    Last week, my 11-week singing workshop, sponsored by the Portland Public Library under a Creative Aging grant, ended with a …
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  6. A Healthful Addiction?

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    May 23, 2015 by Jean

    Is it possible to be addicted to something that is good for you? If you are, does it become too …
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  7. Spontaneity and Singing

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    April 29, 2015 by Jean

    During my work years, I managed time and competing demands for that time through systematic (and often rigid) scheduling. In …
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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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