Author Archives: carlyoung

forgiveness

a 14 year old boy shot in the face during the recent school shooting in Washington state forgives the boy who shot him.

If we can’t forgive each other when we are upset, what are we losing?

the boy in Washington can no longer play football, and has severe facial damage. He will undergo further surgery later this week to repair the damage.

In life, we share words.  And actions that can hurt.  Words that can cut deeply.

The 14 year old? Shot by a cousin. Family. Forgiveness.

Forgiveness isn’t about forgetting.  It is about healing.

Marc, I forgive you.

the good stuff

Dear readers, as many of you know through the writings here, Marc has been in residential placement.  He is on his third major placement and like 10th or 11th minor placement.  Major is facilities where he has stayed for more than 30 days, and minor are all of the others. This past week was a…

Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair made her feel like ‘meat’ | Fox News —- a message to young ladies everywhere

Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair made her feel like ‘meat’ | Fox News. ——— I sometimes come across online articles that make me ponder humanity.  I don’t know.  I guess I have little tolerance for haters. This actress posts about how she FELT during a photo shoot.  Something that was very personal for her…

This will be my final post on Lost and Tired » Lost and Tired – a farewell and thank you.

This will be my final post on Lost and Tired » Lost and Tired. Dear readers, No this isn’t me closing down my blog.  Our work isn’t yet complete.  This is a farewell to a friend in the blogging and advocacy community. ================== I have known Rob and Lizzie for almost 5 years.  He was…

Medicaid Redux – Needs to be seen by an in-state practitioner

Dear readers, many of you may remember a number of months ago when I discussed the termination of Marc’s Court Ordered Medicaid.  After many emails and phone calls that situation was corrected, however with a limitation.  Because Marc is in an out of state placement, he is considered as living independent of the family.  Doesn’t…

Ending violence in America

Ted Nugent recently penned a column regarding the violence in Ferguson, stating ““killer” liberalism is the real problem, Nugent concludes, and only by renouncing it will African-Americans finally see their lot improve.” I know what Liberalism means. How can renouncing “Liberalism” end violence? Is violence limited to that African-American population? I think not. For those so…

Desperate Act: Mom Accused of Trying to Kill Autistic Daughter – NBC News.com

Desperate Act: Mom Accused of Trying to Kill Autistic Daughter – NBC News.com. By now, just about everyone in the Autism community has heard about this situation.  I have deliberately held off on commenting so that I could process my own feelings about this. I help support a number of families through various groups on…

Some times, we just have to look up.

We are trying to get Marc to see more positive things in himself. Right now, any time someone pays him a compliment he pushes it away.  We want to get him to be more accepting of compliments.  It also seems that when he starts doing good, he sabotages his own treatment plan.  So in theory…

Collin Haluska’s Burn Recovery

My friends, Last month, the son of a dear friend of ours was burned in a tragic accident.  He will be a long time in recovering.  Tragically during this time, the home that the family was renting has been sold and now they have to move.  Collin goes to wound care 2 times a week…