Quotes: Sylvia Plath

I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady…

Quotes: Marianne Williamson

Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart. A humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor. From Marianne Williamson There’s more to this quote, of course. She continues, “we will be forced by life to surrender our attacks and defenses which…

Quotes: Leonard Cohen

I did my best, it wasn’t much I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch… And even though it all went wrong I’ll stand before the Lord of Song With nothing on my tongue but halleluiah… From Halleluiah by Leonard Cohen Though I love Cohen, the songwriter, I don’t love Cohen, the singer. So here’s…

Quotes: William Shakespeare

Give sorrow words; The grief that does not speak Whispers the o’er-fraught heart And bids it break From Macbeth First used by Elk River Schools superintendent David Flannery in a letter to us, and repeated in the Monticello Times, this quote wrapped around my heart. When it was time to write the book, it gave…

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 for…

Second Times Excerpt Printed

On Thursday, April 13th, today, the Monticello Times ran the second half of our first chapter, relaying the events following the April 10th, 1997, tragic bus crash. The story also appeared online. The excerpt appears here: Monticello community supported families after tragic 1997 bus crash