Body of Matthew Lyzen found in Rochester

Matthew David Lyzen “The outpouring of prayers, love, and support has been amazing. Somewhat overwhelming, and even nearly incomprehensible at times to think Matt, and everyone who loved him, could be so surrounded by love.” posted Becky Lyzen, mother of Matthew Lyzen, on her Facebook page Tuesday. Matthew Lyzen went missing on January 24, 2014, after the Rochester Fire & Ice Festival. He had spent a lot of money at two restaurants that evening, not normal behavior for him according to … [Read more...]

How social media gave me a second chance to be a better friend

As a stay-at-home-mom, I often turn to social media as a means of, well, socializing. It’s a challenge to talk on the phone, even for a few minutes, so it’s easier to pick up my phone, scroll through a few photos or status updates and then I can just as easily put my phone down to see to the needs of my children. For the most part, I have enjoyed reconnecting with ‘friends’ who I had previously lost contact with. When I reflect on these people, few were, by definition, true friends from high … [Read more...]