No Greater Gift / Toxicity of Sugar / School starts Sept. 6 (When it’s COOLER!)

road

Walking
through a forest of memories,
finds my feet
following my thoughts.

My Precious Friends,
Existence
is a real accomplishment today,
given the complexity and difficulties
we have mindlessly
imposed upon ourselves
and our children.

Today
children in our society
are withdrawing in ways
that are unfathomable,
unreal to their victimized parents.
They are leaving this world
in the only way
they feel they have left.

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WE are at WAR
with ourselves.
And the first to fall
on the front line of this war
are the very fragile
children of all ages –
the most sensitive,
the most caring,
the most vulnerable,
the most Loving.

Suicide in the United States
has surged to the
HIGHEST levels in nearly 30 years,
a federal data analysis has found.
The overall suicide rate
rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014,
according to the
National Center for Health Statistics.
The rate rose by 2 percent a year
starting in 2006,
double the annual rise
in the earlier period of the study.
Researchers also found
an alarming increase among girls 10 to 14,
whose suicide rate had tripled.
read more

Yes,
the good
die young.

Take the time
to look upon the
faces of suicide.
click here
And please Pray for these
very precious children
of all ages.
I do.

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             What do you see?

Recent research paints a picture
of desperation
for many in our conflicted society.

We have allowed the focus
of precious lives
to be
upon material things
that really
do not matter
and lead to unreal expectations,
unrealistic desires and wants
and dire consequences.

But,
you know what is causing the tragic loss
of our most precious possession,
our beloved Children.
You know!
Just look around you.
What do you see?

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              Simplicity itself

The focus in life
is upon things that
create horrendous consequences.
Things like things.
Like competition,
DRUGS  and  alcohol,
unreal and unrealistic
expectations.
Things like
PERFECTIONISM
reflected in highly subjective
and unnecessary
test scores and grades,
behavior modification drugs,
CONFORMITY at ALL costs,
and
creativity squelching uniformity
in our land of
what we think is the
FREE.

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The focus
is upon everything
but our children.

The great Truths
in Life
are simple.
They are as simple
as simplicity itself.

My Dear Friends,
allow me to offer a few
that may help you
along this troubled way:

Simplicity
keeps the mind
from tripping over itself.

Beauty,
directs our journey
to Love
and Loving Life.
And it is found in everything,
if you look for it.

Love
is Life.
and it is found everywhere,
even in your Heart,
if you look for it.

Forgiveness
is freedom

and it is free,
if you ask for it.

Prayer
is communion with One
who deeply Loves you.
Keep it simple.
Say, “Thank You”.
And then,
open your eyes.
You will not have enough time
on this Earth
to count all the Blessings.

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Beauty directs our journey to Love.

Let’s keep it simple.
Turn off the television,
turn OFF the computer.
Life is not a game.

Go for a walk
with your child
and your DOG.
Take the dog,
he knows the way –
to your Heart.
Take some bread crumbs
for your child
to give to the birds.
They know the way –
to a pesticide free
world.
Take some smiles.
They know the way,
to whatever
your Heart desires,
and they too are free.
Take some stories,
they show the way –
the paths
that led you
to this day.

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                     Look for it.

And on this day,
the Loving pathway
you follow
with your child
by your side,
and this time,
this precious time
you spend together,
will forever
keep you side by tiny side,
in Heart,
in Spirit,
in Mind.

Any pathway
you follow together,
your child
from that path
shall never stray.

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In the Light of Forgiveness, there is no shadow.

And tomorrow,
when two roads diverge,
in a land of uncertainty
and fear,
in that tomorrow that is
all too near,
your child will follow
the path
you took with him or her.
The way of tomorrow
is the joy
you share today.

The story of your Life,
begins and ends
with you.
The pages
are turned by the smiles
you share
with everyone you see.

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Take the dog. He knows the way – to your Heart.

If you die today,
what do want your child
to know?
What you deeply desire
is not written
in a book.
It is found
only in your eyes,
in a look,
found
in the time it took
to say
I Love You.
In a place
called today.

The greatest Gift
you shall ever receive
is the Gift of Life,
the Gift of Love,
embodied in your Child.
This precious Gift
is wrapped in the
Sunshine of Love.
Open your eyes
that you may
truly see,
no greater Gift
will there ever be.

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    Be always Homeward Bound.

Call your grown up child,
if you have one.
It doesn’t matter if he or she
is twenty or thirty or forty or more
years of age.
Ask that precious child
“Would you like for me
to read you a bed time story again?
Would you like to go
for a walk in the park?
Would you like for me
to push you in the swing again?
Would you like for me
to just hold you
and sing you a song?
Expect tears.
My Dear Friends,
what every child wants
is simple,
it is YOU.

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The ONLY Gift a child truly wants is YOU.

When your child cries,
the tears
belong to you.

Be always
Homeward Bound.
Steer your thoughts,
your Heart,
your smiles,
your telephone calls,
your dreams,
and your car,
or if simplicity prevails,
your bike or your buggy or your wheelchair
or the legs upon which to walk,
in their direction.

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         Keep it SIMPLE.

The greatest Gift,
the ONLY Gift
a child truly wants
is YOU.

Every day
is a special day.
Every day
is a holiday.
Every single day
your child needs someone.
And that someone is
and always will be
you.

Our horrendously complex problems
have simple solutions.
If they are not simple,
they will add to the problem.

Divorce rates have risen,
leading to increased social isolation.

Please remember,
our children are very, very fragile,
and so are you.
read more

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We are more than Human eyes can ever see.

What
will abide,
If no one
is by your side?

To keep Life truly simple
do not judge
others.
And most importantly,
we need not judge
ourselves.
We need not to judge,
or be judged.
When we judge ourselves,
we attempt to see
what others see.
And they will never see
the beautiful Heart
that beats within.
Others look at shadows
cast dark and deep,
over the ground upon which
we tread momentarily
in search of
Infinity.

They know not,
and neither do we,
the Heart bathed
in tears,
washed clean
of all sin
by the Love of God
that resides within,
the Precious Love
of Divinity.

We are far more
than Human eyes
can ever see.
Far, far more
than this Life
will allow to be.

We are,
all and everyone,
the Children of One
willing to forgive,
if we are but willing
to ask.

“Do not judge,
and you will not be judged.
Do not condemn,
and you will not be condemned.
Forgive,
and you will be forgiven.
– Luke 6:37

In the Light of Forgiveness,
there is no shadow
cast over you and me.
No one is left
to judge,
not you,
not your Father
in Heaven Above,
and not me.

The Spirit of a truly benevolent heart
speaks to us from beyond this life.
In the wisdom of Leo Buscaglia
we find the answer to every question:

“To live in love
is life’s greatest challenge.”

Let us live in Love,
Simple,
Non judgemental,
Life saving
LOVE.

Goodnight.

sugar

According to Dr. Edward Group, founder if the Global Healing Center, sugar consumption has steadily risen in recent years and the USDA now reports that the average American consumes around 150 pounds of sugar per year.

Sodas are a major source of refined sugars in the American diet. Energy drinks are close behind, and even fruit juices are working against us. Don’t let the word “fruit” fool you. Some of these fruit drinks are stripped of all nutrients and have more additives and sugar (as much as 90%+) than soda.

                           Sugar Has Many HIDDEN Sources
Around ¼ of the American diet is comprised of refined sugars, and when you take a look at the foods available at most supermarkets, this fact is hardly surprising.

Grocery store shelves are littered with junk foods – some of which are disguised as being healthy – that contain massive amounts of sugar. In fact, some prepackaged sports foods, like energy bars, contain more sugar than a candy bar! What’s more, many foods contain hidden sugar, or sugar that is masked by other names such as high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, and sucanat. read more

High fructose corn syrup was not introduced into the food industry to improve health. In reality, high fructose corn syrup costs less than actual sugar because it is much sweeter than sugar. Food manufacturers use less and earn more. It really is all about the money.

Studies have consistently shown that the consumption of high fructose corn syrup seriously damages the health of vital organs, including the brain. One of the most shocking health effects of high fructose corn syrup is its possible link to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. The sweetener is often laced with mercury.

The corn industry is spending millions of dollars to keep the science hidden from public view, spreading half truths to protect their hidden agenda: profits. The bottom line is that the bottom line trumps health in the food industry.

Yes,
we are at war
with ourselves.

Medical researchers from all over the world gathered in Madrid late last year at the 11th annual European Nutrition Conference in order to discuss the final results of the five year-long Identification and prevention of lifestyle and Diet induced health Effects In Children and infants (IDEFICS) study.

What was their overall conclusion? Increased physical activity, reduced time in front of television and computer screens, and getting a better night’s sleep, were the most important steps parents could take to ensure their children maintained a normal healthy body weight.  read more

                                        2016-17 School Calendar

                                                  First Semester

September 6 – December 20   2016

Sept. 6 (Tuesday)                                First Day of First Semester

Oct 10 (Monday)                                 Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 19 – 25                                        Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 1 – 2 (Thurs. & Fri.)                    Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented Conference

Dec. 20 (Tuesday)                              Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                                   Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 5 – May 26   2017

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                                Second Semester begins

Jan. 16 (Monday)                                 Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Feb. 20 (Monday)                                Presidents’ Day Holiday

Mar. 14 – 18                                         Spring Break Holidays

April 14  & 17 (Fri. & Mon.)                 Good Friday & Easter Monday Holidays

May 22 – 26                                          Adventure Trip

May 26                                                 Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days (to be announced later) for In-service Training.  Visit our website at http://www.andersonschool.net for updated information.

The School Calendar is subject to change. There are no  make-up days if school is closed due to
inclement weather. Inclement Weather Policy: the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 16-17 / approved 8-1-16)

Can the Future Affect the Present? / Friday Trip: ZOO / Bizarre New Mars Photos

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We see past what was into what will be.

One day,
You will be on the other side
Of all the beauty you have ever known,
And will come to
More clearly see,

As you gaze
Into the Mirror of time.
Looking back often reveals
What was meant to be.

15-9-18 Omni and Museum 022Beyond our poor capacity
To add or detract
From the Nature
Of what is real,
We now behold
A deeper perception,
That the future may affect

The present,
Much like the past
Lives in this day,
But with far less
Regret,
If that is your
Heart’s c
hoice
Today.

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Through the Sunlit Windows Of our hungry Souls

Walk with me for awhile
Down pathways narrow
And filled with what
We may envision,
But never
Really see.

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Look! Dr. A lost all his marbles, and here they are!

“We’ve been taught our consciousness,
and everything else in the world,
flows like an arrow in one direction
from the cradle to the grave.
But an amazing set of experiments
suggest the present and
the future are entangled,

and that events in the future
may influence things
happening in the world now”.
according to Robert Lanza, M.D.
Scientist, theoretician and author.
read more

galaxy

We walk arm in arm, today and tomorrow.

Eminent Princeton physicist John Wheeler
(who coined “black hole”)
said he was sure the universe was filled
with “huge clouds of uncertainty”
that haven’t yet interacted
either with a conscious observer
or even with some lump of inanimate matter.
In all these places, he said,
the cosmos is “a vast arena
containing realms
where the past is not yet the past.”

“Not only is the universe
stranger than we imagine,
it is stranger than we can imagine.”
Sir Arthur Eddington, astronomer

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A curtain pulled back reveals what is beyond.

My friends,
Everything is reflection.
Whatever direction you look,
Wherever four strong winds blow,
You see past what was,
Into what may be,
Through the Sunlit Windows
Of a hungry Soul.

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We compared user friendly stuffed Viruses to play with. No! I’m not making this up!

And you cast a long and
Lengthening shadow
Of the likeness
Of your Heart,
Through the windows
Of awareness,
Of all those
You come to Love.

Gavin

In celebration of Life.

We walk
Arm in arm,
Today and tomorrow,
United in song
In celebration of Life,
Or quietly in despair,
And deep, deep regret.

But yesterday
Is neither this day,

Or any other to come,
Or ever will be.

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The Museum of Science and History was fascinating.

Our lives are widening rivers
That flow to
An ever deepening Sea.
Sometimes gently,
At other times, so violently
Our tears become
Like the falling rain.

And as they Flow

They take what is left
Of our brief lives
Ever closer to the Sea,

Rylee and Kylee

They know what a square deal looks like.

  Into the Heart of what was,
Of what came
To be,
Of never before
And never again,
Of you
And me.

For we are One,
The River,
You,

And me.
And over and over again,
On our way to the Sea,

There is discovery.

A curtain pulled back,
That opens up your heart,

Revealing what is Beyond,
What may come to be.

The Archer may pull
The Arrow of your time

And bend the bow back,
But the arrow
Moves forward,
To pierce all your tomorrows
With all your beautiful dreams.

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Please take me home. No one has loved me for millions of years. OK! But don’t tell Mrs. A.

Ever moving,
Ever One.
And in the way it moves,
Life
Goes on.
What lies Beyond
Points the way
Home:
To Love
In new dimensions,
To Faith
In the future,
To Pathways
Of Salvation,
To Hope
For the Dawn
Of a new day,
Which surely will come.

Looking back
Is far beyond
What need be.

Only forward,
My friend,

Can you find Hope,
The comfort of Forgiveness,
And the Everlasting Love of God,
To one day
Clearly see.

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Over and over again, on our way to the sea, there is discovery.

15-9-18 Omni and Museum 134The Precious Arrow
Of your time on this Earth,
Moves in this Way,
His Way,
And I Pray,

Let the Archer
Bend His Bow
With Joy.
Let His aim
Be for your Heart,
For there
Lies Hope,
There lies Love,

There lies
The only tomorrow
Ever meant to be.

Amen.

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Our Philosophers presented Zipf’s empirical law-formulated using statistics, referring to the fact that many types of data studied in the physical and social sciences can be approximated with a Zipfian distribution, one of a family of related discrete power law probability distributions. (80%/20%), which leads some to believe there may be no such thing as “free will”.

“You are
the bows
from which
your children

as living arrows
go forth.

The archer sees
the mark
upon the path
of the infinite,

and He bends
you
with His might

that His arrows
may go swift
and far.

Let your bending
in the
archer’s hand

be for gladness;
For even
as He loves
the arrow
that flies,

so He loves
also the bow
that is
stable.”

~ Kahlil Gibran,
The Proph
et

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Let His aim be for your Heart, for there lies Hope.

Physicist Yakir Aharonovhe says
“The future can exert
an overall pull on the present,

without ever being caught
in the act of doing it

in any particular instance.
The future can only affect the present
if there is room to write its influence off
as a mistake”.

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Why don’t you buy this, Mrs. A. Ok. But don’t tell Dr. A.

For physicist Jeff Tollaksen,
the results are awe-inspiring
and a bit scary.

“It is upsetting philosophically,”
he concedes.

“All these experiments change
the way that I relate to time,

the way I experience myself.”
The results have led him
to wrestle with the idea

that the future is set.
If the universe has a destiny
that is already written,

do we really have a free choice in our actions?
Or are all our choices predetermined
to fit the universe’s script,
giving us only the
illusion of free will?

Tollaksen sums up this confounding argument
with one of his favorite quotes,
from the ancient Jewish sage Rabbi Akiva:

“All is foreseen;
but freedom of choice
is given.”

read more

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“The Universe isn’t stranger
than we can imagine,
it’s stranger than we can’t imagine.”
– Isaac Asimov

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“Your children need your presence,
not your presents.”
– Kelly Consuelos

On Friday, September 25, 2015,
we will meet at 10:00 a.m at the EAST entrance of the ZOO, 1989 COLONIAL PARKWAY (817-759-7500).

Pick up will be at the same EAST Entrance at 2:30 p.m.

Please Note: Uniform pants with a belt, & RED monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS are always invited to participate on our trips.
Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
Please dress for the weather.

Admission & Parking
Adults & Children $6.00 (Admission price varies a little by age but this keeps it simple and provides for payment of “no shows”. Exact change helps. Please pay Dr. A. This is a group ticket.

Parking $ 5.00 per vehicle, cash only. Please be on time or the Baby Elephants will look really sad (another good reason to bring your camera).
Parents: Tell them you are dropping off – no fee to drop off or pick up

Gift Shop: Yes.

Lunch: Yes (please provide funds)

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 8 Tuition Due for 2015-16
Oct 2  Half Price Books and Movie: The Martian
Oct 12 Columbus Day Holiday
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

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Bizarre Mars photos from cnn.com – we will discuss these and other new photos from Mars in our Philosophy class.

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Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup
Will Kill You

The average American increased their consumption of high fructose corn syrup (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds per person per year.

During that time period, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold.

When used even in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more.
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