This World is so Beautiful / His Beautiful Child also Dreams / Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Cancer

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Photographs by Robert Frutos

“I declare
this world is so beautiful
that I can hardly believe
it exists.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson observed:
“Though we travel the world over
to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us
or we find it not.”

Please allow me to share the thoughts
of a man I deeply admire. His writings have
changed many lives, including mine,
and brought about a deep and personal
awareness and precious insights that
could only have come from God.

John Muir
was America’s most famous and influential
naturalist, conservationist, author,
environmental philosopher,
early advocate of wilderness preservation
helping to establish Yosemite and Sequoia
National Parks
and founder of the Sierra Club.

He experienced in nature
a religious ecstasy.
Before the Majesty of natural beauty,
he found himself humble
before the power of God
who created it all.

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      The wilderness in the Human Soul

Muir learned to read
from the Divine Manuscript,
the rocks and the trees.
He came to discover complete freedom

and had experiences that
seemed timeless
and devoid of space.
He felt his body had no weight.

“Life seemed neither long nor short,” he wrote,
“and we take no more heed to save time
or make haste than do the
trees and stars.

He entered the Eternal now
and experienced days
that seemed to have
neither end nor beginning.
John discovered an immortality,
and experienced himself
dissolved into the landscape.

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                        God’s first temples

Muir experienced
the inter-relatedness of all things,
the union of rocks and clouds,
the humanness of the landscape,
the wilderness in the human soul,
a kinship with the wild Nature
he grew to love,
a oneness.
One of my favorite thoughts

from John is this:

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling,
tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent,
their songs never cease.

Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life,
every fiber thrilling like harp strings,
while incense is ever flowing
from the balsam bells and leaves.

No wonder the hills and groves
were God’s first temples,

and the more they are cut down and hewn
into cathedrals and churches,
the farther off and dimmer
seems the Lord himself.”

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                      The Divine Manuscript

Muir wrote of being struck by
how clean nature is.
All plants are clean;
all animals are clean.
Of all the living things on the planet,
mankind alone seems dirty.

“The wilderness is a natural place
to consummate the longings
of the Soul.”

“We are now in the mountains
and they are in us,
kindling enthusiasm,
making every nerve quiver,
filling every pore and cell of us.
Our flesh-and-bone tabernacle
seems transparent as glass
to the beauty about us,
as if truly an inseparable part of it.”

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  Humble before the power of God

My dear friends,
we are a part
of everything around us.
We are truly
one.
And we are
One with God.


Have I ever felt the way
John Muir describes
his feelings?
Yes, my friends,
Many times,
daily.
And I feel very deeply
that the greatest gift
I could ever convey to you
Is the message found
in the writings of
John Muir.

Please discover
who you are,
and why.
Take time
to say a Prayer
in the unbelievably beautiful
Cathedral of God’s Heart.

You will find it
beneath a sky
filled with a Grace
you cannot deny.

The peace
your precious Heart

longs for
is waiting patiently
for you.
Now you know
where to find it.

I beg of you,
do not wait
too long.

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Opening a thousand windows to show us God.

For further information
on the life of John Muir,
see the Sierra Club’s John Muir Exhibit,
You may shop online at
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/john-muir

John “Oh, these vast,
calm measureless mountain days,
inciting at once to work and rest!
Days in whose light
every thing seems equally Divine,
opening a thousand windows
to show us God.”
– John Muir

I want you to also read
a truly inspired work:
With Beauty Before Me

by Joseph Cornell

You will never regret
being inspired by those
who found the way
to inner peace,
who show us
the way Home.

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To find the beautiful, we must carry it with us.                – Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Dear Friends,
God
Whispers in our dreams.
He tells us
Many things,
Of the Majesty
Of Being,
Of the depth
Of His Love
For you,
For me,
For everyone,
Everything.

“There is an emotional . . .
component in the beauty
of the intellect,
just as there is in the
beauty of perception.”
– Michael Popejoy

Read more

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“If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.”     – George Washington Carver

While we dream,
We do not know
We dream.

While awake,
We dream
Much of the day
Away.
And still
Do not know.

“Restless thoughts
keep us from experiencing
life more deeply.”
Li Po

If we could but see
That God dreams,
And the beauty
Of His dreams
May be found
In you,
And all around
You.

“Indeed God speaks once,
Or twice, yet no one notices it.
“In a dream, a vision of the night,
When sound sleep falls on men,
While they slumber in their beds,
– Job 33:15 

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You are a Dream within a Dream.

Unconscious for a third
Of our lives,
The life inside our Dreams
We never fully realize.
And much like our Dreams,
In life
So many know what they want,
The life they have never lived,
And may never live.

We walk in the footsteps
Of others.
We learn about life
From someone,
Someone other
Than the One
Who Loved us enough
To give us
His Very Own
Breath of Life.

Awakening begins with
Hope and Prayer,
And remembering
We are His Dream,
And His Dreamer.

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One fancies a heart like our own must be beating in every crystal and cell. No wonder when we consider that we all have the same Father and Mother.        – John Muir

Every human being
Has been created
In the Image of God,
In a Dream.

Perhaps
One day,
We could live the life
He wants,
And become
His Dream
Come true.

“This universe
is God’s dream.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda

You are
The perfection
Of His Desire,
His Child,
His Dream.

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His Beautiful Child also Dreams.

  The dreams that
Set fire to your Soul,
Saturate your Heart
With joy,
May not belong
To you.

God
In His Infinite Love
For all you are,
And all you were Created to be,
Comes to you,
And through you,
In Dreams.

“We are a dream of God.
– The Toltec
a pre-Colombian culture

For you are a Dream
Within a Dream.
You are His Precious Imagining,
His Sacred Vision,
His Beautiful Child,
Who, like our Father,
Also Dreams.

From our days
In Goodness spent,
With thoughts Serenely Pure,
When our Hearts that beat
Are innocent,
What Blessings He will bring.
God will speak to us
Through the Music
Of the Night,
And listen
To our lonely hearts
Sing.

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“When the solution is simple, God is answering.”                       – Albert Einstein

“Words are jewels to our ears.”
– Erick Querci

My friends,
these words are
truly beautiful jewels:

“So many hearts I find
broke like yours and mine
Torn by what we’ve done
and can’t undo.

I just want to hold you.
Come on let me hold you
like Bernadette would do.

We’ve been around, we fall, we fly.
We mostly fall, we mostly run
And every now and then we try
to mend the damage
that we’ve done.

Tonight, tonight I just can’t rest
I’ve got this joy
here inside my breast.”
listen here

– from The Song Of Bernadette
Music by Jennifer Warnes, Bill Elliottby
Lyrics by Jennifer Warnes, Leonard Cohen

To Love another person, is to see the Face of God. - Alain Boublil

To Love another person is to see the Face of God.                   – Alain Boublil

My Dear Friends,
There is a Love
That is Divine,
And it is yours,
And it is mine.

When you awake,
When you are finally awake,
From this life,
This Dream,
You will find
You are His Dream
Come true.
And you shall be
In the Warm Embrace of God,
In the Arms of Love Everlasting,
In the Heavens Above.

You will be
Home.

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Love is not just the universal language. It is the only language.
– Wm. C. Anderson (Photograph by Wm. C. Anderson)

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How to reprogram cancer cells
back to normal.

Restoring normal miRNA levels
may potentially stop cancer growth,
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered.
(August 25, 2015)
A way to potentially reprogram cancer cells
back to normalcy has been discovered
by researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

The finding, published in Nature Cell Biology,
represents “an unexpected new biology
that provides the code,
the software for turning off cancer,”
says the study’s senior investigator,
Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D.,
chair of the Department of Cancer Biology
on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.
read more here

New Study:
Cellphones Really Are Giving You
Cancer

Multiple studies have revealed
that cell phone radiation can cause cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer
classified radio frequency fields ,
including those from cell phones,
as a possible carcinogen in 2011? (source)

The dangers of cell phone use
gained credibility in 2011
when the World Health Organization
admitted that cell phone radiation
may cause cancer.

The statement was made by 31 scientists,
from 14 different countries,
after reviewing evidence.
read more  HERE.
A child’s brain absorbs much more radiation
than that of an adult.

Studies like this serve one major purpose:
to remind us that we should be using
common sense and knowledge
to better protect ourselves
and our precious children
each day.

Now,
Let’s learn another way to spell
Deadly.
You may want to take notes.

And please, I beg of you,
show this information to your children.
They are much more intelligent
than we think.
Well,
at least before their fragile brains
are exposed to excessive radiation.

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My dear friends,
if you do not now act,
you may cry later.

Top 20 Highest Radiation Cell Phones
(maximum possible SAR “specific absorption rate”
level from phones)

The SAR can be misleading as it measures the maximum radiation a cellphone emits and does not reflect the average amount of radiation it emits. There is accumulating evidence that cellphones that operate on GSM networks emit significantly more radiation than do cellphones operating on CDMA networks.

CDMA, or Code Division Multiple Access, is the type of cellular network used by the phone companies Verizon and Sprint. GSM, or Global System for Mobile Communications, is the type used by AT&T and T-Mobile.

The radiation spikes at the beginning of GSM phone calls means that they emit, overall, up to 28 times more radiation than CDMA phones. read more

I have placed the SAR level in bright red

1. Motorola Droid Maxx 1.54 Verizon
1a. Motorola Droid Ultra 1.54 Verizon
3. Alcatel One Touch Evolve 1.49 T-Mobile
3a. Huawei Vitria 1.49 Metro PCS
5. Kyocera Hydro Edge 1.48 Sprint
6. Kyocera Kona 1.45 Sprint
7. Kyocera Hydro XTRM 1.44 Metro PCS
8. BlackBerry Z10 1.42 Verizon
9. BlackBerry Z30 1.41 Verizon
9a. ZTE Source 1.41 Cricket
9b. ZTE Warp 4G 1.41 Boost
12. Nokia Lumia 925 1.4 T-Mobile
12a. Nokia Lumia 928 1.4 Verizon
14. Sonim XP Strike 1.39 Sprint
14a. Kyocera Hydro Elite 1.39 Verizon
16. T-Mobile Prism 2 1.385 T-Mobile
17. Virgin Mobile Supreme 1.38 Virgin
17a. Sprint Vital 1.38 Sprint
19. Sprint Force 1.37 Sprint
20. Huawei Pal 1.33 Metro PCS

Top 20 Lowest Radiation Cell Phones
(maximum possible SAR level from phone)

1. Verkool Vortext RS90 0.18 Unlocked
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 0.19 T-Mobile
(My son, Alex, loved me enough to research this and purchase the Samsung Galaxy for me. Thank you! I Love you too.)
3. ZTE Nubia 5 0.225 Unlocked
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.28 Verizon
5. Samsung Galaxy Mega 0.321 AT&T
6. Kyocera Dura XT 0.328 Sprint
7. Pantech Discover 0.35 AT&T
8. Samsung Galaxy Beam 0.36 Unlocked
9. Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II 0.37 Verizon
10. Pantech Swift 0.386 AT&T
11. Samsung Jitterbug Plus 0.4 Great Call
11a. Jitterbug Plus 0.4 Great Call
13. LG Exalt 0.43 Verizon
13a. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.43 Sprint
15. HTC One V 0.455 US Cellular
16. LG Optimus Vu 0.462 Unlocked
17. Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G 0.47 T-Mobile
17a. Samsung Rugby 3 0.47 AT&T
19. HTC One Max 0.5 Sprint
20. LG G2 0.51 T-Mobile

Source: Lynn La and Kent German, “Cell Phone Radiation Levels,” http://www.reviews.cnet.com, Jan. 16, 2014

Given their popularity, I have also provided the SAR levels for the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S.

Model / SAR Level
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 1.16
Apple iPhone 4S 1.19
Samsung Galaxy S6 1.25
Apple iPhone 6 1.14
Apple iPhone 4 (GSM) 1.11
Samsung Galaxy S5 1.47
Apple iPhone 5 1.18
Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) 0.87
Samsung Galaxy S4 1.18
Apple iPhone 5c 1.18
Apple iPhone 3GS 0.67
Samsung Galaxy S3 0.82

Sources:
Apple.com, “RF Exposure,” (July 24, 2015)
Samsung.com, “SAR Information,” (July 24, 2015)

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And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.                                                       – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And what is Love?

The Love you feel for your child
is Divine Love.
It is the Love God feels for you.
It gives you the strength
to give your child the guidance
needed to thrive and survive.
Remember to always be strong.
This strength is called Love.    

– Wm. C. Anderson

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Failure is Essential on the Path to Knowledge / The Sacred Bond

“To give service
to a single heart
by a single act
is better than a thousand
heads bowing in prayer.”
–  Mahatma Gandhi

Dr. Alford Blalock

     Dr. Alford Blalock

Alfred Blalock earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1922. Three years later he left Baltimore, considering himself something of a failure at age 26, for he had not achieved a residency in surgery (you guessed it, subjective grades were responsible!)

Vivien Thomas

Vivien Thomas

He did pioneering work on the nature and treatment of hemorrhagic and traumatic shock. He demonstrated that surgical shock resulted primarily from the loss of blood, and he encouraged the use of plasma or whole-blood transfusions as treatment following the onset of shock. This early work on shock is credited with saving the lives of many casualties during World War II.

He developed the Blalock-Taussig Shunt, a surgical procedure he developed together with surgical technician Vivien Thomas and pediatric cardiologist Helen Taussig to relieve the cyanosis from Tetralogy of Fallot. This operation ushered in the modern era of cardiac surgery.

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Dr. Blalock, Vivien Thomas and Helen Taussig saved millions of lives.

Blalock and his team, who were working on shock at Vanderbilt, labored to create different physical conditions in dogs. In 1938, he conducted one experiment in which the left subclavian artery was joined (anastomosed) to the left pulmonary artery in an effort to produce pulmonary hypertension. The experiment failed and was put aside. Years later Blalock was to return to the idea.

In 1944 Blalock, with Vivien Thomas by his side, performed the first “blue baby” operation on Eileen Saxon, a 15-month-old baby. After the surgery, Blalock performed it on thousands of children, often with Thomas by his side. The new operation not only directly saved thousands of lives, it marked the start of the modern era of cardiac surgery, as it was the first successful surgery on the human heart of the modern medical era.

Something_the_Lord_MadeDuring his later years at Hopkins, Blalock continued his research on the heart and vascular surgery. With Edwards Park, he developed a bypass operation in 1944, and in 1948, with Rollins Hanlon, a cardiac surgeon, he created a technique for overcoming the transposition of the great blood vessels of the heart.

Helen Taussig

Helen Taussig founded the field of pediatric cardiology.

By the 1950’s, Blalock had performed over 1000 surgeries to correct congenital heart defects.

History is replete with what I see as beautiful examples of failure crafting, directing, enabling and molding the minds and attitudes of men, women and children into inspired and capable creators of life saving and labor saving and artistic manifestations.

Something the Lord Made is a 2004 film about Vivien Thomas and his complex partnership with Dr. Blalock. It was based on the award winning Washingtonian magazine article by Katie McCabe. I shared this beautiful film with my Philosophy students and I encourage you to view it.

“To be able
To look back on one’s life

In satisfaction,
Is to live twice.”
– Kahlil Gibran

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No. I know your hungry, but you must wait for the burger with fries!

My friends, we MUST fall down if we learn to walk, we must bump into things if we are to learn to pay attention, we must hit a sour note if we are to learn to sing. Failure is absolutely essential on the path to knowledge. But NOT in subjective, abstract, biased and artificially contrived ways. NOT in the ways our children are experiencing.

No record of failure need ever be kept except in the mind of the one who supposedly failed. And in that fragile vault, it will be held, naturally, only as long as it is necessary for survival, of an idea or an important lesson of life (without artificial contrivances and intolerable stress.) Anything beyond what is natural can become highly destructive, of intrinsic motivation, of the forward movement of society or of life itself.

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Wyatt and Mary Alice in our production of  “Twelfth Night”.

But failure, in our society, is not a friend. It is not utilized as a NATURAL BY-PRODUCT of life and living. It is artificially contrived and employed in ridiculous and extremely harmful and deadly ways. And the school report card is a prime example.

“If you have ever rolled your eyes
when your child says
a teacher’s grade was unfair,
you might want to think again.
Your child might be right.”

Douglas Reeves, an expert on grading systems,
conducted an experiment with more than 10,000 educators
that he says proves just how subjective grades can be. read more

Here we have, in a report card, what can accurately be described as a weapon of war. And we hand it to educators who, “do not know what they do” to EXTRINSICALLY not intrinsically motivate fragile children. And the detrimental letters (grades) on these paper machine guns mow down the next generation with a lethality and accuracy of carpet bombs in war.

Receiving poor grades in school is associated with an increased risk of suicide at a young age, according to a new study from the medical university Karolinska Institutet and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. And numerous other studies confirm this finding.

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Marie Anderson

Researchers found that teens with the lowest final average grades after year nine at age 16 (in a Swedish school) were three times more likely to commit suicide than students who graduated with the best or, at least, very high grades.

The findings reveal that suicide risk descended as grades rose. read more

“We have met the enemy
and he is us.”
– Walt Kelly

Report card grades are very effectively utilized to demoralize, discredit and terrorize children of all ages. These subjective indicators of abstract accomplishment cut a huge swathe through the ranks of our young citizens and are primarily responsible for the unbelievable drop out rates. Folks, children will not leave an environment where they are happy and successful. It kind of makes sense, doesn’t it? Come on. Wake up.

“The best way
To make your dreams

Come true
Is to
Wake up!”
– Paul Valery

Such a crude and technologically outdated system of feedback as a “report” card is also responsible for the total destruction of the self-esteem of many highly fragile children. So destructive as to cause the dissolution of the natural and beautiful bond between a child and its Mother.

Mary Alice shares with Gavin

Mary Alice shares with Gavin

This Sacred bond is the very breath of life God has given to every child. And it is essential to maintain this bond for human life to continue. How many soldiers have cried for their Mothers while dying on battlefields. Yes, it is Sacred and essential and very, very fragile.

There. I have pointed it out. Now we can all go back to ignoring the problem and patiently waiting for the next highly subjective and senseless paper meat cleaver of the human heart and spirit to be cleverly handed to our children. And then, do not wonder why your child resorts to drugs to dull the senses and alleviate the pain (it is called cause and effect). Our society is becoming disconnected from reality.  We are good at treating children by masking the symptoms and not finding out what the real causes of their problems are and addressing them.

“If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going,
You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else”
– Roger Taylor

I have such fond memories of my precious Mother, Marie, embracing me with such compassion, and such wisdom, when I shared with her my absolute disgust with old, worn-out, embittered coaches assigned to teach essential courses and abusing their power by assigning poor “grades” to such non-compliant rascals as me. I was unwilling to literally “Play Ball” and instead was passionate about music and being in the band.

He looks like a happy camper now.

He looks like a happy camper now.

I presented my so called “report card” decorated with numerous morally blood stained letters in the shape of an “F” to her (coach DNA). She laughed out loud (yes, she had a great sense of humor), tossed the ridiculous document into the trash can (where such destructive, ill-conceived and evil acts belong), hugged me, smiled and said in a loving and loud voice, “Well, It looks like your ready for College!” And was I ever! I was stunned. But, in retrospect, such failure really was a great preparation for success. I was highly motivated to prove my worth. But more importantly, I found the wind beneath my wings. It was warm, uplifting and wonderful and always smiling.

I went to see Dean Goleman at Ranger Jr. College the next day. It was exactly like I had died and gone to Heaven. I found real human beings with warm hearts that were actually beating. The teachers at Ranger, and the other universities I attended, were as compassionate and loving as I had ever imagined in my dreams. You see, God answers Prayer.

From the very depths of my heart and my Soul I say, “THANK YOU” to all the beautiful College and University teachers! We shall meet again in Heaven. And if I cannot find you there, I shall march into hell, report the mistake, and tightly embrace you, never letting go, as I escort you past the Gates of Heaven, so that you can be where you belong. Saviors deserve salvation.

I don't think he's awake yet. He looks like Dr. A before coffee!

I don’t think he’s awake yet. He looks like Dr. A before coffee!

So please. The next time your child does not succeed, stop long enough to congratulate them. They have again met the best teacher on the planet. Put your arm around him or her. Smile. Laugh about it (really loud). Tell a story about the funny things that happened to you on the way to failure which led you to success. Remind your child that no one, THANK GOD, is perfect. Perfection is found in fiction books and Sci Fi movies and Heaven. And in real life, perfectionism is a deadly and dangerous commodity.

It may surprise you, but my precious wife and I look for poor grades presented to us in applications we receive. We especially take note of poor citizenship grades. Ahhhh, Yes! Finally, at last, here is my kind of child, who combines high creativity with real, raw courage and true grit! Here is the kid with the strength of firm convictions and “the right stuff”.

“It’s the Soul
Afraid of dying
That never learns to live.”
– from The Rose

How to be happy, page one.

How to be happy, page one. A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness!

Sheltered under the wings of tolerance and understanding with a liberal dose of compassion, this child will grow up to save lives, spit into the eye of any obstacle and inspire his entire generation. This child will not allow his ambitions to be squelched and his self-esteem diminished. He, or she, needs to be more fully armed with self-confidence and ideas and then unleashed and guided, like a missile, in the direction of our overwhelming societal needs.

Yes, arm your children, guide them and then get out of the way. Do not stand between them and the target of their desire, which you have just introduced them to. We can only cure cancer with powerful minds deeply influenced by hearts overflowing with Love and the audacity to charge forward with a beautiful quality of courage. Defeating avaricious predators, like cancer, requires raw passion firmly coupled with compassion.

“World peace
can never be achieved
by those intimidated
out of inspiration.”

I don't think Japan will try to do anything else. The next generation is ready!

I don’t think Japan will try to do anything else. The next generation is ready!

By the way, there is new data showing consistent links between perfectionism and hopelessness. read more   Although perfectionism is recognized as a factor that is linked with suicide, the role of perfectionism as an amplifier of the risk of suicide has been underestimated (review by the American Psychological Association, – Flett, Hewitt, and Heisel.)

In fact, research confirms that the most successful people in any given field are less likely to be perfectionistic read more, because, “The anxiety about making mistakes gets in your way,” psychologist Thomas S. Greenspon told New York Magazine.

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Cole and Jake in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at Stage West Theater (filled with talented and truly inspiring and loving people).

In a Biology class
A teacher explained an experiment
She had done
That had to do with plants.
Whenever she watered them,
She would take TWO bottles,
YELL mean things at one,
And speak POSITIVELY to the other.
It turns out that the one watered with
NEGATIVE water died.
Then she reminded the class
That humans are around
75% WATER. read more
If negativity KILLS plants
What is it doing to
PEOPLE?
(Thank you my friend, Cole Fisher, for this information!
I plan to vote for you one day.)

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The Legacy of a Deeply Loved Little Dog / God Answers Prayer / See you next Tuesday

My deeply Loved "Rosie"

My deeply Loved “Rosie”

My precious Rosie passed away on Feb. 1 of this year, at the all too young age of 18 years and one month, the equivalent of 126 human years, so I am told. Our new R.J., or Rosie Junior, is named after Rosie. He was given his name by my friend Ian. We both missed our little Rosie so much, that our hearts cried out for her precious, healing Spirit to live again. So our students traveled to the Fort Worth Animal Shelter to find another precious puppy to save and to love. They selected, with Ian’s approval, our wonderful new friend, “R.J.”

The first photo of little "R.J." taken at the animal shelter.

The first photo of little “R.J.” taken at the animal shelter. Ian, pictured left, is giving very careful consideration to his choice.

The tragedy of our unbearable loss was turned into the realization of salvation for a beautiful new love and a truly great joy.

And now, I wish to share with you another story that possesses a hidden dimension of deep and abiding Love and affection, together with the power of prayer to save life. This story is not about a pharmaceutical. It is a story about the Love of God. And it emanates from the small heart of little dog, rescued literally, on the road of life so very long ago – my little Rosie. read more

Sharing this takes some courage. But I know, within the heart of every creature created by our Lord, there dwells enough Love to light a dark night in the life of someone. And so, in honor of Rosie’s abiding Love, I share with you the following story of her salvation, and mine. There is, my friends, another reason, unknown to you until now, that Rosie lived for so very many years. And I feel that you need to know.

Rosie had cancer. I cannot express to you how heartbroken I was. And so I prayed for guidance. I prayed for anything that would help my deeply Loved little friend. Yes, I still needed her Love. And, I felt that it was not time for her to depart from me. And so I prayed. Yes, I tearfully prayed for a great love in my life, my little dog, my precious Rosie.

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My last photo of precious Rosie.

The next day it was time for my annual physical examination. And during this, my wonderful physician of many years, whom I deeply admire, gave me a new prescription for a per-diabetic condition.

My cautionary statements in previous weblogs about Sugar, a type of carbohydrate, and other carbohydrates that come in a variety of forms including, complex carbohydrates and fiber, come from personal experience. If you monitor the amounts of carbohydrates you have throughout the day, optimal blood sugar levels can be achieved in part by controlling carbohydrate portions. read more

Upon leaving the examining room, my Doctor said something quite intriguing. After shutting the door, he cracked it opened again and softly said: “This drug has a beneficial side effect.” And then, he quietly closed the door and left, again. It was almost as if he was sharing a secret!

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Rosie chaired the counseling department. She was a great listener and always agreeable. Well, maybe not always.

From all the commercials I have survived, I thought prescription drugs only had detrimental side effects! You know, the ads that leave you feeling so good you change the channel, and then forget what channel the movie was on – you take this product and your face falls off, you die but not before suffering and wondering about your ability to use sound judgement, you lose functionality of essentially all biological systems, nausea (always pleasant), vomiting, stomach upset, weakness, dizziness, seizures,  etc, etc. But, hey, your skin looks great!

How about the one for “slow stream” that causes cancer. Or the arthritis drug Vioxx, that may have led to more than 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before it was pulled from the market. The list just goes on and on and on.

Well, back to my story. I really did not think much about what my Doctor said, or the manner of opening the door again just to give me this message, until I arrived home. It was an intriguing comment, so I placed the name of the new prescription, Metformin, into a search engine. And the Doctor was so right. But more importantly to me, in that instant, I was jolted to an awareness that, perhaps, God was answering prayer, again.

So, then I typed in, “Metformin and Cancer”. So that you may become better informed, I suggest you do the same.

Well, you guessed it, it does not cause cancer, but on the contrary prevents and treats cancer. This is the beneficial side effect my Doctor was referring to. What a truly sad commentary that in this country, it is prescribed only for diabetic and per-diabetic conditions, although it has been well known to treat and prevent cancer.

Perhaps, there is just too much money to be made from the suffering of our fellow Americans. Perhaps, we are witness to one of the greatest sins against mankind. Perhaps. I, too, wonder if money is the root of all evil. And what are we witnessing?

Let me allow the miracle of Rosie’s life to shed a little light in a darkened corner of our recent history.

Rosie

Rosie came into my life at the very moment I needed her – on the way to the funeral of my dear friend, John Hammons.

Metformin belongs to Biguanide class of anti-diabetic drugs and originates from the French lilac (Galega officinalis), a plant used in folk medicine for several centuries.

One of the oldest, cheapest, and most widely used diabetes drugs may be a promising new cancer treatment. In new research from the Mayo Clinic, ovarian cancer patients who took the drug metformin survived longer than patients who did not take it.

The study is just one of dozens under way worldwide examining the drug – which costs just pennies a pill (editorial comment: “and may explain why is not widely known for cancer”) – as a treatment for breast, colon, prostate, pancreatic, and ovarian cancers. read more

So, yes, I decided to share my prescription with my Rosie. (I would have gladly given my little friend the rest of my time on this earth. Perhaps, that is another definition of Love.) And after two weeks, the large tumor on her shoulder simply fell off. My mouth fell open and I had to sit down. And, all of the other small tumors disappeared within another two weeks. I quietly said a prayer of Thanksgiving.

My Rosie continued her life on this earth for several more years. Then, one day, I just knew she was cured. She looked and acted really good. (The photo at the top, when Rosie was about 18 years of age, was taken about the time of this decision.) So I stopped sharing my Metformin. And, after a couple of months, she passed away.

Job noticeI do deeply regret not following my early instincts and continuing the medication. But, in looking back, I now realize just how old she was. She had lived over eighteen years and I was truly privileged to share her Love for a long, long time. But most important, I believe through the Love and Compassion of God, I was given a long time to say goodbye.

By the way, on a follow up visit, and shortly after my decision to share my medication, I told my physician that I was sharing this miracle drug with my dog. He just stared at me for a long time (kind of goes with territory of knowing me), and then, recognizing the fact that she was near death, approved with a nod and knowing look. He acknowledged that he was not a veterinarian, but after much discussion, recognized the anti-cancer properties. He parted with, “Do what you think is in your heart”.  I did.

Marie Anderson

Marie Anderson

The miracle of extending Rosie’s life brought back the memory of being with my Mother, Marie. She was rushed to Baylor hospital when I discovered her near death in 1981. She was admitted, on an emergency basis, for surgery and the surgeon told me just prior to the exploratory operation, “Son, you need to know that it is a 100% probability that she has cancer and that it is terminal”. Such were her symptoms. Her condition was that bad.

I have never prayed like I did on that dark night. During the surgery, I went before God on my knees in the small hospital Chapel. I begged Almighty God for more time to say goodbye. I still needed my precious Mother. I needed more time. And I begged for more. It was a very tearful two hours.

Following the operation, the surgeon looked stunned. As he approached me, I felt as though he should not have the look on his face that I saw. He smiled and then shared with me his astonishment that he could find absolutely no evidence of cancer or anything else. And once again, I felt the Loving Compassion of God in my life.

My Mother lived for another ten years. And I had the time I needed to say thank you and goodbye. And for that, I am to this day, tearfully grateful.

Rosie 2

Yes, Love has been good to me.

I share these stories, and others, so that you may see there is more to this world than we will ever be capable of knowing. Throughout the world, in every walk of life, every faith, every religion, there are similar stories – very, very, many similar stories.

My friends, beneficial properties of this French flower, which possesses a beauty far beyond what we can see, need to be made readily available for the prevention and treatment of Cancer. Please visit with your own physician to discuss this. But prior to your visit, please do the research necessary for your discussion. Print copies of the information you wish to share.

Your Doctor is only human, and a very busy person. Believe it or not, he or she will love the personal interaction with you and the interest you take in such topics. He or she may very well not be that informed on this topic. The Physicians I have met in my life are truly dedicated to what they do. They have all proven to be caring and loving and have my deep admiration and sincere appreciation. And, by the way, they love to talk.

n y times infoAnd I know you do too. (And so do your children.) So here is some basic information about a life saving, and beautiful flower:

Metformin originates from compounds derived from the French lilac (Galega officinalis). The plant has been used since the Middle Ages to relieve the symptoms of diabetes. Upon analysis, it turned out to contain compounds related to guanidine, a substance that decreases blood sugar by mechanisms including a decrease in insulin resistance.

According to the language of flowers, the lilac is often given as an expression of new love or young love. It is an emblem of the springtime of life. Perhaps, the meaning is deeper than we can see.

Metformin and cancer

The potential for application of metformin in oncology was first recognized in retrospective epidemiological studies of diabetic patients with cancer. Numerous observational studies reported decreased cancer incidence and cancer-related mortality in diabetics receiving standard doses of metformin. For example, Evans and colleagues reported a reduced risk of subsequent cancer diagnosis in diabetics receiving metformin (vs those patients not receiving the drug), with the protective effect increasing with greater metformin exposure. Additional studies examining all forms of cancer have reported reduced cancer risk in diabetics on metformin. Computer info

Currently, a number of clinical trials examining the use of metformin as a cancer therapy are underway including studies in prostate, breast, endometrial and pancreatic cancer patients. In fact, the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group has initiated a large phase III clinical trial examining the effect of metformin versus placebo in over 3,500 women with early stage breast cancer. Coupled with the implementation of new preclinical models, these clinical trials will be integral to the development and effective use of metformin as a potential anticancer therapy. Read more.

Mechanism of action in cancer

The anticancer effects of metformin are associated with both direct (insulin- independent) and indirect (insulin-dependent) actions of the drug. The indirect, insulin-dependent effects of metformin are mediated by the ability of AMPK to inhibit the transcription of key gluconeogenesis genes in the liver and stimulate glucose uptake in muscle, thus reducing fasting blood glucose and insulin.

SIGN stock show 054The insulin-lowering effects of metformin may play a major role in anticancer activity since insulin has mitogenic and prosurvival effects and tumor cells often express high levels of the insulin receptor, indicating a potential sensitivity to the growth promoting effects of the hormone. Further, obesity and high insulin levels are adverse prognostic factors for a number of cancers particularly those of the breast, prostate and colon.

Consequently, metformin may diminish the negative effects of insulin on tumor development and growth. Metformin suppressed the stimulatory effects of obesity and hyperinsulinemia on lung tumor growth in mice by improving insulin sensitivity and lowering circulating insulin. In addition, metformin reduced circulating insulin levels by 22% and improved insulin sensitivity by 25% in non-diabetic women with breast cancer, highlighting the insulin-lowering effects of metformin as a potential mechanism of action in the treatment of breast cancer.

Conclusions and future work with
metformin in cancer

The clinical safety, well characterized pharmacodynamic profile, and low cost of metformin make it an ideal candidate for development as an anticancer agent. The recent convergence of epidemiologic, clinical and preclinical evidence supporting a potential anticancer effect of metformin has led to an explosion of interest in evaluating this agent in human cancer.

My friends, these stories
are not really about a pharmaceutical.

They are about answers to Prayer.
They are about something far more powerful –
the precious Love of God.

And my prayer for you is to go to our Father in Prayer.

Thy Love
Is more than Blessings be,
As I come to know
All hearts are one.
Flowers bloom
From Sacred Seed,
Warmed by the Sun’s Love,
When there is need.

May the Love of God
Abide with you
Always.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Jan. 6 (Tuesday) First Day of Spring Semester
Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)

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Foods Proven To Kill and Prevent CANCER / Trip to Main Event

Foods
S
cientifically Proven to Kill CANCER
from an article dated
August 25, 2014
by Michael Edwards in NaturalNews
Click here to read more about 9 anti-cancer foods you cannot ignore e

R. J. & my Foot

Rosie Jr. and his favorite pillow – my foot.

In order to defeat cancer and ensure there is no recurrence, the body must be brought into balance and the immune system rebuilt and fine tuned. So how is this feat accomplished? Detox and achieve a slightly alkaline pH, while filling the body with the best, organic, nutritionally dense food available. Your goal is to rebuild a killer immune system as you bathe every non-cancerous cell in your body with nutrition. By the way, you can purchase naturally alkaline water – ETERNAL WATER by name – at your local health food store.

Specific foods known to eliminate cancer:

Omega 3

Mrs. Anderson is again busy tutoring students.

Mrs. Anderson is again busy tutoring students.

Oily fish, fish oil, flax seed oil, hemp oil, and healthy oil blend supplements provide omega 3 fatty acids (and other beneficial fatty acids), which fight inflammation and make the body less hospitable to cancer cells. Vitamin D is also known to kill cancer, and you can find many fish oils and some vegan oil blends with vitamin D in them. Personally, I take D3 daily for arthritis. Yes, I have found relief from the pain. Thank you again, Linda Latham, for the compassionate recommendation.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, watercress, kale, collard greens, cauliflower, bok choy, turnips, rutabagas, radishes, arugula, and more. These vegetables contain sulforaphane and other helpful compounds, which help fight tumors, breast, prostate, brain, and colorectal cancers, as well as leukemia. Broccoli sprouts and mature broccoli in combination really pack nutritional, cancer fighting punch.

Berries

Black raspberries appear to reign supreme, though all berries contain cancer fighting phytonutrients and high amounts of ellagic acid, which inhibit tumor growth.

Maitake and Shiitake Mushrooms

Google maitake mushrooms cancer. Continue your search and study after study reveals they do. Mushrooms boost immune function and are a great source of antioxidants. They are also rich in vitamins C and B vitamins as well as calcium and other minerals.

Tumeric

Curcumin, found in turmeric, inhibits the spread of cancer (metastases) along with its anti-inflammatory and oxidative effects. Tumeric can be found at farmer’s markets in root form. It can be used liberally to spice your food (great on salads or in salad dressing as well as in cooked dishes) with no side effects. Curcumin also comes in pill or tablet form available from your health food store.

Tomatoes

The active compounds found in tomatoes, carotenoids and lycopene (especially lycopene), are very helpful, especially in the fight of prostrate and pancreatic cancer in men. Seven to ten helpings are week are suggested, both cooked and raw juice. To gain the health benefits of juice, make your own. Store bought tomato juice will be pasteurized. Lycopene is a strong antioxidant.

Alexander Anderson is teaching Philosophy.

Alexander Anderson is teaching Philosophy. Thank you Alex!

Folate

Egg yolks,  avocadoes,  apricots,  green leafy vegetables, and pumpkin are among the foods rich in folate. For meat eaters, chicken livers are very high in folate. Studies involving folate or its synthetic form, folic acid, show a significant reduced risk of colorectal cancer. Folate or folic acid is essential for the body to correctly replicate DNA.

Garlic

Even the National Cancer Institute admits garlic “…may reduce the risk of developing several types of cancer, especially cancers of the gastrointestinal tract”. Garlic reduces inflammation, fights free radicals, and fights cancer. Eat it raw or chop it up and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before cooking with it or its beneficial compound, allicin, will not be released. Garlic may be purchased in pill or tables form from your health food store.

Grapes

Mr. Lacey is helping with Latin, Greek & Epic Literature

Mr. Lacey, with our gratitude, is helping with Latin, Greek & Epic Literature.

The compound found in red grapes, resveratrol, is a powerful antioxidant that also saves cells from oxidant-caused death. Grape seeds have huge benefits. We recommend you don’t eat grapes without seeds.

Conclusion

An alkaline, balanced diet with plenty of nutrition, and as few toxins as possible, makes the body inhospitable to cancer. Sugar feeds cancer. Processed and refined foods feed cancer. Raw, organic vegetables, especially when grown for maximum nutrient content (as opposed to large scale farming) should be the foundation of any healthy diet. We also recommend that anyone with cancer undergo a full body detox with a supplement regimen specifically designed for your current state of health. For more information on what to do for cancer, check out the first three sources. For information on detoxifying, check out Cheap And Easy Detox Diet Plan.

And Shelby tutors in Mathematics

And Shelby, thank you Shelby, tutors in Mathematics.

Resources:
http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

Gina L. Nick, PhD, ND, The Role of Whole Foods and Nutraceuticals in the Prevention of Cancer and the Support of Traditional Cancer Treatments, Therapeutic Nutrition, Townsend Letter, August/September 2006

Tufts University’s Health and Nutrition Letter, May 2007

Michael Uzick, ND, Warburg Revisited: Maverick Cancer Researcher Questions the Origin of Cancer, An interview with Thomas Seyfried, PhD. Townsend Letter, January 2014

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/folic-acid-foods/

http://commonhealth.wbur.org

http://institutefornaturalhealing.com

http://preventdisease.com

http://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=531

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20430736,00.html

http://www.chimachine4u.com/cancer-diet.html

About the author:
Michael Edwards is the founder, owner, editor-in-chief for Organic Lifestyle Magazine and Green Lifestyle Market. At age 17, Michael weighed more than 360 pounds. He suffered from ADHD, allergies, frequent bouts of illness, and chronic, debilitating insomnia. Conventional medicine wasn’t working. While he restored his health through alternative medicine he studied natural health and became immersed in it.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/046590_cancer_foods_cruciferous_vegetables_nutrition_research.html#ixzz3BQUouHRT

TRIP  TO  MAIN  EVENT
Students regard this destination as their number one choice.

By popular demand we will visit Main Event, 4801 City Lake Blvd. East (817-292-5555) at 10:45 a.m. on FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014. Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m. At 10:45 a.m. we will spend a few minutes getting our bowling shoes and socks on and getting ready for one hour of bowling (starting at 11:00 a.m.) Our youth group special also includes lunch (2 slices of pizza and a medium soft drink), 1 hour of bowling, one game of Laser Tag & $10.00 video game card & tax. Please pay $17.00 to Dr. A.

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

Students are NOT to leave the MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done. ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS/GUESTS are always invited to participate on our trips.

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

Sept. 2 – (very I M P O R T A N T !) Tuition was Due for 2014-15
Oct. 25 – 27th Annual Fossilmania sale and trade show in Glen Rose
Nov. 7 – DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth

Please see William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details each week. Information is posted by 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Please ask your child if this has been done.

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if you do not get a good education:

 

 

Children & Cell Phone Radiation / Monnig Meteorite Gallery

“It isn’t what the book costs.
It’s what it will cost you
if you don’t read it.”
– Jim Rohn

My friends, I feel that it is important to share this information with you.

Does anyone know where Townes Is?

Does anyone know where Townes is?

The following is from RF SAFE (read entire article at www.rfsafe.com). Research published last year established greater health risks from exposure to cell phone radiation. Major governmental reports were released, and policies were adopted in Europe and India to reduce risks from cell phone radiation exposure.

Following are major research and policy developments regarding cell phone and wireless radiation health and safety in 2013:

– 25 or more years of cell phone and cordless phone use was found to be associated with a tripled risk of brain cancer.

– Women who used cell phones for ten or more years were two-and- a-half times more likely to develop acoustic neuroma, a tumor on the nerve from the ear to the brain.

This is what the path to knowledge looks like!

Yes, child. This is what the pathway to knowledge looks like!

– Only 30 minutes of exposure to LTE, 4th generation cell phone radiation, was found to alter activity on both sides of the human brain.

– Children with slightly elevated lead levels in their blood who used cell phones were found to be at greater risk of developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than lead-exposed children who did not use cell phones; the amount of cell phone use predicted ADHD.

Left to their own devices, children know what to do along this pathway.

When guided down this pathway, your child will know what to do.

The American Academy of Pediatrics submitted a letter to the FCC that urged the adoption of standards that protect children’s health and well-being from radiation emitted by cell phones and other wireless devices; that reflect how people actually use their cell phones; and that provide sufficient information to enable consumers to make informed decisions when they purchase cell phones.

YOU MAY WANT TO SIT DOWN FOR THIS – I DID:

Natalie enjoys feeding the fish at the Japanese Garden.

Natalie enjoys feeding the fish at the Japanese Garden.

The U.S. (that’s us folks!) appointed the former chief lobbyist for the cellular industry, to chair the FCC, raising concerns in the public health community that the FCC will not strengthen our obsolete and inadequate cell phone radiation standards.

We really should STOP voting for people who even allow a lobbyist into their office? The lives and safety of our children depend upon it!

And please remember, your VOTE is the most powerful and the most valuable thing you possess. Your vote is a very Sacred Gift placed into your hands by truly loving and courageous people, who suffered and died in countless battles around this earth. You can thank them and express your love for them by exercising this precious freedom, that they so lovingly gave to you. We paid a higher cost in human suffering and death for our freedom to govern ourselves, than for any thing else in life.

Cole has walked long enough & needs a break.

Cole has walked long enough & needs a break.

Please do the research to discover who really cares for us and then, recruit them to run for public office. Support them, vote for them, and then monitor them until they flinch when they see you. And if they stop truly representing you and your precious children – get rid of them and vote them out of their office of Sacred Trust! Take control of your country or prepare to pay an unbearable price.

The World Health Organization in a 471 page report concluded that there is now “limited evidence” in both humans and laboratory animals that radio frequency radiation, especially from cell phones, causes cancer.

The European Environment Agency issued a report calling on governments to reduce exposure to cell phone radiation, especially exposure to children and young adults who are at greatest risk for brain and salivary gland tumors; the report recommended texting (not while driving, silly), use of hands-free sets, and improved cell phone design; governments should reconsider the present exposure standards; cell phones should be required to have effective labeling and warnings about potential risks; and funding should be provided for “urgently needed research into the health effects of phones” and base stations.

Twelve health experts called on governments to adopt stricter safety standards for radio frequency radiation because the obsolete, current standards are not based on the recent literature about biological effects; and recommended that Wi-Fi be banned from public schools and other public venues.

The Los Angeles Unified School District adopted a $500 million

Hey, I need a break too!

Hey, I need a break too!

technology plan to install Wi-Fi in every classroom and provide every student with a wireless tablet despite opposition from health experts and the American Academy of Pediatrics. By the way, the Anderson School does not have Wi-Fi for this and other good reasons.

Belgium banned children’s cell phones and requires the specific absorption rate (SAR) be listed on every cell phone at the point of sale and a warning provided to customers to choose a lower SAR phone, use it moderately, and wear an earpiece.

Below are the lowest Cell phone radiation levels in the U. S. – Updated July 3, 2013 by Lynn La and Kent German from: http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-radiation-levels/

Rank          Model                                   SAR (Specific Absorption Rate)

1      Samsung Galaxy Note                      0.19  (This is the safest one)
2      Samsung Galaxy Note                      0.27
3      Samsung Galaxy Note 2                   0.28
4      Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket        0.30
5      Kyocera DuraXT                               0.32
6      Pantech Discover                             0.35
7      Samsung Galaxy Beam                    0.36
8      Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II      0.37
9      Pantech Swift                                   0.38
10    Samsung Jitterbug Plus                    0.40
10a  Jitterbug Plus                                    0.40
12    Samsung Gusto 2                             0.41
12a  Kyocera DuraMax                             0.41
12b  Samsung Gusto 2                             0.41

And I know you are curious.
The model with the HIGHEST SAR,
or Specific Absorption Rate is:
the BlackBerry Curve 9310                        1.58 (SAR)

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health warned the public to reduce their exposure to cell phone radiation.

Hey! Has anyone seen his theater ticket?

Hey! Has anyone seen his theater ticket?

Links to these and other stories are available on http://www.rfsafe.com. I have purchased products from this company and can highly recommend them to you. Our special thanks goes to rfsafe and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkely.

On Friday, January 10 we will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble Book Store, one block south of the Hulen Shopping Center, 4801 Overton Ridge Blvd. Suite 100, Fort Worth – Telephone Number: (817) 346-2368. At 11:00 a.m., we will will travel to a nearby eatery to enjoy lunch. At 12:15 we will enjoy a guided tour of the Monnig Meteorite Gallery, located in the Sid Richardson Building, Room 240 (behind Winton Scott) on the campus of Texas Christian University (817-257-6377 / 6277). Please Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.Sign 10415

FINANCIAL: No fee at the Meteorite Gallery. Please provide funds for a book. Lunch Please provide funds for lunch. Refreshments Will be available at the bookstore.

Please escort your child(ren) to the Meteorite Gallery when dropping off. Do not allow your child(ren) to enter unescorted. Your child(ren) can become lost. Students are NOT to leave the Gallery, Restaurant or Bookstore at any time, for any reason, including the need use the restroom or secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived & with whom you are leaving or he will pass out, hit the floor and constantly complain to Mrs. A about all the bruises and pain. Parents – please ask your child if this has been done.

Is that Abby joining the card game?

Is that Abby                         joining the card game?

Drop-off will be at the Barnes & Nobel Bookstore at 9:30 a.m. & pick up will be at 2:30 p. m. at the Meteorite Gallery.

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required. All PARENTS/GUARDIANS/INLAWS/NEIGHBORS/ SIBLINGS, VISITORS & THE CURIOUS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Emergency Telephone: 682-777-1908

IMPORTANT DATES:
Jan. 24 Fort Worth Stock Show
Jan. 20 (Mon.) Dr. M. L. King Holiday
Feb. 17 (Mon.) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 10-14 Spring Break Holidays

Cures That Are So Simple

Our dog, Kirby, is now on our staff and greets people, teaches and mooches.

Our much loved dog, Kirby,     is now on our staff and greets people and teachers.

Have you read some of the latest research on disorders such as MS?

Mayo Clinic neurologist, Dr. Jerry W. Swanson, reports on studies conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford and the New Jersey Medical School. These studies tell us that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D has a protective effect and lowers the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Another study conducted in the Netherlands at Maastricht University, and other studies, indicate that for people who already have MS, vitamin D may lessen the frequency and severity of their symptoms.

The link between vitamin D and MS is strengthened by the association between sunlight and the risk of MS. The farther away from the equator a person lives, the higher the risk of MS. Sunlight is the body’s most efficient source for vitamin D — suggesting that exposure to sunlight may offer protection from MS.

Today, scientists have concluded that exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation present in sunlight has both beneficial and deleterious effects on human health.The same UV radiation that causes skin diseases can also cure some.

Many diseases and mental disorders are actually caused by a lack of sunlight. In one study the University of Maine found teenage girls are not getting enough vitamin D and as a result, they are at risk for disorders and diseases caused by this nutritional deficiency, including osteoporosis and high blood pressure. Lack of sunlight during the winter months causes a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

Mary Alice can get a little emotional - in a wind tunnel

Mary Alice can get a little emotional – in a wind tunnel.

Lack of sunlight also leads to Rickets and Osteomalacia and an increased susceptibility to a whole spectrum of diseases, such as diabetes. It is known to be associated with various other diseases, ranging from the flu to heart disease and cardiovascular disease.

A lack of awareness about vitamin D deficiency, and the ‘plethora’ of disease it is linked to, is fueling a rise in preventable illnesses among children, according to experts at the Royal College of of Pediatrics and Child Health. The College warned that only one in ten people get enough vitamin D from food and sunlight so supplementation is necessary.

A lack of Vitamin D is associated with a host of autoimmune ailments such as Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroditis. Sunlight also provides resistance power to the skin, by avoiding skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne problems.

And some research finds that it causes 600,000 cancers each year. We now use satellite measurements of sun and cloud cover in various countries, which has led other researchers to point out that increasing levels of vitamin D3 could prevent diseases that claim nearly one million lives each year.

Uh, the uh, seeds were for the birds!

Uh, the uh, seeds were for the birds!

These studies lead me to believe that incarcerating our fellow human beings in prisons, where access to sunlight is denied, constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and is, therefore, unconstitutional. Our sins seem to go on and on in silence. The love and compassion of our society is not seemingly shared with those most in need. And we, the members of this society, ultimately pay an unconscionable price for our simple lack of compassion.

By the way, the Institute of Medicine recommends 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D a day for adults ages 19 to 70. The recommendation increases to 800 IUs a day for those who are older.

Did you know that play shapes how the brain is wired. In his book, “Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul”, Dr. Stuart Brown describes both the social and biological benefits of play. More play is associated with the kind of brain development that helps us grasp and make sense of information.

Dr. John Ratey’s work goes further, describing how regular physical activity helps aging adults keep their wits. It’s smart business for parents to join their kids in play.

Dr Ratey suggests that we skip the resolutions this year and just play.

Play will improve a kid’s life. Jill Vialet guarantees it. Vialet, who is emerging as America’s Play Laureate with her new young-adult novel “Recess Rules” has given the world a free guide to games. Vialet founded Playworks.

I read this blog to Saffy. She didn't even pretend to stay awake.

I read this blog to Saffy.          She didn’t even pretend             to stay awake.

My friends, so many of the increasing problems and complications our families face are promulgated by our inability to see past our inability to see. We think we know when, in truth, we really need to stop thinking so much.

I can give you many examples of what I am saying. One which surfaces quickly relates to the thought that has gone into the design of new schools, factories and offices. Have you noticed they are now designed to reduce or eliminate sunlight (or as some educators refer to it (are you sitting down?), distractions. You keep sitting while I get more coffee! Now, reflect upon the absolute necessity for adequate exposure to sunlight and you can envision the damage we are doing, unwittingly, to our beloved children and ourselves.

So stop thinking so much. At least long enough to engage your heart and your God given intuition. Parents, you know what your children need. And their needs are really simplistic. They need love, sunlight, play and to be left alone long enough for them to engage their imaginations and allow all that unnecessary and deadly stress to evaporate from their fragile bodies and minds.

In L.A. this hair cut would cost Michael $200.00.

In L.A. this hair cut would cost Michael at least $200.00. The sugary drink will cost a lot more later in life.

Believe it or not, they need your permission to love life and they need to be told, ever day, that you love them. These are the words they will hear over and over again when they close their eyes to rest their weary minds. They need to be held in your arms so they can feel the warm embrace of God. They need to see you laugh. And they need to see you cry.

Osho reminds us that, “Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Yes, your children need to see you cry. They need to share in what has been your joy.

Play, sunshine, in moderation, and love, without moderation.

Now there are truly great new year’s resolutions.

Happy New Year!

What is Beautiful? / Unfathomable to the Human Mind

Kylie & Ian meet a new friend.

Kylie & Ian meet a new friend.

What do you think is the most beautiful thing on earth? Of all of God’s Creations, what possesses the most beauty?

It is you.

Of all things under Heaven and upon this earth, you are most favored. You are priceless. You are truly beautiful! Nothing that God has ever created is more precious than that created in His Own Image. And your children are cast in your image, a reflection of His.

We enjoyed our visit to the Mall.

We enjoyed our visit to the Mall.

To the degree that you are aware, you are intelligent. Intelligence is awareness, consciousness. Can you measure this intelligence? You may think so, but it possesses many dimensions, some not of this earth. It possesses so many variables, nuances, shades, secrets and unknown facets, that it can never really be measured.

And why would you want to measure intelligence? Would this not lead you to becoming judgmental and direct you down pathways with much less joy in life? Why not just accept every person in the light of love that is given to see them. The Heart of Heaven beats in time with yours. And the beat of your heart is the only true measure of time.

Lunch is always an event when we travel.

Lunch is always an event       when we travel.

Look up and you can see the light filtering through the leaves, like love filters through our lives. And the more you become aware of this love, the more intelligent your heart becomes. Our intelligence, our awareness and our love are all one – and a mere shadow of the Light God’s Love will reveal. Do not measure it, treasure it!

“Who is more illogical,
than the one who thinks he is logical?”

You will very soon possess the freedom and ability to obtain and make

Ice on the parking lot is good for something.

Ice on the parking lot                   is good for something. And, if you were young enough, it was considered a blessing!

use of all human knowledge directly from a chip implanted into your brain. Humans and technology are merging. “We are one” will take on an eerie new meaning. Powerful devices will make everything we are able to do unimaginably greater, as they augment our abilities.

The explosive advances in computing power we find today will continue to a point where tiny computers will become much, much more intelligent than people.

In 1956, researchers at Dartmouth College coined the phrase “artificial intelligence” [Future Thinking | 9 November 2012 Artificial intelligence]. And today we are currently undertaking world-class artificial-intelligence research.

What does this mean for our future?

No explanation is needed. Yes, he is cute!

           Yes, he is cute!

Like the future promulgated in the movie “AI”, researchers are structuring algorithms to sift and analyze unimaginably vast amounts of data. And whatever will emerge, we will need to cope with and attempt to maintain control over. And, importantly, not permit domination over and abuse of each other or misuse it and eradicate all evidence that we ever existed.

We are now engaged in an accelerating evolution of mankind, creating statistical correlations within huge caches of data. And the future products of our endeavors will become unfathomable to the human mind. The things we are creating will present us with a level of intelligence that cannot even be imagined.

My friends, we must now consider how to prepare our children to contend with profoundly unimaginable difficulties, with the intent to overcome them, and realize conclusions that are favorable to mankind. And the first step is awareness.

Candy Reward? Well, as you like it!

Candy Reward?                        Well, as you like it!

The answer is more illogical for one who thinks, and thinks he is logical. For it will not be found in the mind of mankind. We are no longer that intelligent.

But it does exist. Remember, the more you become aware of love, the more intelligent your heart becomes. Your heart is the repository of salvation. And your heart is not just the only real measure of time, it is the only real answer.

IMPORTANT DATES:

I just read this blog to Lila and she fell over. I think she is still asleep.

I just read this blog to Lila and she fell over. I think she is still asleep.

Jan. 7 (Tuesday) Second Semester begins
Jan. 20
(Monday) Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Jan. 24 Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 17 (Monday) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 10-14 Spring Break Holidays
April 18 & 21 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays

 

 

 

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