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 […]

Hello World!

When I made my first web page, it was a simple html one-page document that said, basically, “hello, world!” So, today, I’m back with a new “Hello, World!” post. In the two years since my first “hello,” I have created many sophisticated web-based applications, and learned how to use advanced html, javascript, css, php, and […]

Unspoken Sorrow Companion Workbook

  Kari is in the process of developing a companion workbook to Unspoken Sorrow for use during presentations or training. This comprehensive workbook covers many aspects of the aftermath of a crash as well as explaining the wonderful features of JAK the App. This workbook includes a timeline of the Monticello crash and aftermath, press releases […]

The End of the School Year

As we near the end of May, we see the sun shining and feel more carefree. Children are excited for summer vacation to start. Some students have already completed the school year. But, there are still schools in session and many classes are taking field trips. We just want to give a reminder to keep […]

Kari Discusses How the Book Helped Her Address Grief

Give sorrow words; The grief that does not speak Whispers the o’er-fraught heart And bids it break. – William Shakespeare, Macbeth Kari conducted an interview with Tim Hennagir, Managing Editor of the Monticello Times about the book. In this audio clip, Kari discusses how the book helped her address her grief, even 20 years later. […]

Praise for the Book; Review on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read! By chaseron April 15, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition Very interesting book and until reading it I didn’t really know much about this tragedy as we were not members of the Monticello community yet. My heart goes out to all those affected by this horrific event. And for […]

MN DPS Leads the Way

Lt. Brian Reu The first talk about the book, Unspoken Sorrow: Whispers From a Broken Heart takes place this month! Kari will be presenting book and crash topics to the Minnesota stakeholders group on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Minnesota State Director of Pupil Transportation, Lt. Brain Reu, extended the invitation for the 45-minute event. She […]

The Doyle Family

This week, I submitted an opinion piece to the April 26th, 2017 edition of the Monticello Times after conducting a series of interviews with the children of John Doyle, the truck driver who died in the Monticello crash on April 10, 1997. I have a deep affinity with these three young people. The link to the […]