The Beauty Of God’s Recreation / TWO Cans of Sugary Drinks a Day = heart attack, diabetes and stroke / Trip: Half Price Books and Movie – The Martian

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God in His Wisdom Provides.

We struggle
To rebuild ourselves each day,
Some days, minute by minute.
And there are years
Of not knowing,

Of not feeling,
That so very many hearts
Like yours and mine,
Have been broken
By what someone has done,

And can’t undo.

flower

   Hold out your arms.

My Dear Friends,
Never feel that you are
Alone.
Given time,
Everyone suffers.
Look around,
And you will know.
But, we need to know
More
To survive and thrive.
And a good place to start
Is to recognize that

“Your joy
is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well
from which your laughter rises
was oftentimes filled
with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow
carves into your being,

the more joy you can contain.”
– Kahlil Gibran  
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  Kahlil Gibran

To empty the vessel
Of your precious being
Of all the suffering and pain,
To prepare your Life
To begin again,
Forgive
Those who transgress
Against you.

Forgiveness
Furrows deep into
The Landscape of Being,
To bury what needs
Never to be thought of
Again,
Leading to remarkable discover,
That we are standing alone,
No longer holding those who
Who harmed us by the hand.

For we drop the hand
Of the one we hold
In mindful madness,
Til’ its meaning has lost
All pretense of being.

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Formed by God into the Flower Of Your Precious Being.

To forgive
Finds us no longer
In the wake of
Dark and deepening shadows
Drifting across the landscape
Of precious Life.
It lifts the veil of awareness,
Like nothing ever happened.
Nothing.

Those who inflict pain,
As Jesus said,
“Do not know
What they do.”

They have not been Blessed
To understand
What it feels like

To find the Comfort,
The Kindness,

The Deep and Abiding Compassion
Found in Hearts
Touched by the Grace of God.

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Embrace the Life He gives.  It is His Love.

We can never find healing
Looking back.
Today
Is the doorway
To tomorrow,
And tomorrow is yesterday
Lived over and over again,
Or transformed
Into today’s Dream
Forever.

The building blocks,
To restore what God
Has made in you

Are all around.
They come in many Blessed shapes,
And very many forms.
They are what you may least expect,
And more beautiful and durable
Than what we have found
In Life.

God in His Wisdom
Provides.
He always has,
Always will.
But often we fail to look
Through the lens
Of our hearts.

The mortar He will use
To cement the pieces
Of us that are left,

“Is the Peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
and will guard
your hearts and your minds”.

(Philippians 4:7)

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. . . like a beautiful sunrise that stays in our Hearts

The building blocks
He gives
Are shaped like smiles,
Song,
Prayer,
Flowers,

Like a beautiful sunrise
That stays in our Hearts
All day long.

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The building blocks are all around.

Like embraces
Warm and long,
And painted with laughter,
To last far longer
Perhaps, ever after.

From such moments
On cloudy days,

 We can find tears
Of Joy
Pouring down
Like the falling rain.

And the Capstone
Of the all the beauty,
Of the Likeness
Of our Hearts Renewed,
Is a Kiss,
Shaped by God
Into the Flower
Of Your Precious Being.

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Restore what God has made in you.

Hold out your arms,
Embrace the Life
He gives.
It is His Love,
Formed
Into the Beauty
Of God’s Recreation
Of a new day,

A new You.

“Mine is the Sunlight,
Mine is the Morning,
Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from Heaven.
Like the first dew fall
On the first grass,
Like God’s recreation
Of the new day,”
– by Eleanor Farjeon 

listen here

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. . . embraces warm and long, and painted with laughter.

Touch another Heart
With warmth,
Lift someone’s Spirit from the soil
In which they are found,

From the depths of deep despair.
The hand you extend
To help another,
Is,
In Truth,
R
eaching for You.

Love is a beautiful Flower,
And you
Its only Seed.

daisies-flowers

The building blocks are shaped like Flowers.

What you receive,
Is what you give.
And what you give
Can be beyond Belief,
And discovered
Only if you Believe.

The Immeasurable
LOVE of God
Is Infinite and Beautiful,
And far, far
Beyond our comprehension.

And so is your Love,
And so are You!

lotus-flowers

Love is a beautiful Flower, and you its only Seed.

“Is the essence of life
defined by what we leave behind,
or what we are
and what we do?”
– Wm. C. Anderson

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Just TWO cans
of sugary fizzy drinks a day
significantly increases the risk
heart attack,
diabetes and stroke.
Harvard University marks
the most comprehensive study
on sugary drinks to date:

Found 1 or 2 servings a day
linked to 26% greater risk of type 2 diabetes

35% greater risk of heart attack or heart disease
and 16% risk of stroke

Experts have called for urgent action
to reduce consumption of the drinks 

Click here to read more
By Lizzie Parry For Dailymail.com

My friends,
please keep pouring those
TOXIC soft drinks
down the drain.
Love your children enough
and BE STRONG enough
to let them live
long and happy lives.
There are healthy alternatives:
Fruit juices,
Unsweetened Tea,
Coffee (both have 60 antioxidants),
or how about
good old fashioned
WATER.
Now, I drink to that!

Sugar
is the favorite food
of CANCER!!!

Folks,
Your tears can easily
water the flowers
you place upon the
grave
of your precious child.

Come on!
Wake up!

LOVE = Strength

Trip Information
For Friday Oct. 2, 2015

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.

JackAt approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to the Ridgmar Mall 2300 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, – TELEPHONE: 817-566-0025 to enjoy (burp!) lunch at the food court and then walk to the Rave Theater to enjoy the new movie: The Martian. Younger children may view another movie with the guidance and permission of Mrs. A.

PICK UP will be at the Rave Theater at 3:00 p.m.

“Education makes a people easy to lead,
but difficult to drive;
easy to govern
but impossible to enslave.”
– Henry P. Brougham 1828

The Martians (MPAA Rating: PG-13) is 2 hours & 22 minutes in length and starts at 12:30 p.m. Students with hot popcorn have permission to sit close to Dr. A. and Diana.

060Synopsis:
After an exploratory mission goes awry, lone astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left for dead on the hostile surface of Mars and must use his scientific ingenuity to homestead an enclosed habitat where he can survive. Meanwhile, the astronauts he left behind realize the severity of his plight and join forces with an international coalition of scientists to launch a rescue mission in defiance of NASA protocol.

If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school.

Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, food court or theater without the approval of Dr. A or Mrs. A.

TreeFINANCIAL:
Please provide funds for a book (available for one or two dollars – see Mrs. A.), lunch, snacks and 3-D movie ticket priced, we were told, at $8.40.

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

tigerIMPORTANT DATES:
Oct 12 (Monday) Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 16 Modern Art Museum
Oct. 25 Fossil Mania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays

Please see William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details muir

                                          A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n

dog and baby

 I wish you
Joy and Happiness.
But more than this,
I wish you
LOVE.

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Can the Future Affect the Present? / Friday Trip: ZOO / Bizarre New Mars Photos

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We see past what was into what will be.

One day,
You will be on the other side
Of all the beauty you have ever known,
And will come to
More clearly see,

As you gaze
Into the Mirror of time.
Looking back often reveals
What was meant to be.

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To add or detract
From the Nature
Of what is real,
We now behold
A deeper perception,
That the future may affect

The present,
Much like the past
Lives in this day,
But with far less
Regret,
If that is your
Heart’s c
hoice
Today.

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Through the Sunlit Windows Of our hungry Souls

Walk with me for awhile
Down pathways narrow
And filled with what
We may envision,
But never
Really see.

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Look! Dr. A lost all his marbles, and here they are!

“We’ve been taught our consciousness,
and everything else in the world,
flows like an arrow in one direction
from the cradle to the grave.
But an amazing set of experiments
suggest the present and
the future are entangled,

and that events in the future
may influence things
happening in the world now”.
according to Robert Lanza, M.D.
Scientist, theoretician and author.
read more

galaxy

We walk arm in arm, today and tomorrow.

Eminent Princeton physicist John Wheeler
(who coined “black hole”)
said he was sure the universe was filled
with “huge clouds of uncertainty”
that haven’t yet interacted
either with a conscious observer
or even with some lump of inanimate matter.
In all these places, he said,
the cosmos is “a vast arena
containing realms
where the past is not yet the past.”

“Not only is the universe
stranger than we imagine,
it is stranger than we can imagine.”
Sir Arthur Eddington, astronomer

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A curtain pulled back reveals what is beyond.

My friends,
Everything is reflection.
Whatever direction you look,
Wherever four strong winds blow,
You see past what was,
Into what may be,
Through the Sunlit Windows
Of a hungry Soul.

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We compared user friendly stuffed Viruses to play with. No! I’m not making this up!

And you cast a long and
Lengthening shadow
Of the likeness
Of your Heart,
Through the windows
Of awareness,
Of all those
You come to Love.

Gavin

In celebration of Life.

We walk
Arm in arm,
Today and tomorrow,
United in song
In celebration of Life,
Or quietly in despair,
And deep, deep regret.

But yesterday
Is neither this day,

Or any other to come,
Or ever will be.

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The Museum of Science and History was fascinating.

Our lives are widening rivers
That flow to
An ever deepening Sea.
Sometimes gently,
At other times, so violently
Our tears become
Like the falling rain.

And as they Flow

They take what is left
Of our brief lives
Ever closer to the Sea,

Rylee and Kylee

They know what a square deal looks like.

  Into the Heart of what was,
Of what came
To be,
Of never before
And never again,
Of you
And me.

For we are One,
The River,
You,

And me.
And over and over again,
On our way to the Sea,

There is discovery.

A curtain pulled back,
That opens up your heart,

Revealing what is Beyond,
What may come to be.

The Archer may pull
The Arrow of your time

And bend the bow back,
But the arrow
Moves forward,
To pierce all your tomorrows
With all your beautiful dreams.

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Please take me home. No one has loved me for millions of years. OK! But don’t tell Mrs. A.

Ever moving,
Ever One.
And in the way it moves,
Life
Goes on.
What lies Beyond
Points the way
Home:
To Love
In new dimensions,
To Faith
In the future,
To Pathways
Of Salvation,
To Hope
For the Dawn
Of a new day,
Which surely will come.

Looking back
Is far beyond
What need be.

Only forward,
My friend,

Can you find Hope,
The comfort of Forgiveness,
And the Everlasting Love of God,
To one day
Clearly see.

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Over and over again, on our way to the sea, there is discovery.

15-9-18 Omni and Museum 134The Precious Arrow
Of your time on this Earth,
Moves in this Way,
His Way,
And I Pray,

Let the Archer
Bend His Bow
With Joy.
Let His aim
Be for your Heart,
For there
Lies Hope,
There lies Love,

There lies
The only tomorrow
Ever meant to be.

Amen.

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Our Philosophers presented Zipf’s empirical law-formulated using statistics, referring to the fact that many types of data studied in the physical and social sciences can be approximated with a Zipfian distribution, one of a family of related discrete power law probability distributions. (80%/20%), which leads some to believe there may be no such thing as “free will”.

“You are
the bows
from which
your children

as living arrows
go forth.

The archer sees
the mark
upon the path
of the infinite,

and He bends
you
with His might

that His arrows
may go swift
and far.

Let your bending
in the
archer’s hand

be for gladness;
For even
as He loves
the arrow
that flies,

so He loves
also the bow
that is
stable.”

~ Kahlil Gibran,
The Proph
et

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Let His aim be for your Heart, for there lies Hope.

Physicist Yakir Aharonovhe says
“The future can exert
an overall pull on the present,

without ever being caught
in the act of doing it

in any particular instance.
The future can only affect the present
if there is room to write its influence off
as a mistake”.

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Why don’t you buy this, Mrs. A. Ok. But don’t tell Dr. A.

For physicist Jeff Tollaksen,
the results are awe-inspiring
and a bit scary.

“It is upsetting philosophically,”
he concedes.

“All these experiments change
the way that I relate to time,

the way I experience myself.”
The results have led him
to wrestle with the idea

that the future is set.
If the universe has a destiny
that is already written,

do we really have a free choice in our actions?
Or are all our choices predetermined
to fit the universe’s script,
giving us only the
illusion of free will?

Tollaksen sums up this confounding argument
with one of his favorite quotes,
from the ancient Jewish sage Rabbi Akiva:

“All is foreseen;
but freedom of choice
is given.”

read more

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“The Universe isn’t stranger
than we can imagine,
it’s stranger than we can’t imagine.”
– Isaac Asimov

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

On Friday, September 25, 2015,
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 same 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.

Admission & Parking
Adults & Children $6.00 (Admission price varies a little by age but this keeps it simple and provides for payment of “no shows”. Exact change helps. Please pay Dr. A. This is a group ticket.

Parking $ 5.00 per vehicle, cash only. Please be on time or the Baby Elephants will look really sad (another good reason to bring your camera).
Parents: Tell them you are dropping off – no fee to drop off or pick up

Gift Shop: Yes.

Lunch: Yes (please provide funds)

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 8 Tuition Due for 2015-16
Oct 2  Half Price Books and Movie: The Martian
Oct 12 Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 25 FossilMania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays

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Bizarre Mars photos from cnn.com – we will discuss these and other new photos from Mars in our Philosophy class.

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Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup
Will Kill You

The average American increased their consumption of high fructose corn syrup (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds per person per year.

During that time period, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold.

When used even in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more.
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The Symphony of the Universe / Tutoring Relieves Anxiety / Friday: Museum of Science and History

“When the Gods are angry with a man
they give him what he asks for.”
– Greek Proverb

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Open your eyes, and be you.

We are part of
A deeper Realm of Existence,
A Collective Conscience,
Everywhere and nowhere
In the same moment,
Unfathomable,
Unreachable with the mind,
Attainable through the Heart,
Observable with the eyes
Of Love.

The Symphony of the Universe,
All sounds in Oneness,
Exceeds understanding,
Concealing while revealing
The Better Angels
Of our Human Nature.

Entangled are we,
In quantum and ways unknowable,
Inseparable and Infinite,
Spirits placing Love
Into motion.

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You are the sum of all possibilities, and of One.

You are such a beautiful,
Unique Creation.
In all the world
No one like you
Shall ever exist.
Imaged of dust and dreams,
Imagined from Afar,
Only once
Will God’s Love
Be revealed
In who you are.

You are,
In the same breathtaking moment,
The sum of all possibilities,
And of One,
Sanctified, Revealed,
Singular and plural,
Pure
Love.

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  What lies within, wants out.

What a shame
That ignorance
Should be condensed
Into such sufferance as denial,
When the realization
Of the Love you are
Could set you free.

Such unknowing
Is reduced to injustice,
Disavows its Father,
Buries the One
Who gave it Birth,
Loved it into Being.

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Partake of the morning Sun in all its Glory.

If you think
That God has not told you lately
That He Loves you,
Partake of the Morning Sun
In all its Glory,
Drink in the frozen image
Of your precious likeness,
Reflected in the crying eyes
Of one who Loves you,
Who cannot survive
The thought of being
Without you.

Such is Love in Life,
That we cannot live
Without it.
And God,
In His Way,
Conveys this Love
In speaking to
Your precious Heart.

The Mirror of your Majestic Being
Reflects the Greater Truths
Of Existence:
Giving is receiving,
Loving is being Loved,
Forgiving, you will be forgiven
And find Love nevermore
Sings evermore,

Dying,
In Faith and Trusting in God,
You will live again,
Forevermore.

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The realization of the Love you are could set you free.

My Dear Friends,
Fill someone’s life with laughter
And you will laugh too,
Fill their heart with hope,
Their eyes with smiles,
Their sadness with compassion,
Their life with joy,
And these will be yours
Too.

What is without
Is within.
What lies within,
Wants out.

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Only once will God’s Love be revealed in who you are.

Hope is the birthright
Of everyone.
It lies in wait,
Steadfast in silent Vigil,
A Prayer for Resurrection,
Like a Flower
In the wind
Waits for its beauty
To be beheld
By you.

You are part
Of a Higher Consciousness,
And One.
From there you came
And to that Exalted Heart
You shall return.

The journey Home
Can become a Transcendent
Testament of the Human Spirit,
Through the Emancipation
Of all the Love
And all the Joy
That resides
In your precious Heart.

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Placing Love into motion.

Stop looking for Love.
It is you.

You were formed
In its Image
On the day of your birth,
Life that is Love,
And Everlasting.

God is Love,
Pure Love.
And so, my friend,
Are
You.

Close your eyes.
Say
Thank you.
Open your eyes,
And be
You.

sky

Stop looking for Love. It is you.

“There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own,
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.”
– The Language of Flowers, London, 1875

tulips-flowers

A flower in the wind waits for its beauty to be beheld by you.

Tutoring
relieves math anxiety,
changes fear circuits in children.

Diana admires Dad's skill.

Diana admires Dad’s skill. And I admire your Dad too! He is one of the people I most admire and am truly grateful for in this world. Thank you! Your sacrifices for our Nation are deeply appreciated.

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Kylee shows Mom around.

Anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one math tutoring, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Tutoring fixed abnormal responses in the brain’s fear circuits.

The study, which was published Sept. 9 in The Journal of Neuroscience, is the first to document an effective treatment for math anxiety in children.

“The most exciting aspect of our findings is that cognitive tutoring not only improves performance, but is also anxiety-reducing,” said the study’s senior author, Vinod Menon, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. “It was surprising that we could, in fact, get remediation of math anxiety.”

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Fun and games at Main Event.

Even if they are good at math, many children feel anxious about doing math problems. For some, the anxiety persists throughout life, discouraging them from pursuing advanced math and science classes as well as careers that rely on mathematical expertise. Yet almost no attention has been paid to how to help alleviate this problem.

“Math anxiety has been under the radar,” said the study’s lead author, research associate Kaustubh Supekar, PhD. “People think it will just go away, but for many children and adults, it doesn’t.”

Measuring Math Anxiety

Sometimes we get the directions backward!

Sometimes we get the directions backward!

The new research was based on the idea that the principles of exposure-based therapy for treating phobias might also apply to alleviation of math anxiety. Phobias, such as the fear of spiders, can be relieved in affected individuals by repeatedly exposing them in a safe environment to the thing they fear.

“Tutoring has a standard protocol, but is also personalized,” said Menon. “If a child is stuck at a particular concept, the tutor tries to get the child beyond the bottleneck in a non-negative, encouraging way.” Because tutoring happens one-on-one, children do not have the opportunity to feel fearful about not performing as well as their peers.

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Laser Tag is always a favorite.

By the way, the Anderson School has utilized tutors in Math and other subjects since its beginning. You may wish to employ a Tutor for your college age child. It is much more cost effective than repeating a course and your children will be less likely to get discouraged and drop out. read more

A good time was had by all.

A good time was had by all.

Everything we do is just
a drop in the Ocean.

But if we don’t do it,
that drop
Will be missing
forever.”
– Mother Teresa

HUMANS premieres Sunday June 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM on AMC.

This eight-part drama series takes place in a parallel present, featuring the Synth — a highly developed, artificially intelligent android servant.

From our friends at kurzweilai.net.:

University of Michigan engineers have developed an innovative array of solar cells that can capture up to 40 percent more energy than conventional fixed solar cells.

The trick: borrowing from kirigami (the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting), the solar cells are aimed at different angles, allowing for part of the array to be always perpendicular to the Sun’s rays.

Two recently published studies in the journals Age and the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrate that consuming cocoa flavanols improves cardiovascular function and lessens the burden on the heart that comes with the aging and stiffening of arteries, while reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

As we age, our blood vessels become less flexible and less able to expand to let blood flow and circulate normally,

A research team has found that Vitamin D insufficiency was associated with faster decline in cognitive functions among a group of ethnically diverse older adults, according to an open-access paper published in JAMA Neurology.* According to the researchers — Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and coauthors from the University of California, Davis

FRIDAY TRIP
On Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

We will meet at THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY, 1501 Montgomery Street (817-255-9300) at 10:00 a. m. We will have lunch at the Stars Café prior to seeing the Omni Movie. Our itinerary includes:

10:00 a.m. Arrive at Museum entrance
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Visit the Exhibits & other Museums including the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, Dino Labs & Dino Dig, and Cattle Raisers Museum and the fabulous gift shop.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch at the Stars Café.
1:30 p.m. Omni Movie: D DayWe MUST be in line at 1:15 p.m.

Rylee has her hands full.

Rylee has her hands full.

2:30 p.m. – Pick-up in the Stars Café (inside the Museum)

FINANCIAL: Fee $8.50 for students and $17.00 for adults Includes the Omni Movie & Exhibits. Memberships are not valid for study trips. Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate. Bring LUNCH money.

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I taught him everything I know!

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 8 Tuition Due for 2015-16
Sept. 25 Fort Worth Zoo
Oct 12 Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 26 Fossil Mania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented Conference (No school)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break

Students are NOT to leave the Museum, Cafe or Theater at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. A know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done.

My gratitude to Wes
for sharing the following
(and may I say, Amen!):

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Life Shape Shifted Now Into The Beauty Of Joy / Transferring Balances Is Brilliant / freezerless all-refrigerators / Trip to Main Event

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The flower of awareness blossoms in your precious Heart.

Listen for the sounds
Of laughter,
The sounds
Of Children at play.
Listen for the opening
Of a door,
Life,
Shape shifted now
Into the Beauty of Joy,
The music that is without,
Is now within,
Lovingly enclosed
By the Circle of Life.

And when the door opens,
And the flower of awareness
Blossoms in your precious heart,
You will know
We are not alone,
And never shall we be.

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Life shape shifted now,    into the beauty of Joy.

God walks beside us.
His Own Breath fills
The lungs of our
Precious Children.

My friend,
You are listening
To the Sound
Of God’s Voice.
The youthful music
That is His,
Becomes a Sacred Promise,
Answers our fervent Prayers,
Strengthens our Belief

For all our tomorrows,
For whatever lies ahead.

His Love
Is our Salvation.
Alone,

We shall never be.
The Vibrancy of our Being
Is His Dignity.
Your Life reflects His Hope,
Your Love His Desire
Your Children His Dream.

Yes,
His Dream has

Come true,
In His children,
In you.

You are the Spark
Of Divinity.
You are Creation Divine.
You are
His Love.

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“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”                                       – Plato

“Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply
gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

Why Transferring Credit Card Balances
Is Brilliant

By Allison Franceour
July 8th 2015

Credit card issuers are in such fierce competition these days to attract new customers that most have started offering sweetheart deals to win you over, like ultra-long 0% introductory APR interest periods. By transferring your balance onto one of these cards, you immediately stop all interest charges during the introductory period (which is a LONG time).

For example, the BankAmericard offers 18 months at 0% APR, so during that entire 18 month intro period, you pay nothing in interest on any balance transferred. That could literally result in thousands of dollars in savings, and is simply a no brainer. With these offers out there, it just makes absolutely no sense to continue to pay high credit card interest on your current balances. Come on folks, wake up!

Well, without further ado, here are the very few cards offering great balance transfer specials: The Cards Which Not Only Don’t Charge, But Actually   – – – PAY YOU. – – –

                      Hey, take advantage of them for a change.

These are the very BEST deals I have found! Why not MAKE MONEY rather than pay exorbitantly high interest rates. Save the money and put it into a savings account for the kid’s college fund. Trust me, you will need the money then. By the way, when your introductory period is up, transfer the balance to another great offer. They are always out there.

Chase Freedom Card: 15 Months of 0% Intro APR, 1% Cash Back Rewards Program, $100 bonus. No annual fee.

Citi Double Cash Card: 15 Months of 0% Intro APR, 2% Cash Back Rewards Program. No annual fee. read more

Freezerless Refrigerator

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My Dear Friends,
I am not a salesman for Sears. But, the Kenmore freezerless all-refrigerator is designed to operate efficiently in unheated locations with ambient temperature as low at 10 degrees Fahrenheit. You can place this refrigerator in a cold garage or basement without worrying that your fresh foods will freeze. Believe it or not, Eskimos buy refrigerators to keep food from freezing!

But this is what I especially like about it: it is a freezer with the thermostat set above freezing. The end result is that it is especially well insulated (to be a freezer) and saves money in electrical costs. We have one at the school (actually, our second model designed like this). We have no real need for a freezer at school and do not waste electricity to bring the temperature down to well below freezing. It is something I wanted to share with you.

And please, pass along your ideas to help each other. I will be glad to post them on this weblog. And LET ME HEAR FROM YOU. I need to know what you think, how you feel about this weblog. What are you interested in reading about?

Hey, were all just friends and family.

And we are more family than you were aware of. Geneticists have discovered that we ALL originated in heart of Africa, and from one female. In 1987, a group of genet­icists published a surprising study in the prestigious journal Nature

Yes, geneticists concluded that every person on Earth right now can trace his or her lineage back to a single common female ancestor who lived around 200,000 years ago. read more

The scientists named this common female ancestor Mitochondrial Eve. Isn’t it interesting that they would name her EVE.

Science and Theology are quickly merging – becoming ONE. The story that one has told is the story the other is telling.

Just as we are: ONE!

May God
always abide with you

and show you the way
to discover the Joy
hidden deep inside
your precious Heart.
Yes, my friend
It is there.

“Love is life.
And if you miss love,
you miss life.”
– Leo Buscaglia

Anderson Private School
WWW . ANDERSONSCHOOL . NET
Students regard this destination as their number one choice.

By popular demand, and a few mild threats, we will visit Main Event, 4801 City Lake Blvd. East (817-292-5555) at 10:45 a.m. on FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015.

Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m. At 10:45 a.m. we will spend a few minutes getting our bowling shoes on and getting ready for one hour of bowling (starting at 11:00 a.m.) Our youth group special also includes lunch (2 slices of pizza and a medium soft drink), 1 hour of bowling, one game of Laser Tag & $10.00 video game card & tax. Please pay $17.00 to Dr. A. Exact change is a Blessing.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts and polished shoes are required. There are exceptions for NEW students, of course. PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun trips. Students without shirts tucked in, polished shoes, and belts on will not be allowed to participate.

Students are NOT to leave the MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done.

ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS/GUESTS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Pick-up will be at the Main Event at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present. Please let us know if you will be late. Questions: call 817-448-8484.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Sept. 8 Tuition Due for 2015-16
Oct 12 Columbus Day Holiday
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays

Students are NOT to leave MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. DO NOT just disappear. Dr. A will faint and act up in order to get attention. Mrs. A will not be impressed.

Please ask your child if this has been done.

A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
This space, below, left intentionally blank – much like your future,
if you do not get a good education:

Mrs. A, Annie and Daddy at Camp Klebit in Thorp Springs 1985.

Mrs. A, Annie and Daddy at Camp Klebit in Thorp Springs 1985. Texas Christian University had its beginning here as Add-Ran Christian College, established by J. A. Clark and sons. The small building on the right was a hospital during the Civil War.

Nothing But Love / Super foods for Coping with Stress / School Starts on Tuesday Sept. 8

“Only your Heart
Knows the way,
Because
It is t
he Way.”
                    – Wm. C. Anderson

Around School 5-5-14 001 - Prof. Lacey

Dedicated to our very own Professor of Epic Literature, Latin and Greek, Mr. Lacey. Among the greatest Blessings in my life, and the lives of so many others, is knowing this gentle Heart, this Loving Soul. What an Honor to know Mr. Harry H. Lacey. Human kindness is overflowing in the life of this truly remarkable man.  Thank you for all you do.                                We Love you too.

“Ninety-nine percent
of who you are
is invisible
and untouchable.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

Yes, we are almost nonexistent.

Now combine that knowledge
With this observation from
from another of the
most powerful minds
to ever exist:
THOMAS EDISON

“Its obvious that we don’t know
one millionth of one percent
about anything.”

bird in rabbit

Unbelievable. A bird raised her young inside our cast iron Rabbit welded to the railing. “Uh, what’s up Doc?”

And it becomes apparent that we,
who are almost
nonexistent,
know next to nothing
about anything.

But we keep
wondering
about everything,
not realizing
that the things
we think about,
may not even
exist at all.
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It may be time,
which really doesn’t exist,
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to realize that we need to
truly enjoy
what little there is
to this life.

No wonder life is so short.

Our birds have been bathing, feeding and protecting us as Natural pesticides.

Our birds have been bathing, feeding and protecting us as Natural pesticides. Thank you! Please do NOT poison your precious children with pesticides. Replace these toxins with knowledge, compassion and new, happy feathered friends. They love Life too.

There is so very little
to reality,
and it is so fragile
and so filled with illusion.
Yes, it may indeed
possess the qualities
of a dream.

So, let’s either wake up or go back to sleep,
we dream either way.

But what ever you choose to do,
give thanks to your Loving Creator.

He made you out of
virtually nothing,
nothing but Love.

love quote

Which leads me to believe
that Love
is all there really is.
And if you think about it,
that is a truly powerful
and unbelievably beautiful Gift.
You are Love.
And you are deeply Loved.

Perhaps saying
“I Love you”
has a much deeper meaning
than we will ever
be able
to fully realize.

Tree house Masters move over! Dr. A through imagination and a lazy streak simply let the tree grow under the ham shack and gently lift it into the air. - Genius!

Tree House Masters move over! Dr. A through imagination (and a lazy streak) simply let this tree grow under the ham shack. He thinks it will gently lift it into the air.                                – Genius!       OK.  Just lazy.

Saying
“I Love you”,
may truly mean
“I am you.”

Yes,
we are one.

And such awareness
can open the door
to all the loving
compassion
that dwells in your
Heart.

Great truths are simple.
Perhaps, they are so simple
that we shall never
comprehend them.
After all,
they come from
God.

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        Nothing but Love

“The nature of ‘reality’
is not only stranger than you imagine,
it’s stranger than you can imagine!

There is a saying that
“truth is stranger than fiction”
and this certainly applies to the nature of reality,
because in the light of increasing evidence,
what we have accepted to be the ‘truth’
about our everyday reality
is much more like the ‘fiction’
of our everyday reality.”
– Dawn Lester  read more

Ann

Our students honor the Loving memory of Anne Frank and over a million precious Jewish children lost to the evil of the holocaust. No. We shall never forget. Never. And we shall never stop Loving you.

The precious winds of time
Sometimes blow
Only one way,
Sometimes, we feel,
Not at all.

Such a gentle flowing breeze
At dawn of day,
Reminds us of our brief stay,
Whispering your name,
Beckoning you to stay
In Love
With this Precious Gift of Life
One more day.

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“The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.”     – Victor Hugo

“Kindness in words creates confidence;
kindness in thinking creates profoundness;
kindness in giving creates Love.”
Lao Tzu

Should you pause
And close your eyes,
Your heart
May see again,
Past the darkening nights
Of transgression,
Into the Light
Of forgiveness,
Into the soft, glowing
Eternity
Of your precious Heart.

And as you feel
The passing gentle breeze,
Across the beauty
Of the morning sky,
You cannot deny,
The very Breath of God.

“Looking back,
I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.”
– David Grayson

Dr. A with Annie and Alex (a few years ago)

Dr. A with Annie and Alex (a few years ago. OK. Maybe a few more than a few.)

My Dear Friends,
Reach beyond who you are.
Live in the lives of those around you.
Move your mind, body, and spirit.
Step out of your comfort zone,
Open up the vast,
Unexplored space
Inside your Heart.

It too
Has no horizon,
No boundary,
No limit.

Your Love
Is Infinite.
It flows through you
From the Infinite Love
Of God.

red sky

“We cannot really love anybody
with whom we never laugh.”
– Agnes Repplier

photo from 4 miles away

Highly magnified photo (80x) taken of light from a street lamp on I-20 from the back deck of the school, a distance of over four miles. Perhaps the nature of reality is stranger than we can imagine.

2015 Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
Annual Conference 
December 2 – 4 in San Antonio

 TAGT 2015 will bring together nearly 2,000 educators
who share a passion for gifted education!
Attendees will have the chance to create vital connections,
engage in and lead important conversations,
and become empowered to continue
to make a difference in the gifted community.

This unique experience features
over 150 training sessions in 15 strands
of designated subjects.
Remember December 2-4
at the San Antonio Convention Center
and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio!

Superfoods
for Coping with Stress

When it comes to combating stress levels,
what you eat may help relieve your tension.
Some foods may help stabilize blood sugar
or your emotional response.
Here are12 foods to reach for
(GREAT for KIDS):

Green leafy vegetables

Like spinach they contain folate, which produces dopamine, a pleasure-inducing brain chemical, helping you keep calm,” says Heather Mangieri, RDN, of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A 2012 study in the Journal of Affective Disorders of 2,800 middle-aged and elderly people and found those who consumed the most folate had a lower risk of depression. A 2013 study from the University of Otago found that college students tended to feel calmer, happier, and more energetic on days they ate more fruits and veggies.

Turkey breast

 Tryptophan in turkey is to blame for that food coma on Thanksgiving.  The amino acid, found in protein-containing foods, helps produce serotonin, “the chemical that regulates hunger and feelings of happiness and well-being,” In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Psychiatry Neuroscience, men and women who were argumentative (based on personality tests) who took tryptophan were perceived as more agreeable compared with when they didn’t take it. (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Other foods high in tryptophan include nuts, seeds, tofu, fish, lentils, oats, beans, and eggs.

Oatmeal

According to MIT research, carbohydrates can help the brain make serotonin, the same substance regulated by antidepressants. A complex carb like oatmeal won’t contribute to your already potential spike in blood glucose.”

Yogurt

A 2013 UCLA study revealed that consuming probiotics in yogurt reduced brain activity in areas that handle emotion, including stress. You really can’t go wrong by adding more of it to your diet.

Salmon

Ratchet up anxiety hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon help counteract the negative effects of stress hormones,” according to Lisa Cimperman, RD, of the University Hospitals Case Medical Center. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, Oregon State University medical students who took omega-3 supplements had a 20% reduction in anxiety. One 3-ounce serving of cooked wild salmon can have more than 2,000 milligrams of omega-3s, double the daily intake recommended by the American Heart Association for people with heart disease.

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The antioxidants and phytonutrients found in berries help improve your body’s response to stress and fight stress-related free radicals.” Research has also shown that blueberry eaters experience a boost in natural killer cells, “a type of white blood cell that plays a vital role in immunity according to Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Health’s contributing nutrition editor.

pistaciosPistachios

When you have an ongoing loop of negative thoughts playing in your mind, doing something repetitive with your hands may help silence your inner monologue. Think knitting or kneading bread—or even shelling nuts like pistachios or peanuts. The rhythmic moves will help you relax. Pistachios have heart-health benefits. Eating pistachios reduce acute stress by lowering blood pressure and heart rate. They contain key phytonutrients that provide antioxidant support for cardiovascular health.

Dark chocolate

Just a bite, not a whole bar, of dark chocolate can help to regulate your stress levels. Research has shown that it can reduce your stress hormones, including cortisol. The antioxidants in cocoa trigger the walls of your blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure and improving circulation. Dark chocolate contains unique natural substances that create a sense of euphoria similar to the feeling of being in love!” Go for varieties that contain at least 70% cocoa.

milkMilk

Fortified milk is an excellent source of vitamin D, a nutrient to boost happiness. A 50-year-long study by London’s UCL Institute of Child Health found an association between reduced levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of panic and depression. People whith sufficient vitamin D levels had a reduced risk of panic disorders. Other foods high in vitamin D include salmon, egg yolks, and fortified cereal.

Seeds

Flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds are great sources of magnesium (as are leafy greens, yogurt, nuts, and fish). Loading up on the mineral helps regulate emotions. Magnesium has been shown to help alleviate depression, fatigue, and irritability.

Avocadoalvacado

This superfruit helps shut down stress-eating by filling your belly and making you feel more satisfied. In a 2014 study by Loma Linda University (which we MUST note was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board), reduced desire to eat more by 40% for the three hours.

cashewsCashews

Researchers gave zinc supplements to people who were diagnosed with anxiety symptoms (irritability, lack of ability to concentrate) and patients saw a 31% decrease in anxiety, according to Nutrition and Metabolic Insights. Zinc affects the levels of a nerve chemical that influences mood. Other zinc-rich foods are oysters, beef, chicken, and yogurt. Cashews are also rich in omega-3s and protein, so they’re a smart snack.

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            Your Love Is Infinite. Your Love is Beautiful. Your Love is You.