by Judy Atchinson
A Daily Gazette community blog
QUEST leader's wanderings and musings
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
There is so much sadness and despair in this small small city. It’s as if we have two cities: the poor and forgotten, and the theater goers and expensive dressers and the suits.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The children were asked to consider what they would do if they had a wish — and it needed to be something that they and the community could share and pass on.
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Gun laws, Adderall and the true meaning of the holiday season.
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
All of my children, you are my light and the world’s light. You are special and wonderful. The world is a better place because you are in it. And I am so proud to know you and to have been part of your life if only for a little while.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
If your family isn’t kind, how will the children know how to follow that direction?
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
We have come to QUEST and on three separate occasions I have found addicts under the handicap ramp cooking and shooting up.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
September — a golden luscious time of the year. The very air you breathe feels different. And the light, that famous Hudson Painterly Light, is pure magic. But like magic, it is brief.
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Schenectady has a 65 percent total poverty rate and a kid rate of poverty in the 90 percent range.
Monday, July 21, 2014
This is an entire life. Each child belongs to all of us.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Schenectady might, though really might, make it as a small town. A personal destination for the people who live here and play here and raise their families here.