Quotes: Angelou, Round Two

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story. From Maya Angelou I think this is why, when I finally decided to let the story take form on paper, it flowed out faster than I could type it. Kari Source: Unspoken Sorrow

Next Steps… Praise, Ribs, Sweaters

We have some upcoming events, and we’re hoping each of them is independently successful. A team of volunteers is currently working on music for a praise event similar to last year’s. The tentative title if “Soup and Song.” Watch here for more details! We’re still trying to get the City of Monticello to respond to […]

Stories, Obedience, and… Profits

There are a couple of people who questioned my motives in telling the story of the bus crash. The questioners are not intimately involved in any aspect of what happened on April 10, 1997, nor are they people who know much about me. Those who know my heart would never ask a question like that […]

New Jersey Bus Driver Potentially Facing Trial

The bus driver at the wheel in the May 17th New Jersey crash that left one student and her teacher dead is facing two counts of vehicle homicide/death by auto. Charged one week after the crash, the driver spent nearly a week in jail before being released. He was forced to surrender his license, agreed […]

Rib Fest in the Works

We’re planning our next fundraiser, this time a rib cook-off. We’ve met with officials from other organizations in the area to create a collaborative effort, and are pleased to report this event will be a team effort! Watch for details! We’re waiting now for a return call to finalize our date and finalize our permit(s). […]

Muldrow’s Suspensions Reported to Superintendent

When the first reports of the New Jersey crash surfaced, the Superintendent issued a statement indicating her horror that no one had reported the driver’s record to her or the school district. Apparently, she had been notified. In a letter dated December 21, 2017, Superintendent Dr Michele Robinson received a let ter from the state […]

Charges Filed in New Jersey Bus Crash

The driver in last week’s New Jersey bus crash has been charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide/death by auto. A ten-year-old girl and her teacher died. It appears the driver of the bus was attempting to make a sudden – and illegal – u-turn along Route 80 when the crash occurred. Hit by […]

New Jersey Crash Leaves 2 Dead

School transportation crashes continue to be rare and interested parties are at work trying to improve student experience nationally. Still, today we’ve lost another student. Three buses were traveling to a field trip from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey, when one of the buses collided with a dump truck. There were 38 […]

The Music of the Soul

Music matters muchly. Let me state first that muchly is, in fact, a word. It’s a double adverb since much counts as an adverb and the suffix -ly creates adverbs. Double the trouble. So hush. Music changes my physiology; it makes me feel different. In my new book, tentatively titled “The Song in My Story” […]

And Your Calling Is…

One of my all-time favs, Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, offers this take on being called: Your “calling” is not your dream job. It’s not your soul mate. It’s not your family. Those are the goals and hopes and obligations. Your calling doesn’t wait for you on a distant horizon, nor does it tap impatiently […]