Our Story of No Greater Gift / Be a Honey and Save the Honey Bees / Monday and Tuesday: Julius Caesar Production at School

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky.
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.
Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.”
– John McCrae May 1915

The Story of Mankind,
OUR story,
may end
unlike it began.

  “This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.”
– T. S. Eliot
The Hollow Men

My Dear Friends,
the precious Gift
of Freedom,
is given to us,
each and every one,
by those who sacrificed
everything:
their Freedom,
their deep longing to Live,
all the Love that Life
could bring,
the Beauty
of every Spring,
yes,
everything.

And now,
thanks to them,
this day begins
everything.

The pathway forward.

The past
permeates through
YOU
and me,
as we cruise
into this Life
with many Sails
unfurled.

The Brave
do not lie quietly
in their Sacred Graves.
They are
alive
in YOU.
With every shout
of Joy,
with every Blessed moment
to remember,
they quietly celebrate
the Life
you live,
that they give
to you.

        Time is not a natural feature of our Universe.

So breathe deeply
and say a quiet
Prayer,
a Prayer of Thanksgiving,
for the most precious Gift
you will ever receive,
the Gift of Freedom
and Life.

“Greater Love
hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life
for his friends.”
John 15:13

The Oceans
of their deep and abiding
Love
break upon every
shore.

Deep
in the Forest
of our ideals and ideas,
where our Heart glows,
we live
in this day
and in yesterday.

Their Sacred Sacrifice,
a still Living, breathing thing,
is the Freedom
that can be found,
to be more profound,
than any other
thing on Earth

And now,
let us take time
for reflection.

If
in this day
all is ending,
without Tomorrow,
the past never happened.
The sacrifices
never made.
Without Tomorrow,
there is no Today.
And without this day,
Tomorrow shall never
be.

We are
that we are,
and what will be,
or never be.

The Love of your Child is the way.

Our precious children
are the Seeds that spring to Life
in the Sacred soil
of Freedom,
purchased at the price
of so much sorrow,
suffering and death.

The Love
of your Child
is the way
to remember and Honor
all those who suffered and died
in war.

Let us Honor
their sacrifice
and make the darkness bright.
Let us bear the Truth
and the Light.
They are calling
in the night,
like a Candle very bright,
to give our Children
Hearts
for Love
alone.

Jean-Paul Sartre

If existence
precedes essence,
then our essence
precedes
our further existence.
  But the essence of a thing
is far more fundamental,
more immutable than its
existence.
.

The pathway forward
is beneath
our feet.
Let us
search for it
with our minds,
and follow it
with our Hearts.

What leads us
to Tomorrow
is the Light
of Today.
And that Light,
the Light of Love,
must be seen
by everyone.

As we
open our eyes
and peer into
the Hearts of others,
we see
more clearly.

                         There must be no more War.

The specter of
Hope
resonates throughout
History.
But the History
of all Mankind
is one tragedy
followed
by another.
The chapters
are marked
by
war after war.

But Today,
there must be
no more,
no more
War.

Down the mountain side
we will fall,
into a valley hushed
and white with snow.
No one will be here,
in the bright Light
of the Sun to tell
of our journey upward,
with sweeter songs
that accompanied us.
For what was unknown
became real,
and what then was real
became, with us,
unknown:
a potential existence
that stilled every voice
that sang every song.

“But of the tree of the
knowledge

of good and EVIL,
thou shalt not eat of it:
for in the day that thou eatest thereof,
thou shalt surely
die.”

– Genesis 2:17

Life
without the deep and abiding
reflection of Love,
simply
cannot exist,
cannot prevail.

kawalows

The deep and abiding reflection of Love.

Unknowing
becomes known
because you exist.
But you are here
because of the
Love
that also existed.

Time is not
a natural feature
of our Universe.
It is a concept
invented by us,
we, so Human in being.

There may be no past behind us,
or physical future waiting
in the wings.

Nature
does not defend
the right to cry.
But cry we will
late into our night.
For the reality
of Being
resides within each
Heart.
And so it was,
and always has
been.

Cherish the mind
that has a
Heart.

Goodnight.

                   YOU may not give a Hoot. But I do!

“Little Fly,
Thy summer’s play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.
Am I not like thee?
Or art not thou A man like Me?
For I dance and drink and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.”
William Blake

How mowing your lawn less
could help save the B
ees
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By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer

If you forget to mow your grass for a couple of weeks, it turns out you might be doing a favor for the environment.

New research by the USDA Forest Service and partners funded by the National Science Foundation found that mowing the lawn less frequently can significantly improve pollinator habitat.

Susannah Lerman, a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, and her collaborators studied whether different lawn mowing frequencies (one, two or three weeks) influenced bee abundance and diversity in herbicide-free suburban yards in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Mowing lawns less frequently provides an additional opportunity for householders to support bee conservation,” Lerman said.

Green spaces in urban residential yards could provide suitable habitats for pollinators.

“Mowing less frequently is practical, economical and a time-saving alternative to lawn replacement or even planting pollinator gardens,” Lerman said.

Frequent mowing inhibits the growth of “weedy” species which include dandelions and clover.

Since widespread population declines of bees and other pollinators from habitat loss are a growing concern, spontaneous flowers such as dandelions and clover could provide pollen and nectar sources throughout the growing season.

The team experimentally tested whether different lawn mowing frequencies of one, two or three weeks influenced bee abundance and diversity in 16 suburban western Massachusetts yards by increasing lawn floral resources.

“Lawn-dominated yards, when mowed less frequently and not treated with chemicals, can support surprisingly high numbers of bees and species diversity,” Lerman said.

At the Anderson School, we allow the front 2 acres of our property to blossom into beautiful Wild Flowers each Spring and Summer. This is to assist our resident Honey Bees to survive and thrive. We keep a hive for them at the back of the property – and Thank You Carter and Dad, Travis, for the new Honey Bee Hive! It is beautiful. The word buzzing around is: They Love It!!  Our Honey Bees always Beehave and truly Beelong. We Love them very much and cherish what they do for us.

My Dear Friends, please reserve some space at your home for these very precious Gifts from God. Be a Honey and help a Honey Bee.

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A Deepening Sea, Widening Sky / List of Human Carcinogens (Knowledge for Life)

“Parents often talk about
the younger generation
as if they
didn’t have anything
to do with it.”

Dr. Haim Ginott

kid b

We stand on the edge of a deepening sea, widening sky.

Deep and abiding reflection
can become the beginning
of a conversation
with someone
you may have never met,
someone
you thought
you really knew,
a person
you did not know
was you.

My Dear Friends,
we stand on the very edge
of a deepening sea, widening sky,
as our precious Hearts whisper,
longing to send
an Infinite message of Life and Love,
to paint a Rainbow
without any end.

poles of earth

The boundary between
what is real
and what we dream,
what we can imagine,
is more porous
than it may seem.

The science fiction,
the fantasy
of what WE now can create,
will ask no less of us
than to suspend Belief
in ourselves and in each other,
in the future of Life
condemned to be brief.

“Somewhat ironically, science,
having set out to know
the ultimate nature of reality,

is discovering that,
not only is this world

beyond any direct experience,
it may also be inherently
unknowable.”

– Peter Russell

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All probabilities may ALL exist at once.

Strange discoveries,
fantastical worlds of imagination,
will force the question
of basic Beliefs
about Life,
about Love,
about our Blessings
from Above.

Scientists at NASA have substantiated thatsmall_web
matter can indeed be in two places at once.
Quantum entanglement enables
particles millions of light-years apart
to be connected without physical contact.
Space-time can now be controlled;
teleportation is becoming a reality;
and virtual science has led us
closer to realizing
hyper-dimensional existence.
If you think
these are God like qualities,
you are right.
And they are being contemplated
by Children of God.

a-webBut,
no matter how far apart we are,
Hearts have always known
they are connected
in a very real way.

“I’d bring out my guitar
and a lot of those things
that made you feel apart
or distant,
disappeared.”
– John Denver

08-a-web

“You call all the stars by their names, O Lord, and yet you care for me.”                     – Betty H. Butler

But, the implausible,
the improbable,
the unbelievable,
can bring Life
to an end.

What once was purely
Philosophical,
lurks darkly in a new book
of Revelations,
of quantum research.

All probabilities
may ALL exist
at once,
buried in the same reality,
until measured or observed.
Mathematicians can prove it.
But,
My Dear Friends,
so can our
Love,
which can become truly
immeasurable,
like the Love
of God.

Out of nowhere
I heard a voice saying,
“Because I Love you”.
Lene Jeanette Taralrud

Like clouds
flying across the sky,
shadows of insight and awareness
can shade the reality
in your eyes.
What the mind of man
can imagine,
he can now make.
But what is
the Human cost?
What will it
take?

rainbow

    A Rainbow without any end.

We possess the art of engineering
the science of quantum change
and of physical reality itself,
to make the unreal
as real,
to bring Life
to the very edge
of never asking why,
to the bottom
of an infinitely deep sea,
or an ever widening
Sky.
It is up to you
and I,
and the question
we need to ask:

Why?

pattern

The mind of man
can climb any mountain
of Everestian heights,
cross any ocean
of uncharted depths,
redefine what we see,
what may
or may not be,
which is you
and me.

While triumphant we may feel,
believing in something implausible,
something unreal made real,
we may cause blades of grass
to encircle virtually unreal
pure white stones,
grass ever green
that grows beneath
names never made known.
And no one will ever knell
at the foot
of these graves
to extol the virtues
of those extant,
who belied Belief
in proclamations of proclivities
to do what became wrong,
diverse and strong,
simply because we could.
No one will shout
from any mountain top
“Once we
were here,
and now
we are ALL
gone.”

Brix

       We miss you Brix.

Down the mountain side
we will fall
into a valley hushed
and white with snow.
No one will be here
in sunshine to tell
of our journey upward,
with sweeter songs
that accompanied us.
For what was unknown
became real,
and what then was real
became, with us,
unknown:
a potential existence
that stilled every voice
that sang every song.

“But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and EVIL,
thou shalt not eat of it:
for in the day that thou eatest thereof,
thou shalt surely
die.”

– Genesis 2:17

Life
without the deep and abiding
reflection of Love,
simply
cannot exist,
cannot prevail.

kawalows

The deep and abiding reflection of Love.

Unknowing
becomes known
because you exist.
But you are here
because of the
Love
that also existed.

Time is not
a natural feature
of our universe.
It is a concept
invented by us,
we so human in being.

There is no past behind us,
or physical future waiting
in the wings.

Nature
does not defend
the right to cry.
But cry we do
late into our night.
For the reality
of being
resides within each
Heart.
And so it was,
and always has
been.

Cherish the mind
that has a Heart.

Goodnight.

“Little Fly,
Thy summer’s play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.
Am I not like thee?
Or art not thou A man like Me?
For I dance and drink and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.”
– William Blake

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The very edge of never asking why.

My Precious Friends,
I wish to share with you
an unbelievably LENGTHY list of
KNOWN and POSSIBLE
things that cause CANCER.
Please take the time to study this list!
We are at war with ourselves.
Yes,
the enemy is us.
Our lifestyle and
our society
and corporate greed
have caused this
horrendous condition.

We can look down
on the pathetic depths
to which corporate America
has led us in order to
make money.

But enough
is enough.

Millions of our Loved ones,
neighbors,
and fellow citizens
have perished in misery.

Please ARM yourself
with the knowledge
you and your precious children
NEED to survive.

Compare these two lists
with the labels on the products
you wear, drive with, eat,
sleep and sit on, breathe, live and work with,
allow into your home, on your yard or
in your car –
anywhere in your presence.

When you find items made with
these horrible products
THROW  THEM  AWAY!

There is NO need to die a
miserable and painful death.

To avoid a future far worse
than you can imagine,
get smart, get educated, get busy, get involved and
read ALL the labels.
You have the strength and wisdom
to get rid of the garbage
polluting your life
and the very precious
life of your child.

With every moment you take
to read every line below
you are saying:
I LOVE YOU.

You cannot Love someone more
than when you save that person’s
Life.

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From Danica Collins with the Underground Health Reporter:  read more
The 17th Century Ushered in Cancer. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the first reports of cancer appeared in scientific literature – such as cancer of the scrotum (found in chimney sweeps in 1775, caused by soot particles); and nasal cancer found in users of snuff (finely ground tobacco) in 1761.

The University of Manchester study indicates that cancer-causing factors exist only in modern, industrialized societies—and cancer is fueled by the excesses of modern life.

The food you eat … the air you breathe … the clothes you wear … the water you drink … the personal care products you use … the medications you take … the water you bathe in … virtually everything you consume, and everything you do – or are exposed to – causes cancer these days!
Here are Just a Few Factors Present in  Modern Life That Cause Cancer:

Tobacco (including second-hand and third-hand smoke)
Genetically modified food
Most laundry detergents
Commercial hair dyes
Air pollution (including carbon monoxide, methylene
chloride, and acrolein)
Granite countertops (which emit radon)
Rancid peanuts and seeds
Canola oil
Canned tomatoes
Food laced with pesticides
Chemicals from aerosol cans
Mammograms
X-Rays
Food microwaved in plastic containers (including
plastic wrap, the plastic trays that come with frozen
TV dinners, and even plastic baby bottles)
Environmental pollutants (such as asbestos, benzene, and
formaldehyde)

Professor Rosalie David, at the Faculty of Life Sciences, said:
“There is Nothing in the Natural Environment That Can Cause Cancer … So It Has to Be a Man-Made Disease.”

National Toxicology Program (NTP) is formed from parts of several different US government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The NTP updates its Report on Carcinogens (RoC) every few years.

The Report on Carcinogens identifies 2 groups of agents:

  1. Known to be human carcinogens”
    2. “Reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens”
    The current version of the RoC lists about 240 substances and exposures:Known human carcinogens
    International Agency for Research on CancerGroup 1: Carcinogenic to humans

    Acetaldehyde (from consuming alcoholic beverages)
    Acheson process, occupational exposure associated with
    Acid mists, strong inorganic
    Aflatoxins
    Alcoholic beverages
    Aluminum production
    4-Aminobiphenyl
    Areca nut
    Aristolochic acid (and plants containing it)
    Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds
    Asbestos (all forms) and mineral substances (such as TALC or vermiculite) that contain asbestos
    Auramine production
    Azathioprine
    Benzene
    Benzidine and dyes metabolized to benzidine
    Benzo[a]pyrene
    Beryllium and beryllium compounds
    Betel quid, with or without tobacco
    Bis(chloromethyl)ether and chloromethyl methyl ether (technical-grade)
    Busulfan
    1,3-Butadiene
    Cadmium and cadmium compounds
    Chlorambucil
    Chlornaphazine
    Chromium (VI) compounds
    Clonorchis sinensis (infection with), also known as the Chinese liver fluke
    Coal, indoor emissions from household combustion
    Coal gasification
    Coal-tar distillation
    Coal-tar pitch
    Coke production
    Cyclophosphamide
    Cyclosporine
    1,2-Dichloropropane
    Diethylstilbestrol
    Engine exhaust, diesel
    Epstein-Barr virus (infection with)
    Erionite
    Estrogen postmenopausal therapy
    Estrogen-progestogen postmenopausal therapy (combined)
    Estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives (combined) (Note: There is also convincing evidence in humans that these agents confer a protective effect against cancer in the endometrium and ovary)
    Ethanol in alcoholic beverages
    Ethylene oxide
    Etoposide
    Etoposide in combination with cisplatin and bleomycin
    Fission products, including strontium-90
    Fluoro-edenite fibrous amphibole
    Formaldehyde
    Haematite mining (underground)
    Helicobacter pylori (infection with)
    Hepatitis B virus (chronic infection with)
    Hepatitis C virus (chronic infection with)
    Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) (infection with)
    Human papilloma virus (HPV) types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59 (infection with) (Note: The HPV types that have been classified as carcinogenic to humans can differ by an order of magnitude in risk for cervical cancer)
    Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1) (infection with)
    Ionizing radiation (all types)
    Iron and steel founding (workplace exposure)
    Isopropyl alcohol manufacture using strong acids
    Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV), also known as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) (infection with)
    Leather dust
    Lindane
    Magenta production
    Melphalan
    Methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen) plus ultraviolet A radiation, also known as PUVA
    4,4′-Methylenebis(chloroaniline) (MOCA)
    Mineral oils, untreated or mildly treated
    MOPP and other combined chemotherapy including alkylating agents
    2-Naphthylamine
    Neutron radiation
    Nickel compounds
    N’-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN) and 4-(N-Nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK)
    Opisthorchis viverrini (infection with), also known as the Southeast Asian liver fluke
    Outdoor air pollution (and the particulate matter in it)
    Painter (workplace exposure as a)
    3,4,5,3′,4′-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126)
    2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran
    Phenacetin (and mixtures containing it)
    Phosphorus-32, as phosphate
    Plutonium
    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin-like, with a Toxicity Equivalency Factor according to WHO (PCBs 77, 81, 105, 114, 118, 123, 126, 156, 157, 167, 169, 189)
    Processed meat (consumption of)
    Radioiodines, including iodine-131
    Radionuclides, alpha-particle-emitting, internally deposited (Note: Specific radionuclides for which there is sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity to humans are also listed individually as Group 1 agents)
    Radionuclides, beta-particle-emitting, internally deposited (Note: Specific radionuclides for which there is sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity to humans are also listed individually as Group 1 agents)
    Radium-224 and its decay products
    Radium-226 and its decay products
    Radium-228 and its decay products
    Radon-222 and its decay products
    Rubber manufacturing industry
    Salted fish (Chinese-style)
    Schistosoma haematobium (infection with)
    Semustine (methyl-CCNU)
    Shale oils
    Silica dust, crystalline, in the form of quartz or cristobalite
    Solar radiation
    Soot (as found in workplace exposure of chimney sweeps)
    Sulfur mustard
    Tamoxifen (Note: There is also conclusive evidence that tamoxifen reduces the risk of contralateral breast cancer in breast cancer patients)
    2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin
    Thiotepa
    Thorium-232 and its decay products
    Tobacco, smokeless
    Tobacco smoke, secondhand
    Tobacco smoking
    ortho-Toluidine
    Treosulfan
    Trichloroethylene
    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including UVA, UVB, and UVC rays
    Ultraviolet-emitting tanning devices
    Vinyl chloride
    Wood dust
    X– and Gamma – radiation Probably carcinogenic to Humans
    Acrylamide
    Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
    Androgenic (anabolic) steroids
    Art glass, glass containers, and press ware (manufacture of)
    Azacitidine
    Biomass fuel (primarily wood), emissions from household combustion
    Bischloroethyl nitrosourea (BCNU), also known as carmustine
    Captafol
    Carbon electrode manufacture
    Chloral
    Chloral hydrate
    Chloramphenicol
    alpha-Chlorinated toluenes (benzal chloride, benzotrichloride, benzyl chloride) and benzoyl chloride (combined exposures)
    1-(2-Chloroethyl)-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea (CCNU)
    4-Chloro-ortho-toluidine
    Chlorozotocin
    Cisplatin
    Cobalt metal with tungsten carbide
    Creosotes
    Cyclopenta[cd]pyrene
    DDT (4,4′-Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
    Diazinon
    Dibenz[a,j]acridine
    Dibenz[a,h]anthracene
    Dibenzo[a,l]pyrene
    Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
    Diethyl sulfate
    Dimethylcarbamoyl chloride
    1,2-Dimethylhydrazine
    Dimethyl sulfate
    Epichlorohydrin
    Ethyl carbamate (urethane)
    Ethylene dibromide
    N-Ethyl-N-nitrosourea
    Frying, emissions from high-temperature
    Glycidol
    Glyphosate
    Hairdresser or barber (workplace exposure as)
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 68 (infection with)
    Indium phosphide
    IQ (2-Amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline)
    Lead compounds, inorganic
    Malaria (caused by infection with Plasmodium falciparum)
    Malathion
    Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV)
    5-Methoxypsoralen
    Methyl methanesulfonate
    N-Methyl-N´-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG)
    N-Methyl-N-nitrosourea
    Nitrate or nitrite (ingested) under conditions that result in endogenous nitrosation
    6-Nitrochrysene
    Nitrogen mustard
    1-Nitropyrene
    N-Nitrosodiethylamine
    N-Nitrosodimethylamine
    2-Nitrotoluene
    Non-arsenical insecticides (workplace exposures in spraying and application of)
    Petroleum refining (workplace exposures in)
    Pioglitazone
    Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
    Procarbazine hydrochloride
    1,3-Propane sultone
    Red meat (consumption of)
    Shiftwork that involves circadian disruption
    Silicon carbide whiskers
    Styrene-7,8-oxide
    Teniposide
    Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
    Tetrafluoroethylene
    Trichloroethylene
    1,2,3-Trichloropropane
    Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate
    VERY  HOT  BEVERAGES
    Vinyl bromide (Note: For practical purposes, vinyl bromide should be considered to act similarly to the human carcinogen vinyl chloride.)
    Vinyl fluoride (Note: For practical purposes, vinyl fluoride should be considered to act similarly to the human carcinogen vinyl chloride.)
Dog 2 eats homework

Thank you Sonny and Nancy for this wonderful photo!