Monthly Archives: October 2014


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.

David, I forgive you.

the good stuff

Dear readers, as many of you know through the writings here, David 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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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 David’s Court Ordered Medicaid.  After many emails and phone calls that situation was corrected, however with a limitation.  Because David is in an out of state placement, he is considered as living independent of the family.  Doesn’t… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading