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Judy Atchinson's A Stubborn Woman
by Judy Atchinson

A Stubborn Woman

A Daily Gazette community blog
QUEST leader's wanderings and musings

Are you listening?

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.

Teaching violence in Schenectady

If your family isn’t kind, how will the children know how to follow that direction?

Heroin floods Schenectady

We have come to QUEST and on three separate occasions I have found addicts under the handicap ramp cooking and shooting up.

September's golden renewal

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.

Where are your priorities? With children, or downtown?

Schenectady has a 65 percent total poverty rate and a kid rate of poverty in the 90 percent range.

Are you paying attention?

This is an entire life. Each child belongs to all of us.

We were never meant to be a metropolis

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.

Tuesday at QUEST

Let me tell you about Tuesday at QUEST, a fine day, a good day until it came time to leave.

"Righteous Anger"

And there it is staring me in the face, “Ubuntu,” I am because we are.

How to spoil your kids

“Negativity rooted not in fact but in some strange need to find personal solace in the perceived faults of others." —Joe Piazza

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