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

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

– Franklin Merrell-Wolff,
Experience and Philosophy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We practiced messaging with fans.

We practiced messaging with fans.

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

Ian keeps several eyes on happenings of the day.

Ian keeps several eyes on happenings of the day.

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

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

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

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

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

They used fans to communicate and very effectively!

They used fans to communicate and very effectively!

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

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

It is vitally important to set limits on carbohydrates.

 

Jake and Natalie send a message using their fans.

Jake and Natalie send a message with fans.

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

Language of FANS

Caty dresses for Mourning.

Caty dresses for Mourning.

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

How Much Is Enough?

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

Now she can be seen in public.

Now she can be seen in public.

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

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

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

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

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

The handkerchief was also used to communicate.

The handkerchief was also used to communicate.

Plate Planning

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

We were very thankful to our wonderful docent.

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

 This Friday

Natalie, Jake and Mary Alice

Natalie, Jake and Mary Alice

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

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

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

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

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

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There is a reality that science cannot define.

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

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

Marie Anderson

Marie Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let it be a Love story.

Now this is a comfy spot!

Now this is a comfy spot!

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

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

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

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

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

The worst chain restaurant dishes are:

Fried foods
Calories in restaurant foods
Healthier fast food options

Carter explains his science experiment.

Carter explains his science project.

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

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

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

I like this one!

        I like this one!

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

High-sugar foods

We enjoyed our time at the bookstore.

We enjoyed our time at the bookstore.

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

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

This was everyone's favorite sign.

This was everyone’s favorite sign.

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

How much sugar is in that drink?

High-calorie foods

Dining at McKinley's is always fun.

Dining at McKinley’s is always fun.

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

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

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

The new car show was exciting.

The new car show was exciting.

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

Eating out costs you 200 calories

Healthier options

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

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

The cars were carefully inspected.

The cars were thoroughly inspected.

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

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

Mrs. A and Rylee looked at many new cars.

Mrs. A and Rylee looked at many new cars.

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

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

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

 Emergency Tele: 682-777-1908

The BMW i3 was Dr. A's favorite.

The BMW i3 was Dr. A’s favorite.

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

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

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

Sticker Shock.

         Sticker Shock.

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

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

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

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

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

The Midst of an Epidemic / Indian Festival and Market

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works,
if from the head, almost nothing.
– Marc Chagall

12-9-20 SUNSET with TREE

Another beautiful sunset viewed from the Anderson School.

An epidemic has washed upon our shores. This epidemic stems from the highly polluted food chain that now exists in America. And profit driven pollution of our food results in the debilitating and deadly disease of Diabetes.

It is, however, preventable and treatable. From CommonSenseHealth.Com we find out “How to Avoid Diabetes and Reverse Diabetes Type 2”  – How do you reverse diabetes naturally? Click here to read article.

The problem is no one’s allowed to tell you that you can usually avoid diabetes and sometimes even reverse diabetes naturally.

Many studies clearly show that avoiding diabetes and actually even reversing early type 2 diabetes is possible. And learning how to avoid diabetes and reverse diabetes naturally is vitally important.

We’re clearly in the midst of a serious type 2 diabetes epidemic.

Dr. Harold Lawrence

Dr. Harold Lawrence spoke with students prior to our trip to the Texas Indian Festival on Friday.

Over 24 million Americans and 300 million people worldwide have type 2 diabetes. And the complications of diabetes are down right scary.

Blindness,

Kidney failure,

Damaged nerves,

Circulation problems,

Leg and foot amputations,

And a high heart disease risk.

Avoiding Diabetes or Reversing Diabetes in Seven Steps

What was once called adult-onset diabetes is now showing up in many more adults and an ever-growing number of teens and children.

But the great news is that learning how to avoid diabetes type 2 and even reverse diabetes is simple. But it takes strong commitment and persistence to make the lifestyle changes that reduce the risk for diabetes.

With the seven simple steps below, you can reduce your chance, and that of your child, of diabetes complications, heart disease and some cancers.

1. Make exercise a priority. Working your muscles with regular physical activity greatly improves circulation and your ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. Studies show that just taking a brisk half-hour walk every day reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%. And adding more physical activity during the day reduces your diabetes risk even more.

2. Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight is the major cause of type 2 diabetes. It increases your risk by seven times. Obesity makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone at a healthy weight. But, if you’re overweight, losing just 7% to 10% of your current weight can cut your chance of developing diabetes in half. Healthy permanent weight loss is the best thing you can do to decrease your diabetes risk.

3. Eliminate refined carbohydrates. Sugar, sugary soft drinks, fruit drinks and fruit juice, white bread, white rice, white pasta and other refined carbohydrates cause a fast and furious rise in blood sugar. Eating these high glycemic foods greatly increases your risk of developing diabetes.

4. Focus on plant foods. A diet high in fiber foods, such as colorful vegetables, beans, fresh fruits and 100% whole grains lowers your risk of diabetes and helps keep your appetite and calories under control.

5. Choose healthy fats. The fats you eat affect your diabetes risk one way or another, so it’s important to learn bad fat good fat differences. Fats found in omega 3 fish, such as salmon and tuna, raw nuts, seeds, whole grains and olive oil help to lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Whereas trans fats do just the opposite by contributing to diabetes.

6. If you smoke, quit. Diabetes is just one of the many smoking health risks on the long list of health problems caused by tobacco use. Smokers are at least 50% more likely to develop diabetes than nonsmokers.

7. Manage blood pressure and cholesterol. Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure all damage blood vessels. And when they team up together, they increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other deadly conditions. But if you exercise regularly, eat for great health and manage your weight, you can lower blood pressure and cholesterol naturally.

And learn all the symptoms of diabetes type 2 and insulin resistance.

Although following these steps for avoiding diabetes type 2 and reversing diabetes naturally takes commitment, focus and persistence, type 2 diabetes and the complications of diabetes are highly preventable.

 Reverse type 1 diabetes with a RAW FOOD diet

(NaturalNews) click here for article. Is it possible to reverse type 1 diabetes (T1D, previously known as insulin-dependent diabetes or IDDM) simply by enjoying a raw food diet? According to Dr. Kirt Tyson, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Arizona, eating a diet that primarily consists of raw foods can dramatically reduce blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetics, perhaps even stopping their insulin dependency.

How one doctor stopped his insulin dependence

Dr. Tyson speaks from experience. A former self-proclaimed fast food junkie and a type 1 diabetic himself, he now believes in the amazing power of eating raw.

During an interview with Robyn Openshaw, also known as Green Smoothie Girl and author of “12 Steps to Whole Foods,” he revealed that, prior to starting a raw food diet, his blood sugar level was extremely high (diabetic ketoacidosis) at around 300 mg/dL. Anything above 240 mg/dL is cause for concern.

However, within 2-3 weeks of eating raw foods – nuts, seeds and vegetables with no dairy, meat or fruits – he checked his blood sugar again. The unbelievable result? His blood sugar level dropped to an acceptable, safe range: 76 mg/dL. Today, he says he only needs insulin if he becomes sick (which causes blood sugar levels to rise).

Raw foods: what’s best for diabetics?

The American Diabetes Association’s website lists top super foods for diabetics. Among them are nuts and seeds such as walnuts and flax, as well as vegetables – the darker and leafier, the better. These suggestions align with the raw food diet lifestyle that worked for Dr. Tyson.

Other diabetics following a raw food diet often share their food suggestions in forums. Some of their preferences include:

– Chia Seeds
– Hemp Seeds
– Almonds
– Pecans
– Fenugreek leaves
– Dandelion leaves

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 20 million people worldwide have T1D.

Sources for this article include:
http://www.diabetes.org
http://diabetes.webmd.com
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
http://www.who.int
http://greensmoothiegirl.com
http://www.tudiabetes.org
Learn more: at http://www.naturalnews.com

FRIDAY  TRIP  INFO.

On Friday, March 21, We will meet at 11:00 a.m. for lunch at McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe, 1616 S. University Drive (817-332-3242) and then attend the 24th Annual Texas Indian Festival/Market and Southwest Showcase at the Arlington Convention Center.

The Show Hours on March 21 are from 1 PM to 7 PM. The Admission Price for Adults is $12.00, Children (under 13) are Free.

Pickup is at the Arlington Convention Center at 4:30 p.m. or at the school at approximately 5:00 p.m. Please be patient – sometimes traffic delays us.

A single admission is good for the entire weekend. Admission price includes all shows, performances and demonstrations for all three days.

Location: The “Arlington Convention Center” which is very easy to find adjacent to I-30 and directly beside “Six flags over Texas” and “The Ball Park in Arlington” at 1200 Ballpark Way (817-459-5000). Parking is directly beside the show building and is $5.00.

We plan to attend these Main Stage performances on Friday:
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Ehecatl Aztec Dancers
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Shelley Morningsong
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – Gathering of the People
3:50 – 4:20 p.m. – Splash!Animals

The Ehecatl Aztec Dancers offer a visually spectacular mystical dance group with Thunderous rhythms, unique sounds, dazzling costumes, mystical dances and high energy performances. This act is a favorite at every festival! Standing room only crowds are always thrilled and mystified by the sights and sounds of this phenomenal act at every performance! Dr. A may paint his face and try to act normal, whatever that is. Just humor him and please step over his body if he is napping.

The Morningsong Band & Zuni Dancers. This Native American songbird is an award winning performer and recording artist that brings a strong element of native spirituality and tradition woven with contemporary music to moving performances. From soul stirring music..to the wonderful dances of the Zuni people, this amazing act is promised to spellbound!

Brings Plenty will present A Gathering of the People – an enchanting experience as Mo Brings Plenty presents amazing, spellbinding and truly soul stirring “gathering” performances of the people. After seeing this act, we will be touched.

Splash! Animals is an award-winning conservation focused live art experience that combines art, music, choreography and features endangered species. The show always begins with a blank canvas and in less than 10 minutes, the speed painting performing artists produce beautiful portraits of endangered animals for our delight and amazement!

Everyone, including parents, friends and neighbors, are invited to join us this (and every) Friday for an unusual and breathtaking experience. Again, We will meet at 11:00 a.m. for lunch at McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe, 1616 S. University Drive (817-332-3242). From there we will caravan to the Arlington Convention Center. Bring your feathers and face paint! Dr. A may not be recognizable.

ROSIE