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A message of giving thanks.

I shared this on my facebook wall.  It struck me as something that my many readers may want benefit from reading.

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If you are reading this, then you are in some way important to me.

It is my hope that on this American holiday, Thanksgiving, that each of you have a blessed day with friends and/or family. If you are lucky like me, they are one and the same.

Be thankful for what you have. While our world has its faults, it is the only one that we have. We need to do a better job of stewarding it and its resources for future generations.

We also need to be kinder to our fellow man. If you peel the skin off of one person from every race and/or ethnic group you wouldn’t be able to tell them apart. I am not advocating peeling the skin off of anyone, rather I am saying that we can overcome the differences.

In the coming year, it is my greatest hope that the politicians in our world will find a way to work together to better our world for all people, not just the ones affiliated with a particular party or economic group. Remember, it never hurts to dream.

For those in any of the groups that I am honored to be a member of, may you experience renewed health, and less pain. We are the people that we are in spite of the health and pain that we feel. I am thankful that each of you is part of my life’s journey.

Happy Thanksgiving my friends. Many Blessings.

Carl

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did you know that you can search WhyNotFathers.com? If you search for teacher, you will get articles about teachers. If you search for Special Education, you will get articles about Special Education. For example, here are the results about Teachers. Comment if you have questions.  And remember.  Today is a GREAT day! Related articles Autism…Continue Reading

The verdict is in. Ferguson erupts in violence.

I agree with President Obama.  This is an issue for America.   It is a very real issue.   Our son is African-American in heritage.  Do I worry that some day he might be shot because of his actions?   Yes, I do.   Given the verdict that there will be no indictment of the…Continue Reading

National Adoption Day

Today, November 22nd, is National Adoption Day. Celebrate the finding of forever families everywhere. A message from the Dave Thomas Foundation.     Here is a link to the National Adoption Day website Here is a link to the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption A bit of history about my family. My brother and I…Continue Reading

Just say No to Black Friday

I don’t know.  It seems to me that we are losing something in the holiday season.  I remember as a kid, not having the most expensive toys, not having all of the latest toys and not having my mom or dad in traction because they ventured into the madness that is known as Black Friday.…Continue Reading

Was mental illness Blaec Lammers’ only crime? – CNN.com

Has society gone too far in de-institutionalization? Prison is not the place for our son to get any sort of help with his mental illness. Do I agree with the parents?  Yes.  They were afraid for their son’s life.  Did he deserve prison for this purchase? Do we pro-actively lock away people because they might…Continue Reading

Conversations with Marc

Marc called today.  wanting to know what he could do to complete his treatment. So I began explaining it to him. He needs to work his treatment plan.  He needs to be safe. He needs to eat what he is fed and not refuse meals. The thing to remember with Marc, is that he remembers…Continue Reading

‘Tis the season

Coming up we have Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. With Marc being so far away from home, and my health rather precarious, I don’t think that we will make it out there for more a weekend pass.  I have one scheduled for the first weekend in December.  It isn’t much, but it is better than nothing.…Continue Reading

Woman tells police she tossed child off bridge – CNN.com

Woman tells police she tossed child off bridge – CNN.com.   Stories like this, just break my heart.  So many people would love this child as their own, and here the mom throws him away like so much rubbish. R.I.P. Little Man.  You deserved so much more from this life.   Cherish your loved ones.…Continue Reading