I’m experimenting with converting my old static hand written HTML webpages into a WordPress blog. This page is going to look really strange until I get it completed. If you want to see my original home page then click here.
Welcome to Chris Young’s Home PageI’m very happy you found my little corner of cyberspace. I hope you find something interesting here even though it is very much a work in progress.
It’s been forever since I updated this little paragraph of biographical information about me. The last time I updated it, it said I was 42 years old. I’m now 56. If you really want to know who Chris Young is, you’ll have to follow the links to other topical pages and read some of my multiple blogs below.
I work from home as a computer consultant and freelance writer. I attended Northwest High School and I have a B.S. in Computer Science from I.U.P.U.I.I’m single, straight, physically handicapped, born again Roman Catholic, liberal, Democrat. I live on the northwest side of Indianapolis just a few blocks from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
I am confined to a motorized wheelchair by a neuromuscular disease known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II which is similar to Muscular Dystrophy. Before I started blogging, I wrote a series of webpages about my disability. You can read those pages here. These pages contain info about my handicap and my life. It includes two autobiographical magazine articles that were published in Indianapolis Monthly.
In 2006 I started a blog titled “CY’s Eye on Life” and wrote in it somewhat regularly for a couple of years but I didn’t do anything with it from September 2008 until January 2012. At that point I decided to resurrect that blog and to create several other blogs and other topics. Here is my list of six different blogs which I hope to keep up-to-date with interesting information.
My personal biographical blog covering my disability, my love of technology, sci-fi, and a variety of other miscellaneous topics.
I was raised Roman Catholic by my mother but left the church in my early 20s. I then returned in my late 20s and have been actively involved ever since. I have taught Inquiry classes known as RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) for over 25 years at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church. This blog is a combination of RCIA lessons and personal essays about my own views on religion, faith, spirituality and the church.
Periodically I read a large variety of TV and movie entertainment news websites. I used to links to my favorite articles to friends who would be interested in them. However I couldn’t remember which friends that which links and I would keep funding more articles and having to send more e-mails. Finally I just decided to periodically aggregate all the links in one big e-mail and send it to a bunch of friends. The entries in this blog are duplicates of those e-mails. If you would like to be put on the e-mail list, please contact me and I will include you. Note you won’t hear entertainment gossip about who is sleeping with who or who got divorced or what scandal someone was involved in. This is just insight into what’s coming to your favorite TV shows and movie screens.
I am a lifelong bleeding-heart liberal Democrat. I’m also a political junkie. This blog contains my musings about politics in general.
For many years I’ve been interested in computer graphics especially Ray traced rendering. I’m a former leader of the POV-Team who developed the freeware rendering program Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer – POV-Ray. Every year for the past 12 or so years I’ve created a computer rendered Christmas card. This blog includes links to images of my cards and will include articles and videos about how those images were created.
Even if I wasn’t totally dependent on technology as a result of my disability, I still think I would be a technology freak. This blog will contain articles about my own technology uses and links to other articles about the latest in technology.