Lost & Abandoned

“During WWII six Navy pilots left their aircraft carrier on a mission. After searching the seas for enemy submarines, they tried to return to their ship shortly after dark. But the captain had ordered a blackout of all lights on the ship. Over and over the frantic pilots radioed, asking for just one light so…

Crossing The Line

Like most Colorado ski resorts, Breckenridge has some restricted ski areas. For some, the fresh, untouched powder is just too much of a temptation. Years ago a few skiers decided to risk it, despite the large, distinct signs which read, “Danger! Ski Area Boundary!” A few minutes later they had triggered an avalanche and were…

Are We Afraid Of The Dark?

5-year old Johnny came into the kitchen as his mom was making supper. She politely asked him to go into the pantry and grab a can of tomato soup. The problem was, this request required him to walk in the darkest and scariest part of the house. “Mom, it’s dark in there and I’m scared.”…

Dreaming To Be Blind

Jewel Shuping grew up with sight, but she has almost always dreamed of being blind. At 6 years old, the thought of being blind made her feel more comfortable. As a teenager she started wearing thick glasses. At 18 she bought her first cane. By 20 years old she was fluent in Braille. Years later,…

Growing Up In Darkness

In Maputo, Mozambique, there are many unfortunately children who call the streets their home. Having been abandoned by their families, they don’t look to live in the nicer parts, but are forced to grow up, seek shelter, and hide in the dark, wet, and perilous parts of the city. You will find these poor children…

Trapped

On January 30, 1925, Floyd Collins climbed into a huge system of interconnected caves in Kentucky.  He was trying to discover a new entrance into the cave system when he became trapped.  In his attempt to get free, he accidentally knocked over his lamp, smothering his only source of light.  As he continued to get…