The Embrace of Enduring Love / Light Pollution / Trip to the ZOO

The Embrace of Enduring Love
    – by Wm. C. Anderson

Among all the precious moments
Blended with the swirling stars,
When was there time,
Time to say goodbye?

Never, never in recorded time
That erases the pulsing sky.
Never, even in the moment
Chosen for us to die.

Never found in every sound
That asks where or why.
Never will there be time,
Time to say goodbye.

Farewell is not a pathway
Nor portal through this day,
One cannot bid goodbye to Love.
No parting stays today.

In the Embrace of Enduring Love
God does not forsake tomorrow.
He paves our solitary path with Love,
That leads me past my sorrow.

To places in my heart.
Forever alive, forever in Love,
Forever felt beyond farewell,
Forever in His Embrace from Above.

What is “light pollution?”
Is it really a factor in breast cancer?

Mary Alice, Caty, Rylee and Diana prepare for chess match.

Mary Alice, Caty, Rylee and Diana prepare for chess competition.


by Gudrun Smythe, Madison, Wisconsin
to read more click here

Recent studies have shown that “light pollution”—defined as excess or obtrusive light at night – can actually have serious health effects.

Researchers have found that exposure to bright nocturnal light can decrease the human body’s production of melatonin, a hormone secreted at night that regulates our sleep/wake cycles. And decreased melatonin production has in turn been linked to higher rates of breast cancer in women.

Cole and his associates examine results of science experiment.

Cole and associates examine results of his his science experiment.

Light at night is now clearly a risk factor for breast cancer,” says David Blask, a researcher at the Cooperstown, New York-based Mary Imogene Bassett Research Institute. “Breast tumors are awake during the day, and melatonin puts them to sleep at night.”

Light Pollution Leads to More Breast Cancer in Industrialized Countries.
Epidemiologist Richard Stevens of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory first discovered the link between breast cancer and light pollution in the late 1980s. Stevens found that breast cancer rates were significantly higher in industrialized countries, where nighttime lighting is prevalent.

Night Shift Workers Run Higher Risk of Breast Cancer from Light

Alden explains the intricacies of his experimentation.

Alden explains the intricacies of his experimentation.

Pollution

Lending credence to Stevens’ research are the findings of another researcher, William Hrushesky of the South Carolina-based Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, who discovered that female night shift workers have a 50 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer than other working women. He also found that blind women have high melatonin concentrations and unusually low rates of breast cancer.

Gavin shows us his science project.

Gavin shows us his science project.

How to Reduce Risks of Breast Cancer from Light Pollution

To reduce breast cancer risks from light pollution, Prevention magazine recommends nine hours of sleep nightly in a dark room devoid of both interior (computer screens) and exterior (street lamps) light sources. A study of 12,000 Finnish women found that those who slept nine hours nightly had less than one-third the risk of developing a breast tumor than those who slept only seven or eight hours. Even bright light from a trip to the bathroom can have an affect, so dim nightlights are recommended for night lighting.

“There is nothing as powerful as the truth

Noah demonstrates pride in the potatoe

Noah demonstrates pride in the potato.

and often nothing as strange.”
-Daniel Webster

TRIP TO THE FORT WORTH ZOO

“Your children need your presence, not your presents.”
– Kelly Consuelos

Riley's new friend.

Riley’s new friend. Yes, this is his pet. We have counseling to do. And we enjoyed the visit. Thanks.

On Friday, September 26, 2014, we will meet at 10:00 a.m at the EAST entrance of the ZOO, 1989 COLONIAL PARKWAY (817-759-7500).

Pick up will be at the EAST Entrance at 2:30 p.m.

Please Note: Uniform pants with a belt, & RED monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS are always invited to participate on our trips. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Please dress for the weather.

Now I know how the builders                                                                               of the Great Pyramids felt.

Now I know how the builders of the Great Pyramids felt. (Actually, the survivors had a different expression on their faces.)

Admission & Parking
Adults (13+) $12
Children (3-12) $9
Toddlers & Dr. A (when he acts 2 & under) Free
Seniors (65+) $9
Please pay at the ZOO.
(Dr. A may have discount Coupons – ask him!)

Parking $ 5.00 per vehicle, cash only.
Please be on time or the Baby Elephants will burp and Dr. A will pass
completely out (which is a another good reason to bring your camera).

Gift Shops: Yes.
Lunch: Yes (please provide funds)

Building a pyramid can get a little too exciting.

Building a pyramid can get a little too exciting.

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 26 Fort Worth Zoo
Oct. 3 Roller Skating at Rollerland West
Oct 13 (Monday) Columbus Day Holiday
Oct. 17 Modern Art Museum
Oct. 24 Fossilmania sale show – in Glen Rose, Texas
Oct. 31 Ripley’s Believe It or Not / Palace of Wax
Nov. 7 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
Nov. 24-28 Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3-5 (Wed.- Fri.) Texas A.G.T. Conference (NO school)
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 22 – Jan. 6 Winter Break Holidays

Look! It's Dr. A

Look! It’s Dr. A

Emergency Telephone No: 682-777-1908

TRAVIS & NOAH & patches

Now THIS is a patch collection.

A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children are nurtured & appreciated

Don’t forget your camera.

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