Heart of Pure Gold / The Truth About Sugar / Fall Break This Week

“And those who were seen dancing
were thought insane
by those who could not
hear the music.”
– Nietzche

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It can be good to be TALL.

Heart of Pure Gold

Eyes give away
What we never say,
That a heart
Can yearn to stay
Like a ship provisioned
And in the harbor,
Rigged and ready
To journey into tomorrow.

But she quits her moorings
And spreads her beautiful white sails
T
o dance with ease
In the morning breeze
And departs for the ocean blue.
Majestic, my Dear Friends,
With her swelling sails,
And waves thrashing
Upon her hull,
Like the beating Heart

In you,
Pounding to get out
The see the world
Too.

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To show the way back to the Love.

“Someone at my side says,
“There! She’s gone!” “Gone where?”
“Gone from my sight, that’s all.”
She is just as large in mast and spar
and hull as ever she was . . .
Her diminished size is in me,
not in her.”
And just at that moment . . .
there are other eyes watching her coming
and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout,

“Here she comes!”
– David Marcus

Where you are
May never seem
The place your heart
Longs to be,
And tomorrow
May appear
The last hope
Of today.

“I want to live,
I want to give.
I’ve been a miner
for a heart of gold.
It’s these expressions
I never give,
That keep me searching
for a heart of gold.”
Neil Young

So profound
Can life be,
That our remembrance
Of such deep hunger,
Of our search for meaning,
Our longing to be,
Can in our hard earned empathy,
In our learned generosity,
Enable the heart
To truly see those in need,
And lead me to be
So very, very far beyond
Me.

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     And they need you to be near.

“Happiness is the only good.
The place to be happy is here.
The time to be happy is now.
The way to be happy
is to make others so.”
– Robert Green Ingersoll

There is a Light
In the harbor of our dreams.
It is shinning
For you
And for me,
To show the Way
Back to the Love
That always was,
Always will be,
To the time
When we will meet again,
In the dawn of a beautiful tomorrow
In our Prayers,
In our Dreams.

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Love remembers only tomorrow.

In our time of plenty,
More becomes
Less and less,
Until more and more
Leave less than less,
And too much
Of so much more
Becomes nothingness.
And life and living
Become dying and death,
Lost in a haze,
The fog of a war,
So far from won,
That one and one
Is none.

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   The sun only rises before it sets.

Our children
Do not really need much.
They need Love,
And they need you.
They need you
To walk into a room
And turn on the lights
With a smile.
They need the quiet
Of the night
To be broken
By the whisper of your voice.

They need to laugh.
And yes,
They need to cry,
Tears of joy.
And they need you
To be near
If ever they find
They really need you.

The strength of beginning,
Starting again,
Lies in the forgiveness
Of ending,
Of what brought us
To this.

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Majestic, with her swelling sails, and waves thrashing upon her hull, like the beating Heart in you.

“There is a ship
and she sails the sea

She’s loaded deep,
as deep can be

But not as deep
as the love I’m in

I know not
if I sink or swim.”

– Travers, Stookey, Okun, & Yarrow

The day after tomorrow
Can yesterday be,
And forever,
Made of a Savior
We do not see,
Save in our Hearts,
Our Prayers,
Our everlasting need.

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   They need the quiet of the night.

Two thousand years
Of tomorrows,
Was ever yesterday,
Since He
Forgave us everyone,
For they too,
Did not know
What they do.

“If I had to choose between
loving you and breathing,
I would use my last breath
to say I love you.”
– Unknown

Love seeks not
A knowing
In which it may be,
It remembers
Only tomorrow,
Endures what is
Today,
Is creation of a moment
To be.
Love is all about
Tomorrow,
The beauty of hope
Which shelters us
From the tragic storms
Of today.

It sees as it seeks,
Never truly dying,
Never knowing death,
Never seeing
What had no beginning,
Never ending.

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Lead me to be so very, very far beyond me.

“Death is a natural step
In the progression of life.”
You Cannot Die
by Margaret Stevens

Children born tomorrow
Do not know of your regret
today,
Nor should they.
Today births not yesterday.
A child loves the moment
It lives for.
The sun only rises
Before it sets.

In our failing to see,
We look into,
Not through,
Eyes beautiful,
Translucent, easily iridescent.
Transparent are we,
And this I am told:
“Look for God
In the eyes
Of one you Love,
To seek a
Heart of Pure Gold.”

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The day after tomorrow can yesterday be.

For God,
My Friends,
Is Love,
All the Love
Your very precious Heart
Can behold.
And we,
Reflections
In His Loving Eyes,
Eyes that see
You.

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    A heart can yearn to stay.

The Truth About Sugar
New Science Documentary
Published on Jul 19, 2015
To view click here
I ask you, and your children,
to watch this highly informative documentary.
It can save your life and the life of your precious children.

It can prevent much suffering.

Not that many of us know quite how to quit consuming so much SUGAR or, in fact, what the downsides to a sugary diet actually are.

The Truth About Sugar documentary, aired on BBC One aimed to demystify some of the myths about sugar – namely, what food products secretly contain it – and demonstrate the impact it can make on your health if you reduce the amount you eat.

It charted the lives of four people, who consumed nearly 119 teaspoons of sugar between them a day.

Journalist Fiona Phillips is on a mission to find out the truth behind the recent headlines on sugar. She discovers why some of us have more of a sweet tooth than others, which sugars you can enjoy guilt-free, why there is so much sugar hidden in food you would think was purely savoury and what effect sugary drinks have on the appetite. Fiona also helps four Brits, whose sugar-heavy diets could be putting their health at risk, to change their ways.

From coming up with low-sugar recipes to finding ways to beat the sweet cravings, they will see whether cutting back to the levels suggested by health authorities is really achievable and what the benefits actually are. As the dieters progress on their journey, it soon becomes clear that the transformations will be dramatic.

Also view
The World’s BEST Diet
Click here to view

Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, but for 45 million turkeys across the United States, it is no laughing matter. Turkeys raised for food are bred to grow so quickly that they develop multiple health problems, including heart disease and leg disorders.

They are raised in overcrowded, poorly ventilated ammonia-filled facilities where they endure painful debeaking and detoeing procedures.

Since 1986,
Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project
has encouraged people to save a turkey
at Thanksgiving through sponsorships
that help rescue animals and provide care for them
at their sanctuaries,as well as educate and advocate for turkeys
and other farm animals everywhere.
Be a buddy and Adopt a Turkey.
We have two adopted turkeys and a cute baby!
Click here for information.
To be human
Also means
To be humane.
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IMPORTANT DATES
Dec. 3 – 4
Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 11 Texas Civil War Museum (Avoid wearing blue or learn to duck!)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 F. W. Stock Show (called the FAT stock show until Dr. A lost a few pounds)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

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And we, reflections In His Eternal Eyes.


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The Beautiful Garden of a Prayerful Mind / Grain Brain / Human ‘mini brains’ / Friday Trip: New Auto Show

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Joy was ever meant to be.

“All mankind is of one author,
and is one volume;
when one man dies,
one chapter is not torn out of the book,
but translated into a better language;
No man is an island, entire of itself…

any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind;
and therefore never send to know
for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.”
– John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1624

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    John Donne

No man is an island.
But Islands abound,
And the gulf
All around,
For so many,
Surrounds
The will to be.

Water shallows deep.
Impassible it seems,
There they lie,
Our Islands in the sun.

Amidst the ripples
And tides of tears
They shine,
Yours and mine,
Never really knowing
Since Adam
Loved his Eve,
Life Supremely good
Is a Wish Divine,
That Harmony
And Joy
Was ever meant
To be.

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Amidst the ripples and tides of tears they shine.

Adorned by
Our season in His Sun,
Breathing a lesson
To be learned,
Teaching us the reason
For Love in life:
That ever we give,
Not seek,
Never in want
For our self
To keep.

In His Season of this,
Our Heart,
Lies the reason
Love will live,
And the reason –
To give,
So others
May live.
For Love and life
Are the same,
Drawn from
The selfsame well
Everything came.

“There’s a Love that’s Divine
And it’s yours and it’s mine
like the sun

And at the end of the day
We should give thanks
and pray to the one, to the one.”
– Rod Stewart

Where the River of Life
Narrows,
There it rapids,
And the pace
Of ever so sorrowful Souls
Can awaken to rejoice.

In the Whisper
Of God’s comforting word,
“You are His own,
You are His Love”,
We find strength
To rend the dark veil
Of deepening despair.

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His Heart becomes your home.

When in our trials
We are weary,
And feel hope
Slipping beneath
An ever deepening sea,
Listen with your Heart
To set your mind free,
For His Voice beckons,
“Walk with Me”.

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                        Walk with Me.

In
The beautiful garden
Of a Prayerful mind
Is the Peace,
The Quiet,
We find.

What we seek
Does not lie
So very far from God.
It dwells within,
In the power of Love,
In knowing
His Heart
Becomes your home,
And the fragrance
Of Life
Worthy of His
Beautiful child,
Will make life
Worth living.

Welcome Home.

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The Whisper of God’s comforting word.

                               Is Grain Harming Your Brain?
                           Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D.

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain.

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Students brought balloons filled with shaving cream which everyone enjoyed!

And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.

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I am sure this is where Mrs. A. found Dr. A. (Fossil Mania) – deeply discounted.

He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. read more

                                Human ‘mini brains’
grown in labs may help solve cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s.

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Stop clowning around!

Scientists at Ohio State University say they’ve figured out a way to grow the genetic equivalent of a nearly complete embryonic human brain.

Brain organoids are pieces of human tissue grown in petri dishes from skin cells.

These little blobs of tissue, 2-3 millimeters long, could help researchers test drugs and other treatments that may help prevent, fight and maybe even cure some of the most devastating disorders and diseases of our time.

In addition to Parkinson’s disease, autism and Alzheimer’s disease,

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This hair style would cost $300 in L.A.

they could also lead to unlocking the mysteries of schizophrenia, epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. Millions of people suffer from all these disorders and diseases worldwide.  read more

On Friday Nov. 20, 2015

What to do with Gavin!

What to do at Flight Deck!

We will meet at and attend the DFW Auto Show which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth convention center, 1112 Houston Street.

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 Beautiful Shakespeare monologues were presented.

It will be one of the first opportunities for auto enthusiasts to see the manufacturers’ 2016 lineups.” Energy efficient will be the “buzz phrase” at the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth this year with many manufacturers expected to highlight their hybrids, all-electric and low emissions vehicles. And as Texas’ love affair with the pickup truck continues, manufacturers are sure to shine the spotlight on these popular vehicles in their exhibits. There also will be more than 300 other luxury sedans, SUVs, CUVs, minivans and compact cars. Dr. A may be asleep in the back of a vehicle. He’s older! Let him sleep. * If you wake him, refreshments or a new car will calm him down.

We don't explain them, we just train them.

We don’t explain them, we just train them.

Pick up will be at the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Tarrant County Convention Center (WEST side) at 3:00 p.m. Parents are invited to participate provided they do not honk the horns of the new cars or in any other way distract students from looking at cars and having a good time. Older types simply must control themselves. Consult with your children regarding appropriate behavior.

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.

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FINANCIAL: Tickets: $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 on site.

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

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Students gave outstanding Shakespeare performances in recent auditions.

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 23-27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break (No school)
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 11 Texas Civil War Museum (Avoid wearing blue or learn to duck!)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 F. W. Stock Show (called the FAT stock show until Dr. A lost a few pounds)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

“Normal
Is a setting
On
A washing machine.”
– unknown

Carter expounds on the small steps in life.

There is importance in taking small steps in life.

A Father to Many, A Savior to Me / Nearer My God to Thee / Friday: Half Price Books and FLIGHT DECK

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Please take the kid for a walk.

There are many stories to tell.
And our children love to hear them.
Some tell of hope, survival and salvation,
Some of Love everlasting.

As I stood at grave of a man I deeply admired and loved, beyond belief, I paused to reflect upon the meaning of his life, and mine. He first appeared to me at the tender age of ten. His name, Werner Bendorf, and his life is forever engraved in my memory and alive in my heart. He still lives in my life, day by day, between every beat of my heart, he smiles, he laughs, he is vibrant in my memory and still shares his love. My heart continues to beat because of his deep and abiding love, because the depth of his compassion was far greater than anything I had ever known.

He became the Father I never knew. He was a Father to many young souls, and a Savior to me.

When we practice
Loving kindness and compassion
we are the first ones to profit.
– Rumi

I was visiting, at the invitation of my friend and neighbor, Roger Carter, Boy Scout Troop 17. We had earlier formed a club, the Fox Club, in our neighborhood for the purpose, unbelievably today, of “doing good” for others.

Our club of three, met on the banks of the infamous Gonzales creek to plan good things to do and lay the groundwork for combating evil. Seriously, we met for that purpose. We had great plans to right wrongs.

Television was a big influence. You may remember Superman and the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, among others. But the dynamic and good person that I found in Roger Carter, was far greater. He always thought of others and sought to help people in any way that he could. He became for me, and many others, a personal hero.

I was ten at the time, and Roger was older. As a Patrol Leader in the Troop, he wanted another member. And when I arrived to visit, at the tender age of ten, I discovered that he really did need another member, since he was the only member of the, you guessed it, Fox Patrol. I imagined that he elected himself the Leader garnering 100% of the vote. I knew I would have voted for him, and later I did.

“There are only two ways to live your life:
as though nothing is a miracle,
or as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein

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Dr. Lester Kuperman

The one other Patrol in the Scout Troop had ALL of the other members in Troop 17 (about twenty five boys). Yes, I thought it was strange, until I thought more about it.

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”                 – A. A. Milne

And the Senior Patrol Leader was none other than Lester Kuperman, who you may know today is Dr. Lester Kuperman, a highly respected Orthodontic Specialist serving the citizens of Fort Worth (including, by the way, our daughter, Annie, when she was younger). I paid him a visit a few years ago and truly enjoyed seeing him after all these years. Yes, I highly recommend him to you. He is a man of integrity.

I thought it strange that Roger was, by himself, the entire Fox Patrol. I just knew there would be other members. So I joined the Patrol of one and, together, we were the Fox Patrol, evolved from the Fox Club. It made sense though, because the Boy Scout slogan was, “Do a Good Turn Daily”, which reflected the purpose of the Fox Club. read more

“Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers
within yourself
that you have built against it.”
– Rumi

Later, I would come to realize that Roger was a singular, unique and lone young man because he was not like the others. He was, and remained until his death, dedicated to being a good, kind and truly compassionate person. And since no one else held to this standard, he was truly alone and deeply admired by me. Time would see him evolve into a jet pilot and heroic fighter.

The others in this large Troop were rascals, dedicated to having a good time, even at your expense. Yes, Lester had his work cut out for him, corralling these rascals. And he exerted Herculean efforts to mold them into shape. Yes, he was very successful!

“When you Love
you should not say,

“God is in my heart,”
but rather,
“I am in the Heart of God.”
– Rumi

Our Fox Patrol meetings were, essentially, time for planning “Good Deeds”, while the others were satisfied, as I recall, with pranks and games and some “put down” kinds of things. Let’s face it, they were just having a good time.

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Werner with Alex & Annie Anderson.

Now, into this mix arrived a truly remarkable man, a new Scoutmaster, Werner Bendorf. He was much more remarkable than I ever realized at the time, and was to me, a Gift from God and my personal Savior. And his story is both remarkable and unbelievable. And I would love to share it with you.

“I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness,
it will elude you.
But if you focus on your family,
the needs of others, your work,
meeting new people,
and doing the very best you can,
happiness will find you.”

– author unknown

In growing up, I thought life was difficult. But I had no idea what difficult meant. Werner shared with me stories from his life. Then I knew what the word meant. And I became truly grateful for the Blessings bestowed upon me by my precious Mother, Marie, and Werner and Donald and so very many others. In recognizing the seemingly impossible obstacles others have had to overcome to survive, we gain perspective and a depth of appreciation.

Later, when I dry my tears, I will share some of the unbelievable stories Werner told me about surviving the evil of the holocaust. He and his wife hid in the attic of a farm house for over three years. From the floor to the peak of the attic was about 3 & 1/2 feet. And the discomforts only began there. I could not believe they had a baby during this time. But more about their inspiring story of survival later.

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My Mother, Marie, and Werner Bendorf, present the Eagle Scout Award to a younger me (age 12).

Remembering Werner always brings my heart closer to God. The words of John Newton’s beloved song, “Amazing Grace” touch each of us with Truth in a Grace of its own. And I now know that “home” is a place found deeply embedded in my heart. It is a place where Werner and his family have resided for many years.

And in his heart, I found something difficult to believe. After all the suffering, the loss of precious lives and the horror found everywhere, Werner led me to the threshold of something far more powerful than guns and bombs and torture and the pure evil of murderous minds. He opened his wounded Heart to show me his forgiveness. And I have never been the same since that day filled with such Amazing Grace.

“Through many dangers, toils and snares…
we have already come.
T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far…
and Grace will lead us home.”
– John Newton

Troop 17 camped out every other weekend, rain or shine, hail or high winds. Nothing stopped us from our adventures, except the summer heat. From September to June, we explored every possible terrain.

There are so many stories to share and I simply do not know where to start. I am not sure how I survived my younger days, but God had to be beside me. Allow me to elucidate.

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Making it to the top of motorcycle hill had to be easier than making it to the bottom!

We were camping at the base of what was called Motorcycle Hill, just outside of Mineral Wells. In my mind, nothing was challenging enough, ever. That’s called being a “Rascal”. And brother, I was!

It was about 1961. And brave young men frequently attempted to ride their motorcycles all the way to the top of this very, very steep and high hill. Few made to the top. You can just imagine the trip back down with your motorcycle following you or on top, when you failed.

The pace of activities at camp was not up to my standard, so, alone, I climbed up motorcycle hill, from the backside. At the top, I decided to run down the steep incline where so many others, on their motorcycles, had failed to reach the top. Yes, I was young and in love with daring adventures and living on the edge!

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True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.    – E. S. Bouton

I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but gravity was about to become my teacher of the year. And it sure looked like fun! So off I went, running down the extremely steep and dangerous hill, by myself. And yes, I picked up so much speed that I really needed to STOP and very quickly. I could not keep my legs under me.

About half way down, I spotted a large flat rock off to the right side and decided to “land” on top and thereby prevent death. So I did. I landed on top and instantly, and I do mean instantly, a LARGE rattlesnake came from underneath the giant bolder and struck at my right leg. I did not stay long. We had nothing to share in a conversation. I leaped off the rock just as the rattle snake opened his large mouth, replete with splendid looking fangs, and moving very, very fast toward my uninvited foot.

Apparently, I disturbed his rest. And did I ever move fast. I bounced off that rock so fast and so high that I should have had a pilot’s license. I think that this is the moment when I fell in love with flying and (very quickly) began my search for God. I was headed in the right direction (up!).

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We are made kind by being kind.               – Eric Hoffer

It was then that I noticed I had another problem. I was very high in the air and about half way down the infamous motorcycle hill. Oh hell! I had to, and I mean had to, stay on my feet and run, what felt like eighty miles an hour, to the base of this impossibly steep hill.

In a way, the rattle snake really did save my life. I learned about something to avoid. Stopping, although briefly, on the rock did slow my decent. And I became highly motivated to end this misadventure. All I thought about at that moment was being at the base of this hill, unknown to anyone, battered and bruised from tumbling all the way down, perhaps unconscious and having highly deadly venom from a large rattlesnake coursing its way up my leg toward my rapidly beating heart. Assuming, of course, that I survived the fall! What doesn’t kill you makes you never try that again.

Well, I actually made it to the bottom, alive. The landing found me tumbling and dizzy. And I was so happy that no one was watching. And did I share this story with anyone? Heck no!  No one wants to admit to this level of stupidity, uh, I mean adventure (gulp!).

Love is the Universal language.

Love is the Universal language.

Scouting taught me many, many things. And one was to bounce off things and run like the wind, perhaps, even taking flight. It’s a philosophical bent. I did tell the others that I went hunting for rattlesnakes and found one. Having grown up in West Texas, I failed to share that a rattlesnake actually went hunting for me. Which proved I was a fisherman at heart.

Hey, it wasn’t the dumbest thing I’ve ever done, but close. We’ll save those other stories for later. Remind me to tell you about my high flying dance with death when I took my one and only lesson to become a pilot. The instructor failed to tell me I was not a stunt pilot. A few cows failed to show up for milking. Hey, it looked like a landing strip to me! Moooooove over. And no, I did not see the barbed wire fence. In fact, I do not recall seeing the instructor get out of the plane or what was left of it. I think he was glued to his seat. He did scream a little. God watches over us, even when we are high in air or, as I call it, nearer my God to Thee.

Mom only had one child. And I never wondered why.

Philosophy Program For This Week:
This is for Carter who is unable to be with us this week.
I know you did not want to miss the program.

Holographic Universe
The perceptions we observe
may well be coming from an artificial source.
click here to view movie
The Holographic universe suggests
that the physical world we believe to be real
is in fact illusion.
Energy fields are decoded by our brains
into a 3D picture,
to give the illusion of a physical world. 

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 “The Earth may not be
the center of the Universe,
But you are.”
– Wm. C. Anderson

Plans for FRIDAY:

For Friday Nov. 13, 2015

By Popular DEMAND!
We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111.

We will then meet at Flight Deck (817) 246-2710 (info@fdtp.com) located a half mile west of Ridgmar Mall, at the Cherry Lane exit off I-30, at 7751 Scott St. in Fort Worth, to enjoy jumping and acting, otherwise, a little abnormal.

                      PICK UP will be at FLIGHT DECK at 2:30 p.m.

         “The two most important days in your life
are the day you are born

    and the day you find out why.”
      – Mark Twain

DESTINATIONS: FLIGHT DECK is where FUN and fitness take flight! It integrates rebounding (trampoline jumping) along with strength and flexibility training. Reconnect with your inner child. Flight Deck features a mix of aerobics, core strengthening, coordination & flexibility exercises. * YOU WILL NEED WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENTS (contact Flight Deck (817) 246-2710 / or go ONLINE: info@fdtp.com for the form and instructions. Print it, have it signed and bring it with you.

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

Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, restaurant or take flight
from the flight deck without the approval of Dr. A. He is well known for
melodramatic swoons and fainting spells if you are missing and it is a bit much for Mrs. A.

FINANCIAL: The cost for Flight Deck is approximately $12.00 for our one hour – please pay at the Flight Deck. And please provide funds for a good book and for lunch. Refreshments: Yes!

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

IMPORTANT DATES:
Nov. 12 Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition
Nov. 20 Texas Civil War Museum (Avoid wearing blue!)
Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
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                          “Happiness is someone to love,
                                        something to do
                              and something to hope for.”
                                                            – Chinese proverb

So Far Away, It Lies Within / Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy / Friday: Japanese Garden

“Beauty does not exist
Without love.”
– The Song of Solomon

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           A pathway having no end.

Can we shallow
The swift current
Of what we cannot comprehend,
Of life’s tribulations?

We test each other’s
Endurance and Faith,
Laid at the feet
Of our unwillingness
To Love one another.

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       God will send His Love to you.

On the threshing floor
Of our self-abased Lives,
Being so unwilling
To share,
To care,
We come to believe
In the burden of sacrifice,
So many
Are not be able
To bear.

“Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7

We discover
Through our Prayer,
In moments so very rare,
That Life and Love
Abide in lonely times,
Never knowing
They are the same.

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                   Go to a far off land within.

In the absence
Of mind,
We hasten our decline,
As our tears descend
And the river of life
Subsides.

But God
Sends His Love
To you.

In the arms of another
We find His Angel.
He gives us
To each other,
To show us
The way,
To let us know
The endlessness of Love
We feel
May be all
That is real.

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The endlessness of Love we feel, may be all that is real.

We touch this Earth
Indelicately,
With such brevity
That we never know
Just how much Love
Is never felt,
Never known,
And was there
To take.

In all that time
We never came to see
Love was beside us,
Inside of us,
Longing
To be.

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The pathway to Heaven lies through the Heart of another.

Such is the tragedy
Of Life,
Of Love,
That we did not Know.

“The eyes
are the gateway
to the soul.”
– Herman Melville

My dear friends,
Go somewhere,
Somewhere you may have
Never been.

The pathway to Heaven
Lies through the Heart
Of another,
The Love of a friend,
Down a pathway
Having no end,
Though a door
Of discovery,
In a world outside
Of where you have been,
So far away,
It lies within.

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In a world outside of where you have been.

“To see clearly
is poetry, prophecy, and religion
all in one.”
– John Ruskin

Go to that
Far off land
Within.
Spend your time
Listening,
To the sound
Of your own Heart beating,
On the other side
Of where you are.

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                  We touch this Earth.

When Hearts
Take flight,
Darkness
No longer descends.
Every night
Harbors a harvest moon,
Every day
Moves through us
Too soon.

We pass by
One another
Never knowing,
Never hearing
The rolling thunder,
The Voice ever after,
We should not
Forsake.

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           My friends, go somewhere you may have never been.

I pray
Four strong winds
Will carry you
To Heaven,
To the Heart
Of another
Whispering your name.

“The beauty of God
transfigures the one
who contemplates it
and transforms him
into this very same beauty.”
(2 Cor 3:18)

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We never know just how much Love is never felt.

                       How To Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy
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Teaching a child healthy techniques will help him carry these techniques with him into adulthood, thereby cancelling any future health issues once he or she has left your care. Children who make heart healthy choices will decrease their chances of developing heart disease later in life.

Be very cautious about what is going down his food pipe. Stop spoiling his eating habits.

Include fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and fiber has been shown to provide you with nutrients that can protect your child against future heart disease. Make sure your child eats at least five, 1/2 cup servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding sugar, dips or high fat spreads to your child’s fruits and vegetables.

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Beauty does not exist without love.

Set aside time in your child’s day for her to get exercise. Make sure the exercise is fun and enjoyable to her. Regular exercise is important to maintain a healthy heart. Encourage your child to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

Let them Jump Kick and Run…In fact you can join them too! Participate in physical activity with your child. Watch your child’s sporting events. Take walks as a family after dinner. Go on family bike rides during the weekend.

Avoid letting your child use the Internet, watch television or play video games for more than two hours a day. Help your child pick what they want to watch or play each day. Make them turn off the media after the two-hour time period.

Poor oral hygiene can contribute to the development of heart disease later in the child’s life because the bacteria on your child’s teeth and gums can get into the bloodstream and negatively affect the arteries.

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He gives us to each other to show us the way.

Make sure your child brushes her teeth in the morning and before going to bed. Help your child to floss on a daily basis. Ensure that your child attends regular checkups with the dentist.

Limit your child’s salt intake. Consuming too much salt can put the child at risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in life, reports HelpGuide.org. Use spices instead of salt to add flavor to foods. Avoid giving your children processed, canned or frozen foods because these tend to have high salt contents.

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Ensure that your child attends regular checkups with the dentist.

Remove foods that are high in trans fats and saturated fats from your child’s diet. Both these fats cause the bad cholesterol called LDL to increase. Foods that tend to be high in trans and saturated fats include chips, whole milk dairy products, red meat, solid fats and packaged foods. Replace the unhealthy fats with unsaturated fats that come from foods such as olive oil, beans, fish, nuts and avocados.

Limit your child’s portions to help him avoid overeating. Do not make your child eat everything on his plate if he says he is full.

Smoking doesn’t just happen. Its peer pressure, advertisements, machismo, adult role models. Set an example yourself by avoiding cigarettes. Talk about it to your children when they’re at the age that they can comprehend and perhaps subconsciously ingrain the idea that cigarettes are a no-no for their heart and lungs.

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Every day moves through us too soon.

On FRIDAY November 6, 2015
we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the JAPANESE GARDEN, located at 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard (Tele: 817-392-5510).

Please gather at the main entrance of the Japanese Garden. Our SELF- guided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. Be on time – if our tour has started – just catch up with us. Do not drop off children without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present.

We will spend approximately 1½ hours on our tour & visit the TREASURE TREE GIFT SHOP (Tele: 817-871-7668). Following the tour, we will travel to McKinley’s Fine Bakery & Café, 1616 South University Drive, Fort Worth (817) 332-3242 to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, we will tour the Rose Garden.

* WE WILL NEED DRIVERS. Please let Dr. A know if you can assist.

Pick-up is at the ROSE GARDEN at 2:30 p.m.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Please observe the POLICIES of the Garden. Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS /NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS / VISITORS and THE CURIOUS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Please do not disturb Dr. A. should he be found on the trail all alone and asleep or muttering incoherently to himself or a passerby or a frog or a tree. Teaching for many years is a highly probable causative factor!

Students are NOT to leave any facility at any time for any reason, including
the need to secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Admission: $5.00 / Children (12 yrs. & under) $4.00 Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate.

GIFT SHOP: There is a fabulous, “Treasure Tree” gift shop.

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In all that time we never came to see Love was beside us.

LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch at the restaurant.
NOTE: We must follow the Garden Visitor Etiquette.

“I am a part
of all that I have seen. “
–   Alfred Lord Tennyson  

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 12 Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition
Nov. 23 – 27 (Mon.-Fri.) Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

“We were given two hands to hold,
two legs to walk, two eyes to see,
two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other
was given to someone else,
for us to find.”

– Unknown

 A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children & our precious pets (especially Rabbits)
are nurtured and appreciated.

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Love was inside of us, longing to be.