The Unity of Life / Benefits of Coffee / Important Dates

“We are not passive experiencers
of the World;

we are the Creators
of the World
we experience.”

Immanuel Kant

     Objects are the shadows of thoughts.

“The Atom
now appears to be
a form of
Music.
Thus the underlying order
of the material World
displays a Mathematical order
that suggests that it is
an embodiment of
Beauty

and Intelligence.”
Donald Hatch Andrews

The deeper Science
penetrates into
the nature of Reality,
the more we find
intricate Mathematical
Harmonies.

Such insight
means that we are coming
Home
to our true place
in Nature.

The Unity and Beauty
of precious Life
is being revealed.

“With every breath
we take,
we become Host
to myriads of atoms
that once danced
within the gigantic structures
of the Great Whales,
or provided the transient
substance
of the
Tropical Rain Forests.”
E. Lester Smith

Pulitzer prize-winning writer
Marilynne Robinson
published an essay
in which
she challenged
the nature and relevance
of modern Science.
The essay argued
that quantum entanglement
raises fundamental questions about
time and space.
She went on to say
that this calls into question
the ability of Science
to explain
reality
.

“Thoughts and ideas
are more REAL
than objects.
Objects
are the shadows
of Thoughts.”
Mark Booth

The shadows of thoughts.

We have discovered
that Quantum-mechanically,
two electrons are part of
a single quantum state,
no matter how far apart they are.
They are not independent, well-separated objects.
In fact,
quantum mechanics tells us that,
until
we measure the position of either electron,
we cannot say for certain where it is located.
And
it can be
everywhere
at once.

“The Eyes
of the Lord
are
everywhere.”
– Proverbs 15:3

Yes,
objects can be in
two places
at the SAME time,
affect each other’s movements
at the OPPOSITE
ends of the Cosmos
and
interact with the
Human Mind.

“Not only is the Universe
stranger
than we imagine,
it is stranger
than we can imagine.”
Sir Arthur Eddington
English astronomer (1882 – 1944)

Reality
is appearing to be
far different than
what we thought,
and exactly
what we have
felt
Love
expressed in the
Music
that is our being.

The Music or Harmony
of the Spheres
is an ancient Philosophical concept
that looks at the movements of Celestial bodies
such as the Sun and Moon and Planets
as a form of Music.
It is not thought to be literally audible,
but Harmonic, Mathematical and Religious
in its concept.
Scientific exploration has determined
some orbital motions
can be described
as orbital
Resonance.

“With you Eternally mine,
In Love there is
no measure of Time

We planned it all at the start
That you and I
live in each other’s Heart.

We may be oceans away.
You feel my love,
I hear what you say.”
– Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb

We are
ONE
with everything
and everyone
on Earth.
And the Beauty
of this Truth
lies beyond
our comprehension.

“We
don’t know
a millionth of one percent
about anything.”
Thomas Edison

                               My Friends,
as we reflect
upon the humbling thoughts
of Life
and Living,
we paint our own Portraits
from a palette
of lighter and darker
shades of gray,
and look with eyes
at shadows
of the days gone by,
for which we
often grieve.

“I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly.
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay,
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything
is never as it seems.

–  Adam Young

My,
how our people have suffered
for their sanity,
never knowing
Colors
change their hues,
and weathered faces
lined with pain
can be soothed
by our Artist’s
Loving Hand.

Colors change their hues.

The dark, flat land
upon which we often stride,
can be ablaze
in morning’s eye,
and abide

with Flowers flaming
brightly

and clouds swirling
lightly.

Yes,
our World

was created to be
Beautiful for
YOU.

    Flowers flaming brightly.

Let God
hold you in His Embrace,
and fall
in Love with Life
again.

“God
is more me
than I am
myself.”
St. Augustine

Heaven
is in the moment,
the precious moment,
when you
become real,
and understand
the Love
that is YOU,
and that, My Friend,
is all
you really need
to know.

Goodnight.

        How our people have suffered.

“There’s nothing you can do
that can’t be done,

Nothing you can sing
that can’t be sung,

Nothing you can say
but you can learn how to play
the game.

It’s easy.

Nothing you can make
that can’t be made,

No one you can save
that can’t be saved,

Nothing you can do
but you can learn how to be,
YOU
in time.

It’s easy.

All
you need is
LOVE.
Paul Mccartney, John Lennon

 “God gave us memory
so that we might have Roses
in December.”
J.M. Barrie

Why is Coffee Good For You?
Here Are 7 Reasons
By Kris Gunnars, BSc
To read full article click here

In recent years and decades,
scientists have studied the effects of coffee
on various aspects of health
and their results have been nothing short of amazing.
Here are 7 reasons why coffee
may actually be one of the
healthiest
beverages on the planet.

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant and the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Caffeine’s primary mechanism in the brain is blocking the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.
By blocking the inhibitory effects of Adenosine,
caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain
and the release of other neurotransmitters
like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Many controlled trials have examined
the effects of caffeine on the brain,
demonstrating that caffeine can improve mood, reaction time,
memory, vigilance and general cognitive function.

2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat
and Improves Physical Performance

There’s a good reason why you will find caffeine
in most commercial fat burning supplements.

Caffeine raises metabolism
and increases the oxidation of fatty acids.

3. Coffee May Drastically Lower
Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease
that has reached epidemic proportions,
having increased 10-fold in a few decades
and now afflicting about 300 million people.

In observational studies,
coffee has been repeatedly associated with a
lower risk of diabetes.
The reduction in risk ranges from 23%
all the way up to 67%.

A massive review article looked at 18 studies
with a total of 457,922 participants.
Each additional cup of coffee per day
lowered the risk of diabetes by 7%.
The more coffee people drank,
the lower their risk.

4. Coffee May Lower Your Risk
of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Not only can coffee make you smarter in the short term,
it may also protect your brain in old age.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common
neurodegenerative disorder in the world
and a leading cause of dementia.

In prospective studies,
coffee drinkers have up to a
60% lower risk
of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Parkinson’s
is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder,
characterized by death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain.
Coffee may lower the risk of Parkinson’s by 32-60%.

5. Coffee May be Extremely Good
For Your Liver

The liver is a remarkable organ
that carries out hundreds of vital functions in the body.

It is very vulnerable to modern insults
such as excess consumption of alcohol and fructose.
Cirrhosis is the end stage of liver damage
caused by diseases like alcoholism and hepatitis,
where liver tissue has been largely replaced by scar tissue.

Multiple studies have shown
that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis
by as much as 80%,
the strongest effect for those
who drank 4 or more cups per day.

Coffee may also lower the risk of
liver cancer
by around 40%.

6. Coffee May Decrease
Your Risk of Dying

In two very large prospective epidemiological studies,
drinking coffee was associated with
a lower risk of death by all causes.

This effect is particularly profound in type II diabetics,
one study showing that coffee drinkers
had a 30% lower risk of death during a 20 year period.

7. Coffee is Loaded
With Nutrients and Antioxidants

Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.

ONE cup of coffee contains:

6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).
3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.

May not seem like much,
but if you drink several cups of coffee per day
then this quickly adds up.

But this isn’t all.
Coffee also contains a massive amount of
antioxidants.

In fact,
coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants
in the western diet,
outranking both fruits and vegetables combined.

Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you,
drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.

To make sure to preserve the health benefits,
don’t put sugar
or anything nasty in your coffee!
If it tends to affect your sleep,
then don’t drink it after 2 p.m.

If anything, coffee may literally be
the healthiest beverage
on the planet.

And so, My Friends,
instead of allowing your children
to drink deadly and addictive soft drinks,
why not introduce them to something healthy?
Yes,
like coffee.

Related Articles

13 Proven Health Benefits of Coffee (No. 1 is My Favorite)
Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live
8 Ways to Make Your Coffee Super Healthy
Coffee: Good or Bad?
Can Coffee Increase Your Metabolism and Help You Burn Fat?

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“An educated man
should know everything about something,

and something about everything.”
C. V. Wedgewood

Important Dates
Dec. 23 – Jan. 8                    Christmas Holidays
Jan. 9 (TUESDAY)                Second Semester Begins
Jan. 15 (Monday)                 Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Feb. 19 (Monday)                 President’s Day Holiday
March 12 – 19                       Spring Break Holiday
April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)  Good Friday and Easter Holidays
May 22- 25                            Adventure Trip
May 25                                  Last Day of Semester

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          The Love that is YOU.

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The Curious Realization of Being / Whistle Hill Cafe Needs Our Help / Important Dates

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To see into the reality of who I am.

This place
is merely space
that is flowing –
like a river
of dreams.
And down by the
river bank we sit,
and we wonder
about the water.

Dreams are
fundamentally
unreal spaces,
place-less places,
flowing through
the canyons of our minds,
that,
until we wake,
reflect a deep
longing to be
and to see
into the reality
of who I am,
me.

We have
a curious realization
of being.
The space
in which we think
we live,
mirrors what is secret,
Sacred
,
a reflection of our real selves
in diverse shades
of dark and light,
momentary traces in time,
portraits drawn by imagination,
so parallel in their dimensions
they almost rhyme.

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Objects we perceive are not the ultimate reality.

Light
dances upon the waters
of our lives –
waters flowing so swiftly
we may never know
the direction for you and me
is toward
an Eternal Sea.

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    And we wonder about the water.

And what is,
or is not,
is beautifully reflected
in the temporarity
of each moment
meant to be,
or not to be,
as Love,
only Love,
shows us the deeper meaning
of being.

Plato postulated in
The Republic
that the objects we perceive
are not the ultimate reality,
but more like a shadow of reality.

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Our experience is as much a reflection.

And the philosopher Immanuel Kant
gave us insight into the realization
that all we ever know
are the structures generated in our mind.
“The thing-in-itself”,
remains forever unknowable.

The mind is barred
from a direct knowing
of the thing-in-itself.
And our experience is as much a
reflection
of the nature of our mind
as it is of the physical world.

Kant reached the conclusion
that time and space
are not inherent qualities of our physical world;
they are reflections in the mind,
a perceptual framework within which
our experience of the world is constructed.
But this does not mean
that WE can never understand it.

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Enlightening avenues of thought.

We do not passively
experience the world;

we are the creators
of the world we experience.
And why
would we not be?
Are we not
Children of God?

Throughout the literature
of mankind are examples of Spiritual people
who have proclaimed that the whole world
is within them.
And current research provides
new and insightful perspectives
leading to this conclusion.

My Dear Friends,
Religion and science are rapidly merging,
as new philosophical insights,
garnered from scientific research,
are providing more enlightening
avenues of thought.

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A reflection in diverse shades of dark and light.

What is found in the precious
Word of God
is becoming more and more
validated and valued.

We know so very, very little
about ourselves
and the world around us.

“We don’t know
a millionth

of one percent
about anything.”
– Thomas A. Edison

But,
in this same moment in time,
we can discover
Ultimate Truths,
Lovingly placed
between the Covers
of a Beautiful Book,
The Holy Bible.
And these comforting
and enlightening words
are patiently waiting for
you.

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              Lovingly placed

My Precious Friends,
sometimes what we say
has little worth,
for words,
impregnated by Truth,
are not always
able to give birth.
And so it goes,
the distance we travel
is not always
equal
to the number of steps
we take.

But Love
is the essence
of Truth.

“The spiritual journey
is the relinquishment, or unlearning,

of fear
and the acceptance of Love
back into our hearts.
Love is the essential existential fact.
It is our ultimate reality
and our purpose on earth.
To be consciously aware of it,
to experience Love in us and others,
is the meaning of life.
– Marianne Williamson

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  We can also be Loving.

To the degree
we are violent
toward one another,
we can also be
Loving.
And we are
a truly violent
species.
The second greatest destroyer
of Precious Human Lives
are other Human beings.

And God spake
all these words, saying,
“Thou shalt not kill.”
Exodus 20:13

But,
we can become
the most Loving Creation
of all.

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         Toward an Eternal Sea.

The gossamer thread
of Life
is spent and spun
and very, very fine:
Life hanging
by a thread.
The tempest tossed
homeless,
buffeted about by adversity,
lead me to this
belief.

And why
we of such prosperity,
do not grasp
the fragile thread
of Life
to pull those in such need
aboard this Ship of State,
is beyond my poor ability
to add or detract.

The hand you extend
to others is,
in the Ultimate Reality,
the Hand of God,
as He moves
through us,
through our Sacred Hearts.
Together
we can give a new birth
of freedom
to a Life in need.
Hope in a heartbeat,
Love
beyond all measure,
an ultimate realization of
our being.

We are all
in the water.
All of us!

Goodnight.

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So parallel in their dimensions they almost rhyme.

“I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord,
lead me home.”
– Thomas E. Dorsey

To believe in yourself
is to believe
in That
which gave you
being.
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The Whistle Hill Cafe
Needs our Support.

The very Loving and dedicated family,
that has provided such a beautiful
and healthy service to our citizens
for very many years,
needs our help.

These wonderful people
need a new home
for their restaurant.
If you know of a building
located in Weatherford
or on the west side of Fort Worth,
that can be leased or purchased
and is reasonably priced
please let me know.

As with the beautiful family of
Atex Trash Service,
(817-344-8464)
this family owned
and family operated business
is part of what has made America
truly Great.
Please let me hear from you.
.

“As we Love others,
we Love ourselves.”

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Together we can give a new birth of freedom.

Brace yourselves.
And prepare your children.
The future is coming
faster than the speed of light.

Next Week we will explore:

Quantum Mechanics.
NASA scientists have recently confirmed that matter can indeed be in two places at once. In fact, through quantum entanglement, particles millions of light-years apart can be connected without physical contact. Space-time can now be manipulated; teleportation is becoming a reality; gravity-resistant material is now heralded for air transport, and virtual science has led to a greater understanding of hyper-dimensional existence.

And you thought,
all they really need to know
is how to read and write!

Important Dates
Sept. 6  First Day of Fall Semester
Oct. 10    Columbus Day Holiday
Nov. 19-25     Fall Break Holiday
Dec. 20 – Jan. 4  Christmas Holiday
Jan. 5    First Day of Spring Semester
February 20  Presidents Day Holiday
March 13-17   Spring Break Holiday
April 14 & 17   Good Friday & Easter Monday Holidays
May 22 – 26     Adventure Trip (All Aboard!)
May 26             Last Day of Spring Semester

‘Til Every Thread is Torn / It’s What Is In Your Heart That Matters / Protection from Smart Meters

Amazing grace,
How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but
  NOW I see.”

Clouds

                 Pouring down like golden honey

Across the evening sky
All the light is leaving,
Pouring down like golden honey,
With beauty so aglow
That we fall in Love,
Believing,
Not really knowing
If we are dreaming.

Kasbo echoes

     ‘Til every thread Is torn.

Our lives
Are lived in such hues,
As if what is revealed
Is real,
‘Til every thread
Is torn
From the Fabric of Living,
In a Tapestry of mind
Surreal.

So much of what we know
As life,
Is not really life at all.
But in the brevity of being,
In our believing,
Blessings abound.

Infinitely Loving Brushstrokes,
With beauty beyond
What we can behold,
Flung against the canvass
Of the evening skies,
Remind us,
The Love of God
Opens our hearts,
As we open our eyes.

Poets and writers of song
Have always known,
Always felt deeply,
In hearts taught to be
Courageous and free,
Though we may be made blind
In illusions infinite,
By the Grace of God
We can see.

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                    Infinitely Loving Brushstrokes

Joni Mitchell
expresses in beautiful song:

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know life at all.”

Is it a delusion to believe
The images in our minds
Are the real world?
Is it unlike
Our experience of it?

The concept that reality is
Only in the mind,
Is found time after time after time
In the study of Philosophy,
And the Sciences remind.

Physicist
Sir Arthur Eddington notable said,
“Matter is mostly ghostly empty space.”
To be more precise,
it is 99.9999999% empty space.

My friends,
We faint and flickering
Shadows and shades
Are almost non-existent.
Matter, of which we are made,
Is coming into and out of existence
Billions of times each second.

Your reality, which includes you,
Is blinking constantly on and off at all times.
Quantum physics has left scientists
All over the world

Baffled,
Especially with the discovery
That our physical material reality,

Isn’t really physical at all. 

Our human brain is designed
By natural experience (in order to survive),
To sense the “on” frequency.
Just as quickly, it blinks “off,”
And everything, including you, disappears.
However, your brain registers and connects only
The “on” segments,
And thus you have the sense

Or feeling of your reality being solid.
What quantum mechanics reveals
Is that there is NO true “physicality” in the universe.
read more

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     We faint and flickering shadows and shades . . .

Quantum theory predicts
That every particle spends some time
As a combination of other particles
In all possible ways.
These predictions (read more)
Are very well understood and tested.
Yes my friends,
We are truly ONE
With the Universe,
With each other,
With God.

“We don’t know what matter is
anymore than we know
what mind is.”
Christian de Quincy,
The Paradox of Consciousness

We have discovered in quantum physics
Even subatomic particles
Are far, far from solid.
They are nothing like matter
As we think we know it.
These particles, of which we are made,
Can never be precisely measured.
And they are everywhere,
Everywhere,
In the same moment,
Until observed.

Religion incorporates transcendent, immanent
Omnipresence.
The Divine is everywhere.
The property of being present everywhere
Defines a universal and fundamental substance,
Which is the source of all existence.
God is omnipresent in a way
That He is able to interact with His

Divine Creations,
With you,
Child of God.

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Our physical material reality isn’t really physical at all.

“Behold, heaven and the highest heaven
cannot contain you,
how much less this house which I have built!
– 1 Kings 8:27

Plato believed
The real world
Was a world of ideas
And
Eternal perfect forms.
Is it?

Particles are,
We are,
Clouds of potential existence,
With no definite location.
Whatever matter is,
It has little,
If any,
Substance.

“We don’t know a millionth
of one percent
about anything.
– Thomas Edison

Our idea of matter
As solid, as substance,
Is a quality appearing
ONLY in our consciousness.
It models what is real,
But is unlike
What is really,
Or, perhaps,
Not really,

There.

German philosopher Immanuel Kant
Posited that time and space
Are not inherent qualities of the physical world;
They are a reflection
Of the way
Our mind operates.

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We are the creators of the world we experience.

And so,
We are NOT passive experiencers of the world;
We are the creators
Of the world we experience.
We, my friends,
Are Children of God,
And firmly at the center of things.
The Earth is not
At the center of the Universe,
But WE are.

Human Thought Determines Reality.

Early in the 1900’s it was proven
Beyond a shadow of a doubt
With an experiment called
The double slit experiment.
They found the determining factor
Of the behavior of energy (particles)
At the quantum level,
Is the awareness
Of the observer. (read more)

Literature,
Throughout the world,
Of a Spiritual nature,
Proclaims that the whole world
Is within.

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We are truly ONE with the Universe, with each other, with God.

The question of God’s existence
Is the most important question
Of human philosophy.
One chooses either a self existent God
Or a self existent universe,
And the universe is not behaving
As if it is self existent.

According to the second law of thermodynamics,
The universe is running down like a clock,
Cooling off like a giant stove. (read more)

My Dear Friends,
Religion and science are merging,
Becoming one.
Not as antithetically opposed
As we may believe.
Our discoveries suggests
A far, far more enlightening meaning
To this marriage.

Not just academic,
Not just philosophical,
But personal, practical, meaningful.
And as we think upon these things,
As best we can,
We become Blessed to realize:

“Those who dwell in the beauty
And the mystery of life
Are never lonely.”

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The Earth is not at the center of the Universe, but WE are.

In our human affairs
We live our lives
As if the material world
Is the fundamental reality.
And in this consciousness
Lay the root of our discontent,
Our misery,
Our unquenchable thirst.

My friends,
We are losing our humanity,
Not knowing
We are far, far more
Than human.

The human spirit
Is the very essence of life

In a human being.
And knowledge of this can amplify
The joy of living,
And bring about Spiritual freedom.

You are a spiritual being having a human experience.

Your infinite capacity
To create, to love, to dream, to forgive
And to be aware that you are far, far more
Than you can ever imagine,
Ultimately defines what it means to be human.
You are the most beautiful and miraculous Creation
In the Universe.
And you are Eternal.

What is missing,
Disappearing from life,
Is the most exciting, wonderful, exhilarating
Discovery of all:
When we Love someone,
And finally come to know
We are deeply Loved,
God enters our hearts,
And what is dreamed
Becomes forever real.

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We, my friends, are Children of God.

“I need your Love,
I need your Love,
God speed your Love
To me.”
– Unchained Melody

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May God always abide in your heart.

“We are called to be
architects of the future,

not its victims.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

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Whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name – there is Love.

IT’S WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART
THAT MATTERS
(Every child need to see this.)
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Thank you John Ecker for this precious information.

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Meeting Gen. Robert Scott / Coffee Reduces Risk Of Death / Half-Price Books & Shakespeare

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BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. SCOTT JR.

Our students are constantly wanting to hear more stories. So please allow me to share one more.

I have been truly Blessed with many opportunities and adventures. One was as the creator and host of a radio talk show, “On the Line”, simulcast over radio stations including KBLE, and KACC and originating in the studios of KFMN-FM in Abilene. It was in broadcasting that I worked my way through most of my time in college. And I was privileged to interview many outstanding personalities and legendary citizens.

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     Dr. A at KFMN-FM

One of the truly memorable guests on my talk show was BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. SCOTT JR. He was introduced to me by a dear friend, Dr. Irby Fox, a wonderful physician and former Professor of Physics at Hardin-Simmons University and another true Patriot, who, in 1942 entered the U. S. Navy and served in the Pacific theater during WWII on board the aircraft carriers USS Nehenta Bay and USS Cabot. read more

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Hells Angels, Flying Tigers 1942 by R. T. Smith
Notice airman riding on wing!

When the United States entered World War II in 1941, General Robert Scott was considered too old for combat. But in March of 1942, he volunteered for a secret mission to fly the B-17 bomber in China and met Gen. Claire Chennault, the legendary commander of the Flying Tigers, the first American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force (1941–1942) recruited under presidential authority. read more

In July 1942, at the request of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, Scott was named commander of the 23rd Fighter Group, newly formed by General Claire Chennault when the Flying Tigers were incorporated into the USAAF.

The Flying Tigers

      The Flying Tigers

And, he also became fighter commanding officer of the China Air Task Force. He flew an unbelievable 388 combat missions to October 1943, shooting down 13 enemy aircraft to become one of the earliest aces of the war. Interestingly, during this period, he frequently repainted the propeller spinner in different colors to create the illusion of a much larger fighter force in the area than a single aircraft, becoming in effect a “one-man air force” and he flew at least one high altitude mission over Mount Everest.

Following the war, Scott continued to lead fighter units in the United States and overseas. He commanded the nation’s first jet fighter school at Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., before his promotion to general officer and becoming the Director of Information for the Air Force.

General Scott wrote several books including God Is My Copilot, a beautifully written account of his wartime exploits. The book was later made into a 1945 feature-length movie. I highly recommend you purchase this dynamic story and rent or purchase the movie. read more

Gen Claire Chennault

General Claire Chennault

Needless to say, the longer I interviewed General Scott, the more I came to admire him. And he shared many stories with me. One I wish to share with you.

He told me he was second in command of the Flying Tigers under Gen. Claire Chennault. And one day he reported to the General that a large roll of wire disappeared and he wanted it back. It was needed for small jobs around the base. But the General told Col. Scott to just forget it. He said that Chinese values were such that it should not be addressed. And that was an order.

Scott said, in his interview with me, that he decided to take matters into his own hands, so he reported the loss to General Chiang Kai-Shek. The General looked embarrassed and humbly apologized. He left Scott with his head bowed down in shame. Scott said that later he really thought nothing of it. He just wanted the wire back and he wanted the pilfering to stop. To him it was not a big deal.

Very early the next morning, General Chennault entered his tent, literally kicked him off of his bed and shouted, “Get Up! Did you disobey my order? Did you report the loss of that wire? Did you? Well, Get Up! Don’t get dressed! Just follow me!”

The famous Flying Tigers

The famous Flying Tigers

Scott hurriedly scurried behind the General and closely followed him up a steep incline to the top of a small hill. When they got to the top General Chennault pointed down the other side of the incline and with a sweeping motion of his hand shouted out, “Was the wire about that long?”

To Scott’s horror, there were dead Chinese soldiers, laid end to end, about the length of the wire. They had been executed. It was the General’s way of making amends, of apologizing. It was Chinese justice.

It was then that Scott remembered that General Chennault told him to just “forget it”, that Chinese values were such that it should not be addressed. And most importantly, that it was an order. Scott told me, in a whispered voice, that he never disobeyed another order and that he lived with the result of his disobedience in his nightmarish dreams ever since.

"Curtis P40" by Greg Hume - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Curtis_P40.jpg#/media/File:Curtis_P40.jpg

Yes, values are different within different cultures. And it is one of our great Blessings that we live in truly compassionate society, in America, where human life is highly valued. And we should not forget it. And we should be grateful.

Many lives have been given for our precious American values and our way of life. Not only on fields of battle, but at home, with wives and children and the loved ones of so many left at home to bear their burdens alone so that someone could fight for you and for me. They too have suffered and sacrificed.

No, our Freedom is not free. It is the most expensive thing on the planet. And the price was paid by hundreds of thousands of brave Americans for you and for me.

Scott in 1994 standing next to an oil painting of himself at the Museum of Aviation in Georgia. Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott Jr. after his B-1 flight in 1997. (USAF photo) Retirement

Scott in 1994 standing next to an oil painting of himself at the Museum of Aviation in Georgia.

Which is why it is so abhorrent to me to hear that we are not adequately providing for the medical and other needs of our Veterans. Why do we keep electing people who cannot do the job of caring for those who cared so much for us, who sacrificed their lives for us and whose families also suffered – for you and me? Why? What a humiliating embarrassment to know we have grossly neglected our courageous Veterans.

Ultimately my friends, it is we, the people, the citizens, the ones who vote, who are responsible. Us! Yes, the very least we can do, is to turn off the television and go vote. And then choose wisely.

Our values have apparently not been well represented (by the way, the approval rating for Congress was 13% last year!). Let’s stop sending so much of our money overseas and spend it here, in our country, on those who have earned it! Yes, we can afford it. What we cannot afford is neglect and abuse of those who defend Liberty. We can, and should, take care of our wonderful Veterans. We are the wealthiest Nation on earth. And we are financially foolish and careless and sinful.

Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott Jr. after his B-1 flight in 1997. (USAF photo)

Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott Jr. after his B-1 flight in 1997. (USAF photo)

The next time you see a Service man or woman or Veteran or family member of one, do as one of our thoughtful students, who I am always proud of, Alden Collins, has been frequently known to do – reach out and shake their hand and thank them.

You owe them your life.

Books written by Scott
God is my Co-Pilot. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1943.
Damned to Glory. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1944.
Runway to the Sun. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1945.
Between the Elephant’s Eyes. New York: Ballantine Books, 1954.
Look of the Eagle. New York: Dodd Mead, 1955.
Samburu the Elephant. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1957.
Tiger in the Sky. New York: Ballantine Books, 1959.
Boring a Hole in the Sky: Six Million Miles with a Fighter Pilot. New York: Random House, 1961.
God is Still My Co-Pilot. Vashon Washington, Beachcomber Books, 1967.
Flying Tiger: Chennault of China. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1973. ISBN 0-8371-6774-4.
“To Walk the Great Wall”. Readers Digest, April 1983.
The Day I Owned the Sky. New York: Bantam Books, 1989. ISBN 0-553-27507-0.

External links available (type in as key words)
Ace Pilots Biography
USAF Biography at the Wayback Machine (archived February 7, 2004)
Biography in The New Georgia Encyclopedia
CNN “WWII fighter ace Scott dies at 97”
Annals of the Flying Tigers
Interview with Retired Brig. General Robert L. Scott – American World War II Ace Pilot and Hero by Jamie H. Cockfield
Burma Is No Paradise, article by Col. Robert Scott, Popular Science, February 1944
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We are not passive experiencers of the world;
we are the creators of the world we experience.
Immanuel Kant

coffee chartWhy is Coffee Good For You?
Here Are 7 Reasons
By Kris Gunnars
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In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing. Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant and the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Caffeine’s primary mechanism in the brain is blocking the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. By blocking the inhibitory effects of Adenosine, caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain and the release of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Many controlled trials have examined the effects of caffeine on the brain, demonstrating that caffeine can improve mood, reaction time, memory, vigilance and general cognitive function.

2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat and Improves Physical Performance

There’s a good reason why you will find caffeine in most commercial fat burning supplements.

Caffeine raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids.

3. Coffee May Drastically Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease that has reached epidemic proportions, having increased 10-fold in a few decades and now afflicting about 300 million people.

In observational studies, coffee has been repeatedly associated with a lower risk of diabetes. The reduction in risk ranges from 23% all the way up to 67%.

A massive review article looked at 18 studies with a total of 457.922 participants. Each additional cup of coffee per day lowered the risk of diabetes by 7%. The more coffee people drank, the lower their risk.

4. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Not only can coffee make you smarter in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world and a leading cause of dementia.

In prospective studies, coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain. Coffee may lower the risk of Parkinson’s by 32-60%.

5. Coffee May be Extremely Good For Your Liver

The liver is a remarkable organ that carries out hundreds of vital functions in the body.

It is very vulnerable to modern insults such as excess consumption of alcohol and fructose. Cirrhosis is the end stage of liver damage caused by diseases like alcoholism and hepatitis, where liver tissue has been largely replaced by scar tissue.

Multiple studies have shown that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis by as much as 80%, the strongest effect for those who drank 4 or more cups per day.

Coffee may also lower the risk of liver cancer by around 40%.

6. Coffee May Decrease Your Risk of Dying

In two very large prospective epidemiological studies, drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death by all causes.

This effect is particularly profound in type II diabetics, one study showing that coffee drinkers had a 30% lower risk of death during a 20 year period.

7. Coffee is Loaded With Nutrients and Antioxidants

Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.

A cup of coffee contains:

6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).
3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.

May not seem like much, but if you drink several cups of coffee per day then this quickly adds up.

But this isn’t all. Coffee also contains a massive amount of antioxidants.

In fact, coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables combined.

Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you, drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.

To make sure to preserve the health benefits, don’t put sugar or anything nasty in your coffee! If it tends to affect your sleep, then don’t drink it after 2 p.m.

If anything, coffee may literally be the healthiest beverage on the planet.

And so, my friends, instead of allowing your children to drink deadly and addictive soft drinks, why not introduce them to something healthy? Yes, like coffee.

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The Melody Of This Moment / Oxford Apocalyptic Risks / Spring Break This Week

Dedicated to Brian Youngblood,
Associate Director of Bands and
Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band,
T.C.U. School of Music,
who has dedicated his life
to teaching and sharing his Love
of the astonishing beauty found
in the magic of music.
Thank you.
Rylee

There is a powerful sense of beauty in the melody of this moment.

Everything that could possibly happen
is waiting in the wings,
eager for its opportunity, its big moment.
And as soon as it gets a chance, it’ll happen.
Don’t take it personally.
– Christian de Quincy

The mind, in its natural state,
Surrendering to its fullness,
The astonishing beauty of the present moment,
Is not tarnished with harmful emotion.

We need do nothing to find inner peace,
Just listen to the sound
Of what feels warm to our heart.

Music – That Next Place

Immanuel Kant
Gave us insight into our perception of reality,
And the objects of our perception.
His was the realization that all we ever truly know,
Or think we know,
Is generated in our minds.
The world itself, what lies outside of perception,
“the thing-in-itself”,
Remains unknowable.

Now, did you do what Dr. A asked you to do?

Now, did you do what Dr. A asked you to do?

The night bird’s song
May be living a life of its own.
For in your mind,
Long after this tiny artist’s
Gifts of life and Love are gone,
The magic moment of its melody
May go on and on,
Like the music of your life,
In the heart and mind of another.

Music – Hymn to the Sea

A piece of music,
Composed with such Love,
Can drift through life
And remain suspended in our memory,
Without sinking,
Into what we assume,
Is our reality.

It may move through space and time,
As it transgresses what we imagine
Are laws that govern what is known.

Through your mind,
Such Celestial vibrations can wander
In seemingly aimless directions,
Although a pathway is charted,
As it creates warmth and tenderness,
With beautiful anticipation.

Music – Whisper of a Thrill

Effortlessly, the gift of music transports you

Sometimes it pays not to measure up.

Sometimes it pays not to measure up.

To a place of consciousness that lies
Outside the plane of awareness.
The delicate sound of a caressing song
Enables your mind to visualize images
Of what may be more real,
Than is real,
To you.

It may transcend the illusions of the material world.
With everything physical in perpetual motion,
In a dance of seeming indifference,
The imagination of the mind can freeze
A frame of pure emotion.

The shadow of its smile
May fall upon an image of what you truly feel,
A fragment of your creation,
Conveyed to the very heart of desire.

Music – Somewhere in Time

There is a powerful sense of beauty,
In the melody of this moment.

Sign bAwareness of this beauty,
Can set your mind truly free,
Make you feel so deeply,
That you are suddenly in touch
With your inner reality,
The essence of your being,
Revealed.

Music – Blessed are the Dead Which Die in the Lord

You are born free
to follow your heart.

Life is only worth living,
if you are born free.
– John Barry, Don Black

It can take you to a better place,
Much better than a house
Built upon so many dreams.
The music of your life
Can allow you to become
Fully aware of being,
In a truly effortless moment.

Music – Born Free

As Julito Tabalba  expresses:

  I thought they were gone – but hearing this song –
I could, for a moment, find me and my friends
racing against the wind – and hear while calling my name.
We continued the race through the endless land
that stretches so far and high that somewhere,
it finally meets the sky.
We had all the time in our hands
and everything we touch was ours then.

Experience what has been so

We don't explain them. We just train them.

We don’t explain them. We just train them.

Beautifully crafted for you.
The sounds of song,
The vibrations of life,
Are essential signals
On the path to intimacy,
To insight, to Love.

Music – In Paradisum from Requiem op. 48

My friends, relax and allow your mind to experience
The incredible softness
And healthy caress
Of the magical elixir of poetic moments and relaxing music.
There is no need for your mind to remain weary,
As you toil to exist day by day,
Harvesting a few meager moments of meaning,
From what can become
An unreal world.

Someone, somewhere,
Listens to hear your song.
They have been listening all day.
And your day is not long.

Its cadence is the very beat of your heart.

One day, in the brief dawn of this life,
You may hear your own song,
Mirrored in the heart of another,
Reflected off the walls
Of a world you never knew.
And its echoes will go on and on.

Music – Legends of the Fall

Let us pray,
It is not on the day
You die.

Hey! What can I say? He's gifted.

Hey! What can I say? He’s gifted.

“Pull out the chair
Beneath your ego,
And you will fall
Into the Heart of God.

Music – Unchained Melody

Oxford University scientists warn of these apocalyptic risks

From our friend , here’s the list of apocalyptic threats documented by Oxford University scientists:

1. Global pandemic
2. Super Volcano
3. Artificial Intelligence
4. Extreme climate change
5. Synthetic biology
6. Asteroid impact
7. Ecological collapse
8. Nanotechnology
9. Nuclear war
10. Government collapse
11. Global economic collapse

The report, covered in the Financial Times and also the Daily Mail, offers a scientific assessment of the twelve most likely risks of a literal apocalypse across our planet.

Artificial Intelligence, nanotech, synthetic biology and GMOs are all technologies that scientists say can only help humanity; yet that’s what they also promised about DDT, Agent Orange, nuclear weapons, chemotherapy and a long list of other sciences that were later used to cause widespread suffering and death.

Murphy’s Law says that if something can go wrong, it will.

Biotechnology has no special immunity against Murphy’s Law. Nor do AI research firms like Google, which has already developed weapons-carrying humanoid robots with laser rangefinders, following in the path of fictional Terminators from the realm of sci-fi.

               “Technology without wisdom is suicide.”

Now, it seems, even Oxford scientists are beginning to acknowledge the very real risks of pursuing runaway science, runaway global debt and runaway ecological destruction in the name of “profits.”