Far Better Than Our Dreams / Much Ado About Nothing

As we read
between the lines
of Life,
echoes of
silence
open a window
in the dark of night,
to let us see
Love
shine.

We see
in the night,
by feeling this
Light.

We are particles
reflecting
each other,
illuminated
by the Love
of God.

Life
is a mirror
of the Soul.

          Particles reflecting each other.

The arch
of rising
Love,
becomes a Beautiful Rainbow
in your Sky,
reflecting the vibrant colors
of the will to be.
.

Love,
My Dear Friends,
is
what we are,
and all we truly
long to be.
.
Life
can only be
as deep
as our acceptance
of our Self,
as our acceptance
of the Love
that is you
and me.

We chase
Time
through the spiraling unwind,
as our Lives
revolve around,
and spill into,
each other.

Yes,
there are other
Laws of gravity
that lead us,
through Prayer,
to the Harmony
of the
Spheres.

As we remember
to forget
and thus Live
to forgive,
our Garden of Flowers,
painted with passersby,
is filled
with their
Love.

The Beauty of Life
can
lead us to realize
the Reality
of God’s Love
is far better
than our dreams.

Goodnight.

Our Theatrical performances
on Monday and Tuesday evenings
were, again, Truly Beautiful.

I never cease to be
deeply moved and impressed
by our talented students
under the Loving Direction
of our gifted Teacher
and Director
George X Rodriguez.

God never ceases
to provide a Colorful World
filled with warmth and a healthy dose of
vibrant Beauty for our audiences,
as our precious Children
perform in the Natural Beauty of
God’s great outdoors.

I am in awe of such talent
as we were witness to
this week.
.
Last night’s production of
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare,
was simply
Beautiful.

My sincere appreciation
and admiration
goes to our truly gifted children,
our gracious parents
and George X Rodriguez.
.
You are a
Treasured Inspiration
to everyone.

Thank You!

      George X Rodriguez

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Joy Is Your Birthright / Stage West Theater / Classes Resume Sept. 5

Dedicated
to our much Loved
Friend, Teacher, Mentor
and
Director of Shakespeare Productions
George X Rodriguez.

You are an
Treasured Inspiration
to everyone.

Thank You

There are so very, very many
apparent
examples of God’s intervention
and His Love for us.
And
our Love

for one another,
is among them.

Philosophy
determines the course
of each person’s Life.

There is nothing
more significant or important
in the entire Universe,
than the conscious Life
of an individual Human Being.

Nothing
is more important.

                        Declare your own reality.

Existence itself
has NO meaning,
NO value,
without your conscious
FREEDOM
to declare your own reality,
in a World
filled with illusions.

What is the purpose of existence?

Our search for meaning in Life
has resulted in
deep philosophical and Theological
introspection.

Throughout our History,
the meaning of Life was derived from
contemplation and inquiry
about existence and consciousness,
and
the pursuit of happiness.

And of ALL founding documents
crafted to establish countries
throughout the entire World,
the pursuit of happiness,
is mentioned ONLY in
the United States Constitution.

Other countries
are built upon cornerstones of viscous battle,
inflated ego, narrowly defined nationality,
cultural bias, religion, language, and territory.

Search for meaning.

But America is the exception.
Our foundation
is Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of happiness.
It appears in the very first sentence
of our Declaration of Independence.

America is the only place
on Earth or in History
created to be both free and at liberty
and with a joyful purpose.
America is guided by
a Sacred Purpose.
We,
individually and personally,
decide on any pathway
that we choose.

Freedom.

The covenants, conventions, protocols,
compacts, constitutions and concordances
of all other Nations
are NOT crafted to find
Happiness.
.
But Joy
is your Constitutional Birthright.
.
Yes,
the United States of America is the first

and only
Nation founded to be
Happy.
.
My Dear Friends,
this is but another example
of God’s intervention
and of His Love for us.
The most brilliant people,
the truly Gifted of this Nation,
Prayed for the Guidance of God
and crafted our Constitution
with a deep and abiding
compassion
for every generation to come.
.
Our search for the meaning
of Life,
inexorably leads us
to the Love of God,
and our Love
for each other.

A world filled with illusions.

“I know there’s something much more.
Something even non-believers can believe in.

I believe in Love,
Alfie

Without true Love we just exist,
Alfie

Until you find the Love you’ve missed,
You’re nothing,
Alfie.

When you walk
let your Heart lead the way,

And you’ll find Love
any day
.”
Burt Bacharach, Hal David

There’s something much more.

Existence itself
has NO meaning,
NO value,
without your conscious
FREEDOM
to Love Life,
Cherish Liberty
and
pursue happiness.

God Loves You.
And so did the
Founding Fathers of the
United States of America.

May God Bless You.
.
And God Bless
America.

Thank You Lord.

And THANK YOU
VETERANS OF AMERICA
and your precious Families.
THEY
paid for our Freedom.

Goodnight.

Nothing is more important than your happiness.

About Stage West

Stage West
is a professional theater company operating under agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of theatrical actors and stage managers in the United States. For over 38 years, Stage West has been praised for its excellence, producing 265 shows, including 244 plays and 21 musicals.

Stage West has graciously hosted the
annual William Shakespeare productions
of the Anderson Private School.

Stage West has risen from modest, storefront beginnings to a highly-respected place among American regional theatres. Over the years, the theatre has produced a wide range of works – classic American and world drama, Shakespeare, Shaw, contemporary Broadway plays and musicals, as well as new works by aspiring playwrights, including 12 world premieres.

Stage West’s goal is to broaden and intensify the theatrical experience for patrons with consistently excellent acting, directing and plays. Through this, the company nurtures the artistic growth of area actors, directors, designers, playwrights and musicians.

Dana Schultes

Thank you 
Dana Schultes, Executive Producer
and the wonderful staff
of Stage West Theater
for all that you do
to benefit our school
and our community.

Please visit the website of
Stage West Theater
(click here)
to read more
and view the 2016-17 Season.

Thank you.

   FREEDOM to declare your own reality.

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The Potter’s Wheel / Seven Ways to Experience More Joy / Thank You: Stage West Theater

“O LORD,
Thou art our Father;

we are the clay,
and thou our Potter;
and we all are the work
of Thy Hand.”
Isaiah 64:8

Round like a circle
ever spinning.
Infinite Love
Created you
and me.
When Sunlight never was,
and darkness
was ever to be,
the Light of God’s Love
penetrated all,
and from
the Potter’s Wheel
was Lovingly crafted

the beautiful Dream
we are.

Our footprints
found their way
into the sand.
And rings
found a Rainbow
to fall upon.

Like tide born
ripples,
spread upon the shores
of time,
we question
over and over again,

the moment of our
birth.

To whom
do we belong?

And the Autumn Leaves
of Life,
drifting past
so very many days that were,

make us suddenly
aware:
there is more
to Life
than can be seen,
more
to Love
than in a
Dream.
And the lessons
learned
found in-between:
include Forgiveness
God implores.
For now
quickly becomes nevermore
the moment
to explore.

  There is more to Life than can be seen.

And in this now,
our Friends in science say,
The Divine Book was right,
we are made
of Clay.
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“And the LORD God
formed man of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life;
and man became
a living Soul.”
– Genesis 2:7
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We never know
the value
of this moment in time,
until it becomes
the treasure
of a memory.

And then,
God calls your
name,
to take you Home.
He wants
to take you there.
To where
there is no end,
and the deep
Mystery of Love
is kept
by perpetual Prayer.

He
hears your voice,
feels you falling
through the breeze,

like the Leaves
of Autumn trees,
into His arms,
a Harvest of
Dreams.

The Promise
of God,
is to Love you
and never
let you go.

And in times
of doubt,
when you feel
you do not
know,
the Prayer
you secretly hold in your
Heart,
will show you
the way.
For your Father
truly longs to hear
you say:
I Love you.
I need you.
In my Heart,
I want you
to stay,

                 We have been Blessed.

My Friend,
during all this
Time,
you knew the
Way.
And the Path
is Beautiful,
and straight
and near.
It points directly
to your
Heart.

From this
Moment,
Life
can begin.
From this
Moment,
you
have been Blessed.
But this Moment
is all
that is left,
to Live
and Love
and let your Heart
take flight,
and accept your Gift
from Above

Yes,
we have been
Blessed,
with the Gift
of this Moment.

And
it shall not last
long.

Goodnight.

        You have been Blessed.

Seven Ways to Experience More Joy
by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander
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James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander share their principles for building more joy into your daily experience.

Editor’s note: “Joy is not for just the lucky few,” says James Baraz, a longtime meditation teacher and cofounder of the renowned Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif. “It’s a choice anyone can make.” Each year since 2003, Baraz has taught a 10-month course, both online and at the center, called “Awakening Joy.” Its goal: to help participants increase their daily quotient of positive feelings.

The material is based on universal, nondenominational principles that draw on both Buddhist philosophy and on contemporary neuroscientific studies that show we can deliberately incline our minds toward greater happiness. The seven suggestions that follow will give you a glimpse of his joyful prescription and help you understand how to put it to work in your own life.

1. Imagine Happiness
Any activity, when performed repetitively, changes the structure of the brain. But even repeatedly imagining an activity has an impact on neural structure. Researchers at Harvard Medical School demonstrated this with an experiment where they asked one group to play a five-finger exercise on the piano over the course of a week. A comparison group was asked to merely imagine moving their fingers to play the same exercise. Though actively playing the exercise had a greater impact on brain structure than imagining it, by the end of the week, the same region of the brain in both groups had been significantly affected.

Each day, deliberately imagine yourself happy. Picture yourself in a situation with people you really like, or engaged in an activity that gives you a lot of pleasure. By actively imagining feelings of happiness or recalling happy experiences, you can help to encourage changes in your brain that will predispose you to creating more real-life joy in your daily experiences.

2. Memorize Happiness in Your Body
Even though the brain is strongly inclined to notice and retain negative experiences over positive ones (that’s our protective survival instinct at work), you can help level the playing field by strengthening your neurological happiness circuits. Whenever you’re experiencing a moment of joy or contentment — walking, listening to music, being kind, feeling grateful — don’t miss it! Pause to notice the feelings in your body and the state of your mind. Do you feel warmth in your chest? Does your mind feel light and open?

Now consciously intensify that sensation. Some psychologists call this “memorizing” the feeling. Either way, you are causing the same neural circuits to fire repeatedly, thereby strengthening them. Psychologist Rick Hanson calls this “taking in the good.”

“As with any positive state of mind,” Hanson says, “if you can develop a strong ‘sense memory’ of the experience, you can reactivate it deliberately when you want to.”

3. Reframe Your Fate Positively
Countless studies have shown the effects of gratitude exercises on positive outlook. One study conducted by positive psychologist Martin Seligman asked participants who considered themselves severely depressed to write down three good things that happened to them each day for 15 days. Ninety-four percent of subjects reported a decrease in depression, while 92 percent said their happiness had increased.

Because experiencing and expressing appreciation has such a demonstrable effect, we highly recommend course participants keep a daily list of things they’re grateful for.

Here’s another exercise that can incline the mind to gratitude even during unpleasant moments: Choose a task or situation in your life that feels like an obligatory burden. Try changing your “I have to” story to an “I get to” story, and see if you arrive at a different perspective. “Now I get to take out the garbage” could create an opportunity to feel grateful for your working legs, or your trash pickup service — instead of just feeling annoyed.

4. Strategically Diffuse Worry
Worry and rumination are chronic joy-killers, but they’re easy habits of mind for many. This excerpt of a March 2000 conversation between the Dalai Lama and a group of neuroscientists and scholars suggests a useful technique for heading off anxious episodes. The speaker is Matthieu Ricard, PhD, a geneticist and Buddhist monk:

“The basic way to intervene [when a troubling thought arises is to use a technique] called ‘staring back.’ When a thought arises, [instead of reacting] we need to watch it and look back at its source. . . . As we stare at it, its apparent solidity begins to melt away, and that thought will vanish without giving birth to a chain of thoughts. The point is not to try and block the arising of thoughts — this is not possible anyway — but not to let them invade our mind. We need to do this again and again because we are not used to dealing with thoughts in this way. . . . Finally a time will come when thoughts come and go like a bird passing through the sky, without leaving a trace.”

5. Experience the Bliss of Blamelessness
When we’re stuck in resentment, self-condemnation or guilt, our capacity for joy is severely limited. Everyone makes mistakes, so it’s important that we learn how to let go of blame — for others and for ourselves.

Resentment consumes energy, even when we’re entitled to it. If you’re trying to let go of blame toward someone else, try becoming curious about a hurtful experience, instead of taking it personally. Taking a more impersonal view of disappointments can reveal their hidden gifts.

When you’re trying to break the habit of self-recriminating thought, focus instead on how you want to feel. Rather than dwelling on a mistake, recall the pleasant feeling you have when you choose wisely or accomplish something successfully, and let that feeling be your guide.

It can take several months for neural circuits to consolidate fully in support of new habits of mind, so be vigilant. You are wiring your brain to fully experience happiness instead of just relief at avoiding error.

6. Let Go of Feeling Busy
One of the primary obstacles to joy is the feeling of being too busy. Even if we can’t pare down our schedules, it doesn’t mean we can’t feel happiness, peace or even joy in the midst of our busyness.

During intensely scheduled periods, try giving yourself “mini-breaks.” Take a brief moment between tasks and obligations to pause, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and feel what it’s like to be “outside of time.”

Even if you’ve just dashed down the hall at work from one meeting to another, stop for a few seconds before you open that next door. Close your eyes, let your body relax, take a breath, and come back to yourself. You may find yourself feeling substantially less harried and more capable of dealing calmly and consciously with whatever unfolds next.

7. Seek the Good in Others
There are a lot of reasons to feel joy observing other people — if we’re looking for the best in them. Seeing the goodness in someone else brings something real, alive and uplifting out of him or her. It allows trust to develop between people who scarcely know each other. And it allows you to truly enjoy your interactions with others without getting hung up on what you don’t like.

Try this: For one week, take on the practice of looking for the good in everyone you come in contact with. See in each person the desire to be safe, accepted, happy and loved. Even if you know someone’s shortcomings, keep looking for the positive qualities — creativity, humor, a caring heart, intelligence — any and all positive qualities you might admire. Notice what effect this has on how you feel toward others and on your interactions with them. Notice the effect it has on your state of mind. And enjoy it.

Our Shakespeare Production:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,

was a beautiful success.

Our sincere gratitude to our marvelous Director
George X Rodriguez.
What a tremendous undertaking!

THANK YOU:
Dana Schultes
and the marvelous staff
of Stage West Theater,
Nick Meagher,
Virginia Rodrigues,
The Rodrigues Family,
Kayla Stone,
Michelle Smeller,
Nathan Pedneault,
Mac Cooper,
Christy Flanigan,
Alden Collins
and many others.

“Parents who overemphasize
achievement
are more likely to have kids
with high levels of depression, anxiety,
and substance abuse
compared to other kids.”
– Eric Barker

IMPORTANT  DATES:
May 22 – 26       Adventure Trip
May 26               Last Day of Semester.

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“When our strengths
are exhibited at extremes,
they become our weakness.”
– Merrick Roserberg

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The Beautiful Way Life Was Intended / Bergamot Benefits / Friday: Rollerland West and Shakespeare

“When one realizes
one is asleep,
at that moment
one is already half-awake.”
– P. D. Ouspensky

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Experience life in the beautiful way it was intended.

Deep, powerful knowledge
Is the key
To inspired thinking
and
Finding intelligent solutions
To problems.

And inspired awareness
Is the key
To a beautiful way
Of Life.

White-Flowers

A richness in the texture of living.

Each of us,
In a very unique way,
Possess a pathway
For higher awareness
Of Love
And of living,
To experience our life
In the beautiful way
It was intended,
To change this life
And create new possibilities,
And revolutionize the way
We comprehend the complex
and mysterious place that is
The Galaxy
Of our Heart.

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        The beauty waiting within.

Shrouded by the dust of living,
We are able to be
Liberated through a view
Of Love.
We can remove the things if life
That block our vision
To the awareness of
Love’s presence.

For Love
Is your natural,
God given inheritance,
And it is there
For you to see,
It is there
For you
to
Let it be.

“Your arms reach out to me
and my heart is free

From all care,
for it knows
there are no gloomy skies

When seen through the eyes
of those who are blessed
with love.”

– Max Steiner

There is no need
To let sorrow abound,
To enter your life
And go
Around and around,
From beginning to beginning,
In a perpetual motion
That you keep
Spinning.

“Like a circle in a spiral,
like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind,
like the circles that you find in
The windmills of your mind!”
– M.Bergman, M. Legrand, A. Bergman

phlox-flower

Faith, and the mountain, are within.

To truly harvest life,
Search for the intensity
Of Human Kindness,
Which reflects our humanity,
And creates the Loving forces
Which go beyond this moment,
Beyond what we think and imagine,
Beyond things as they are,
To what they can be,
To the beauty waiting
Within.

oleander

             Create new possibility.

To see all things
Are truly possible,
Reveals
Facets of meaning
And a richness in the texture
Of being,
Of Loving
And of living.

“When all is come to pass
The storm has breathed it’s last
And the rain
Has washed our fears away,
Love will fall on us all
And we can smile again.”
– Hayley Westenra

The Miraculous application of Love
Is a balm on every wound.
And as we begin to understand
More deeply
Why love is such a necessary element
In the healing of the world,
We need do no more
Than trust
In what the Gospel
says.

“God is Love,
and all who live in Love
live in God,
and God lives in them.”
– 1 John 4:16

Jesus says
Something remarkable
In Matthew 17:20:

“If your Faith were the size
Of even the smallest of seeds,
The mustard bush,
We would be able to
Move Mountains.”

Your faith
Can move a mountain.
How?

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Revolutionize the way we understand our Hearts.

My Dear Friends,
Faith,
And the mountain,
Are within.

“You are given
the gifts of the Gods,

you create your reality.”
– Jane Roberts

We are beings
Of a very fragile
And a very human
Dimension and degree,
But with a Faith
That can move mountains.
Faith
Can also move us
To
Love one another.

We not only have the strength,
Through Faith,
To Love each other,
We have the Commandment:
‘You shall love your neighbor
as yourself.’ 
– Mark 12:28-31

I have always felt
That Love was misunderstood.
Love is not
An unusual, abnormal,
Infrequent state of being.

Love
Created us.
It is who we are,
What we are doing
And where we are going.
It
Is our destiny.

I felt
So deeply Loved
As a child.
I cannot remember feeling
Anything but Love,
In the presence of
My precious Mother,
Marie.

Anton

     Anton Chekhov

Love
Births Love.
Tis the way
It was,
And shall always
Be.

“Perhaps the feelings
that we experience

when we are in love
represent a normal state.
Being in love
shows a person
who he should be.”
– Anton Chekhov

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        Go beyond the moment.

“It doesn’t matter who you love,
or how you love,
but that you love”
– Rod McKuen

We have, essentially,
Three types of understanding,
Empirical, philosophical and
Spiritual.

Yes,
Mankind has entertained in his mind
A philosophical
And an empirical beginning.
But the beginning
Of beginning,
Was a Spiritual Birth.

My Dear Friends,
The question is NOT:

“Who am I?”
but rather,
“Whom do I have
the freedom to be?”
– Philip J. Mancuso

God fosters the Spirit of freedom.
He knows that the Human Spirit
Requires freedom
.

And the more disciplined we are,
The more freedom we have.

Sin limits our future choices.
Drugs and alcohol and tobacco
Quickly become addictions.
They become the master
And we, the unaware slave.

Abuse of your precious freedom
Will paralyze your life,
And remove tomorrow
From the landscape
Of your every
Desire,
Your every dream.

“If freedom of speech is taken away,
then dumb and silent we may be,
led like sheep to the slaughter.”
  – George Washington

Yes,
Every day we make choices

That determine our destiny.
Each day
God gives us
A most beautiful gift
,
A God like quality:
Freedom,
To think,
To choose,
To be.

“But to every man there openeth,
A high way and a low,
And every mind decideth,
The way his soul shall go.

One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
‘Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.”
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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            Truly harvest life.

God gave us Life
And Love,
To you and to me.
And it is a Life
And Love so
Beautiful,
And so powerful,
It is,
My Friends,
Beyond
Belief.

” Go more deeply into your heart
and feel yourself expand.
Get as large as the universe.
Feel your connection to all things.
Let that connection hold you and Love you.
Become the Universe.”

Bergamot

               Bergamot

2 Bergamot Benefits:
Raise the
HDL “Good” Cholesterol and
Relieve Anxiety Naturally
by Kathleen Jade, N.D.
Natural Health Advisory Institute
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Bergamot is a small, pear-shaped citrus fruit
that grows on small trees that are cultivated
almost exclusively in coastal regions of southern Italy.
Bergamot essential oil, made mainly from the peels,
is very aromatic and commonly used in
aromatherapy and perfumery.

Is bergamot becoming
an alternative to statin drugs?

Researchers conducted a study using
a higher dose of bergamot extract
as a substitute for statins in 32 patients
who could not tolerate statins due to the side effects
of these drugs.

After stopping statins for 2 months,
they took 500 mg of bergamot extract in capsule form
three times a day for a total of 1500 mg per day.
After 30 days, the average reduction in total cholesterol
was 25%, with an average 27.6% reduction in LDL cholesterol.
There was no re-appearance of side effects.

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“So take my hand and walk this land with me
And walk this lovely land with me
Though I am just a man, when you are by my side
With the help of God, I know I can be strong.”
– Pat Boone

For Friday Feb. 12, 2016

Due to popular demand, 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 La Madeleine Country French Cafe, 6140 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, (817) 654-0471  to enjoy lunch. Following lunch we will travel to the Anderson School to work on our Shakespeare Production, Hamlet, with our wonderful Director, George X Rodriguez.

Skating time is from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. If you arrive late you will not be able to skate for a full hour. Pickup will be at 3:15 at school.

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, or the restaurant without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Rollerskating $10.00 (Please pay Dr. A.) and lunch. Refreshments available: 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
Feb. 15 (MONDAY) President’s Day Holiday
March 4 (1:00 PM) Stolen Shakespeare Guild Monologue and Scene Competition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (we have three young ladies competing in the finals)
March 14-18 Spring Break Holiday
March 25 & 28 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holiday
April 6 (Wednesday) Screening of Hamlet at The Modern Art Museum (11:00 am)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet)
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip: Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
Weekly trip details are posted each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.:
William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net

Anderson
Where precocious children are nurtured, appreciated
& from time to time, roller skate!

The Plural of Infinity / Spring Adventure Trip / Twelfth Night Photos

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Unbridled Love

          Dedicated to the memory of
          Oskar and Emilie Schindler

Oskar and Emilie saved upwards of 1,200 Jewish men, women and children from the gas chambers of Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen during the Holocaust. Today there are more than 8,000 descendents – the precious children and grandchildren.

Emilie Schlindler

Pure Grace

The story of their lives bears witness to a rare purity of goodness, love and compassion. Together they were truly inspiring evidence of courage and human decency during the evil of the Holocaust.

They spent millions to feed, protect and save people. It was everything they possessed and Oskar died penniless. But their existence on this Earth became something of the Eternal. Their Love transcended space and time in ways we shall never understand. Today they are remembered for real courage and rare compassion in a world of unbelievable brutality and evil. And their legacy is simple and powerful and pure. It is Love. And only Love is real.

My Dear Friends,

You, too, are a Savior.
And you are more than One,
The many of One,
The Plural of Infinity,
The Divide of None.

“Whoever saves one life,
saves the world entire.”
– the Talmud

One is the Gift
God benevolently bestowed in you.
But silent and unseen,
The Gift of your being,
Is Infinite in Virtue.
Far, far more than you think you are,
Not apparent to eye or mind,
Your Love outshines the brightest Star.

“Silent and unseen God comes,
but with infinite power and love –
with a love for you
beyond your comprehension.”
– Mother Teresa

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The Savior and the Saved

You are here and everywhere,
Now and Forever,
The Savior and the Saved,
Treasure more than precious,
Forgiver and Forgiven,
An Infinite Trace
In the Sacred space
Of Heart and Mind,
Creation of Pure Grace,
Child of Perfection,
Beloved, Embraced.

Your unbridled Love
Harbors the Fleet of all Nations,
When wide the gate is open,
And One Heart
That beats for another,
Goes forth with courage to save
One,
One who is other,
And makes many of One,
Sister and Brother.

“To see a world in a grain of sand,
and heaven in a wild flower;
to hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.”
– William Blake

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Sacred above all others

For you are
The Plural of Infinity,
The Divide of None,
Everlasting to Everlasting
In Love,
Sacred above all others,
Below
Or Above.

Yes,
You harbor the Fleet of all Nations,
In the Infinite Space
Of a Heart filled with Love,
And Abundant with Grace.

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What a Paradise Love is

To Love and be so Loved
And never be let go,
Is to know
What a Paradise Love is,
Cradled by the warmth of Two hearts aglow.

In your heart so afraid of waking,
In Soulful yearnings yet undreamed of,
Reach for the warm Embrace of God
In the arms of One
You Love.

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You harbor the fleet of all Nations.

And as two hearts beat as One,
In the Infinite endlessness You feel,
You will
Come to know,
Only Love
Is real.

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“Learn to see,
and then you’ll know
there is no end
to the new worlds of our vision.”
– Carlos Castaneda

Hill Country, here we come!

Trip 1

It is time for our Spring Adventure Trip, and we are headed to the TAPATIO SPRINGS RESORT (read more) nestled in the heart of Hill Country on 220 acres. We will breathe in the fresh country air, get inspired by big skies, swim, ride horses and perfect our golf swing. It’s all about fun and making memories. Tapatio Springs has awe – inspiring views, and experiences we have been craving.

trip 2

The itinerary is susceptible to change. Lunch and dinner will be additional expenses, but we ask all students to order from the children’s menu, which is reasonably priced.

We will gather at the school on MONDAY, May 18, between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., to load suitcases, backpacks, etc. into the vehicles making this trip (and confabulate, sign forms, reminisce about past adventures, tell jokes (please bring some good ones), etc.

Departure for the resort is at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, from the McDonald’s Restaurant, at the corner of White Settlement Road & Clifford Street. Those planning to have breakfast should arrive early.

trip 3

We plan to return between 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday. We will call parents/guardians approximately 1-2 hours prior to our anticipated arrival. Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

Our sincere gratitude to Gina Moreland for planning this wonderful experience. Thank you!

Adventure trips are an integral part of the curriculum, and
ALL students are expected to participate and join in the fun.

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Photos from the Anderson School production of
Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
performed at
Stage West Theater
and Directed by George X Rodriguez
May 4 & 5
2015

My sincere gratitude to Alexander Anderson for his kind assistance in filming and assisting with photographs and so many other needs. And my appreciation to Nick Meagher for video taping the play. Thanks to your efforts it will be made available for everyone to view soon. More still photos may be viewed next week on this weblog. And thank you Amy Oliver, kind as ever, for sharing the beautiful photos. We will continue to place these on this weblog.

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Living in the Past Means There is No Tomorrow / Visit to Energy Independent Home

George X Rodriguez

 George X Rodriguez

Dedicated
to our much loved
Friend, Teacher, Mentor
and
Director of Shakespeare Productions
George X Rodriguez.

You are an
treasured inspiration
to us all.

Thank You

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Beauty is a light in the heart.  – Kahlil Gibran                   (Photo by Wm. C. Anderson)   I was so Blessed to be brought into the moment by this stunningly beautiful creation. We loved each other for several days during the summer. This tiny creature teaches that God is the greatest artist you will ever come to know. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.”   – John Keats, Endymion

Awareness can bring us
awakening.

To open the heart,
Requires a difficult journey
To accept and embrace the memory
Of all the joy,
And the sorrow.
Without sorrow, my friends,
The heart is truly empty,
Hollow.

But living in the past
Can become nothing more than
A tragic memory
You live again, over and over.
Living in the past means
There is no tomorrow.

Living in the bright sunlit gift of this day
Can reveal a beautiful expression
Of your true and deep love,
Of Life all around you.
And for those who remain,
When the rules do not match the game,

It can turn the tragedy in life
Into what God intended
– the clarity of love.

Your forgiveness of yourself,
And of others,

Is an expression of all the love
That God
buried
Deep within your heart.

And that Eternal Love
Will pull you from the wreckage

Of silent, unbearable, suffering.

God blesses each of us
With precious moments
To feel Joy in our hearts.
And we do so
As we give of ourselves to others.
In doing so, Life radiates an inner Joy,
A Graceful Peace,
As it is abundantly shared
With everyone around you.

Your heart knows the way.
Your life feels the path.
Heaven, through the Love of God,
Resides within you.

Yes, your heart has always
Known the way.

May God abide with you
On the what remains
Of your journey Home.

Home is truly
Where the heart is.
Your Love is a beautiful song (Click here).

NOTES for Philosophy Class 12-11-14 Born Free (click here)

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Marie Anderson

A personal note:

A few days ago I discovered, with the help of our son, Alexander, a poem my precious Mother, Marie, was writing on Oct. 17, 1978. This was just a few days before she suffered a massive stroke, which disabled her until her death, thirteen years and one month later. During her remaining years she could not speak or write. Can you imagine finding such a wonderful gift thirty six years after it was penned?

I share it with you today, my friends, with a fervent prayer that you take a few moments to express your love to your child. What you write today can become more precious to your children than the next breath they take. What you convey about your love can easily become the most valuable thing your child will ever possess. Such Love can sustain them in trying times to come.

Growing up, I acquired the nickname of Skippy or Skip, owing to the massive steel braces I wore, from my feet to my waist, to straighten by feet. Until I was six years of age, the only way for me to move my body was to “skip” across the ground or floor with the massive weight I had to carry with me. My older friends still call me Skip. During these difficult years, my Mother worked two 8 hours jobs each day to pay my medical bills and to survive.

I share this heartfelt expression with a very tearful Prayer of Thanksgiving, for the all the treasured Love she gave to me. She was always joyful, always caring and always loving. This child could not have been more Blessed. And this, my dear friends, is what she wrote so many years ago:

17 Oct. 1978
To Skip
(from) Marie

The days are short
since God gave loan
of a little boy.
I think of him
my guest to keep
my hope
my pride
my joy.

Grown surely he feels
gross roughness
in life’s road.
Oft’ hurt
by his side I stood.
My tears
how they have flowed.

Ever, he sings out
as though some voice
to join in a’claim,
Like angels lingering
near a God
from whom to me
he came.

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Our destination for FRIDAY, December 12, 2014 is: The Mike Renner Energy Independent Home, located at 325 Newsom Mound Rd, Weatherford, TX 76085 to enjoy touring his energy efficient home.

Our special appreciation goes to Lauryl, Ian’s Mother, for planning this wonderful opportunity.

We will meet at school at 8:30 a.m. From approximately 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Dr. A will provide information on current research regarding solar cell and wind power (Dr. A is known to be full of hot air!) electrical generation. Then we will depart from school at 10:30 a.m. to arrive at approximately 11:00 a.m. for an early lunch at the fabulous Whistle Hill Café followed by a guided tour at 12:30 p.m. at the Renner energy efficient home. We will return to school around 3:30 p.m. Please be patient if we are late.

Friends, family and neighbors are always invited join us.

FINANCIAL: No fee required.

LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch & snacks.

GIFT SHOP: No

Emergency Telephone: 682-777-1908.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. Tuck your shirt in & wear a belt, and you will be allowed to act normal and participate.

Students are NOT to leave the restaurant or home at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride or use the restroom, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. QUESTIONS? 817-448-8484.

IMPORTANT DATES :
Dec. 1 Final Tuition Payment Due for 2014-15
(Not including monthly payment plans)
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 20 – Jan 5 Christmas Break
Jan 6. (Tuesday) Second Semester Begins
Jan. 19 (Monday) The Rev. Dr. Martin L. King holiday

Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 16 (Monday) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 9 – 13 Spring Break Holiday
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
(Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)

A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children are appreciated.

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

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

– Franklin Merrell-Wolff,
Experience and Philosophy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We practiced messaging with fans.

We practiced messaging with fans.

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

Ian keeps several eyes on happenings of the day.

Ian keeps several eyes on happenings of the day.

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

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

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

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

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

They used fans to communicate and very effectively!

They used fans to communicate and very effectively!

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

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

It is vitally important to set limits on carbohydrates.

 

Jake and Natalie send a message using their fans.

Jake and Natalie send a message with fans.

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

Language of FANS

Caty dresses for Mourning.

Caty dresses for Mourning.

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

How Much Is Enough?

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

Now she can be seen in public.

Now she can be seen in public.

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

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

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

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

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

The handkerchief was also used to communicate.

The handkerchief was also used to communicate.

Plate Planning

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

We were very thankful to our wonderful docent.

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

 This Friday

Natalie, Jake and Mary Alice

Natalie, Jake and Mary Alice

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

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