Town Square

Post a New Topic

Lost: 10 months. Found: a sense of purpose

Original post made on May 9, 2009

It's called the "paradox of choice." Kids are raised and given every possibility in life; the world is their oyster, and they end up paralyzed by all the options.

This story contains 422 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (1)

Like this comment
Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on May 9, 2009 at 9:28 am

Michael was the one person that showed me what pure love was. He showed me how to accept ME and BE ME. He was a strong individual that fought through every situation his entire life. On April 26th 2009 his life was taken. Before Michael died he was in school, studied hard, got good grades, and still made time for his son. He was the best father I have ever seen or heard of. A lot of young men are out there trying to avoid their parenting responsibilities but Michael was proud of his son. His son was EVERYTHING to him and the time they spent together was like no other. Nothing else mattered when it was those two together. I just wanted to comment on this article because my son's father was taken too soon by a man that must not have had the chance or opportunity or offer to change his life. It's unfortunate to have people still out there thinking what they are doing is ok while they are robbing, stealing, and taking others lives. Michael was killed by the exact thing he was trying to work away from... If anyone does read this please pray for all of us. Everyone needs prayer and it's the most powerful thing... I love you Michael Hazard.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 21 comments | 7,132 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,430 views

Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 464 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.