The Language of the Heart / Organics

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The Language of the Heart

A message came
From a voice so soft,
So in love with life,
So wise beyond years.
She seemingly looked back in time,
To a frozen moment
Hearts could not pass by.

Lovingly, she held a beautiful foundling
Compassionately in her tiny arms
With a warm embrace.
And her tiny voice filled my soul,
As she comforted her new friend
And shared the treasure in her heart,
Of her Love,
One for the other.

And there I stood,
With tears astride my pride,
Disguised as a smile,
They were left hidden inside,
As I watched this child
Stand up for love,
Affirming all the hope there is in life,
Doing what was beautiful.
What was right.

In a lesson never too late for learning,
Something deep inside this child
Shared the reason we exist,
Our reason for living.

Her expression of abiding Love
Was for a very special creation,
The one Jason rescued
On the road of life,
The one he found
A long, long way from home,
With no place to go.
One so very near to death.

 Many times I have seen
How the loving presence
Of an animal friend can heal,
Where people may have no effect.
The language of the heart,
Like other truths,
Seems, somehow, so simple.

The canyons of our minds
Can lead us down pathways
Toward truth.
But there is a special place
Where warm, honest hearts
Sound a lot like music,
Feel like the warm embrace
Of gently winds
Caressing your face,
Tastes like the rain tastes.

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                 Saffron

Coming directly at you,
It becomes you.
And the winds of change
Blow gently, lovingly through you.
And what you were,
Is no more.

A Love for the wild and free
Becomes an enchanting, mysterious, unchained melody,
Like nothing that ever was
You and me.
Such Love lives on and on
In the Sacred Ground
Of the heart.
Transformed into loving memory,
It sustains, restores,
Nourishes what will be.

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Still lives
In his desire to free Love again,
To save the Majesty of Being,
He found in a different kind of friend.

As he shared with me,
Shortly before he left this life,
“Love should never die
A secret death.
Nor should it fail
To live again.”

Then he entrusted
Saffron to me.
Saved from such suffering
As we could not comprehend,
He spoke of compassion
As such a splendor thing.
And what lay heavy in his own heart,
Through another precious life,
Found a way home.011

Today I saw the tiny hand of a child
As it lay lovingly across the heart
Of his Noble salvation,
Our beautiful animal friend.
She felt for the gentle beat of its heart,
While what lay hidden
Deep inside of herself,
Was healing.

Love
Never closes its eyes,
never dies.

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Organic Eating

Organic farming maintains the soil without using toxic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. “Certified Organic”  crops are grown with strict standards verified by an independent organization.

According to Dr. Alan Greene of Stanford’s Children’s Hospital, “The immune system doesn’t waste energy fighting toxins sprayed fruits and vegetables. Organics frees up your immune system and antioxidants to do their evolved job, to fight off pathogens, cancer, and other diseases originating from environmental sources. Your body’s natural defense mechanisms are incredible strong.”

Please limit your exposure, and that of your precious children, to toxins that cause stress on you body. Pesticides and herbicides lead to cancer, if they use up your supply of antioxidants, which would otherwise have prevented cancer.

Organic foods will cost more, but only in the short-term. But the true long term cost of dining from the highly polluted food chain is often accompanied by pain and much suffering. Please know that organic foods meet rigorous governing regulations. They are usually produced on smaller farms causing the cost to be higher. But you will get what you pay for. You can pay now, or pay much later at a much higher cost in money and suffering.

Benefits of eating organic foods include:

  1. Superior nutrition (up to 300% more vitamins and minerals)
  2. Better flavor
  3. Reduction of chemicals and heavy metals.
  4. Decreased exposure to carcinogens.

For more information on organics, visit www.ota.org

Fruit

Fruit is alkalizing, removing acid. Eating raw fruit promotes steady blood sugar levels.

A High Raw diet reduces appetite and has a high vitamin content. You will find yourself craving fruit. Try fresh organic bananas, apples, grapefruits, oranges, kiwi and mangos.

Greens

Green leafy vegetables are the easy to digest. Try greens and vegetables, such as lettuce, celery, green-leafy sprouts, and non-sweet fruits like cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, and red bell peppers. (Anything with a seed inside is a fruit.)

Dark greens vegetables like kale, collards, cabbage, and broccoli are rich in protein and minerals. You can drink the greens as juices and blended soups or add greens to fruit smoothies. Try using 60% fruit and 40% greens with water).

You will feel the benefits immediately.

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Our Shadows Cast down, Quickly Drift Away / Carbohydrates / Shakespeare on Friday

The best of poetry
has much of this kind of thought.
It is the poetry that stirs the souls
rather than the senses of men.
It is the poetry of content rather than of form.
But most of all, from this level of thought
are born the aphorisms,
that strange kind of thought
that is both poetry and something more.
For it stirs the thinking as well as the feeling
and thus integrates the best
of the whole man.

– Franklin Merrell-Wolff,
Experience and Philosophy

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On a beam of Light
We were born away.
In the Blink of His Eye,
The Whisper of God’s Voice
Called our name.

The twinkle of the stars at night
Is the Sparkle in His Eyes,
The evening’s soft breath,
His soothing lullaby.

Caty becomes a "Southern Belle" at the Civil War Museum.

Caty becomes a “Southern Belle” at the Civil War Museum.

What is without,
is within,
Space enclosed by a circle within a circle,
Of Life within Time,
Where one thing
leads to another,
From a Gift to Sacrifice,
From longing to Love,
From Forgiveness,
To beginning again.

When we are born away,
With Love In our hearts,
We are born again.

Ever so gently,
Close your tired eyes,
Rest, find Peace again.
The Heart of God beats from Deep within.
His Love will bring to your life
All the hope, all the desire, all the joy
You knew as a child.

We practiced messaging with fans.

We practiced messaging with fans.

You are still a child,
My friend,
And will always be.
A child of God,
Forever in His Grace,
Forever in His Heart,
Ever and ever deeply Loved.

Ian keeps several eyes on happenings of the day.

Ian keeps several eyes on happenings of the day.

Players, we, upon a stage,
A one act play,
Much like a day,
With not much time to stay.

That life is lengthy
Is a grand illusion.
Our shadows cast down,
Quickly drift away.

We shall all be gone
By the end of our day.
Time is not
A generous bequest.

And in what is brief at best
Much of life and living
Can become unreal,
And remain so.

But your heart can learn to sing again,
Your smile can brighten the day
Of someone who comes you way.
You can be brought into
The Bright Light of a new day.

They used fans to communicate and very effectively!

They used fans to communicate and very effectively!

The Author of this chapter
Wrote it for you.
All you need do is
Read it with Love.

Carbohydrates
are essential, but can raise your blood sugar. But you can have a balanced diet.

It is vitally important to set limits on carbohydrates.

 

Jake and Natalie send a message using their fans.

Jake and Natalie send a message with fans.

Foods that contain carbohydrates include:
– Grains, rice, breads, cereals, pasta
– Fruits, starchy vegetables, like potatoes and corn
– Peas, Dried beans
– Dairy foods, milk, yogurt
– Cookies, pastries, cakes, candy
– Snack foods

Language of FANS

Caty dresses for Mourning.

Caty dresses for Mourning.

MyFoodAdvisor from the American Diabetes Association can help you to find out how many carbohydrates are in foods.

How Much Is Enough?

The A. D. A. recommends getting no more than 45% of total calories from carbohydrates. Spread out your consumption throughout the day to 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates for each meal. Plan your meals with care.

Now she can be seen in public.

Now she can be seen in public.

Track Carbohydrates
Here are a few methods for planning a meal to get the proper number of carbohydrates:

cemetary

Mourning with grief over the death of someone involved a cultural complex of behaviors in which the bereaved was expected to participate.

Counting. Set a limit for how many carbohydrates you plan to consume. Track the grams of carbohydrates.

Categorize foods into groups: carbohydrates, meat, & fats. Specify how much of each food equals one serving. Exchange a serving of one food for another within the same group.

Glycemic index includes the quantity of carbohydrates in food and the quality. Foods with a high Glycemic Index value raise blood sugar. Choose your carbohydrates from foods with a low Index value. These include whole grain foods, fruits, non-starchy vegetables, dried beans and peas.

The handkerchief was also used to communicate.

The handkerchief was also used to communicate.

Plate Planning

Divide your plate in half.
Then divide one side in half again.

We were very thankful to our wonderful docent.

We were very thankful to our wonderful docent. The Civil War Museum is a truly wonderful destination for the entire family.

 This Friday

Natalie, Jake and Mary Alice

Natalie, Jake and Mary Alice

We will spend Friday reviewing the remaining four dramatic plays of William Shakespeare we have not studied. Our Director, George X Rodriguez, will assist in analysis and conduct discussions regarding these beautiful classic works. Students will then VOTE to decide which of five plays reviewed will be produced at Stage West Theater in the Spring.

Drop off will be at school at 8:30 a.m. Pick up will be at school at 3:15 p.m.

The story of your life will be read by someone’s heart / Words To Avoid / Civil War Museum / Shakespeare

“There is something otherworldly
about our existence here
– something more than matter,
more than the body and mind –
something fundamentally and profoundly abstract.

it is not at all obvious,
indeed scarcely noticed by the great majority of us
as we go about our daily lives.”
Guy Murchie,
The Seven Mysteries of Life

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There is a reality that science cannot define.

I have discovered over the years that there are forces at work no one can imagine, and never comprehend. I found such an indescribable power in Love. I found it in the Love expressed through the life of my Mother. Her love abides with me every day. It is the single, most formidable and pervasive force I have ever encountered.

And now I understand that such Love is a universal constant, a Spirit that fills the darkness of the Heavens and the spaces in life. It lives within each of us and is in every living thing.

Marie Anderson

Marie Anderson

It is the reality that science cannot define and yet, is that which everyone seems, instinctively to need. The poets and songwriters know what the realm of physics will never comprehend, that, as Joe Henry so beautifully intones,

“Love is seeing all the universe in one,
in the brotherhood of creatures.
It lives within each part and is the whole.”

My, how my Mother loved her little boy! She taught me in life, and teaches me in death, that love is all that is left. And all that love you keep with you. Each morning I awake from a beautiful journey, as she touches me with the flower of her love in my hand. And, as she takes my hand, I remember her in beautiful dreams that never end. It is a vision of her goodness and it sustains me as I grow old.

My friends, your Love will be the only thing that will remain. Everything else will dissolve, just disappear. In the end, the Love felt by others is all that shall remain. Nothing, no, nothing else will matter. The story of your life will be read by someone’s heart. And that story can go on and on and on. Just as the Love of God is Infinite, your Love can remain.

The reflection of our being is on the other side of this existence. What you do today will be mirrored in other hearts tomorrow. In a very real way, the story of your life begins the day you leave. And only you are the author of this story.

Every day is a page. And every sentence can begin with a smile and end with a warm embrace. Your trace in time is written indelibly.

Let it be a Love story.

Now this is a comfy spot!

Now this is a comfy spot!

Decoding the restaurant menu:
Words to avoid for healthful eating
By Ronda Elsenbrook

Ronda is a registered dietitian at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. With the Houston chapter of the American Diabetes Association they have partnered together to BEAT Diabetes. Click here to read article.

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This is his favorite car, which provides a nice place for a nap.

What we eat at restaurants can cause health issues. Too many carbohydrates, too much fat and too much salt can lead to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol issues.

Restaurant menus are designed to entice your sense of taste, not tell you whether the foods they’re advertising are healthy.

The worst chain restaurant dishes are:

Fried foods
Calories in restaurant foods
Healthier fast food options

Carter explains his science experiment.

Carter explains his science project.

Restaurant Code Words: Crunchy, tempura, battered, crispy, breaded, crusted, golden, sizzling

If you’re making a healthy choice, you’re probably not purposely choosing a fried food item. Look for words like crunchy, battered, crispy, breaded, crusted, golden, tempura; some of these options are a double-whammy on your caloric intake because the item is fried with an additional carb-based coating.

Fried foods may taste great, but tend to be high in fat and calories – and deep frying robs food of nutrients. A grilled, baked or roasted 4-ounce chicken breast (the size of a deck of cards) will run you about 170 calories, whereas the deep fried selection can pack a whopping 370 calories.

I like this one!

        I like this one!

To make matters worse, many restaurants (usually of the fast food variety) use partially hydrogenated oil because it can be reheated and reused over and over again. Partially hydrogenated oil contains trans fats (the worst of the fats) which raises your LDL (bad cholesterol) and lowers your HDL (good cholesterol), leading to a higher incidence of heart disease.

High-sugar foods

We enjoyed our time at the bookstore.

We enjoyed our time at the bookstore.

Restaurant Code Words: Teriyaki, BBQ, glazed, sticky, honey-dipped

Powdered doughnuts may be self-explanatory on a menu, but options labeled as Teriyaki, BBQ, glazed, sticky or honey-dipped could also be high in added sugars. It is wise to ask if sauces of any kind are made with sugar, including salad dressings and vinaigrettes.

This was everyone's favorite sign.

This was everyone’s favorite sign.

Watch out also for meals that are high in carbohydrates. Carbs turn into sugar when they are broken down by your digestive system. The usual suspects are items like pasta, potatoes and rice, but even menu items like “healthy” couscous, quinoa and faro are high in carbs and should be eaten with the same moderation as traditional offerings.

How much sugar is in that drink?

High-calorie foods

Dining at McKinley's is always fun.

Dining at McKinley’s is always fun.

Restaurant Code Words: Loaded, stuffed, creamy, cheesy, gooey, smothered, melted, rich, velvety

It’s funny how adjectives describing foods can elicit Pavlov’s law in even the most rigorous health fanatic. That’s the point. Foods described as loaded, stuffed, creamy, cheesy, gooey, smothered, melted, rich and velvety are triggering a “feeling” that you get when you eat that particular menu item. Don’t fall into the trap!

These “comfort foods” may take you back in time to a simpler place where a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich on brioche could right all of the wrongs in the world, but the one wrong it won’t right is the number of calories packed into one bite.

The new car show was exciting.

The new car show was exciting.

Something described as “loaded” or “stuffed” is going to also be loaded or stuffed with calories — and no one wants to feel like a Thanksgiving turkey.

Eating out costs you 200 calories

Healthier options

Restaurant Code Words: roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, rubbed, seared, grilled, steamed, sautéed, spiced, seasoned

Chefs at local restaurants everywhere are catching on that Americans are looking for healthier options when dining out. Restaurants that specialize in foods that are “made-to-order” or that focus on locally sourced foods will likely have more options.

The cars were carefully inspected.

The cars were thoroughly inspected.

Words like roasted, poached, baked or grilled are your best options – just don’t order the grilled 26-ounce rib eye steak. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the menu, and if nutritional information is available, read through and choose the meal that will balance your health with your desire for something tasty.

OUR TRIP THIS WEEK:
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM (morning)
Shakespeare Review (at school in the afternoon)

Mrs. A and Rylee looked at many new cars.

Mrs. A and Rylee looked at many new cars.

On Friday, 11-14-14 we will meet at the Texas Civil War Museum
(817-246-2323) 760 Jim Wright Freeway (Loop 820).

Drop-off will be at the Museum at 10:00 a.m. Pick up will be at the SCHOOL at 3:15 p.m.

FINANCIAL $8.50 for students & $10.50 adults. This fee funds our docent program, slush fund for confederates reenacting the war and not fully accepting of Robert E. Lee’s surrender, and entrance to the museum This is a group rate. Please pay Dr. Anderson.

 Emergency Tele: 682-777-1908

The BMW i3 was Dr. A's favorite.

The BMW i3 was Dr. A’s favorite.

LUNCH: We will dine at a nearby restaurant. Please provide funds.
GIFT SHOP: Yes! They have a GREAT gift shop with items related to the war we have not necessarily lost!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required. Polish your shoes, the rebels are recruiting this week. This fabulous museum can be enjoyed by the entire family,

Students are NOT to leave the Museum or restaurant at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, go off to war & whip the Yankees (which also requires a uniform, powder and gun) or use the restroom, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

Sticker Shock.

         Sticker Shock.

MUSEUM RULES * No loud talking, running, or jumping or one of the Anderson school staff will get you. Stay with your chaperone at all times. If Dr. A seems jittery, he has had enough! Just offer him coffee with extra cream.

* Use clipboards for worksheets. Do not lean or write on exhibit display cases or walls or, you guessed it, Dr. A.
* No food, drink, candy, or gum is allowed inside. Give these items to Dr. A., he knows what to do with them (gulp).
* The museum has video surveillance & alarms so don’t be alarmed and please smile.
* They reserve the right to refuse service and rough up those who do not wish to follow the rules of conduct. Now, there are exceptions and one of them is Dr. A. He is a good guy and won’t remember the rules, and he already looks roughed up.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

We will return to school following lunch to REVIEW  SHAKESPEARE PLAYS and prepare to vote to select one for performance in the Spring. We will spend the afternoon getting introduced to William Shakespeare and his plays, that we have not previously performed on stage. Our Director, George Rodriguez, will conduct the lesson. Pickup will be at the school at 3:15 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 24-28
(Mon.–Fri.) Thanksgiving / Fall Break (Yes, we give thanks for the break)
Dec. 3-5 (Wed.-Fri.) Texas A.G.T. Conference (NO school)
Dec. 12 Visit to a really “Green” off the grid house
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition play is “Twelfth Night”)
May 21 Last Day of School (visit Dr. A in the cardiac ward as he recovers from the school year)

The Strong, Silent Voice / Life And Love Are The Same / New Car Show

sunset 1When evening blisters crimson
And carries life away,
It teaches someone, somewhere,
About Love.

Death teaches that,
The death
Of someone you Love.
Unbearable loss
Teaches us that,

When we feel the Eternal Warmth,
The endlessness of Love,
The infinite emptiness of time,
When we listen
To the Strong, Silent Voice
Of Abiding Love.

Worlds of deep silence
Step Into a void,
Fade into oceans of endlessness.

Then the sound of your heart,
Beating so slow,
To the midnight pace,
Whispers a song,
Alive with Love,
Deep in the shadows
All day long.

Yesterday was a dreaming thing.
I dreamed so deeply
I forgot it was a dream.

So alive it seemed,
Its memories born
Of vibrant, living things,

That played, made me happy,
And lived in wonder,

That never grew weary and died.

And so it seems
I learned a thing,
Death can birth Life.

Life can return
To your heart.
It can live again,

Awaken in you,
Deliver you,
In remembrance of
How precious it has been.

Yes, your heart
Can be reborn,
In a new day,
In a new way,
In death,
In loss.
Even the death
Of a small animal,
A loving companion,
A truly joyful and very good friend.

My friend Kirby’s life,
And death
,
Reminds my heart
To forgive the person
Who took her so very far away,
Removed her from my arms,
Stole so many tears from my eyes.

Her precious memory
Reminds me to Love
Every second,
Every sound,
Each silent moment,
Every one,
Every living thing,

To cherish
Every Gift from God.

Thank You.

    Thank You.

“It isn’t easy.
It doesn’t count if it’s easy.
It’s the hardest thing, forgiveness.
Maybe that’s where
Love and Justice
Finally meet.”
– from Angels in America

Life and Love

My friends, today we stand on the eve of destruction of everything God holds precious. Nations stand armed with weapons of total annihilation, against other nations. And we must ask: Is there really any hope? I believe there is. For a Divine Spark resides within each of us. And it is vibrantly alive in us and alive in our children.

Science is engaging.

     Science is engaging.

The tragic errors of judgment made by the leaders and followers of some, have set societies adrift and in opposition to each other.

Now, with tattered sails of logic, no anchor of common sense and only ill winds to steer their course, they are set to crash upon rocks of horrendous and unimaginable discontent and horror. This nightmare seemingly will go on and on and on, until one day, no one will be able to utter the word, “On”.

Dad is coming to grips with the mad scientists his daughter has become.

Dad is coming to grips with the mad scientist his daughter has become.

Are reasonable people to assume this has no end, but the end? Is Salvation for all never to be realized, countenanced by the Grace of Forgiveness?

Perhaps Bob Dylan was right in his poetic and thought provoking inquiry:


“How many times can a man turn his head,

pretending he just doesn’t see?”

With the tragedy of so much hate living inside us, will Love ever guide us? Are we never to embrace others and circumvent such sad discourse?

There were many strange creatures on the loose.

There were many strange creatures on the loose at Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Can we not envision lifting ourselves from this night, upward toward the light of compassion? Are we not made in the Image of God?

In my time over many years, I found so many parents who are supportive and compassionate toward everyone in need. They never denied the assistance requested for others and their children. And I often wondered, if such dynamic love and compassion could ever be harnessed to prevent war. And in my prayers, I wonder if raising a child today, being such a daunting and seemingly impossible undertaking, is closely related to the difficult complexities of achieving world peace? Perhaps.

Just having fun.

        Just having fun.

My friends, it is becoming more and more difficult to cope in this world. Every passing day is evidenced by so many children unable to survive what is rapidly evolving into an overly complex and incomprehensible future. We are witnessing a massive and rapidly growing modality of self-destruction. We may no longer be able to fathom a depth of perspective. We have evolved into what is the equivalent of a terminal disease of our society. With drop-out, drug and alcohol addiction and suicide rates so unbelievably high and accelerating, it leads me to ask, Why?

One of our most gifted and prolific poets and writers of song, Neil Diamond, mirrors the question in a lilting and reflective way:

Some people got to laugh.
Some people got to cry.
And some people got to make it through
By never wondering why.

I believe the answers will never come from without. They shall only come from within. No, we will never cognitively know the answers. History has shown that we are not capable of thinking deeply enough to intuit the solutions. Intellectualizing has brought about very poor results. But we can feel compassionately and deeply for others. We can empathize. There are very real answers and they will come only from you and your children, and from deep within. They will come from the heart.

And the creepy costume winner is: Travis

And the creepy costume winner is: Travis

My friends, by the millions our children are not surviving.

The elements of our frighteningly advanced society are placing more and more demands upon the shoulders of our unsuspecting parents. And with technology advancing and accelerating at a pace that is seismic in scope, what shall we expect?

If you want to see the results, just watch the evening news. The plethora of violence and death is stunning. It overwhelms our ability, or that of our children, to even comprehend. We become numb, desensitized, uncaring, because we are just human. We were not created, not designed as human beings, to cope with such.

Is that Dr. A? NO! Maybe in another life!

Is that Dr. A? NO! Maybe in another life!

In a recent visit with a friend about the sad state we are in, I was asked, “And what is Justice?” What is one people, one nation, or even one person, to do about the injustice inflicted by one upon the other? This appears to be the cause of so much of the tragic history, the many wars, we have been in sufferance of.

I reflected many hours upon this question. And, in my final moments one evening, I opened up the New Testament of Jesus Christ. And in that instant it became clear to me that the answer is so evident that it has become obscure.

Jesus, while in agony and unimaginable pain and literally nailed to a bloody Cross, showed us that the highest form of justice that can be revealed is forgiveness. I cannot imagine our failure to forgive others left to their own devices and judgment and placed into a virtual survival modality by circumstance and poor leadership.

Some scholars opted for a new wax hand.

I was going to give Rylee a hand. But she already got a new one – in wax.

Today, as we are witness to see how the circle of life will turn, let us behold the fullness of the Grace of God in our judgment of each other. I wait to see whether the courage to be compassionate guides us in our Sacred Mission to uphold the beautiful Ideals to which we aspire or whether we succumb to the innermost frailties of misconception and hate and bigotry and fear.

I ask on behalf of our precious and Sacred children, that we forgive each other, that we forget the past. I ask this knowing full well that it is much to ask. All people, of all nations, of every faith and ever belief, need our deep compassion. They need what has been so absent during a time of greatest need.

Who is that in a brand new 57 Chevy?

Who is that in a brand new 57 Chevy?

My friends, you are a beautiful person of worth. Everyone is a child of God. And what resides deeply imbedded in our hearts needs to be truly admired. It needs to be explored. It needs to be shared.

 In the wisdom of Leo Buscaglia, we find the answer to every question:

“To live in love
is life’s greatest challenge.”

Let us live in Love, or we shall not live at all. Life and Love are one. They are, my friends, the same.

“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.
                                           – Vince Gill

This is the least afraid I've been of you.

This is the least afraid I’ve been of you.

Our Trip: The New Car Show

On Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, , we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at  Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111, to purchase reading material to help fulfill our requirement to read, or be read to, for one hour each day. We will then enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Following lunch, we will attend the Tarrant County New Car Show, which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the convention center.

Pick up will be at the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Tarrant County Convention Center (WEST side) at 3:00 p.m. Parents may participate. Please consult with your children regarding appropriate behavior.

So that's what a black hole looks like. Dr. A said it was the federal budget.

So that’s what a black hole looks like. Dr. A said it was the federal budget.

Please Note: Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / NEIGHBORS / FRIENDS, ETC. are always invited to participate on our trips.

FINANCIAL: Ticket Prices – $11 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 65 and older, $5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free. Cash only accepted.

Please provide funds for lunch & a book. Refreshments: Available

I'm the mad scientist who made you. So stop talking about my hair.

I’m the mad scientist who made you. So stop talking about my hair.

Students may NOT leave the bookstore, restaurant or show room at any time, for any reason, including the need use the restroom or secure a ride, without approval.

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 14 Civil War Museum (Try to avoid wearing BLUE)
Nov. 24-28 (Mon.–Fri.) Thanksgiving / Fall Break (Yes, we give thanks for the break)
Dec. 3-5 (Wed.-Fri.) Texas A.G.T. Conference (NO school)
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition play is “Twelfth Night”)
May 21 Last Day of School (visitations to see Dr. A may be made at the cardiac ward as he recovers from the school year)

And you thought I just built boats.

And you thought I just built boats. (This is Noah)