I was only 7. I had just finished setting the table for my mom. I remember, vividly, as I walked through the swinging doors from the dining room into the kitchen, seeing my mom standing at the stove browning the hamburger she was cooking for our dinner. I heard someone say my name out loud. "Kerri." My mom was the only other person in the house with me, so I thought she had said my name to tell me another chore to do. So I asked, "What?" But she said she hadn't spoken to me.
The other day I watched an animated video illustrating the depth of the Mariana Trench, which is located off of the coast of the Mariana Islands near Guam. It's deepest point is in its southern end, an area named Challenger Deep. This portion of the trench has been measured at approximately 36,070 feet deep, and it is considered to be the deepest point on earth. I was amazed as the video demonstrated how Mount Everest, which is considered to be the highest point on earth with
In the Dr. Seuss story, Horton Hears A Who, an elephant named Horton finds a speck of dust on which he imagines a tiny person lives. Horton later discovers the speck to be a tiny planet with a tiny village called Whoville where microscopic creatures called Whos live. The mayor of Whoville cries out to Horton and asks him to protect Whoville. Horton vows to protect and puts the speck on a clover. In his effort to keep his vow of protection, Horton carries the clover wherever h
Loneliness—it's a killer. I think the worst thing about loneliness is its silence. We don't talk about being lonely. Neither are we apt to recognize loneliness in others. No one ever asks, "Are you lonely?" You are really alone when you're lonely. Loneliness is defined by perspective of aloneness. Being alone may not make you feel lonely, but loneliness will always make you feel alone. You can be surrounded by people and be lonely and feel alone. Most likely, we have all been