When Forever is Too Long / Friday Trip: Flight Deck

“It is here we must begin to seek
the wisdom of the Children

and the graceful way of Flowers
in the Wind.

– John Denver

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Whatever is truly Real is projected.

The Story of Life
may be happy or sad,
one of being lonely
or with another you truly Love.
It may be truth
or become fiction,
real
or unreal.

But the stories
of our Lives
have something in common:
the journey
has nothing to do
with you,
and everything to do
with your Heart.

“You will know the Truth,
and the Truth will
set you free.”

– John 8:32

Feeling alone,
being the only one
who knows your vision
of Truth,
of Beauty,
of the Reality of your precious existence,
makes the world around you
appear
very, very small.

Your Sacred World
can appear so small
that it,
and you,
disappear.

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Yes,
the solitary Heart
can be imprisoned
is very small room
indeed.

And the sadness
you may feel,
is your Heart
asking to be
reborn,
to be let free,
introduced
to the World.

“A strange passion
is moving in my head.
My Heart has become
a Bird
which searches in the Sky.
Every part of me
goes off in different directions.
Is it really so
that the one I Love
is Everywhere?”
– Rumi

Your Life
is a much larger picture
than you can ever imagine.

You
are not just someone small
that fits into a bigger picture,
a three dimensional
biological design
intended to look like a
person.

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Do not wait forever for the Love Bird’s song.

My Dear Friend,
YOU
are the picture
.

“A taste of love
will linger after

I know the meaning
of all that I see.”
– John Barry

How unbelievable it is
that the one You Love
is Everyone,
and You
are everywhere.

 “Wisdom
will enter your heart,
and Knowledge
will fill you with
Joy.”

– Proverbs 2:10

Reality
is centered
in
the Human Heart
that beats within.

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           YOU are the picture.

The preponderance of Biblical passages,
speak of the ‘Heart’ as the
central,
defining
element of the Human person.

Whatever is truly Real
is projected
from
your Heart and Mind
and out into the vast Universe
of experience.

“Watch over your heart
with all diligence,
for from it flow
the Springs of Life.”
– Proverbs 4: 23
.
You do not absorb
what is Real.
You are
what is Real.

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What you feel
coming toward you,
is really what resides
deep within you.

Do not wait forever
for the Love Bird’s song.
Forever
is too long.
Listen carefully,
and you will hear,
music is in this moment
it is here
and it is there,
near
and far,
it is everywhere.

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    You are the wind and the rain.

The Beauty
of the moment
is what we are.

“Each moment
contains a hundred messages
from God.”
– Rumi

You are
the wind and the rain,
the soil and the sky.
Yesterday,
tear drops
in your eyes
fell from on high,
to nourish the Flowers
you hold
in your hand
today.

Eternal Waters
flow from streams
to a mighty sea,
and they flow
through you
and me.

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Eternal Waters flow.

Life
that is held so dear,
did appear
in days of yesteryear,
to be something else
of Beauty today.
And tomorrow
is another day
to Cherish Life
Eternally.

“Just as the water in a wave
is not itself changed
by the wave’s motion.

Unchanging,
the Self is the silent knower
of all that appears in our experience.”
– Peter Russell
(read more)

Though every thread
in the Fabric of Life
may be torn,
it may be
mended,
it may again be
worn.

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Your Heart is asking to be introduced to the World.

 Forgiveness,
and the gentle
ways of Love,
are the messages
from within,
from Above,
from One
who Truly Loves you,
the Father
of us all.

The Wisdom
of Human eloquence
emanates from
the Holy Word
of God.

To Love this World
and everything in it,
is to fill the Universe
with the Essence
of your Being.

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 The Beauty of the moment is what we are.

Love
enables you
to know
just how vast,
how unimaginably large
the Universe of our
awareness
can be.

Beheld
in the eyes of another,
your World
of Love
and deep compassion,
becomes a Universe,
unfathomable to behold,
Beautiful beyond belief,
numberless in victory
without knowing defeat,
and all the while your Heart races
so fast,
it skips a beat.

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There are those
in this World
that would have you believe
all free will is but an illusion.
But you are free
to open up
your mind,
by simply opening up
your Heart.

My Dear Friends,
we are so much more
than the physical,
because the physical
is the last aspect
of the process
of the Creation
of who we are.

“If seeds in the black earth
can turn into such Beautiful roses,
what might not the Heart of man become
in its long journey
toward the stars?” 
–  G.K. Chesterton 

Believe
in yourself.
Believe
in each other.
Believe
and Trust
in the Word of God.

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You are
a deeply Loved Child
of God.

My Friend,
God is Love.
And so are
You.

Goodnight.

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For Friday Oct. 14, 2016

By Popular DEMAND
and a few mild threats!

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at The Anderson School

At approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to La Madeleine Country French Café to enjoy lunch.

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

                  PICK UP will be at  FLIGHT DECK  at 3:00 p.m.
.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born
and the day you find out why.”
 – Mark Twain
.

DESTINATIONS:  FLIGHT DECK is where FUN and fitness take flight! It integrates rebounding (trampoline jumping) along with strength and flexibility training. Reconnect with your inner child. Flight Deck features a mix of aerobics, core strengthening, coordination & flexibility exercises.

* YOU WILL NEED WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENTS (contact Flight Deck  (817) 246-2710 / or go ONLINE: fdtp.com for instructions.

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

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

FINANCIAL: The cost for Flight Deck is $10.00 for our two hours – please pay at the Flight Deck. And please provide funds for lunch. Refreshments: Yes!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / FRIENDS / NEIGHBORS, are always invited to participate on our trips.

                    IMPORTANT DATES:

Oct 28                                                 Fossilmania (Glenrose)
Nov. 4                                                 Modern Art Museum
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)            Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 1-2                                              Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)
Dec. 22 (Thursday – changed from Dec. 20)   Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                                  Winter Break Holiday
Jan. 20                                                 Fort Worth Stock Show
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted each Wed. at 6:00 p.m.)

   A. n . d . e . r . s . o . n

“Happiness is someone to love,
something to do
and something to hope for.

                                                                     – Chinese proverb

The Spirit Human / Tiny Habits That Change Your Life / Cancer News from Biocompare / Friday: Museum of the Americas

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    God abides within.

A deeper meaning
moves the Spirit Human.
For we are truly never alone.
God abides within,
and we in His Love
Forever.

Destiny
seemingly dictates many things.
But the illusion
is that YOU
are not free
to create the World
of your tomorrow,
and Deliverance
cannot be obtained.

“Live free
and beauty surrounds you,
the world still astounds you,
each time you look at a star

Stay free,
where no walls divide you.
You’re free as the roaring tide,
so there’s no need to hide.

Born free,
and life is worth living,
but only worth living
’cause you’re born free.”
– Don Black

My Friends,
without the collective conscience
of many Hearts,
the future is
a hollow thing,
like a rusty old bell
that can never again
ring.

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Annie & Alexander          Anderson

The strongest bridge
someone can ever cross over
is your smile,
lit by the sparkle
in your eyes.

When you connect
with someone smiling back,
a moment is given birth
that did not exist before.

That moment is real,
perhaps the only reality.
And it can be nurtured,
and evolve into
Friendship, Fulfillment, Understanding,
Trust,
and a new awareness
of what Life
is really for.

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A smile
is a seed
planted in the firmament
of the moment.
And it can blossom
into many beautiful dimensions
of awareness,
and Love.

This moment
and the next,
can become one and the same,
a seed
that blossoms and grows
into the Beauty
of what was you,
all along.

“And God is able
to make all Grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency
in all things,
may abound to every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8

Believing this Life
is the end of everything
is the greatest
of illusions.

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The pinnacle of being
is about US.
One and one,
make you,
enfolded within
the Loving Arms of God.

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              A deeper meaning

Yes,
a much deeper meaning
moves with the Spirit of God
in us.
It moves past me,
into WE,
and we become
One
with the Lord,
as are we all,
and ever and ever
will always be.

More than we as One
cannot be,
for in Truth,
in our Divinity,
there is Unity.

In the Arms of God
we feel the Oneness
of Love
that is not divisible.

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This Life is not about you.

Give your heart a beautiful song to sing.
Give your life away.
Everyone is in need.
Everyone.
In need of Hope,
Faith, Forgiveness,
Compassion –
In need
of someone to
Love.

Reach out
and give the most
precious Gift of all,
your Love.

Then,
My Friend,
you will truly feel
the beat of your own
Heart,
for it lies buried
deep within
another.

“When you do things
from your Soul,
you feel a River
moving in you,
a Joy.”
– Rumi

Give your life
Something to say,
and the breath
to say it.
Give it to another,
and say
at long last,
goodbye to sorrow.
Create a new World
of your own Tomorrow.

“Earth has no sorrow
that Heaven cannot heal”
Thomas Moore.

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Give the most precious Gift of all, your Love.

This Life
was never yours.
God gave it
for you to borrow,
and with it
to breathe Life into
another precious Human Being,
as He breathed
the Breath of Life
into you.

Tomorrow is open
and right now
it seems
to be more than enough

to just be here today,
and I don’t know
what the future is holding in store,

I don’t know where I’m going,
I’m not sure where I’ve been.
There’s a Spirit
that guides me,

a Light that shines for me,
my life is worth the living,
I don’t need to see the end.”
– John Denver

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Wield the sword of fearlessly Loving everything that is living.

When we unlock the door
to our own prison
of very, very limited vision,
we can begin the journey
to understanding,
and wield the sword
of fearlessly Loving
everything that is living,
and forget the past
of never knowing,
by forgiving –
ourselves.

Goodnight

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A moment is given birth that did not exist before.

“Joy and sorrow
are inseparable.
Together they came,
and where one
sits alone with you
at the board,
remember
the other is asleep
upon you bed.”
– Kahlil Gibran

pink-roseTiny Habits
That Could Totally Change Your Life

                            Productivity by read more

                             Tiny Habits for Better Physical Health
1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. We often don’t get enough water in our systems, and get so busy throughout the day that we don’t think about stopping to replenish our supply. Or we replenish with soda or coffee or tea but not water. Trigger yourself by leaving a big glass out on the counter or table. Or do what I do, and get a big travel mug with a lid. At night, I fill it up with a lot of ice and a bit of water, and in the morning it’s waiting for me: a nice, cool cup of water. Flush the toxins, kickstart your system, wake yourself up.

2. Park as far away as you can from the door. Fight the effects of a sedentary lifestyle by getting more steps into your day whenever you can. In fact, simple things like a longer stroll from the car to the door might be more effective than a vigorous work-out at counteracting the effects of long hours at a desk.

3. Eat raw fruit or vegetables with every meal. Think: a green side salad, a slice of melon, some berries, a few carrot sticks and cucumber slices. Not only will you get more nutrients in, you will also be getting in more fiber and potentially helping your body lose weight, retain energy, and decrease hunger.

4. Stand up and stretch every hour, on the hour. Trigger yourself with a beep on your phone or watch (do people still wear those?) or computer. Sitting for extended time periods is a bad idea for both your body and your brain. You need a mental and physical break, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Just stop, when your on-the-hour beep sounds at you. Stand up where you are, reach over your head, take a deep breath, touch your toes, roll your shoulders.

5. Carry a small bag of nuts or beef jerky everywhere you go. Something protein-rich will help stave off hunger as well as keeping you from getting to that ravenous point when you’ll eat anything in sight, no matter what the calorie count is. Getting a little more protein in your diet can help boost your metabolism and build your muscle, as well.

                                Tiny Habits for Better Mental Health
1. Ask open-ended questions. Instead of throwing out questions just so you can insert your own opinion, ask bigger, better questions. Avoid asking questions that can be answered with a simple Yes or No. Try questions that start with “What do you think about…?” and “How would you….?” or “What is your experience with…?” Then listen to the answers with the attitude that you are here to learn. Having an open perspective and initiating deeper conversations will help you to relate with others, cultivate empathy, keep your own problems in perspective, make new friends, and learn new ways of approaching life. Imagine the wisdom you would gain in five or ten years if you just have one of these conversations every week.

2. Keep a tray of art supplies out on your table/desk/shelf. Don’t force or even expect yourself to clock in a certain number of minutes or productions. Just keep them out, in reach, so that when you feel like doodling around with something artistic, it is effortless. Bonus points: switch the art medium out every week or month (pastels, crayons, watercolors, ink, clay, playdough, carving knife & wood block).

3. Sit in silence for a few minutes every day. We don’t have to call this meditation, because that might be a little too intimidating. You don’t have to sit cross-legged. You don’t have to close your eyes. You don’t have to be Zen-like in anyway. Your brain can be flying a hundred miles an hour, but don’t say or do anything. Just sit, comfortably, and breathe for a few minutes.

4. Jot down everything on your mind for a few minutes at the end of the day. This is a brain dump in the easiest way possible. It’s not a big deal like a daily journal or to-do list or planner might feel. Keep a simple notebook by the bed, and give yourself a few minutes to pour out everything that’s on your mind before you go to sleep. Don’t edit. Let it all out, in any format, in any order. It doesn’t have to make sense, even to you. Studies show that this type of writing can reduce anxiety and depression. Alternative: use a voice recorder and simply talk, in unedited stream-of-consciousness style, for a few minutes into your recorder.

5. Repeat a personal mantra to yourself when you hit stress points. Make it something simple to remember that calms you and reminds you of the important things in life. This is a simple way to retrain your brain and tell it how to respond to stress. Instead of letting stressful points send you into a panicked mode, you pull out your mantra and tell your brain that it’s going ot be okay. A few of my favorites: This too shall pass. I am stronger than I think. I can learn what I need to learn when I need to learn it. I’ve handled worse than this. I am not alone. There is freedom here. When I take responsibility, I take power.

Tiny Habits for Better Productivity and Work
1. Pretend to be your hero. When you’re faced with a challenging situation, an intimidating project, a new career leap, an important meeting, think about a hero in your industry or career. Then ask yourself what this person would do in your situation. How would she handle it? Would he be intimidated? Fearful? Or confident and calm? Now imagine yourself doing exactly what you think your would do. This helps to clarify what the right actions are for you by removing the self-doubt and negative self-talk that can bog you down in uncertainty.

2. Do a 5-minute daily review at your desk at the end of the day. Before you leave work, or from your desk at home before you wrap things up for the day (or night!), take five minutes. Write down what you accomplished in a quick, bulleted list. Write down what you didn’t accomplish that you had hoped to, and what stopped you. Don’t beat yourself up for your failures, just notice, if you can, what caused you to get off track. And notice how much you did accomplish. This type of review is a way to help your brain focus on the positive (I did accomplish something today) and will help you to become more aware of the things that tend to derail you or distract you from productive work.

3. Turn off all notifications for at least one long block of work time every day. Our brains are not adept at switching from one task to another. The single ding of an email notification or text, even if it’s about something completely unimportant, can cause you to lose up to 40% of your work time. Is it really worth it? Maybe if you have infinite time at your disposal… But we all know that you don’t. So do yourself and your career a favor, and silence all the dings and chirps for at least one long block of time (2 – 4 hours).

4. Respond to all invitations and opportunities with “I’ll check my calendar.” Stop the knee-jerk response that you give, whether it is negative or positive. Maybe you’re too quick to say no (I am). Or maybe you’re a people – pleaser and you’re too quick to say yes, and find yourself over-booked and overwhelmed. Give yourself time to evaluate each opportunity by simply making it your practice not to answer right away. Instead, say, “I’ll check my calendar and let you know.” Then, when you have a little time, check your calendar, your priorities, and determine what you can fit it in.

5. Spend 5 minutes a day thinking about the process you will take that will get you to your career goals. This is the right kind of positive visualization. Visualizing the end result doesn’t usually help you get there. But visualizing yourself doing the steps you will take to reach your end goal can help you to actually follow-through on those steps when it is time.

Tiny Habits for Better Relationships
1. Call, text, or email one friend or family member a day. Staying in touch has never been easier, but it’s all too easy to only connect with the people we see at work or the ones who just won’t stop showing up in our Facebook feed. Reach out a little further than that to stay connected with the friends and family members you value. It only takes a few minutes to invest in a relationship, with the result that you have a strong network of people around you, both near and far.

2. Write a thank you note every week. This can be an exercise solely for you: write a thank-you note to someone who’s passed on but impacted your life, and tell them all the things you wish you could say in person. Or write a note of thanks to someone who is or was part of your life and send it to that person. Cultivating gratitude helps to lessen the fear in your life. How much better would your life be if you had trained yourself to be appreciative instead of afraid?

3. End your night with a word of thanks or encouragement. This is the kind of simple habit that can make or break a lifelong relationship. Before you roll over and go to sleep, let your significant other know you accept and value him or her. You don’t have to be elaborate: “I love being with you,” or “Thanks for being there for me,” sends the right message. If you’re not in a relationship, give yourself a word of thanks or encouragement. Sounds silly? Maybe. But it can help build your confidence and keep you from letting one bad day spiral into depression.

4. Pause before you answer or respond to people. Train yourself to listen well, by giving yourself time to think up your response in that pause, not while the other person is talking. This not only shows that you value what the other person is saying (which communicates acceptance and respect) but it also gives you time to weigh your attitude and words. In a high-tension situation or stressful conversation, a simple five-second pause might be what keeps you from blowing up and ruining a relationship you value.

5. Give yourself a time out. Life happens. You’re going to hit points when you feel stressed, frustrated, angry, or impatient. That’s okay, because if you can give yourself a time-out then you can keep things in perspective. You can’t expect yourself to be a non-emotional robot, but you can train yourself to take a five-minute break from humanity when things are getting to you. Walk around the block, lock yourself in the bathroom, take a quick drive with the windows down and the music blaring. Find the “time-out chair” that works for you, and use it.

                 Tiny Habits for a Better Community and Environment
1. Take a short walk around the block with a trash bag and pick up litter. This weekly or daily ritual will help you to be more aware of how you treat your daily environment, and you never know the effect it can have on others. Sometimes just one person taking the time to make something better can spark others to take better care of things, as well.

2. Stop and say hi to your neighbors. Make it a habit to do a little more than a nod or smile. It takes just a moment, whenever you see them out, to walk over and say hello. Create a friendlier community and help the people around you get plugged in, too. Some of my best friends are neighbors who were willing to lean over the fence and chat for a minute. Now they’re the ones calling to see if I need anything when they run to the store, or offering to babysit my kids if I’m not feeling well.

3. Borrow before you buy for big purchases. It’s not always possible, but why not try it? Save money and help the environment. Make it a habit to borrow first, try it out, and see if it’s what you really need/want/must have. Then try to buy used before you buy new. Obviously this won’t apply to every big purchase… but it will apply to a lot.

4. Set aside money for giving. It can be a small amount. Really. Five dollars can make a big difference to somebody. Out of every paycheck, or every month’s total income, put aside a small bit for giving. It has to be no-strings-attached, and anonymous is the way to go whenever possible. Help out your neighbors. Donate to a charity. Buy that homeless guy a meal. We are all part of the same human family.

5. Keep your bike out where you can see it. No, you don’t have to use it… Just put it out there, in front of you, where you can eyeball it. Every day, when you run to the car and hop in. Wait, you don’t have a bike? Hmmm. Maybe call up a neighbor and see if you can borrow one.

On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 Our destination is: The Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, (Telephone: 817-341-8668 / 817-599-0490) and the Vintage Grill & Museum (next door). We will depart from the school at approximately 9:30 a.m. to arrive & begin our visit at 10:00 a.m.

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Our dear friend and Museum Director, Dr. Harold Lawrence, will provide a docent guided tour. Following a morning of great stories, questions and answers, and unique insights into the lives of Native Americans and cultural and philosophical perspectives, we will have time for a self-guided tour and shopping at the museum store and then enjoy lunch at the Vintage Grill and Museum (next door). Then we will return to school.

The Museum of the Americas is a jewel of Weatherford, where we can find the colorful and diverse heritage of native peoples of the Americas through a fabulous collection of 19th & 20th century artifacts, crafts and folk art. The rich cultural traditions of the people and tribes of north, central and South America are reflected in the intricate and distinctive designs of the objects they make for daily use for religious ceremonies and for trade.

FINANCIAL: Museum/Speaker Fee $5.00 Please pay Dr. A. Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch today. Gift Shop: Yes! There have wonderful gifts.

Note: Uniform pants, a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required. No flip flops and shirts must be tucked in.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun/adventure trips.

Students are NOT to leave the Museum or the Restaurant at any time or for any reason, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

Drop-off will be at The Anderson School at 8:30 a.m. Pick-up will be at the Anderson School at 3:15 p.m. If you have easy questions please contact us at 817-448-8484.

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IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 6
                                              Tuition was Due for 2016-17
Sept. 30                                             Museum of the Americas/Weatherford
Oct. 7                                                 Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home                                                                 for Peculiar Children & Half                                                                Price Books
Oct 10 (Monday)                              Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 28                                               Fossilmania (Glenrose)
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)          Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 1-2                                            Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)
Dec. 20 (Tuesday)                            Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                               Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 20                                               Fort Worth Stock Show

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The illusion is that YOU are not free to create the World of your tomorrow.

What We Hold in Our Hearts / Habits That Are Aging You / MUSEUM of SCIENCE and HISTORY

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Layered richness and truly beautiful aspects.

It is hard to imagine
a more joyful way
to inaugurate a beautiful day
than to have
great works of art
created by God
for you and me
hung on the walls
of our awareness.

Studying
the layered richness
and truly beautiful aspects
of what is in Nature,
offers not only
time well spent,
but a Spiritual Link.

For we are a part
of everything in Nature.
We are one
with what we so admire.
Yes,
we
are truly
one.

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       Unbelievable beauty.

We need look
no further than
Genesis 3:19
to see just how much
we were, will be and are a part
of everything and everyone
around us:

“By the sweat of your brow
you will eat food
until you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
and to dust you will return.
– Genesis 3:19

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 We are a part of everything.

As I observe
the unbelievable beauty
found in God’s Natural World,
I become even more
fascinated
by the way everything
is made even more beautiful
by the the harsh, defining
elements of Nature,
by Life and Living.

The effects
of time and wear speak
and tell a story.
They are as much
a part of being,
of existence,
as anything else.

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Great works of art created by God.

Everything,
including you and me,
is transformed
by what we endure,
by our trials and sufferance,
and is a carrier of memory
containing a vestige of the past,
a relic of what was Life.

“I close my eyes.
Only for a moment
and the moment’s gone.

All my dreams
Pass before my eyes
with curiosity.

Dust in the wind.
All they are is
dust in the wind.

Same old song.
Just a drop of water
in an endless sea.

All we do
crumbles to the ground,
though we refuse to see.

Nothing lasts forever
but the earth and sky,

it slips away.
And all your money
won’t another minute buy.”

– Kerry Livgren

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“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”                                – Norman B. Rice

The narrative aspects
of Loving
all the Natural beauty
that surrounds us,
that dwells within us,
offers not only an awareness,
but a truly Spiritual connection.

An unexpected relationship,
a feeling of old familiarity,
breaks the long silence
of our ignorance,
as we acquire a quality of
very dynamic Human Love.
For
what makes us
truly Human,
is Love.

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The connection to ALL things beautiful.

Without Love,
the Love of God
and our Love
for each other,
there is absolutely nothing left
when this Life is ended,
nothing but the destiny
of dust.

“And the dust returneth
to the earth as it was,
and the Spirit
returneth unto God

who gave it.”
Ecclesiastes 12:7

There is indeed
a Sacred value
to sense the connection
to ALL things beautiful.
Suddenly,
we recognize
how everything is beautiful,
and how beautiful
we are.

We possess
our own Internal Light.
The Artist
who made us
has put Light
into us,
and into the Landscape
of our Being.

Someday, perhaps.
the inner light will shine forth from us,
and then we’ll need no other light.” 
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    Love’s labors are never lost.

The feeling you have
looking at His beautiful work,
is a work of art
unto itself.
This feeling
is called
Love.

Sometimes
meditative time
releases you into
another dimension of awareness –
another World.
And then Today
has
its own internal Light.

In a profound sense
every man has two halves
to his being;
he is not one person
so much as two persons
trying to act in unison.
I believe that in the heart
of each human being
there is something which I can only describe
as a “child of darkness”
who is equal and complementary
to the more obvious
“child of Light.” 

– Laurens van der Post

We hold
in our Hearts
an expression of what lies
beyond
the boundaries of Love’s
abstractions.

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Without being aware of thinking and feeling.

Love’s labors
are never lost
when we come Home
to our Heart.

“A smile
is the light in the window
of your face
that tells people
you’re at home.

– Author Unknown

When in Love,
we think and feel
without being aware
of thinking and feeling.
We dream
and messages from our subconscious
are revealed
by our dreams.
And at these times
we glimpse the Eternal
and aspire
to see the Perfection
of our own Creation,
of who WE
truly are.

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         The beauty in every day.

The Beautifully
and Perfectly Imperfect
becomes a Fire of Passion
that cannot be
extinguished.

“Your time has come
to shine.
All your dreams
are on their way.”
– Simon & Garfunkel

Life and living
are the Gifts
of Love and Loving.
And no greater Gift
can ever be given.

My Dear Friends,
the purest form
of shape and color,
is the Love you feel.
The beauty
in every day
can bring about
a dynamic shift
in your consciousness.

“People are like
stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine
when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is light from within.”

– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Love
takes us into
the dawn
of a new day.
And that day,
My Dear Friend,
is Today.

Now
close your tired eyes
and open your precious
Heart.

Goodnight.

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“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” – Blaise Pascal

 From our friends at Health.Com:
Everyday Habits That Are Aging You
By LINDA MELONE

Are you aging faster than your years? If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it may be time to evaluate some of your daily routines. The foods you eat and even the way you sleep can add years to your face and may shorten your lifespan.

“People think multitasking is good, but you don’t actually get anything done – you just create more stress,” says Raymond Casciari, MD, chief medical officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. Several studies show that chronic stress triggers the release of free radicals, the unstable molecules that damage cells and are responsible for aging. Instead of trying to do it all, Dr. Casciari suggests concentrating on one task at a time and only moving on once you finish it.

Your sweet tooth may also be adding years to your face. “Internally, sugar molecules attach themselves to protein fibers in each of our cells,” says Susan Stuart, MD, a San Diego, Calif. board-certified dermatologist. This damaging process, known as glycation, can result in a loss of radiance, dark circles under the eyes, loss of tone, puffiness, an increase in fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of facial contours and increased pore size. Pass on the sugary treats if you want to preserve your youthful glow.

Skimping on sleep not only results in dark bags under the eyes – it has also been linked to a shorter lifespan, says Dr. Casciari, who founded a sleep laboratory at St. Joseph’s Hospital. “Sleeping within the seven-hour range is optimal,” he says. Get to bed earlier if you have the symptoms of sleep deprivation, which include a lack of daytime energy, mental sluggishness, attention problems, or weight gain, Dr. Casciari says.

Regularly gluing yourself to the TV is another. In a British Journal of Sports Medicine study of about 11,000 Australians ages 25 and older, researchers found that for every hour of television watched, adults cut their life expectancy by 22 minutes. What’s more, people who spent an average of six hours a day watching TV lived five years less than their non-viewing counterparts. “This effect is more about sitting and being inactive than the TV watching,” says Dr. Casciari. “When you sit for more than 30 minutes your body begins to deposit sugar into your cells, which makes it much more likely you’ll be overweight as well.” Whether you’re watching TV or at your desk, get up every 30 minutes to walk around, says Dr. Casciari.

People who spend most of their days parked in a chair are at increased risk for kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, not to mention obesity. Exercising regularly helps to prevent these health issues and keeps you living longer, according to a study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Study participants who exercised 150 minutes or more a week lived 10 to 13 years longer than the inactive bunch.

Sleeping on your stomach or on your side with your face smashed into the pillow can create wrinkles and accelerate aging. “The connective tissue and collagen in your face becomes weaker and less supportive with age,” says James C. Marotta, MD, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and skincare expert. “So when you sleep on the same side of your face night after night, your skin won’t smooth out or spring back as quickly as it did when you were young.” Those crease lines from your pillow can become permanent. Sleep on your back or invest in a satin pillowcase to keep skin smooth.

It’s tempting to crank up the heat indoors. But whether you light up the fireplace or turn up the thermostat, both suck moisture out of the air, says Dr. Marotta. “This can lead to dry, inflamed skin, which over time has aging effects.” Investing in a humidifier helps counteract the dry air (40 to 60% humidity is optimal) and can free your skin from itching, scratching, and flaking. Alternatively, Dr. Marotta recommends placing a wet towel over a radiator or a bowl of cold water in the room as a way to add back some of the lost moisture.

Drinking dark-colored beverages through a straw can prevent stains on your teeth, but just as squinting can eventually cause wrinkles to form around your eyes, pursing your lips can also bring about premature wrinkles around the mouth. “This also occurs when smoking cigarettes,” says Janet Prystowsky, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York. Pour your bottled beverages into a drinking glass to avoid puckering up.

Some fat is necessary for maintaining a youthful feeling and appearance, says Franci Cohen, a certified nutritionist and exercise physiologist from Brooklyn, NY. “Heart – healthy omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish (such as salmon and mackerel) and certain nuts (such as walnuts and flax seeds) keep skin supple and plump, thereby preventing wrinkles, and they boost both heart and brain health as well,” she says. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends including fish in your meals at least twice a week.

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“They may as well have called the sun a ball of flaming joy.”                                                – Terri Guillemets

                                     On Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

We will meet at THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1501 Montgomery Street (817-255-9300) at 10:00 a. m.

We will have lunch at the Stars Café
prior to the Omni Movie. Our itinerary includes:

10:00 a.m. Arrive at Museum entrance
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Visit the Exhibits & other Museums. Self-guided tour of Fort Worth Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, Dino Labs & Dino Dig, Cattle Raisers Museum and the fabulous gift shop.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch at the Stars Café.
1:30 p.m.     Omni Movie: National Parks Adventure” – Hey, we MUST be on time & in line at 1:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.Pick-up  in the Stars Café (inside the Museum)

FINANCIAL: Fee $8.50 for students which includes the Omni Movie & Access to the permanent exhibits which open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Adults can purchase admission for the day and tickets for the Omni Movie at the Museum ticket office.

Museum Memberships (for children) are not valid for study trips. Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate. You will need funds for LUNCH.    I worship those with EXACT change!

IMPORTANT DATES

Sept. 6                                              Tuition was Due for 2016-17
Sept. 30                                             Museum of the Americas/Weatherford
Oct 10                                               Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 28                                               Fossilmania (Glenrose)
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)          Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 1-2                                            Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)
Dec. 20 (Tuesday)                            Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                               Winter Break Holidays

Students are NOT to leave the Museum, Cafe or Theater at any time for any reason, including the need to use the restroom or secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to wake Dr. Anderson up & let him know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving.

Please ask your child if this has been done.

A .  n . d . e . r . s . o . n

“When the Gods are angry with a man they give him what he asks for.”
                                                    – Greek Proverb

One and One Make You / Ages Before the Flood / Friday: At School for Back to the Future Movies

“Meaning arises when
you become part of
a greater unity.
The bigger the whole
the bigger the meaning.”
– Osho

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  The dark gives in to the Dawn.

Life
Is such that
We can die in this moment,
And be reborn
Again.

Love
Is the same,
And both
Shall remain.

Within the death
Of this day,
Lies the breathtaking
And beautiful birth
Of another.

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    One and one make you.

The dark
Gives in
To the Dawn,
As the dream awakens
To the song
Of so many friends
In magnificent flight,
In Love with Life,
The same Love
That created you.

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Friends in magnificent flight, in Love with Life, the same Love that created you.

Beautifully entwined are we,
Today
With Eternity.
What never was,
Is,
And ever will be.
Our brief cycle of Life
Offers much to observe,
To Love,
Preserve.

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Beautifully entwined are we, today with Eternity.

Joy and sorrow,
Tears and rain,
Falling to Earth
Rise again.
Such splendor in the grass,
The vines entwined
And not in vain.
Precious Gifts,
Our falling tears
And the falling rain,
Truly born again
In a Rose
By many other names.

The taste of bitter
Blossoms aware
What is sweet.
To know
You can cry
Liberates your laughter,
As you overcome
The pain of defeat.

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     Your Life is not about you.

You are
What abounds
All around you.
You are Consciousness
Complete.
The Human Spirit
Is not alone in us,
For God dwells within,
And we in the Far reaches
Of Forever.

Our destiny
Dictates many things,
But not our deliverance.
It resides within
Another
That makes us
Complete.

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You are Consciousness complete.

Your smiles are a bridge
To connect you
With someone looking back.
Between is something
Given birth
That did not exist before.
It evolves
Into friendship,
Fulfillment, understanding,
Love,
Knowledge of what
This existence
Is for.

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The Rose by many other names.

When your smile
Is flashed across
The horizon
Of one in need,
It can impact the surface
Of someone’s Soul
Like a giant meteor
Changes the Earth.
To never have
Sunlight on your face,
Casts dark,
Deadly and deepening
Shadows
Across the landscape
Of Life.

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Like a giant meteor changes the Earth.

When our Hearts
Are more than burdened be,
Those who have nothing
Are Nothing,
Without you.

My Dear Friends,
Your Heart is powerful.
In the pursuit of Happiness,
You are the Infinite sum
Of all possibilities.
You are everything
To someone.

You Life has meaning.

Agony and ecstasy
Can become one and the same
In believing that this Life
Is the end of all things.
But your Life is not about you.
The pinnacle of being
Is about us.
For one and one
Make you.

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We are one in Spirit, One in Life, One in Love.

A deeper meaning
Moves the Spirit Human
Past me,
Into we,
And we become
One,
As are we all,
And will always be.
More than we
As one
Cannot be.
For in Truth
There is Unity.

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You are what is all around you.

In each others eyes
We feel the Oneness,
The Divinity.
For Love Divine
Is not divisible,
And neither are we.
One and one
Make you,
And will always be.

We are one
In Spirit,
One in Life,
One in Love,
One held Eternally
In the Everlasting
And Loving Embrace
Of One
God.

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Love Divine is not divisible and neither are we.

The World: Before the Flood
read more
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Think about the world before the flood.
Consider the fossilized remains
of thousand of creatures
which we do not see alive today:
the saber tooth tiger, the woolly mammoth or other mastodons and (although not fossilized) the fabled unicorn.
Or what about vegetation, the environment,
the people or the land?
Prepare to use your mind!

Ages of the Patriarchs
AgesWhat happened?

When studying the ages of the Patriarchs as listed in the Bible,
one wonders if these numbers are actual numbers.

But I believe, like millions of others,
that the Bible is the inspired word of God
and that while there may be occasional
problems in translation,
the Bible is correct.

The graph illustrates the length of life
for the first 23 Patriarchs as recorded in the Bible.
When you study the numbers,
you come to fascinating questions.

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                    Love created you.

The First Patriachs

Adam lived 930 years,
to see nine generations of offspring born from him.
This would make Lamech (the ninth generation)
Adam’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson.

Prior to the flood, Methuselah lived to be 969.
He may have been the oldest human being to ever have lived.
Did he die in the flood?

Take a look at this link which analyzes these biblical names:
Koinonia House.
Prior to the flood, the average age of these listed was
857.5 years.
The next 10 generations (Noah to Abraham)
after the flood
had an average age of 317.

Did the pre-flood world enable a longer life (Gen 6:7)?

Consider this quote from the King James Version:
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said,

“My spirit shall not always strive with man,
for that he also [is] flesh:
yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”

Today mankind lives an average of 75 years.

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A deeper meaning moves the Spirit Human

What happened?
Why?

Friday:
Due to expected inclement weather,
we will celebrate and discuss the predictions
forecast in the three movies: Back to the Future

We will meet at school to view all three movies.
(The school day will be regular hours)

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 30                                          FossilMania in Glenrose
Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday)     Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4                                     Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18                                         Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                            Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22                                          Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18                                      DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29                                         Scarborough Renaissance Festival

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The Human Spirit is not alone in us.

The Heart That Beats Within / Safflower Benefits / Trip: Modern Art Museum

“A little philosophy
inclineth a man’s mind to atheism,
but depth in philosophy
bringeth men’s minds
about to religion”
.
– Lord Bacon

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Look out the window of this brief view of Life.

God gives us truly beautiful gifts.

This we know
With eyes to see,
And ears to hear,
And the mirror of our mind
To remember.

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Truly beautiful gifts

But it is the Heart
That can plainly tell
You are one
Of those gifts.

Our Hearts daily sing,
At times,
As quietly
As the dark is
Night.

But we little know,
Deep inside,
Just how rare and beautiful it is
For a person, of any age,
To acknowledge
In the time we have on this Earth
The dynamic and wonderful deeds
We do for others.

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Gaze into the Infinite and beautiful sky.

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How rare and beautiful.

We never seem to do justice
To ourselves in recognizing
The thoughts and efforts
We have contributed to
Countless friends and family,
And those we have
Not met.

Justice
Is a fleeting thing,
And can appear meaningless
In the Grand View of All things.

But the Love of God,
As it flows through you
From our Father
In Heavens Above,
Sees you.
He feels you,
He knows
You,
He is you.

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The Love of God flows through you.

The Heart
That beats within His child
Is His.
And throughout your precious Being
His dynamic presence flows
From an Everlasting Grace.

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Most go never being known.

Listen
To the song
Of your Heart.
Look out the window
Of this brief view of Life.
Gaze into the Infinite and Beautiful sky.
You will see many memories,
Moments that passed by,
Emotions more real
Than are you.

The Human Spirit
Is able to return
To the Love
From which it came.

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The story of your Life begins and ends with you.

The stories you share
Have a Life of their own.
Moments of great Love,
And greater Sacrifice,
Flow like a Sacred River
To an Infinite Sea
Of what we feebly know,
Of what has been,
Can ever be.

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The course we chart in Life carries more than we.

The course we chart in Life
Carries more than we.
It harbors our Dreams,
And Memories,
All the Love we came to be,
The Compassion we felt
For others,
And
So very much more
We shall never truly know,
Never see.

This is Life.

But the story of your Life
Begins and ends
With you.

Every page
Knows your name,
Each chapter begins
Anew.

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Like a Sacred River to an Infinite Sea.

Everyone lives their own story.
Some create a legacy,
A story that will always be remembered.
Most
Go never being known,
Save by God,
Never being unknown.

God’s Love for you
Will never let you keep
The love you have for others
Forever inside.

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His dynamic presence flows from an Everlasting Grace.

Gently moving,
Your Love drifts
From Life
Into your Dreams,
That break upon the rocks
Of the Real World,
His World.

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Did He not leave the ninety and nine in search of one?

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So very much more we shall never know, never see.

God conveys His Dreams
To protect us,
To heal,
To change us
And save us
From ourselves,
To guide us
In the direction we take.
Should we humble ourselves
In Prayer,
Should we ask,
We shall receive.

One Blessed Night
We will, at last,
At long last,
Listen
To His Heart
As He speaks to ours.

You are a dream.
And when you dream,
A dream within
A dream.

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         We are that one.

God lives in Life by Faith.
If you have Faith
God will abide in His Word.
Without Faith
What have you
But yourself?

Dreams from the Lord
Can speak directly
To your Heart.

Exercise your Faith
In Prayer.
Your Faith
Is the Pathway
To connect your Heart
To the never ending,
Ever spinning
Windmills of your mind,
O Dreamer of Dreams.

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In the time we have on this Earth.

Ask God for the Grace
To Awaken your Heart
And become
His Dream.

We are Beloved
Beyond Belief,
Infinite
And Everlastingly.

Did He not leave
The ninety and nine
In search of one?

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The Human Spirit is able to return to the Love from which it came.

We are that
One.
Believe in One
Who Believes
In you.

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God gives us truly beautiful gifts. You are one of those gifts.

Great Courage and Dignity
Reside within your Faith.
And so does
Salvation.

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Your Love drifts from Life into your Dreams.

My thanks to Kayla
sharing the following:

Safflower is in the “battle of the bulge”.
With millions of people praising this so called “miracle pill”
that you take as a supplement to lose weight,
it has been getting a lot of attention
since it was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show.

Surprisingly,
many people who struggle daily with their weight
have yet to hear about this powerful option.
Those that have heard of Safflower are confused
about what it is, how to use it,
and how to avoid falling for ineffective formulas.

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Great Courage and Dignity reside within your Faith.

According to Dr. Oz,
Safflower works in more than one way.
The first way is that it goes in and causes the body
to burn fat from within “like a furnace,”
literally melting the fat away.

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We are Beloved Beyond Belief.

The second feature, and the most important one,
is that after Safflower has burnt the fat,
you’re left with the sleek, lean muscle
that was buried underneath.

The third feature
is its ability to strengthen
not only the muscles,
but the bones as well.
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“This thing is lightning in a bottle;
it’s a miracle
flower to fight your fat”

Results of a 12-week clinical study are
published in the US National Library of Medicine
(National Institutes of Health).

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Without Faith, what have you but yourself?

Safflower contains no stimulants.
Safflower contains 10% Pure Safflower,
the active ingredient in CLA Safflower Oil.
Safflower has been found to burn belly fat
from within your body, boosting weight loss
by more than 33%.
Studies have shown that daily
Safflower intake can increase lean muscle
and bone density.

gabon__s_sphrodomantis_by_mantideOn Friday, Oct. 16, 2015,
we will meet at the
MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH,
3200 Darnell Street (telephone 817-738-9215)
at 9:45 a.m.
Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early
or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.

Our docent guided tour of “A New Republic” will start at 10:00 a.m. Following the tour we will dine at the museum’s restaurant, Café Modern, at 11:30 a.m. Parents, guests and family members and friends are invited to join us.

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

After lunch we will have a self-guided tour of the permanent exhibit and shopping at the fabulous gift store. Exhibitions will include the permanent collection and “A New Republic”: Parents are advised that mature subject matter may be on exhibit including language, nudity, and sexual content.

The Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure.

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States.

FINANCIAL: No fee for admission.

GIFT SHOP: Has fascinating items. (I bought a DOG Bowl! Stop laughing.)

LUNCH: Café Modern serves contemporary American cuisine. Please provide funds for lunch. One check per table will be provided. A gratuity will be added. Students please order from the Children’s Menu & Observe POLICIES of the Museum (Yes, you must leave the art there!)

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & monogrammed shirts required. Parents / NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS & WHO ARE YOU? are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 25 FossilMania in Glenrose (This is where Mrs. A found Dr. A – deeply discounted!)
Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school Thurs. & Fri.)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Dec. 20 Dr. A admitted for therapy (overexposure to children)
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

The “ladder to nowhere” proves that you too can be an artist! Your career may go nowhere, but neither does the ladder. So, stop staring at the ladder! (This has been our favorite exhibit.)

 

The Noblest Aspiration of the Human Spirit / Poppy Seeds Health Benefits / Trip: Rollerland West, McKinley’s & TCU Barnes & Noble

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Freedom is the most beautiful gift God enables, and the most  valuable mankind preserves.                – Wm. C. Anderson

ronald“Freedom
is one of the deepest and noblest
aspirations of the human spirit.”
– Ronald Reagan

My Dearest Friends,
As you awaken
Into the full Light of dawn,
Search for your Heart
In the eyes
Of those around you,
For within the Heart of another
Lies the courage
To become all you may,
To be truly Free.

Every romance begins
With but a glance.
And such can become
The Miracle you behold,
As you fall in Love
With Life
Through the eyes
Of another.

You are not the same person
You were
Just a few moments ago.
You are a remarkable
Child of God,
A truly free
Spirit.

In this and every moment to be,
You are consciousness reborn.
You are a powerful force.
The Grace of God Almighty,
Is holding within you
A potential for good
So Great
It cannot be imagined
Or described.

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You are consciousness reborn.

You possess,
In this very singular moment
The rarest of opportunities,
To express Joy and Love
To someone,
To everyone
Around you.

Do not let the lessons
Of your precious Life
Be too late for the learning,
To see the Inspiring Light
Of your brief, powerful
Miracle of Existence.

In the wink of your eye
Your Soul
Can be turning,
Your Heart singing,
Your Life overflowing
With Meaning,
Your Love
Everlasting.

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As you awaken into the full Light of dawn, search for your Heart.

Yes,
You can continue
To live your Life,
Precious and rare,
Through the eyes
God has given you.

But you may also see
Through the eyes
Of another,
Through the lens
Of their Heart,
Looking
At you.

Such are moments rare
That become us:
A time for planting,
A harvest granting
Every Prayer ever Prayed,
Every wish ever made,
Every longing
Your Heart,
And another,
Has ever desired.

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Their world, and our world, are one.

My Friend,
When you lay to rest
What has been,
The past is prologue,
The script is henceforth
In your hands.
What has happened
Merely sets the scene
For what is really important,
Which will become
The essence
Of your precious Being,
And the Beauty
Of which you
Will be made.

The passions and the promises,
The abiding
Frailty of being Human
In all our days past,
We cannot forsake.
For you and I were blind
And could not see.
But today,
By asking,
We are Forgiven.

The Light of our Hearts
Is there for all to see.
It is alive
To illumine
The pathway to Love
For all those
Who follow.

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Illumine the pathway to Love.

You have choice.
You have freedom.

You are
Like a Wildflower
That grows so beautiful and unseen,
And free,
Waiting for someone,
Anyone,
To behold all the glorious wonder
Of who you are,
To embrace the breathtaking
Fragrance of Life,
The unbelievable beauty to behold,
In the Sacred Vessel
That is your Being.

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Love always holds an unseen Flower in its hand.

The emptiness deep inside,
The lonely void
Created by being
So darkly unaware,
The deep and abiding
Longing for Love,
Can be filled
With one kind word,
With a deed you do
That was left undone,
With the miracle
That can blossom
In a single smile,
The giving
Of but one
Flower.

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Your pathway Home is their Vision.

The Wings
That fly you Home,
Belong to
Another Angel.

We journey together,
Never alone,
Brothers and Sisters
Ever searching,
Ever dreaming,
Ever reaching
For what is done
To be undone
For what is yet
To be done,
Never knowing
Nothing is done
Alone.

You are not alive
Just in your Heart,
In your mind.
You live in many places.
You dwell in other Hearts,
Other desires,
Dreams,
Memories.

Your pathway Home
Is their Vision of your
Goodness.

LOTUS

You are a remarkable Child of God.

Reach for someone’s hand
To help and to hold.
Love always holds
An unseen
Flower in its hand.

Take that hand
Gently into yours,
And someone
You now Love
Will guide you
Home.

There will never be
Another you
To treasure, to care for and Love,
And hold by the hand.

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There will never be another you.

Let yesterday fade fast
And go far, far away,
As you find the peace
Your mind must have
To survive.
Come to live in this day.
The world that is your own
Is truly of your own making.
It is carved out of this moment
By your hand,
With the Loving guidance
Of another.
It is
Born of your laughter,
Your smiles,
Your song.

May you sing
All day long.

VIOLET

Come to live in this day.

“Each day is a little life:
every waking and rising a little birth,
every fresh morning a little youth,
every going to rest and sleep
a little death.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Repeated Exposure to Pesticides
Increases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Repeated exposure to pesticides,
is associated with an increase in the risk
for Alzheimer’s disease,
according to an observational study
published in an issue of Neurology.
read more here

Poppy Seeds Health Benefits
from Stylecraze TV:

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We journey together, never alone.

1. Poppy seeds are effective in quenching thirst, fever, inflammation, constipation and irritation of the abdomen.

3. Poppy seeds act as a supply of your daily dose of minerals like iodine, manganese, zinc, magnesium and copper.

4. The oil from poppy seeds plant is useful in treating carcinoma as it contains monounsaturated fatty acids.

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5. Poppy seeds add flavor and texture to breads, cookies, muffins, cakes and other foods.

6. As an Ayurvedic medicine, these seeds are sometimes grounded into a paste with milk to form a skin-renewing moisturizer.
Read: Buckwheat Benefits

8. These seeds have a decent supply of fatty acids that are needed for the body’s physiological state. They are found to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

9.  Poppy seeds also are used to treat pain-related conditions. They’re utilized in treating respiratory disorders, infectious diseases, diarrhea and sleep disorders.

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10. Poppy seeds relatively contain lower quantity of alkaloids and are used in the treatment of various nerve disorders.

Poppy Seeds: Skin Benefits

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As already stated, poppy seeds are a wonderful beauty aid. Their role in skincare has been recognized in Ayurveda. Nutritious as they are, they can be beneficial to your skin in the following ways.

11. Treatment of Eczema and Inflammation:

Poppy seeds are effective in treating eczema due to their high content of linolenic acid. Poppy seeds soaked in water or milk can be ground along with lime juice to form a smooth paste. Applying this paste externally helps in treating burning sensation and skin itchiness. It also acts as an effective pain killer by relieving the pain caused by skin inflammation.

12. Good Moisturizer:

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  • A paste made from poppy seeds acts as a good moisturizer to provide you with smooth and soft skin.
  • All you need to do is put some poppy seeds in a spice hand grinder and add some milk to it.
  • If you have dry skin, you can also add some honey.
  • Grind into a smooth paste and apply it all over your face.
  • Relax for 10 minutes and then wash off.
  • Doing this once in a week will provide a fragile transparency to your skin.
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13. Poppy Seed Scrub for Clear Skin:

  • You can prepare a face scrub by mixing 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds with curd.
  • Rub it gently on clean face and neck in circular motions, massaging for 10 minutes.
  • Then wipe off your face with a cotton ball and wash off as usual.
  • This will provide you with a clear and glowing complexion.

Poppy Seeds: Hair Benefits

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Hair problems like dandruff, hair loss, thinning hair, split ends and alopecia are a common sight these days. There can be several causes of these problems ranging from harsh chemical treatments and exposure to pollution to inadequate nutrition and prolonged illness. It is a well-known fact that proper nutrition is vital not only for a healthy body but also for healthy hair. Poppy seeds are a good source of unsaturated fatty acids as well as minerals like calcium, zinc and magnesium which contribute to healthy hair.

Treatment of Dandruff:

  • Dandruff is a common problem which, if left untreated can lead to hair loss.
  • In case of dandruff, you can apply a mixture of soaked poppy seeds, hung curd and a teaspoon of white pepper on the scalp.
  • Leave for half an hour and then rinse off.
  • Regular usage will significantly reduce the recurrence of dandruff.

15. Stimulates Hair Growth:

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  • In order to trigger hair growth, you can prepare a hair pack by blending soaked poppy seeds with freshly extracted coconut milk and pulped onion.
  • Apply it on your scalp and leave for about an hour.
  • Rinse off with a mild shampoo.
  • Regular usage of this pack will greatly stimulate hair growth.Essential Nutrition Facts about Poppy Seeds:
    Principle Nutrient Value / Percentage of RDA Energy

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    Vitamins
    Folates 82 mg 20%
    Niacin 0.896 mg 5.5%
    Pantothenic acid 0.324 mg 65%
    Pyridoxine 0.247 mg 19%
    Riboflavin 0.100 mg 8%
    Thiamin 0.854 mg 71%
    Vitamin C 1 mg 2%
    Vitamin E 1.77 mg 12%
    Sodium 26 mg 2%
    Potassium 719 mg 15%
    Minerals:
    Calcium 1438 mg 144%
    Copper 01.627 mg 181%
    Iron 9.76 mg 122%
    Magnesium 347 mg 87%
    Manganese 6.707 mg 292%
    Phosphorus 870 mg 24%
    Selenium 13.5 µg 24%
    Zinc 7.9 mg 72%1 teaspoon of poppy seeds contains 0.6g of macromolecule, 3.7 g of fat, 2.5 g of carbohydrates and forty six calories.They have a decent supply of many minerals. You get 29% DV of manganese and 13% DV of calcium from 1 teaspoon of seeds.These seeds contain .02 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids and .48 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Poppy seeds are less allergic among seeds and can be used safely even by pregnant women and kids.ATT0000231

“If music
be the food of love,

play on,
Give me excess of it.”
– William Shakespeare

 On Friday Oct. 9, 2015

Due to popular demand and a pleading look from Mary Alice, we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at ROLLERLAND WEST, located at 7325 Calmont Avenue –Telephone: 817-244-8290.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. will we will travel to McKinley’s Fine Bakery & Café (O, Yum!), 1616 South University Drive, (817) 332-3242 to enjoy lunch.

Following lunch we will travel to the Texas Christian University Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 2950 West Berry Street, Fort Worth, (817) 257-7844. The TCU Bookstore is located on the corner of University & West Berry. The parking lot entrance is accessible from Cockrell Avenue.

Pickup will be at 2:30 p.m. at the bookstore.

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

Students are NOT to leave Rollerland, the restaurant or bookstore
without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Rollerskating $10.00 (Please pay Dr. A.) and lunch. Refreshments available: Yes! You may wish to purchase a book (an older technology remembered by parents).

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / FRIENDS / NEIGHBORS, are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES
Yesterday Tuition Due for 2015-16
Oct 12 (NEXT Monday) Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 12 Modern Art Museum
Oct. 25 FossilMania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Dec. 20 Dr. A admitted for therapy (overexposure to children)

When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world’s formula,
what occurs thereby is this:
the being of entities has resolved itself
into the method of the totally calculable.
– Martin Heidegger

The Beauty Of God’s Recreation / TWO Cans of Sugary Drinks a Day = heart attack, diabetes and stroke / Trip: Half Price Books and Movie – The Martian

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God in His Wisdom Provides.

We struggle
To rebuild ourselves each day,
Some days, minute by minute.
And there are years
Of not knowing,

Of not feeling,
That so very many hearts
Like yours and mine,
Have been broken
By what someone has done,

And can’t undo.

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   Hold out your arms.

My Dear Friends,
Never feel that you are
Alone.
Given time,
Everyone suffers.
Look around,
And you will know.
But, we need to know
More
To survive and thrive.
And a good place to start
Is to recognize that

“Your joy
is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well
from which your laughter rises
was oftentimes filled
with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow
carves into your being,

the more joy you can contain.”
– Kahlil Gibran  
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To empty the vessel
Of your precious being
Of all the suffering and pain,
To prepare your Life
To begin again,
Forgive
Those who transgress
Against you.

Forgiveness
Furrows deep into
The Landscape of Being,
To bury what needs
Never to be thought of
Again,
Leading to remarkable discover,
That we are standing alone,
No longer holding those who
Who harmed us by the hand.

For we drop the hand
Of the one we hold
In mindful madness,
Til’ its meaning has lost
All pretense of being.

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Formed by God into the Flower Of Your Precious Being.

To forgive
Finds us no longer
In the wake of
Dark and deepening shadows
Drifting across the landscape
Of precious Life.
It lifts the veil of awareness,
Like nothing ever happened.
Nothing.

Those who inflict pain,
As Jesus said,
“Do not know
What they do.”

They have not been Blessed
To understand
What it feels like

To find the Comfort,
The Kindness,

The Deep and Abiding Compassion
Found in Hearts
Touched by the Grace of God.

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Embrace the Life He gives.  It is His Love.

We can never find healing
Looking back.
Today
Is the doorway
To tomorrow,
And tomorrow is yesterday
Lived over and over again,
Or transformed
Into today’s Dream
Forever.

The building blocks,
To restore what God
Has made in you

Are all around.
They come in many Blessed shapes,
And very many forms.
They are what you may least expect,
And more beautiful and durable
Than what we have found
In Life.

God in His Wisdom
Provides.
He always has,
Always will.
But often we fail to look
Through the lens
Of our hearts.

The mortar He will use
To cement the pieces
Of us that are left,

“Is the Peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
and will guard
your hearts and your minds”.

(Philippians 4:7)

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. . . like a beautiful sunrise that stays in our Hearts

The building blocks
He gives
Are shaped like smiles,
Song,
Prayer,
Flowers,

Like a beautiful sunrise
That stays in our Hearts
All day long.

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The building blocks are all around.

Like embraces
Warm and long,
And painted with laughter,
To last far longer
Perhaps, ever after.

From such moments
On cloudy days,

 We can find tears
Of Joy
Pouring down
Like the falling rain.

And the Capstone
Of the all the beauty,
Of the Likeness
Of our Hearts Renewed,
Is a Kiss,
Shaped by God
Into the Flower
Of Your Precious Being.

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Restore what God has made in you.

Hold out your arms,
Embrace the Life
He gives.
It is His Love,
Formed
Into the Beauty
Of God’s Recreation
Of a new day,

A new You.

“Mine is the Sunlight,
Mine is the Morning,
Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from Heaven.
Like the first dew fall
On the first grass,
Like God’s recreation
Of the new day,”
– by Eleanor Farjeon 

listen here

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. . . embraces warm and long, and painted with laughter.

Touch another Heart
With warmth,
Lift someone’s Spirit from the soil
In which they are found,

From the depths of deep despair.
The hand you extend
To help another,
Is,
In Truth,
R
eaching for You.

Love is a beautiful Flower,
And you
Its only Seed.

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The building blocks are shaped like Flowers.

What you receive,
Is what you give.
And what you give
Can be beyond Belief,
And discovered
Only if you Believe.

The Immeasurable
LOVE of God
Is Infinite and Beautiful,
And far, far
Beyond our comprehension.

And so is your Love,
And so are You!

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Love is a beautiful Flower, and you its only Seed.

“Is the essence of life
defined by what we leave behind,
or what we are
and what we do?”
– Wm. C. Anderson

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Just TWO cans
of sugary fizzy drinks a day
significantly increases the risk
heart attack,
diabetes and stroke.
Harvard University marks
the most comprehensive study
on sugary drinks to date:

Found 1 or 2 servings a day
linked to 26% greater risk of type 2 diabetes

35% greater risk of heart attack or heart disease
and 16% risk of stroke

Experts have called for urgent action
to reduce consumption of the drinks 

Click here to read more
By Lizzie Parry For Dailymail.com

My friends,
please keep pouring those
TOXIC soft drinks
down the drain.
Love your children enough
and BE STRONG enough
to let them live
long and happy lives.
There are healthy alternatives:
Fruit juices,
Unsweetened Tea,
Coffee (both have 60 antioxidants),
or how about
good old fashioned
WATER.
Now, I drink to that!

Sugar
is the favorite food
of CANCER!!!

Folks,
Your tears can easily
water the flowers
you place upon the
grave
of your precious child.

Come on!
Wake up!

LOVE = Strength

Trip Information
For Friday Oct. 2, 2015

We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111.

JackAt approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to the Ridgmar Mall 2300 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, – TELEPHONE: 817-566-0025 to enjoy (burp!) lunch at the food court and then walk to the Rave Theater to enjoy the new movie: The Martian. Younger children may view another movie with the guidance and permission of Mrs. A.

PICK UP will be at the Rave Theater at 3:00 p.m.

“Education makes a people easy to lead,
but difficult to drive;
easy to govern
but impossible to enslave.”
– Henry P. Brougham 1828

The Martians (MPAA Rating: PG-13) is 2 hours & 22 minutes in length and starts at 12:30 p.m. Students with hot popcorn have permission to sit close to Dr. A. and Diana.

060Synopsis:
After an exploratory mission goes awry, lone astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left for dead on the hostile surface of Mars and must use his scientific ingenuity to homestead an enclosed habitat where he can survive. Meanwhile, the astronauts he left behind realize the severity of his plight and join forces with an international coalition of scientists to launch a rescue mission in defiance of NASA protocol.

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

Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, food court or theater without the approval of Dr. A or Mrs. A.

TreeFINANCIAL:
Please provide funds for a book (available for one or two dollars – see Mrs. A.), lunch, snacks and 3-D movie ticket priced, we were told, at $8.40.

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

tigerIMPORTANT DATES:
Oct 12 (Monday) Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 16 Modern Art Museum
Oct. 25 Fossil Mania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays

Please see William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details muir

                                          A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n

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 I wish you
Joy and Happiness.
But more than this,
I wish you
LOVE.