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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

In the neighborhoods of Schenectady

No one seems to mention the kids who grow up in the neighborhood. We quote area activists, pastors, social workers, law enforcers, teachers, politicians. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a panel made up of kids 10 and older? Yet most of their parents would not want their children to participate.

We carry you with us

We are so small and close knit, this community called QUEST, that we celebrate and mourn together.

A bystander in the war

And now this a time of sadness.

Time's ruins

My yard which is an acre is wall-to-wall snowdrops and small blue flags. It is full of drunken birds and chasing mating squirrels.

Hunger in Schenectady's Vale neighborhood

And this weekend I felt like that old Amaryllis — all droopy green leaves and no bloom. No bloom at all.

No Lion King here

So much going on in this town.

Making choices

Life is full of choices, and this is my choice, made freely and openly and my rewards are other than monetary.

2016 brings changes, good and not so good

Well here we go sledding (with no snow) down the hill into 2016. So many changes, good and not so good. New people, new programs.

Christmas musings in Schenectady

“God bless us, every one,” so said Tiny Tim at the end of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." And when I say “God bless us, every one,” I mean every one, from animals to fish and fowl to humans and beyond.

Moses, Isiah and other small miracles

I want to take a minute here to talk about the kindness of strangers.

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