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 […]

The Man in the Arena

Though it’s not a universal thing among my friends and cohorts, I really love Brene Brown. I see myself when I listen to or read her. In her talk to a bunch of creative folk at 99u, Brown explained how she found the title of her second book, Daring Greatly. The TED talk she gave […]

Spring Event Changes

We are going to take a little more time to plan our upcoming events, so look for our Mystery Dinner night, our outdoor sporting event, and our rib fest to occur later than we planned. We’re reconstructing out plan slightly to make it possible to be feeding people in the winter months. And all of […]

2018 Business Trends from Forbes

A recent Forbes article highlighted seven trends that will affect business in 2018. The business world changes faster now than it ever has in the past, so paying attention to predicted trends helps businesses – especially small operations – stay competitive in the market. Traceability and Safety SoftwareBusinesses in the food industry pay increasingly more […]