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Patricia A. Nugent: Keep Andrew Cuomo in Office

If these allegations are true, and we believe it possible, Andrew should be punished but not resign his elected post.

March 18, 2021 · 20 Comments

Valerie Bacharach: Gratitude Journal

I was sure that I had failed my mother, unable to keep her in her home, as I had once promised.

December 29, 2020 · 6 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Swear to God

I’ll strive to focus on what I want rather than what I don’t want by holding the vision of a kinder, gentler leader and nation in my heart.

September 27, 2020 · 5 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: A Yawn is Better than a Gasp

I’m sending money, canvassing, registering voters, and voting for Joe.

August 11, 2020 · 6 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Have a Heart

“Ya kinda don’t want to mess with heart issues,” she said. “Our patients realize the heart is an either/or proposition. They want it working right. Especially now.”

April 11, 2020 · 3 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Abort. Now.

Sharia law: when laws are created or interpreted based on religion.

June 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Who Needs the Library?

I’ve been looking forward to our book reading in the community associated with “three days of peace and music” in 1968. Woodstock, New York has long been considered a sanctuary … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Carpool Duet

“I have a good life. I’m financially secure. My kids have stayed married, and my grandkids are doing well. John and I are free to travel, to do whatever we … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · 7 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Nothing Else Matters

Dear Friends of the Republic: These are the times that try our souls. Right now, in this United States of America, there must be one goal and one goal only: … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · 7 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: From Ugly to Mean

Travelogues don’t typically interest me. I cringe when I ask someone (just to be polite), “How was your trip?” and they give a blow-by-blow of the sights, activities, and food. … Continue reading

August 16, 2018 · 9 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Dangerous

“I think your conclusion is very dangerous,” he chided. I’ve never been accused of dangerous thinking before. Obsessive, maybe, but never dangerous. Especially by someone I respect as much as … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 7 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: One Ticket to Safer Schools, Please

Last weekend, I bought a ticket to safer schools. I went to a high school musical. As I entered the halls of learning, I sensed the vulnerability of students there. … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 2 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Rush to Judgment

She shuffles up to me on the sidewalk, paper cup in hand. She speaks so softly, I can’t understand what she’s saying. I ask her to repeat it. “I’m homeless. … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 · 17 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Resurrecting Jesus

“…Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.” Bow head at His name. Finish the Hail Mary. Make the sign of the cross. Blow … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · 13 Comments

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