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Patricia A. Nugent: Father with a Gun

Years working in human resources convinced me that no school employee should have a gun. Period. 

July 5, 2022 · 5 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Away from the Manger

Too late, I spotted Baby Jesus’ feet sticking out of Punkin’s mouth – snatched from the tabletop nativity scene. I flew across the room to rescue the Prince of Peace. Punkin took a big gulp, and Jesus disappeared down his gullet.

December 23, 2021 · 4 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: One Nation, Under Rage, Divisible

Anger can cause us to neglect gratitude, kindness, and integrity. As we mature as individuals and a nation, it’s our responsibility to redirect anger in ways that lift us and others up, to channel the energy into a higher vibration. To channel the passion of rage into love.

November 20, 2021 · 5 Comments

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

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