Tag Archives: social relationships

  1. The Way Life Should Be

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    August 23, 2021 by Jean

    Coming back last month from my first trip out of Maine since before the pandemic, I crossed the bridge over …
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  2. Party Time

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    July 20, 2021 by Jean

    When normal life was suddenly suspended in March of 2020, my choral singing group was in the process of preparing …
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  3. 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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  4. One Hell of a Year

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    November 7, 2020 by Jean

    One piece of retirement advice I don’t remember getting was to expect the unexpected. I think I imagined a more …
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  5. Sharing Air

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    July 30, 2020 by Jean

    Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, when I was discussing when and how to get together with a friend, I …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Caring, Stress, and Coping

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    January 6, 2020 by Jean

    The phrase “to care for” has two distinct meanings. One is about warm emotional attachment to another person, to care …
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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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