How Fragile the Threads of Life / The Art of John D. Cogan / Spring Break This Week

Dedicated with my deep admiration
and appreciation
to Dr. John D. Cogan,

my Dear Friend of many years
and a truly gifted artist.
Our school is Graced
with his inspired paintings.
Thank you John,
for a life filled with Blessing
all those around you
in sharing your vision
of God’s
unbelievably beautiful World.

John earned a Ph.D.
in experimental physics
from Rice University.
He decided early in life to follow his heart
and has been an artist, painting landscapes
and wildlife and other subjects,
mostly in acrylic, since 1982.
He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.

One man’s art
does what Man in another life
could never do.

See what happens
When you follow your
Heart.

click here to view John’s beautiful work

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“Break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein.” – Isaiah 44:23    Art by John D. Cogan

How fragile the thread of Life,
How delicate
The dance of the living,
How Beautiful
The Heart
Of the Loving.

Gossamer and fine,
The threads that bind
All things living,
While I,
In the Sheltered Arms
Of God,
Am sleeping.
We are bound to our bodies
with the fragile threads
Of this Earth.
And threads of Love
Connect us to each other.

“The strongest Love
is the Love
that can demonstrate
its fragility.”
― Paulo Coelho

Brightly shinning
As our Star,
Only God can make Life
Endless day
Of endless night,
Bringing near
What is afar.

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Only in the Loving Nurture Of God’s Nature.    – Art by John D. Cogan

In the whisper
Of raindrops
Falling ever so gently
Upon my window,
As the birds
In their trees
Are comfort seeking,
And dreaming
Of singing
In the bright morning light,
My Heart also hears
Comforting words,
Found only
In the Loving Nurture
Of God’s Nature,
From One
Who truly Blesses
This Life,
Who Anoints our Sacred Soil
With His tears of Love that fall,
To sustain the fragile threads of Life,
And birth the Dignity
Of us all.

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Feel His Spirit so strong, as your Soul takes flight.     – Art by John D. Cogan

I cannot imagine
A more Beautiful,
A more comforting way
For you to know
That God truly Loves you,
Than to listen
To the perfection of song
In the silence of the night,
And feel His Spirit so strong,
As your Soul
Takes flight.

“Remember what peace
there may be in silence.”
Max Ehrmann

My Precious Friends,
When Life has seemingly
Lost all meaning
,
To God’s thoughts be listening,
And free you shall become
By the Precious Words,
Kind and compassionate,
A Sacred Call
From the Voice of One
Who Loves us all.

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   To God’s thoughts be listening.            – Art by John D. Cogan

And as Hope
In a Heartbeat returns,
You are set free
By the One
Who shall not look
Through you,
But see within,
To find the Heart
In which He
Dwells.
For He is there,
Waiting patiently
For you
To discover
All the Love
Alive in you,
His Love,
To give
To someone else
In need.
For Love
Comes not from you,
But
Through you
From God above.

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A fragile dance of Hearts ever mending.     – Art by John D. Cogan

“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow.
Though they are red as crimson,
they shall be white like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18

In the moment
I feel
The Spirit of God
In me,
I glimpse Eternity.

 Gently close your tired eyes,
Dim the lights of this Life,
Forgo the moment,
The confusion
Of so much illusion,
And softly whisper
A simple prayer,
For He is there.

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Only God makes Life endless day of endless night.    – Art by John D. Cogan

God
Holds you
In Warm Embrace.
Look no further
Than your precious
Heart.
He is there,
And everywhere.

“Heavenly Father,
are you really there?
And do you hear and answer
Every child’s prayer?
Some say that heaven is far away,
But I feel it close around me
as I pray.”
– Janice Kapp Perry

Yes,
Life is a fragile thread,
Like the light of a candle,
That can flicker away,
Like the reality of dreams
We remember not.
Any gust of wind,
Even a whisper,
Ill or no,
Can make the flame
Of Life sway
And go.

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Feel His Spirit so strong, as your Soul takes flight.      – Art by John D. Cogan

Who knows what lies
In tomorrow.
We have not the vision
To see,
Save the blending
Of joys and many a sorrow
In a fragile dance,
Of Hearts ever mending.

“God is light,
and in him
is no darkness
at all.”
– 1 John 1:5

A life of fulfillment
We find
In coming to know
That God is Light,
In Gracefully forgiving
What is wrong,
And humbly accepting
What is right.

Goodnight.

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  God is Light.    – Art by John D. Cogan

“There’s a place for us,
somewhere a place for us
peace and quiet and open air,
wait for us SOMEWHERE.”

– Stephen Sondheim

IMPORTANT DATES
March 25 & 28
(Friday & Monday) Easter Holiday
April 6 (Wednesday) Screening of Hamlet at The Modern Art Museum (11:00 am)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet) at Stage West Theater
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 7:00 p.m.)

Here’s What 4.5 Thousand Years
of War Looks Like:

click here

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“Consider the sheep of His fold,
How they follow where He leads.
Though the path may wind across the mountains,
He knows the meadows where they feed.”
– Roger Hoffman

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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:

 

 

May Cause Death BUT – Safe? / Another Simple Solution

Has anyone seen my laundry basket?

Has anyone seen my laundry basket?

“For the greater individual
is the one who is the servant of all.
And to conquer self is greater than taking many cities.
For, here ye may find humbleness
as against that which cries oft for expression,
and the feeling of not being appreciated.
Express it more in the greater amount of love
upon those who may be aided through thy effort.
For, remember, man looks upon the things of the day
but God looks upon the heart
.”
–  Edgar Cayce

From the National Briefs of the Baltimore Sun – The makers of Ritalin, Adderall, Stratera and other drugs that treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were advised by the government to give patients and parents an additional warning that those medicines can cause SERIOUS psychiatric and heart problems, including SUDDEN DEATH.

Now, for the sadly humorous part. After this stern and serious warning comes this from OUR government employee:
Dr. Tom Laughren, Director of psychiatry products for the F. D. A., who emphasized that the move was precautionary and should not FRIGHTEN patients from taking the drugs, which he said are SAFE!
You simply cannot make this stuff up.
Of course this warning is not inclusive enough. Ritalin is a highly addictive stimulant drug and is the pharmaceutical equivalent to cocaine. It is classified by our government as a psychoactive drug with cocaine and morphine because it is highly addictive.

Please read Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD posted on Jan. 13, 2014 on this website (William’s Weblog).

The Physicians’ Desk Reference admits evidence on the carcinogenicity of Ritalin. Apart from cancer risks, there is also evidence that Ritalin induces genetic damage in blood cells of Ritalin-treated children.

My dear Parents, please, I beg of you now and forever more, remove your precious child from these harmful and highly addictive substances. There are many other things you can now do, rather than use dangerous chemicals to mask what you assume is a problem. Your common sense will guide you down the pathway of salvation.

I believe the first is to realize that there is no problem. You think you have a hyperactive boy? No. He is just a normal, healthy child who needs to exercise his rapidly developing body. Personally, I can attest to the fact that I have never met a hyperactive child, not in over forty years of providing for the needs of children.

By the way, sports programs put highly active children to good use. So why not take advantage of all that energy and give the team a few extra points. Sports programs are a viable way to give credit and trophies and ribbons and headlines and exercise and a great appetite and new friends and admirers to the so called hyper-active child. Let’s turn what you, the pill popping Doctor or the educator (suffering what I call: L. T. S. – lazy teacher syndrome) may view as a disadvantage into what is really a great advantage in life. On your way to letting your child try out for a spot on a team, flush all those dumb pills together with all stupid advice down the toilet. Flush it twice!

Please remember: there is nothing wrong with your child. God created each one of us in His Image. He created us the way He wanted us to be. We are perfect in His Sight.

Send your child to school with a T-shirt that says: Don’t Mess With Texas and DON’T MESS WITH ME! I shall always be DRUG FREE.

Second, if he (or possibly she) is driving you crazy, welcome to the real world. So open the back door and put him in the back yard, playing with other kids and a big dog – you know, slightly more active than he is. Better yet, show him or her how to use a hammer and nails and let the kid build a tree house. Closer to Heaven is where he belongs – up in the tree house. And buy some band-aids. Carpentry is one of those avocations where mistakes are valuable and painful. You never have to tell a child to keep his eye on the nail twice. The hammer is indeed a powerful teacher using natural teaching methodology. Don’t ask me how I know this.

And give your child a list of things to do to help you. Hey, they owe you a lot! And, believe it or not, they will love to help you. You may consider paying for their service. Did money not provide motivation for you to work? Please do NOT give your child money. We are not out to create potential political candidates with unrealistic expectations living in an unreal world. Always let your children EARN what they receive. As Mrs. Anderson is fond of saying, “Money should be equal to work”. And while they are playing outside remember, absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder. Too much togetherness means – not everyone will return from a two year trip to Mars. Someone will get booted out on the way back!

Third. Provide environments that are flexible and surround your normally active (not hyper – it does not really exist) child with people, you know, adults, that understand normal child development and are citizens of the real world (some are not). Remove your child from the presence of others who are intolerant – they are probably on something themselves.

Please do not permit corporate-driven and financially incentivized entities, or just plain lazy teachers, to turn your son or daughter into a nearly comatose and endangered member of our species, with drugs they will not themselves take. Your child is not an experimental lab rat.

Remember, you can lose the precious personality of the child you adore. These drugs will do that. I have witnessed it. Or worse, you can lose your child. Now, let’s turn to something positive we can do.

My dear friends, we have suffered enough
Our ignorance, coupled with the intolerable greed and arrogance of corporate America, has led us down a broad avenue of disease and malnutrition. Yes, we have had enough. Friends, our children deserve better. You deserve better. And the Internet, as laced as it is with pitfalls and danger, is also a pathway to freedom. It is a tool, just a tool, as are many other technologies. And in the right hands, your hands, it can lead you to a better quality of life and longer life for you and your children.
The use of it requires thoughtfulness and a guiding hand, which happens to be your hand. Please allow me to share a beautiful story of hope and salvation with you. It comes From NaturalNews. This article has enormous implications for prevention and cure. It directly relates to you and your child. Please take time and read it and contemplate its findings. It provides yet another simple solution.

Fish Oil saves life of boy with brain injury

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by P. F. Louis
High school student Bobby Ghassemi was taken out of his crashed vehicle and airlifted to a nearby Virginia hospital more dead than alive with severe brain trauma.He was so much more dead than alive that the physician who eventually advised the Ghassemi family on using fish oil, Dr. Michael Lewis said, “For all intents and purposes, he was dead on the scene.I’m looking at the reports, and they report a Glasgow Coma Score of three. A brick or piece of wood has a Glascow Coma Score of three. It’s dead. “Bobby was placed in intensive care in a coma with all the apparatus possible to keep him a breath from death. His brain was flooded with blood and a hole had to be put into his skull to relieve some of the pressure.The hospital’s physicians commented that his brain injury was so bad, it was a wonder that he was alive enough to be in a coma. They told Bobby’s father and mother it was doubtful he’d be more than a vegetable if he came out of the coma. He’d be unable to speak or recognize his family.

Time for a drastic intervention

After 10 days, Bobby was still comatose. His dad, Peter, felt more should be done than maintaining stability in a coma. So he started asking around to old Army buddies and was led to Army colonel Dr. Micheal Lewis who recommended fish oil based on an early episode of a West Virginia coal miner who barely survived a mining accident with severe brain damage. His condition had resembled Bobby’s.

The 26-year-old miner, Randall McCloy, was “on death’s doorstep,” according to Randall’s hospital neurosurgeon, Dr. Julian Bailes. He and the other doctors then decided to forgo the normal wait and see after Randall was stabilized in intensive care.

They decided to take a radical course from normal AMA protocol and put Randall into hyperbaric therapy to increase oxygen to his brain while administering fish oil through Randall’s feeding tube. After a brain injury, even as some recovery is noticed, the brain cells continue dieing from progressive inflammation.

Dr. Bailes knew that the brain needs to feed on omega-3 fatty acids to heal inflammation as well as stimulate brain and nervous system cell growth. After discussing Randall’s condition with fish oil omega-3 experts, Dr. Bailes determined that 20 grams fed through Randall’s feeding tube daily might bring him around.

20 grams is 10 times more than what an uninjured person would supplement with fish oil. Dr. Lewis explained the Dr. Bailes intervention with Randall to Bobby’s dad, who thought the whole thing strange. But he realized that three months after the mining accident, Randall McCloy left the hospital walking and talking.

At first, the hospital staff resisted Peter’s urging to try the fish oil therapy on his son Bobby. Their viewpoint was that the McCloy incident was just one anecdotal episode and not worth pursuing, perhaps even risky. But Peter persisted strongly and they finally yielded.

Today, at age 20, Bobby smiles as he recalls his high school graduation where he took off his cap and waved it to the cheering students. His dramatic recovery has left him with some weakness on the left side of his body and difficulty walking, but he’s back.

Yet, even after two successful applications of omega-3 fish oil for extremely brain damaged victims who recovered rapidly after both were written off from any significant recovery, the medical establishment only equivocates and considers the possibility of someday exploring omega-3 fish oil “scientifically” for brain traumas.

Sources for this article include: http://www.cnn.com

More news on fish oil
* In a Harvard Study: Fish Oil Cuts Risk of Lou Gehrig’s: Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 – Read this  at http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/Health-News/Lou-Gehrigs-ALS-fish-oil-neurodegenerative/2014/07/15/id/582772#ixzz3A1Wpgq7b

Alert: What Is Your Risk for a Heart Attack? Find Out Now


A man went out for a walk.

He came to a river and saw a woman on the opposite bank.
“Yoo-hoo,” he shouted, “how can I get to the other side?”
The woman looked up the river then down the river
then shouted back,
“You’re already on the other side.”
Life and truth is often a matter of perspective and viewpoint.