Robert Vaughn Young
Robert Vaughn Young died on June 15, 2003 after a long illness.
Robert Vaughn Young was a good friend. A courageous educator regarding the dangers of Scientology.
On many occasions he provided vital help to FACTNet and the FACTNet team working on the Wollersheim case.
Vaughn will be dearly missed.
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Robert Vaughn Young Writings inside FACTNet
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Robert Vaughn Young's Cancer Journal Essays
What these essays are about
I get the telephone call. (11/23/99)
WRITING THIS JOURNAL
Struggling to find the words (11/24-27/99)
A comment afterwards hurt more (12/16/99)
Waiting for the news (12/27/99)
That's what life is (12/27/99)
MORTALITY & LIFE
Finding dimension (1/28/00)
A SMALL, FURRY PUPPY
40 years ago (1/30/00)
DIAGNOSIS: WHY NOT ME?
Looking back (1/31/00)
ANOTHER DEAD END
Who wants a dying man? (2/2/00)
A forbidden topic (2/2/00)
THE EXPENDABILITY OF MEN)
No one asked me (2/3/00
IMPOTENCY Part 1/3
Part of me as a man died (2/4/00)
IMPOTENCY Part 2/3
I get some hope (2/4/00)
IMPOTENCY Part 3/3
Meltdown and rebirth (2/4/00)
BY ANY OTHER NAME...
The words men fear the most (2/5/00)
MASCULINITY & MEN
Some myths work (2/11/00)
My life before diagnosis (3/5/00)
COMPANIONS OF PCA MEN
I had been completely blind (3/14/00)
SCREAMING AT THE NIGHT
I break down again (3/31/00)
DINNER WITH MAC
Learning to enjoy simple things (4/4/00)
MR. HEISENBERG ARRIVES
So much for my privacy (8/20/00)
FROM KUBLA-ROSS TO BARNEY
I lead a strange life. (9/4/00)
WISDOM OF THE ELDERS
Where is it? (9/5/00)
"YOU DON'T DROOL, MAN!"
Keep that sense of humor! (9/12/00)
MOYERS & THE MAYOR
Might as well go see the mayor (9/13/00)
VAN GOGH & ATTITUDE
I was facing the wrong way! (10/15/00)
On November 23, 2000, I celebrated the first anniversary of my diagnosis. These reflect my development in that second year.
ONE YEAR & LAUGHING
365 days ago today. . . (11/23/00)
ANOTHER PUNCH TO THE STOMACH
A routine examination drops me again. (12/16/00)
THE CAT SCAN COCKTAIL
And a reassuring release form to fill out. (12/24/00)
I GET MY CAT SCAN RESULTS
Expecting the worse and then. . . (12/29/00)
I start a clinical trial - notes at the scene (1/11/01)
I sign up for another 16 weeks (5/5/01)
THAT WILDER SHORE
Intoxicated with Anatole Broyard (6/6/01)
FEAR & PROSTATE CANCER
Why does it so paralyze some men? (7/3/01)
WOW, TRY THIS!
I get some good news that floors me (8/7/01)
REMEMBER THAT "WOW"? WELL...
I get a new PSA, one month later and... (9/29/01)
I GET A BONE SCAN AND GUESS WHAT?
The good news just never stops (10/17/01)
I celebrated the second anniversary of my diagnosis on 11/23/01. These reflect my continued journey.
MY 2ND ANNIVERSARY
Starting year #3 (11/26/01)
CANCER IS NOT A CANCER
But there is a lesson from 9/11 (12/4/01)
THE HONEYMOON IS OVER
Back to the numbers game (1/5/02)
I GET A NEW PSA NUMBER
Time to talk about options (3/19/02)
"WHY DON'T YOU TRY . . ."
My reply to that question (3/19/02)
A NEW BONE SCAN & A PUZZLE
Despite the PSA, some nice news (3/20/02)
HERE WE GO AGAIN
I'm getting sick of this ride (4/23/02)
HERE WE GO AGAIN: PART II
That the stock market did as well (6/10/02)
ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO BACK
And into the room (6/26/02)
PAIN, PLEASURE & PSA
Flare takes its toll for 12 long days (7/10/02)
BACK INTO THE ROOM: PART 2
Everything is relative (7/24/02)
FINALLY, SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Man does not live by the Net alone (8/02/02)
ON BEING HERE
Age has nothing to do with the appreciation (8/05/02)
REFLECTING ON HELPING OTHERS
One size does not fit all (8/08/02)
WAITING FOR THE PSA...AGAIN
Worrying never does me any good. (8/20/02)
SO I GOT MY NEW PSA
The fun never stops (8/22/02)
STICKS & STONES
And schizophrenia (8/24/02)
MORE KARMIC FUN
At least it is summer in Ohio (9/2/02)
YUP, I DID IT!
And it's pretty cool! (9/6/02)
MY NEW JUGGLING ACT
Whoops! What time is it? (9/27/01)
FOR SINGLE OR UNATTACHED MEN
It can be done. (10/8/02)
ONE SICK PUMPKIN
I get a phone call on Halloween. (10/31/02)
AN UNSCHEDULED TRIP TO IMAGE-LAND
Another lesson learned. (11/5/02)
It is all uphill from here. (11/7/02)
I celebrated the third anniversary of my diagnosis on 11/23/02. These are part of my journal "Climbing Everest".
STARTING YEAR #4
If memory serves me. (11/23/02)
LIFE IN THE PSA FAST LANE
Are we there yet? (12/21/02)
DEATH, GRIEF & RESPONSIBILITY
Our mortality concerns more than us (1/9/03)
LEARNING FROM GRIEF & LOSS
A final gift from Jack (1/9/03)
MY NEW PSA: I'LL DRINK TO THAT!
I prefer scotch (2/19/03)
"THAT I SHOULD LIVE SO LONG"
I'm not the only one with this sense of humor (2/22/03)
Some friends I wish I had known (2/26/03)
I START CHEMOTHERAPY
And learn a valuable lesson (3/8/03)
I GET A PORT-A-CATH
Pretty simple, to make it easier (3/14/03)
CHEMOTHERAPY & THE CLOCK
Time flies when you are having fun (3/19/03)
FUNNY THING ON THE WAY TO CHEMO
Part 1: I end up in the Vaspa Hotel (3/24/03)
FUNNY THING ON THE WAY TO CHEMO
Part 2: I start radiation (3/24/03)
FUNNY THING ON THE WAY TO RADIATION
Bingo at the Vaspa Hotel (4/5/03)
STARBUCKS TO THE RESCUE
Chemo, caffeine & me (4/11/03)
TELL SOMEONE THAT YOU LOVE
The lyrics say it better than I can (4/14/03)
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