A Strange Concealed Order / Gum Disease May Be the Cause of Alzheimer’s / Friday: Half Price Books and a Movie

 We have a choice
an Eternal Reality
or a Reality Created by something
Eternal.
A Universe Eternal
or an Eternal Creator.

Jonathan Edwards,
Theologian and philosopher
and stimulator of the religious revival
known as the ” Great Awakening” in the eighteen century,
beautifully summarized this:

“Something exists.
Nothing cannot create something.
Therefore,
a necessary and Eternal
‘Something’
exists.”

Far beyond nothing,
My Friend,
YOU
are everything.
Everything to someone.
Everything to God.
And thus
YOU
shall always be.
Child of God.
Everlasting.
Eternally Blessed
above all things
Great and small.

YOU
are Loved above everything,
Like a Child
in the eyes of a Mother,
YOU are deeply Loved
in the Eyes
of God,
your Father.

  Mark Paul Rios “Our eyes are the Light of our Soul…
how bright is that Light
when we look upon God’s goodness
and gracious ways…

his Blessings are found
in every aspect
of our lives!
Be blessed!”
Mark Paul Rios

The World is indeed stranger
than anything our rational mind
can grasp.
A strange concealed order
is now being revealed
by chaos theory,
from which
patterns emerge,
such as the Mandelbrot set,
of which every magnification reveals
more elaborate layers repeating
in more and more complexity.
These patterns illustrate Infinity,
and represent the incredible
creative and energetic complexity
of reality.

Progressive infinite iterations of the “Nautilus” section of the Mandelbrot Set.

The more we explore new avenues
of thought,
of what appears to be
reality,
the more illusory our Universe
seems to be.
And as we contemplate
this widening web of illusion,
we are taken ever closer to the
boundaries
of Human awareness.

We come to realize
more and more,
that explanations of the Infinite
cannot be attained using finite
minds or means.

In our search for something
which may help
in our understanding,
we can contemplate Godel’s theorem,
which states that it is not possible
to know everything about a particular situation
from within that situation.
We must be in a position
outside the arena
of specified activity.

And as our viewpoint widens,
there comes a deeper perspective
which will yield more information.
It is not possible in the rational world
to reach that point
where the highest perspective
has been reached.

.Our minds
can intellectualize intricate
and complex thoughts,
but never truly understand
from within the confines
of our own perspectives
we consider
rational.

We must
step outside our world
of physical illusion
before the veil of shadows
begins to lift.

“For My Thoughts are
not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My Ways,
declares the Lord.
For as the Heavens
are higher than the Earth,

so are My Ways
higher than your ways
and My Thoughts
than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9

In ancient times
those who addressed
the Spiritual side of Nature,
gained their insight by moving beyond
the confines of the rational physical world.

The Believers and Spiritual Sages
of ancient days
gone far by,
gained access by deep meditation
to a perspective beyond the physical,
to attain a more complete picture
of the physical realm.

“But what is “the Light”?
It is the Love of God in you…
Love is the Life and Light of the Spirit,
it’s fruit is righteousness, kindness and truth.
What was hidden from you since the beginning.
This is not religion.
The truth sets you free.
Know the truth…
because you can lose it.”
http://www.godinyou.org

When
we stay within the illusion of physical reality,
it is not possible
using its own internal methods
and concepts,
to understand it.
But,
by looking from a higher level of awareness,
beyond the boundaries of
“physical illusion’,
we can escape the constraints
imposed on us
by our finite physical world.
Access to this awareness
is beyond intellectual activity.
Our intellect can only
confirm its existence.

The clarity we seek
lies deep within us.

The door
may open
with
Prayer.

Goodnight.

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer’s
By Clare Wilson and Debora MacKenzie
in New Scientist
read more

My Dear Friends,
here is a VERY GOOD reason to go to the dentist
and get your teeth professionally cleaned
every THREE MONTHS!

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Feb. 1                                               Tuition Deposit due for 2019-2020

Feb. 18 (Monday)                             President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 1                                                 Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.
Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

 

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The Creator of ALL Life / Supplements, Herbs, Vitamins, Plant Extracts with Anti Cancer activity / Friday: Fort Worth Stock Show

         Beyond presence of mind.

The Creator of ALL Life
has placed within each person,
deep within
you,

far beyond your presence of mind
in a place you do not know,
but feel,
a Spiritual Fire.

Spiritual Fire
is something available

to each of us
to cleanse and purify

our emotions, mental state, and even
our physical Being.

Yes,
Spiritual Fire is the deeper mind within.

 It purifies you and Blesses you
and is guiding you.

My Dear Friends,
we are living

at the tempestuous and convulsive
surface

of the mind.

And yes,
we also live
on the surface of this Earth,

with all of its misfortunes,
agitations and tragedies.

                  On the surface.

We are driven
by the forward motion of Life,
the need to possess the future.

Indeed.
Life must go on.
.
 And as God’s Creation
living on this Earth 
our search for meaning
comes from something dwelling
deeper inside of us.
It is vibrantly alive within you,
but very, very deep
within.

“Knowing can evolve
the deeper you look within.”
– Amanda Grande

If this Meaning,
this fundamental and vital Knowledge
of the meaning of Life
can be discovered and accepted and experienced,
we will be able
to establish a whole new
reason
for Living in this World.

But,
without knowing
the reason for existence,

  our mind will create its own reality.
And just look
at the condition of this World,
when we are left
to our own
devices.
Our minds inceptions
manufacture deceptions.
.
But with God as our Guide,
we can say a defiant ‘NO’
to Worldly temptations,
no matter what they
entice us with.
We can
say YES to God,
no matter what the cost.

The effects
of striving to get what we want,
to protect what we have
and our perceived privileges in Life,
or to take them away from others,
have immersed us
in a raging river of wrongs
creating immense suffering
for those involved,
and
for the entire
World.”

Our furious Love
for all things material,
for so very many,

has laid waste
to all we are,
and all
we can ever be.

Traditions of Wisdom,
ancient and inscribed
in the Blessings
of the Gospels
can help us make
more enlightened decisions
as we navigate our way
through this age
of uncertainty.

Such Wisdom
leads to a bountifully Blessed Life
for those who meditate on it
and observe its
Loving commands.

Breathing the Breath
God bequeathed
to us,
is God
alive in
me.

The unseen,
seen,
our Beauty beheld,
but not with eyes
I am told,

our Divinity confirmed,
our longing Heart
no longer concealed,
will find our meaning
revealed.

Lift your precious
Heart
to the Heavens Above
by
falling on your knees
in Prayer.
Let Grace
like a River
wash over you
and set you
free.

  Lift your precious Heart.

You
are not
who you think
you are.
God’s Love
delivered
a Child in need,
in need
of Love.

Ancient of days,
countless in ways,
have we been
told,
everything
the Heart touches,
is transformed
into Love.

“For it is Love alone
for which the World is seeking;
and it is Love alone
which can repay.”
Victor Herbert

And,
in the Shadow

of God’s Love,
we become
what we always
were:
child-like
and filled with
wonder.

Nature
knows Religion.

The Gospel of the land
is not ruled by long division,
as the sky breaks at Dawn
to shed God’s Light upon
the Beautiful signs,
left just for me,
guiding me to Love,
in its own
way.

“And you,
be ye fruitful,
and multiply;

bring forth abundantly in the Earth,
and multiply therein.
Genesis 9:7

The road ahead
seems long,
along the way,

as old men pretend
and Children
comprehend.

Life
is the song
only YOU
can sing.

Goodnight.

 From Ray Sahelian, M.D.
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Cancer supplements, herbs, vitamins,  plant extracts
with potential anti cancer activity:

There are countless herbs that have been found to have anti-tumor activity in laboratory studies. Whether these herbs and dietary supplement have a role to play in cancer treatment or prevention in humans is not clear at this time. Even if they do, the appropriate dosage and best way to use them is not well known.

However, if your doctor approves, you could try some of these herbal and nutritional supplements.

There are numerous reports of cancer preventive activity of dietary botanicals, including cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli, allium vegetables such as garlic and onion, green tea, citrus fruits, soybeans, berries, and ginger, as well as medicinal plants. Several compounds, such as genistein (from soybeans), lycopene (from tomatoes), brassinin (from cruciferous vegetables), sulforaphane (from asparagus), indole-3-carbinol (from broccoli), and resveratrol (from grapes) are being tested.

Berries and berry extracts such as acai, black or red raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, noni, and wolfberry have numerous anticancer compounds. Be sure they are ORGANIC to avoid the pesticides.

Broccoli vegetable and broccoli sprout extract are excellent options.

Curcumin may help fight breast, colon, and prostate cancer. Researchers have found in the lab that curcumin can enhance the cancer-fighting power of treatment with TRAIL, a naturally occurring molecule that helps kill cancer cells. TRAIL stands for tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand. In an experiment with human prostate cancer cells in a laboratory dish, the combination treatment killed off two to three times more cells than either treatment alone. Curcumin exerts multiple different suppressive effects on human breast carcinoma cells in vitro.

Carotenoids show a prominent role in decreasing the incidence of various cancers.

Vitamin D has an important role to play in prevention. Cancer rates are different at different latitudes of the globe. Rates of breast, colon and ovarian cancer are lower in sunnier regions of the world than in Northern climates where cold winters limit people’s sun exposure. Sunlight triggers the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin, and people who get little sun exposure tend to have lower stores of the vitamin. More than three-fourths of people with a variety of cancers have low levels of vitamin D, and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancers

Green Tea has polyphenolic compounds such as EGCG that are protective against various forms of cancer.

Graviola fruit, also known as soursop, grows in the Amazon jungle and some of the Caribbean islands. See graviola cancer latest research, a web site that is updated regularly.

AHCC – Active Hexose-correlated Compound – is a mushroom extract that has been tested as an immune enhancing, liver protective and anti-cancer agent.

Ashwagandha has many compounds that have been found to have activity against lung, colon, breast, and central nervous system tumors.

Calcium D Glucarate is a natural supplement.

Cat’s Claw extracts exert a direct anti-proliferative activity on MCF7 breast cancer cell lines. Cats-Claw supplements can improve quality of life in those with advanced tumors.

DIM-Diindolylmethane supplement is another good option. See current research on this supplement at diindolemethane dim web site with the latest studies.

Indole 3 Carbinol is available as a supplement. See Indole3Carbinol I3C  for more information.

Mangosteen has powerful xanthones. As of 2011, I am not aware of human studies with mangosteen in the prevention or treatment of cancer.

Milk thistle contains silymarin and other flavonoids that have been found to have anti-tumor action in bladder and prostate cancer cells.

Noni fruit juice contains a polysaccharide-rich substance called Noni-ppt with anti-tumor activity.

Reishi mushroom water soluble extracts inhibit colon tumors in mice. Reishi may be helpful in advanced-stage cancers and has shown activity against prostate cancer cells.

Agaricus mushroom has been studied as a mushroom extract cancer treatment.

Resveratrol shows promise in neuroblastoma and breast cancer.
Integr Cancer Therapy. Efficacy of Antioxidants as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Combination With the Chemotherapeutic Agent Doxorubicin. Resveratrol and curcumin have the potential to be clinically applied to prevent cardiac toxicity and hand-foot syndrome and enhance the anticancer efficiency of Doxorubicin.

Maitake mushroom is often used in Japan

Calcium mineral has been associated with a lower risk of colon cancer, so has vitamin D.

IP-6, Inositol hexaphosphate, is a naturally polyphosphorylated carbohydrate found in beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high fiber foods. IP-6 has been reported to have in vivo and in vitro anticancer activity against numerous tumors, such as colon, prostate, breast, liver, chronic myeloid leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcomas. Significant human trials are lacking and hence we do not currently know whether taking IP-6 supplements is helpful in cancer prevention or therapy.

Melatonin, a pineal hormone, is a potent antioxidant and has been shown to inhibit estrogen-responsive human breast cancer cells and augment the effectiveness of tamoxifen.

Supplements that may be helpful for those on chemotherapy:
Carnitine improves fatigue in those who are undergoing chemotherapy.
Glutamine supplementation can lessen loss of protein in the muscle and protect immune and gut-barrier function during radio-chemotherapy in patients with advanced cancer. Glutamine supplement may also be helpful for mucositis induced by cancer treatment.
SAM-e may have a protective effect in cancer chemotherapy-induced liver toxicity, do not use more than 100 mg a day.

CoQ10
Improved survival in patients with end-stage cancer treated with coenzyme Q10 and other antioxidants: a pilot study.J Int Med Res.
This pilot study evaluated the survival of patients with end-stage cancer who received supplements of coenzyme Q10 and a mixture of other antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C, selenium, folic acid and beta-carotene). During a period of 9 years, 41 patients who had end-stage cancer were included. Primary cancers were located in the breast, brain, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, colon, prostate, ovaries and skin. The median actual survival was 40% longer than the median predicted survival.

Additional Herbs and compounds:

Celery seed extract
D Glucarate supplement
Indole-3-carbinol supplement
Mistletoe herb
Morinda citrifolia extract
Sulforaphane, found in broccoli and Brussels sprouts, slows the growth of human breast cancer cells in the lab. It disrupts the action of protein ‘microtubules’ within the cells, which are vital for the success of cell division. It also has effects on detoxification enzymes that can defend against cancer-promoting substances.
Vitamin K supplement

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In Philosophy Class
this week:

 

Ultimate Reality / In Which Countries are all New Cars to be Electric? / ATEX Trash Service / Friday: F.W. Nature Center

Love is the most Beautiful thing on Earth, and the only thing in Heaven Above.

When I consider all the Lovely Things
God has created,
among them are the Treasures
of our emotions
and
our feelings.

And we can do no better
than letting the passion,
and compassion,
of our Mortal Being
drift into our
Souls.

The Love
we feel for one another,
is the same Love
God
feels for us.
.
“The Love of God
is greater far

than tongue or pen
can ever tell.”
Frederick Lehman

As we
permit the Love of God
to flow
through us,
and out into the Hearts
of others,
we come to know
and to understand,
the Ultimate Reality
that pervades
everything.

               Pervades everything.

The most profound
Truths
are the least
describable,
for there is almost
nothing
to compare them to.

The clearly finite mind
of Man
is limited.
It simply cannot visualize
the Infinite.

“To know that what is
impenetrable to us
really exists,
manifesting itself as the Highest Wisdom
and the most radiant Beauty
which our dull faculties can comprehend
only in their most primitive forms
– this knowledge, this feeling,
is at the center of all
True Religiousness.

Albert Einstein

The colors of God’s Love are everywhere.

If you stand
on ground you’ve never felt before,
to say things
held deep in your Heart,
subtle secrets of unfathomable Beauty,
that you have not told,
will reveal themselves
at will.

                    Everything.

The colors of Love,
in shades from
Above,
you may think
will never last.
But if
they never did,
would you and I
be here
to think about
anything at all?

What would you say
to someone you Loved
more deeply
than Life itself?
.
Death,
My Friend,
cannot come to be
more known to
you and me,
than to never know
Love
at all.

We are in an Ocean
of waters deep,
when Love
is just out of reach.

My Dear Friends,
we are made for each other
and not for solitude,
which can only engender
despair,
and no delight.

To never
know that Love
is what Life
is really all about,
leaves us swirling,
between waves
in distance growing farther and farther
apart,
drifting, afloat and
wondering,
if we will drown,
before Life can even
start.

“Beloved,
let us Love one another,
for Love is from God,
and whoever Loves
has been born of God
and knows God. “

1 John 3:16

You
and the one
you hold deep in your Heart,
compromise whatever is pure,
ever True.
For as you
Love another,
God Loves You.
Knowing
in this moment
you are Loved,
will last
far past
forever and ever.
.
“Love
  never dies.”
1 Corinthians 13:8

              In shades from Above.

And so,
what do I do?

Just
reach out,

with a Heart blistered still,
from working far too hard
with words
shaped into shields,
and looks surreal,
doubting,
adrift,
and drowning
in the vast sea
of never fully knowing,
the Love of God
flows
like a Raging River
through me
and through you.
.
“I was wondering
why Life is so hard.
Being a Human,
it’s really hard.
For our whole Life,
from the day you are born
until the last breath.
Sometimes I wish I was a Tree,
a cloud,
or maybe rain,
but not Human.
Mr Lennonson
.
Love
is much like
the colors of a
Rainbow,
displaying
some shades of Light
NEVER
to be viewed,
never that can engender
a power or a delight
of the Human Heart,
until
you truly see the
Light.

“Life
is Spirit

pervading matter.”
Aristotle

             Until you truly see the Light.

Our awareness
of the vast Unknown
is no greater by far
than distance
can be measured,
or Love
understood,
when measured
by the minute,
or the hour
or our Time
on this Earth.

Goodnight.

“A good Love
is one that casts you into the wind,
sets you ablaze,
makes you burn through the skies
and ignite the night like a phoenix;
the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire
and you can’t stop running
simply because you keep on burning
everything that you touch!”

C. JoyBell C.

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Which countries have plans
for all new cars to be electric, and when?

by Stephen Edelstein 

in Green Car Reports
click here to read more

Plug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally.

But within the next two decades, they may be the only new cars available for sale in certain countries.

Multiple countries have announced plans to end the sale of new internal-combustion cars as a way to cut carbon emissions.

DON’T MISS: Norway’s Goal: All New Cars Will Be Emission-Free By 2025 To Cut Carbon

So which one will be the first?

Norway is likely the friendliest nation in the world for electric cars, and it was the first to discuss making all new cars electrically powered (whether via batteries or hydrogen fuel cells).

The Scandinavian country already offers generous incentives to electric-car buyers, and has built up substantial charging infrastructure.

Electric cars already account for an average 24 percent of new-car sales in Norway, but certain politicians are pushing for them to make up 100 percent of new-car sales by 2025.

This goal was first proposed last August by Ola Elvestuen, a member of Norway’s parliament and Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment.

Norway’s major political parties have now agreed to this “complete ban” on new internal-combustion cars, The Independent reported earlier this month.

MORE: India’s ambitious goal: all electric vehicles on roads by 2030

The Netherlands is also moving to end sales of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2025.

In April, the Dutch parliament passed a motion to that effect, although it would still have to be approved by the senate to become law.

Hybrids would still be allowed under the proposed rule, and internal-combustion cars sold before 2025 would be grandfathered for operation until the ends of their lives.

Like Norway, The Netherlands boasts significant electric-car incentives, and electric cars account for a greater share of sales than in most countries.

Both Norway and The Netherlands also have concentrated populations, meaning short average commuting distances that won’t tax shorter-range electric cars.

That’s less true of Germany, where electric cars currently account for a relatively low percentage of sales.

Yet Deputy Economy Minister Rainer Baake believes the country should ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030.

Baake believes an emission-free car fleet is the only way to meet Germany’s goal of cutting carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050, according to Bloomberg.

The government also wants to put 1 million electric cars on German roads by 2020.

Right now, electric cars only account for about 0.6 percent of new-vehicle sales in Germany, although an incentives program approved by lawmakers in May could help boost sales.

The country with the most ambitious electric-car goal, though, may be India.

Rather than simply ending sales of new internal-combustion cars, India’s government wants to make all cars in the country electric by 2030.

This would hinge on an incentive program that would allow people to buy electric cars very cheaply.

However, the proposal faces the challenge of instigating mass electric-car adoption in one of the world’s most populous nations, and creating the necessary infrastructure to support all of those new cars.

Many Indian homes do not have access to electricity at all, and the country currently relies heavily on fossil fuels to generate power.

But with some of the worst air pollution in the world, India may have the greatest incentive of any country to make all of the cars on its roads electric.

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Philosophy Class
this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.
Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

 

Many Hearts are Homeless / Radiation Exposure of Smart Meters / Friday: At School

So many Hearts
are homeless,
lost
on a long highway
to anywhere
but Home.

Where
do we go
from here?
Perhaps,
in a direction
unknown.

We are
far more simplistic
and Beautiful,
than illusioned in this
material World.

              To anywhere but Home.

We are
Heart and Soul,
the Dream
of our Maker,
the Deep Love God Created,
the very Breath
of His Life.

So where,
My Dear Friends,
do we go?
.
Inward.
In the direction
we are
not aware of.

The longest Journey
we can make,
from the Head
to the Heart,
can be made
in one moment
of Time –
in this Life,
in this Time.

                     In one moment.

The war
for sanity
and our search
for the Sacred,
is not on
a battlefield.
Long before
we realize we are
at war,
we wander through
many minefields
of the mind.

As a very young person,
I often wondered:
How do we learn to live
in this reality?
And what is it?
What is
truly real?

The illusions of
Life
create so very many
truly devastating
and depressing
expectations, horizons, and prejudices
leading to self-destruction,
and wars.

Yes,
I searched
my mind
for so many years.
Until,
one day,
I discovered I was looking
in all the wrong places.

    Looking in all the wrong places.

What I needed,
and found after fervent Prayer,
was to look beyond
what we can see,
to a far deeper
reality.

As I looked up one day,
to see the precious flying Creations
in God’s stunningly Beautiful Sky,
I stopped thinking
and I began to feel,
to feel very deeply,
with all my Heart,
in the reality that
God Loves us.

How
could it be
anything
other.
God is Love.
And WE
are His Children.

My Precious Mother Marie.

I Prayed for His guidance.
And in one moment,
one Beautiful moment in Time,
I was reminded
of something my precious Mother
told me many years ago:

“You are meant to Live
for much more than yourself.
Pursue God’s purpose for you
and do so
with great passion.”

So I looked beyond
me.

                     Look beyond me.

.
What defines us,
guides us through this
brief, precious Life.

My Dear Parents,
our children cannot define themselves.
They are given the wrong definitions
of self.
They are based upon what we accomplish,
the opinions of others,
the self-defeating lies we tell ourselves,
on appearance or possessions
– which always leave us feeling
we are not good enough,
we do not have enough,
we are not
enough.

I beg of you
to tell them the
Truth.

There is no Higher
Truth,
no Greater
Reality
if they embrace their true identity
as God’s Beloved Child.

Our value is intrinsic
and secured by God.
It is NOT dependent on our abilities
or whether or not other people accept you.
Hey,
if they don’t accept you,
count your Blessings.
You are unique!

God knows you.
He accepts you.
He LOVES you.

   Our children cannot define themselves.

Immerse yourself in God’s Word.
Place His Scripture
deep into your Soul.

This REALITY,
what is truly real,
will transform you.

Make decisions,
for yourself
and especially for your Children,
based upon Biblical Teachings
for guidance.

Learn from our history.

And the History
of Mankind,
OUR kind,
is not pretty.

There is no Higher Truth, no Greater Reality.

I pray tonight for everyone.
May your Dreams become reality,
and may your precious Lives be filled
with Love for one another,
and the Love
of God.

Goodnight.

            Immerse yourself in God’s Word.

“Be Thou my Vision,
O Lord of my Heart
Naught be all else to me,
save that Thou art Thou my best Thought,
by day or by night Waking or sleeping,
Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom,
and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me,
Lord Thou my great Father,
I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling,
and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not,
nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only,
first in my heart High King of Heaven,
my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven,
my victory won
May I reach Heaven’s joys,
O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own Heart,
whate’er befall Still be my Vision,
O Ruler of all.”
traditional hymn from Ireland attributed to the sixth-century Irish Christian poet Dallán Forgaill

click here to play song

                   Precious flying Creations.

Radiation Exposure of Smart Meters
by Daniel Hirsch

Daniel Hirsch:
Radiation Exposure of Smart Meters Report is Inaccurate

By Mary on January 31, 2011 in General Info, Health, Health, Misinformation, Position Statements, Resources, Smart Meter News

Daniel Hirsch, lecturer and expert in nuclear policy and radiation at UCSC, criticized the California Council on Science and Technology’s (CCST) “Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters” report. CCST is a partner with the US Department of Energy, funder and promoter of smart meters.

Here he is on video in an impromptu interview after a lecture he gave at Stevenson College, UCSC about the crisis in Fukushima.  He was asked about smart meter radiation and the ‘independent’ CCST report on the health effects of smart meters:

The draft report by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) does not appear to answer the questions asked of it by the requesting elected officials. Furthermore, rather than being an independent, science-based study, the CCST largely cuts and pastes
estimates from a brochure by the Electric Power Research Institute, an industry group, issued some weeks earlier.

The EPRI estimates appear incorrect in a number of regards. When two of the most central errors are corrected – the failure to take into account duty cycles of cell phones and microwave ovens and the failure to utilize the same units (they should compare everything in terms of average whole body exposure) the cumulative whole body exposure from a Smart Meter at 3 feet appears to be approximately two orders of magnitude higher than that of a cell phone, rather than two orders of magnitude lower.

Comparison of Radio-Frequency Levels to the Whole Body from Various Sources in μW/cm2 over time [corrected for assumed duty cycle and whole body exposure extrapolated from assumed cell phone dose at ear].

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.
Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2018
The Anderson Private School.

                     God’s stunningly Beautiful Sky.

The Fragrance That Endures / The Silence Within

“Silence is as deep as Eternity;
speech,
shallow as time.”

Thomas Carlyle

Love
is the Fragrance
that endures.
It endures
beyond all things.
It lingers
in the air,
with every breath
we breathe,
every word we
share.
It glistens
in your hair.
It murmurs
in your Heart,
and then,
it flairs.

                  There is Time enough.

And sometimes,
Love hides.
It disappears,
but then again,
it is
there.

Love
is a fruit in season at all times,

and within reach of every hand.”
Mother Teresa

My Dear Friends,
we are
Brothers of the Wind,
Sailors
on the Sea of Time,
the Time left
to be.

As familiar
as an old Friend,
is the fragrant air we breathe,
warm and calming.
And in silence,
if to listen we dare,
the Heart will declare
within itself to be,
the cherished Love
we seek to find,
and forever be.

“True Silence
is the rest of the Mind,
and is to the Spirit,
what Sleep is to the Body,
Nourishment and Refreshment.
It is a great Virtue;
it covers Folly, keeps Secrets, avoids Disputes,
and prevents Sin.”
William Penn

         As familiar as an old Friend.

Yes,
there is Time
enough to be
reborn.
Time
to be more alive
than ever
before.

I know,
and you know,
with every fiber of our Being,
with every beat of our Heart,
that LOVE is always
the answer.
Love and only Love
heals all wounds,
and will always
be.

Always.

To be possessed
of Love,
is
to be possessed of Life,
and hear the lovely,
peaceful flowing melody
of everything
God wills for
YOU.

As we close our eyes,
in silence and in Love,
we start to see
in Dreams
fluttering past our tired eyes.
And the past is washed away,
as Love cleanses the mind,
and Life
becomes clear,
as we
experience the subtlety
of our Nature.

Life
for many
becomes a sad song,
and at the same time,
can give a smile to your face.
Our desperation
can be Beautifully blended
with our Prayers
and our Hope,
and like a magnificent work of modern art,
become Majestic.

With God,
all
things are possible.

“Recently I met a group of scientists in America who said that the rate of Dalai Lamamental illness in their country was quite high – around 12 percent of the population. It became clear during our discussion that the main cause of depression was not a lack of material necessities, but a deprivation of the affection of others.”
– Dalai Lama

When left alone, we will not survive.

                     The silence within.

One must create
a silence within.

Go deeply within the self
and speak as though
there were a Presence there
that knows.

There is.

“God’s poet is Silence!
His Song is unspoken

And yet so profound, and so loud, and so far,
That it thrills you and fills you
in measures unbroken —

The unceasing Song
of the first morning Star.”

Joaquin Miller,  from “The True Poet”

It is most worthwhile
to commune with the Spirit,
to sense it and feel It.
To approach the Spirit
directly,
the pathway
is through our own
Prayers.

This moment,
when you are pierced to the center
and know beyond knowing
what the center of your Life is,
and it is HIM,
and it is all
you will ever, ever want.”
Margaret Pace

It is time for us to see
who we are?
And there is
good news.
What God wants you to be,
you are.

             We try too hard.

My Friends,
we try too hard.
Stop trying to be yourself
and accept
that you are
yourself.

What is inside you
desperately seeks the manifestation
only you can provide.
In silence,
let it out!

“The most powerful thing you can do
is to be ALIVE.

Alive to your purpose.
Alive to, and fully open and inspired by,
your dreams.
To stop holding back on the truth
within your Heart and Soul.
You have been given a dream, a vision, a Legacy
by Divine Authority.
And it’s time to bring it to Life.
Because dreams aren’t just for dreaming;
they’re for doing.”
Annie S. Anderson

God wants you to be
who you are.
Each day we awake
and begin anew
to find out what Life
is all about.

With God
on our side,
deep inside our Prayers,
we can find
the answer.

Then,
we have finally
arrived.

       We are Brothers of the Wind.

When a curtain is pulled back,
that opens up your Heart,
reveals 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.

 

 

Ever moving,
every 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.

Goodnight.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                                    Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.
Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2018
The Anderson Private School.

“We listen too much to the telephone
and we listen too little to Nature.
The wind is one of my sounds.
A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing.
Everybody should have
his personal sounds to listen for –
sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive,
or quiet and calm…
As a matter of fact,
one of the greatest sounds of them all –
and to me it is a sound
– is utter, complete
silence.”

André Kostelanetz

                We awake and begin anew.

When The Final Act Is Over / Children Face Higher Health Risk From Cell Phones / RJ is Five Today!

When the final act
is over
and you are left
standing all alone,
God,
and only God,
will be there
to take you
Home.

No one
Loves You,
like
God Loves You.

We have all
been met
with great temptation.
There are
so many faces
lined in pain –
with emotions
changing hue,
seeing through
the colors
of a Life
filled with so many tears,
as if we were left
standing in the
rain.

        Emotions changing hue.

The Spring
of our lives
brings its Promise.
And in the Fall
of precious Loving
and Living,
we feel God’s Promise,
to return us Home,
where
we belong.

“Be still for the Power of the Lord
Is moving in this place.
He comes to cleanse and heal,
To Minister His Grace.
No work too hard for Him.
In Faith receive from Him.
Be still for the Power of the Lord.”
David J. Evans

Life
can be
a Beautiful Song,
with a clear and simple message –
a call for us all
to focus on the Love
of God
for you and me
.
And,
in so doing,
we find there is nothing
the Heart
cannot mend,
nothing
it cannot forward
in Time,
send.
.The Universality
of Faith,
the commonality of
compassion and care,
we may dare
to share,
to inspire within
each moment,
within each day
of every Life,
the Universal
Language of Love.
Home
is not just
where the Heart is,
it is
one and the same.
It is
the beginning
and the end
of
everything.

Seeing through the colors.

.My Dear Friends,
our beginning
is near
the end.
.
Let us
thank one another,
and the Lord
we Love,
for the precious, Sacred
moments
we take for granted,
and share.
And let us
implore
one another,
to share even more
of the precious Time
that is given,
to Love
and cherish
and adore.

Its Promise.

Every Spark
of our Compassion
becomes
an Eternal Flame.
Every act
of Kindness,
the
same.
.
Goodnight.

Where the Heart is.  RJ is five years old today (Wednesday). Happy Birthday!

“The stars are twinkling in the skies,
The Earth is lost in slumbers deep;
So hush, my sweet, and close thine eyes,
And let me lull thy Soul to sleep.
Compose thy dimpled hands to rest,
And like a little birdling lie
Secure within thy cozy nest
Upon my loving mother breast,
And slumber to my lullaby,
So hushaby, hushaby,
Hush my sweet and close thine eyes,
And slumber to my lullaby.
The moon is singing to a star

The little song I sing to you;
The father Sun has strayed afar,
As baby’s sire is straying too.
And so the loving Mother moon
Sings to the little Star on high;
And as she sings, her gentle tune
Is borne to me, and thus I croon,
For thee, my Sweet, that lullaby
Of hushaby, hushaby,
There is a little one asleep
That does not hear his Mother’s song;
But angel watchers – as I weep –
Surround his grave the night-tide long.
And as I sing, my Sweet, to you,
Oh, would the lullaby I sing –
The same sweet lullaby he knew,
While slumb’ring on this bosom too –
Were borne to him on Angel’s wing!
So hushaby, hushaby,
Lullaby, Lullaby.”
from “A Lullaby” by Eugene Field

Children Face Higher Health Risk From Cell Phones
By Roxanne Nelson
from WebMD
read more

Extensive scientific reports have detailed non-heat-related effects from long-term exposure. Although government warnings have been issued worldwide, most of the public is unaware of such warnings, they write.”There are toys being sold to infants and toddlers that are dangerous,” Morgan says. “The risk from exposure to any carcinogen is higher in children, and the younger the child, the higher the risk.The review authors “continue to raise appropriate concerns related to the ever-increasing role of technologies that emit nonionizing radiation, including cell phones and certain toys,” says L. Dade Lunsford, MD, professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Lunsford was not involved in the study.”They indicate that certain types of tumors, at least as reported, may have increased in incidence, including the most malignant brain tumors and perhaps hearing nerve tumors,” he tells Medscape Medical News. But he says there are issues with some of the data, and that many of the reports are anecdotal. Also, it’s unclear whether the perceived increase in tumors may be due to better diagnoses at earlier stages, he says.The potential health risks related to cell phone use, especially brain tumors, have remained a hot-button issue. Studies have been inconsistent and results have been conflicting. There is no consensus about the degree of cancer risk posed by cell phone use, if any at all.

Take-Home Messages About Safe Use

Wireless devices are now part of everyday life, “but they can be used in a manner that is safe enough,” Morgan says.

Morgan and his colleagues have made some recommendations.

The first is that “distance is your friend.” He says holding a cell phone 15 cm (about 6 inches) from your ear “provides a 10,000-fold reduction in risk.”

Unless a cell phone is turned off, it is always radiating. When not in use, it should not be kept on the body. The best place for a cell phone is somewhere like a purse, bag, or backpack.

Devices should be kept away from a pregnant woman’s abdomen, and a mother should not use a cell phone while nursing, Morgan says. “And baby monitors should not be placed in an infant’s crib.”

Children and teens need to know how to use these devices safely. Cell phones should not be allowed in a child’s bedroom at night, he says. “The Pew Research Center has reported that 75% of preteens and early teens sleep all night with their cell phone under their pillow.””Boys should not keep a cell phone in their front pants pockets,” he says. There is a potential harm to sperm, although no studies of young boys have determined whether or not early exposure to MWR has any effect on sperm after puberty, he says.”And girls should not place their cell phone in their bras,” he says. This recommendation was based on a case study of four young women with a history of putting cell phones in their bras, and who developed breast cancer – two at the age of 21.Because the risk snowballs, and more radiation is absorbed with more hours of use, children should be taught to use their wireless phone as little as possible, Morgan says. Landlines, Skype, and computer phone services (when connected to the Internet with a cable) don’t give off radiation, and parents should encourage their kids to use those.Finally, Wi-Fi routers in the home should be placed away from where people, particularly children, spend the most time.The authors note that some studies have shown an increased risk for brain cancer with cell phone use, although some of these data have been disputed. In recent years, glioblastoma (a type of brain tumor) rates have increased in Denmark and the United States, and brain cancer incidence has increased in Australia, according to data drawn from cancer registries. The average time between exposure to a carcinogen and the diagnosis of a resulting solid tumor is 3 or more decades, so it will likely be several decades before tumors induced by childhood MWR exposure are diagnosed, they write.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                                    Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.
Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2018
The Anderson Private School.

Our beautiful “Natural” pesticide at school!

The Most Beautiful One of All / Get Smart: Go Dirty. The advantages of getting down and dirty / Friday: At School

A Mother’s Love is from Above.

The Cradle of Life
is Love’s
Pure Light –
the Tide that caresses
the shores
of God’s Desire.

For a Mother’s Love,
is from
Above.
It is
God,
the Giver of Life,
sustainer of Love.

“God is
Love.”
1 John 4:8 and 1 John 4:16
and expressed many times in other Scriptures.

               The Tide that caresses.

All you need
to be truly happy,
is the Heart
of a Child.
And,
you have one.
We are ALL
Children of God.

Yes,
Birth is the beginning.
And death,
a sign
we carry on.
For deep
within the Human Heart,
dwells the Eternal
Soul.

In the swirling darkness,
nothing existed.
Space and time itself
were absent.
But in that place,
in which there was no space,
in a time without measure,
God existed,
and Will Exist.

God is not confined by space and time.
He simply is.
He exists beyond
all that we can know
or see.
Yes,
He simply is.
His Substance, His Nature, and very Being
is that of utter
simplicity.

His Being transcends all.
For He created reality
and filled our shell of existence
with the countless Stars,
Universes and Galaxies,
emerging from the simple words,
“Let it be.”

Eric Cockrell

“God is the power
between two hands that touch,

the birth of a child, the death of an old man.
the longing we were born with that drives us on…
the courage to enter the realm of the Heart.
true communion, true dialogue,
the bridge over our fears.
the wings of the sparrow,
the bud sleeping through winter.
the decision of Forgiveness,
that which is given without asking back.
the healing power of silence,
the Eternity in each moment.
God is diversity bound by responsibility.
the power of peace, the moment of listening,
the sound of your own Heartbeat calling you home.
the Spirit that inhabits the body
doing the work of compassion…
God simply ‘is’…”
Eric Cockrell

Yes,
our Creator thought
everything that is
into existence.
At the very core of reality,
and beyond the physical Universe.
it is the Mind of God
from which we emerged,
and we are
still emerging.

    Beyond the physical Universe.

We go to sleep
with the Dream,
and awake
with the reality,
we often think
is more
than a Dream.

But our Dreams
can also come alive,
when we close our eyes
to see,
a Vision of Humanity
the way
it should be –
with Love
in close proximity.

“My son,
give me your Heart
and let your eyes
delight in My Ways.”
Proverbs 23:26

    A Sunrise that can stay.

Within
the measure of
this Day,
lies a Sunrise
that can stay
sparkling in your eyes.
For the setting
of Love’s Sun
is never
to be realized.

“Your Sun will never set;
your moon will not go down.
For the LORD
will be your everlasting Light.”
Isaiah‬ ‭60:20‬

Only our Father
in Heaven Above
can count the Stars
at night,
and keep them
very bright.
And where
Earth and Sky meet,
there
we can find a Purity
of things:
for we are more
than Human,
we are Blessed Beings,
born of God,
and re-born
of a Savior.
We are,
and always will be,
Blessed.

  God is the birth of a Child.

“Oh Lord
we pay the price with a

Spin of a wheel – with the roll of a dice.
Ah yeah, you pay your fare.
And if you don’t know where you’re going,
Any road will take you there.”
George Harrison

Countless,
are the Miracles
we as a species,
have seen.
and YOU,
my Friend,
are the most
Beautiful One
of all.

Goodnight.

Get Smart: Go Dirty

The advantages of getting down and dirty.

by

Matthew J. Edlund M.D.

Click here to read more

To prevent cancer, change early childhood education. Not the book-kind, but  the biologically intelligent kind. If you do, you might change the incident of type I diabetes, asthma, peanut allergies, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

That’s the conclusion drawn by Mel Greaves of the Institute of Cancer Research in London, and now many other researchers. Decades of varied studies demonstrate that the immune system learns in a specific way.  Give it the right education and it learns new ways that not just help fight cancer but prevent many major diseases.

The main teaching tool is dirt – especially dirty kids.

The ALL Story

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is very important in the history of oncology. Affecting primarily children, it was the first tumor to truly be “cured” by treatment, starting in the late 1950s. Now it’s pointing the way to not just cancer treatment, but prevention.

Greaves believes, and many agree, that ALL is environmentally regulated. But not by power plants and wires or internet use – by childhood play.

The idea is that ALL first starts with a mutation that affects perhaps five percent of kids. If they much later develop a certain kind of infection, generally a viral flu or cold, they develop another mutation which sets them up for ALL. But if in the first few years of life they encounter many kinds of infections, from adults and other children, and get to play in the dirt, they don’t get ALL.

Get the right infections at the right time, and you don’t get cancer. The immune system has to learn a trick or two, and it needs a dirty environment to do it.

And that’s not just true for ALL.

Exposure and Learning

It’s been known for a long time that kids on farms have far less asthma than city kids not exposed to the many antigens (immune stimulating substances) found in agriculture. For many years researchers were stumped by why MS was more common in affluent communities that poorer ones. Greaves looked at ALL and saw a familiar pattern: very low rates in the poorest countries with less fastidious early hygienic practices.

There were major outliers. One was Costa Rica. Not very rich, but with lots of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Type I Diabetes, and ALL.

But Costa Rica had spent much of his health dollars on an extensive health care system. With economic development, family sizes decreased by nearly seventy percent. There were a lot less siblings around, and much greater social pressure to maintain a “first world” kind of home.

So it was time to extend the hypothesis, and at animal experiments. Greaves and others created genetically modified mice with an ALL inducing mutation. Those kept in sterile conditions and let out in a “dirty” environment developed cancer. Those kept in normal conditions, did not.

This doesn’t mean all infants should immediately spend most of their lives in the community sandbox.

Smart Body

Biological Intelligence, how your body creates and uses knowledge, is a neglected subject. One reason is that most of biological learning does not involve language or books, or cognitive matters.  The textbook for your immune system, your heart, your lungs, your muscles, is the place where you live.  And most of that learning will not be conscious. Just as you don’t see your immune system destroy potentially fatal tumor cells, you don’t watch your arm muscles learn to throw a baseball.  Most of what goes on in your brain isn’t conscious.

Just vital to your survival and enjoyment of life.

ALL, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, asthma, MS, all seem to have a similar story to tell about biological intelligence. Their teachings include:

  1. You learn very different things in different environments, including “standard” cognitive learning. Putting students into three carrels to study for an economics test, rather than just one for the same study period, improved scores. Much of school learning is affected by “unconscious” environmental factors.
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  2. Sequence counts. Encounter a virus early in life and it may prevent you from getting MS when you’re forty.
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  3. Education starts at birth. Being around other infants does not just educate kids socially but immunologically, physically, and mentally.  Our sociality as a species has many health implications throughout our lives.
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  4. The present fascination with “germ free” environments can be overplayed. Bacteria and viruses are not just on table tops and kitchen sinks.  They’re everywhere. Outside of the many nasty pathogens found in hospitals that are now bacterially resistant, you may not need to scour your desks and doorknobs all the time. Our fascination with “germ free” environments may be creating more antibiotic resistance at a time when our antibacterial armamentarium is highly compromised.  And what really counts may not prove what pathogens we constantly run, but the robustness and flexibility of our immune response.
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  5. Perhaps the most important teaching is that health is learned. The environment changes, we change. All the actions of our lives are potential teaching moments.  All of them can make us smarter.

A smart body is often well served by exposure to many different environments, with different physical, mental, social and spiritual elements. That’s not just true of politics. It’s also part of what helps you survive.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Dec. 21 (Friday)                                 Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                                    Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

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