Hold Eternity in Your Hands / First Cancer ‘Living Drug’ / Friday: Monnig Meteorite Gallery

We often see
by the blind
of Light,
as day
appears in our dreams
at  Night.

But,
another language
inscribes
a vision
of our being.

From the Braille
battered into the walls
of victory or defeat,
War
became the History
of our race,
Human
and less,
much less.
.
Now
we discover
on our Horizon,
the Eternity of Night.
For without
Love emitting Light,
nothing,
ultimately,
will exist.

…………… Such is the pathway.

It’s a long, long way
from here to there,
from War
to Peace.
And we
never get near.

We
never find the way
through the mists of doubt,
to the Light
of Day.

No.
We never found
Love,
along the way.

But,
it does exist.
Love
is the only thing
that truly exists.

                       …….  It does exist.

A Child
caressed by the Human Hands
of a Mother’s Love,
is received of
Blessings
from Above.
Such is
the pathway
to hold
Eternity
in Your Hands.

Everything
is created from Love.
That is the only essence;
that is the only substance;
that is the only fiber there is.
So everything that takes form
comes from Love.”

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Like tears
we shed in the falling rain,
our reality
perfectly merges
with everything
that surrounds us,
confounds us,
astounds us,
is us.

My Dear Friends,
we
do not exist
apart from anything.
There is no
me
and you.

“Truthfully,
that which we call Life is impossible
without and inseparable from
what we regard as
inanimate.

Just as one can mold thousands
of practically identical grains of sand on a beach
into castles, mermaids or whatever one can imagine,
the innumerable atoms that make up everything on the Planet continually congregate and disassemble themselves,
creating a ceaselessly shifting kaleidoscope of matter.

Ferris Jabr is a contributing writer for
Scientific American.
.
“Why does the eye
see a thing more clearly in 
dreams
than the imagination
when awake?” 

– Leonardo da Vinci
.
Why is defining Life so difficult?
Why have scientists and philosophers
failed
for centuries
to find a specific physical property or set of properties
that clearly separates the Living from the inanimate?
Because such a property
does not exist.
.
“That Love
is all there is,
is all we know of Love;
it is enough.”
Emily Dickinson
.
Life is an invented concept.
On a fundamental level,
everything that exists is an arrangement of atoms
that fall onto a very large spectrum of complexity,
from a single hydrogen atom
to something as complex as the Human brain.
.
In trying to define Life,
we draw a line at an arbitrary level of
complexity
and loudly proclaim that everything above that level
is alive and everything below it is not.
.
But this division only exists in our
very limited and Human mind.
There is no threshold of complexity
at which a collection of atoms
suddenly becomes alive,
no real distinction between the living
and that we call inanimate.
We fail to define Life
because there is never anything
to define.
.
“If I have the gift of prophecy
and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have a Faith that can move mountains,
but do not have
Love,
I am nothing.”
1 Corinthians 13:2
.

The only thing that truly exists.

In ancient philosophy,
the Greek philosopher

Gorgias
thought that nothing really exists at all
that if anything does exist,
then nothing can be known about it,
and that there is really no way this can be passed on
for others
to understand.
.
Gorgias was simply giving a philosophica:
proof to the fact that all material things
that exists in the World
are perceptions of the mind,
figments of imagination.
.
Quantum physics tells us that reality
is far beyond human perception and intuition.
In other words,
our rational mind and common sense
are not capable of understanding
the true nature of reality.

My Dear Friends,
the highest part of yourself
is a much higher Being,
where the best qualities, gifts, and capacities
of the Soul are found.

Your Humanity connects with the Divine.
Your Superior Being
does exist and is there
to seek the answers to your questions,
attend to your desires,
address your concerns.

We are connected to the Divine.
He is within us.
We are His Children.

“Behold,
what manner of Love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the sons of God.”
1 John 3:1
.
Go to your Father
in Prayer.
Let your Heart
speak with your Superior Being.
You will have
answers.

If your desires
are Beautiful,
your Blessings
will be the same.

“All of life
is a near-death experience.”

Alan Harris

Today’s idea holds the key
to what your real thoughts are.
They are nothing that you think you think,
just as nothing that you think you see
is related to vision in any way.

There is no relationship between what is real
and what you think is real.
Nothing that you think are your real thoughts
resemble your real thoughts in any respect.
Nothing that you think you see
bears any resemblance
to what vision will show you.

Under all the senseless thoughts and mad ideas
with which we have cluttered up our minds
are the thoughts that we thought with God
in the beginning.
They are there in our minds now,
completely unchanged.
They will always be in our minds,
exactly as they always were.
Everything we thought since then
will change,
but the Foundation on which it rests
is wholly changeless.

Yes, LOVE does exist.

Let us
not
go to our graves
without those we Love
peering into the vast space
of our unfathomable
Love.

The pathway
to inner Peace,
and World Peace,
lies through
the Human Heart.

Let us start
thinking –
with our
Hearts.

Goodnight.

Yes,
and how many deaths will it take
’til he knows,
that too many people
have died?
Bob Dylan

First cancer ‘living drug’ gets go-ahead

The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient’s own immune system so it attacks cancer.

The regulator – the US Food and Drug Administration – said its decision was a “historic” moment and medicine was now “entering a new frontier”.

The company Novartis is charging $475,000 (£367,000) for the “living drug” therapy, which leaves 83% of people free of a type of blood cancer.

Doctors in the UK said the announcement was an exciting step forward.

The living drug is tailor-made to each patient, unlike conventional therapies such as surgery or chemotherapy.

It is called CAR-T and is made by extracting white blood cells from the patient’s blood.

The cells are then genetically reprogrammed to seek out and kill cancer.

The cancer-killers are then put back inside the patient and once they find their target they multiply.

‘Enormously exciting

Dr Scott Gottlieb, from the FDA, said: “We’re entering a new frontier in medical innovation with the ability to reprogram a patient’s own cells to attack a deadly cancer.

“New technologies such as gene and cell therapies hold out the potential to transform medicine and create an inflection point in our ability to treat and even cure many intractable illnesses.”

The therapy, which will be marketed as Kymriah, works against acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Most patients respond to normal therapy and Kymriah has been approved for when those treatments fail.

Dr Stephan Grupp, who treated the first child with CAR-T at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said the new approach was “enormously exciting”.

“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” he added.

That first patient had been near to death, but has now been cancer-free for more than five years.

Out of 63 patients treated with CAR-T therapy, 83% were in complete remission within three months and long-term data is still being collected.

However, the therapy is not without risks.

It can cause potentially life-threatening cytokine release syndrome from the rapid proliferation of the CAR-T cells in the body. This can be controlled with drugs.

New era

But the potential of CAR-T technology goes beyond one type of cancer.

Dr David Maloney, medical director of cellular immunotherapy at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, said the FDA’s decision was a “milestone”.

He added: “We believe this is just the first of what will soon be many new immunotherapy-based treatments for a variety of cancers.

CAR-T technology has shown most promise against different blood-based cancers.

However, it has struggled against “solid tumours” such as lung cancer or melanoma.

Dr Prakash Satwani, a paediatric oncologist at Columbia University Medical, said: “The results haven’t been that great when you compare it with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, but I’m sure the technology will get better in the near future.”

Boosting the immune system is already a cornerstone of modern cancer treatment.

A range of drugs that “take the brakes off” the immune system to allow it to attack cancer more freely have already been adopted around the world.

CAR-T technology, which goes a step further and redesigns the immune system, is at a much earlier stage.

Prof Peter Johnson, the chief clinician at the charity Cancer Research UK, said: “The first genetically modified cell therapy to be approved by the FDA is an exciting step forward.

“We still have a lot to learn about how to use it safely and who might benefit from it, so it is important to recognize this is just a first step.”

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For our class in Philosophy
this week:

For Friday, October 12:

 

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

September 4 – December 21   2018

Sept. 4 (Tuesday)                              First Day of First Semester

Oct. 8 (Monday)                                 Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 19 – 23                                       Thanksgiving / Fall Break

T. B. A.                                                 Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 21 (Friday)                                 Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                                  Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 11 -15                                         Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)             Good Friday & Easter Holidays

May 20                                                Prep. Day for Adventure Trip (no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

  Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
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for updated information.

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if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

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The Only Gift Worthy / Household Items That Cause Cancer / Three Person Babies? / Movies

“What is reason?
Knowledge informed by sympathy,
intelligence in the arms of Love.”
– Edward Abby.

Butterfly

The glory of God’s World is all around us! Spend time with Nature and you will discover thousands of beautiful things that God created  –  just for you. He has created a magnificent world full of majestic beauty that will inspire your heart and mind and draw you closer to His goodness.  (Photo by William C. Anderson)

“Love
Leaves highly polished stones,
Glistening in the warm
And bright sunlight,
Along the beautiful pathway
To Freedom.”
                         – Wm. C. Anderson

Sunset A

Photo by William C. Anderson

We can see with our eyes.
But close your eyes,
And look into the real light of this life,
Into the Light of your heart,
Into that which transcends
What has been illumined,
Into what will be.

Close your eyes.
Listen to the song
Long laid to rest,
Seldom sung,
But as a child.
The one you heard –
So long ago,
The one you were –
And, so long to hear again.

It is the song of your heart,
Beating in time
With all that has gone before,
With all it longed to be.

You shall never see
As clearly as today.
The lens of your heart
Can focus your mind
Upon the things in life
That truly have meaning,
That matter.

Sunset 2

Photo by William C. Anderson

The glow of your being,
The essence of your existence,
Lies deeply embedded
Within the Love you feel
For someone else.

Within the few and precious moments
You share with another,
Lies a Gift greater
Than any treasure on this earth,
A Gift only you can give,
A Gift so alive with Love,
That it will live forever –
The Gift of knowing, surely knowing,
That someone is alive in your heart,
And will live there
Forever.

Such Love never dies.
Such Love has always lived,
Placed in your heart
By the precious Love of God,
This Love comes through you,
Not from you.

It is the only Gift
Worthy of bestowing,
Worthy of receipt.

sunset 1

Photo by William C. Anderson

It is yours,
If discovered,
Treasured,
Shared.

Your heart is not yours.
It belongs to another,
And always has.
Time is measured
By its humble beat –
The pulsing of its radiance
You will never feel,
For the vibrancy of its being
Always takes flight,
Seeking shelter
In the dark corner of another life,
To light the pathway,
To see.

You are,
By the Grace of God,
This Light
.
  May the Light of your precious Life
Bring someone out of darkness,
And into the warm, bright, joyful
Sunlight of Salvation –
Your Salvation,
And the precious one you save.

“Till the stars fall around me
And find me all alone.
When the sun comes a-singing
I’ll still be waiting.”
– Rod McKuen

sunset 1

Photo by William C. Anderson

“Knowledge
which is acquired under compulsion
obtains no hold on the mind.”
– Plato

6 common household items that cause cancer
from: naturalnews.com

Air fresheners –  A hotbed of poisonous substances that could leave you and your loved ones infertile, brain-damaged or chronically ill. Tests conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that most air fresheners contain phthalates, which among other things interfere with male hormone production.

Most air fresheners are also loaded with other cancer-causing volatile organic compounds as well, which interfere with reproduction, respiration and cellular regeneration. A 2008 study conducted by Anne Steinemann at the University of Washington found that all air fresheners tested emitted chemicals known to be carcinogenic, meaning they cause cancer.

Instead of toxic commercial air fresheners, stick with all-natural essential oils, which can be applied to the skin or released into the air from a diffuser. read more

Candles  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that nearly half of all scented candles on the market contain lead wiring in their wicks, which is released into the air upon burning. This lead leads to hormone disruption, behavioral disorders and other health problems.

Director George Rodriguez interviews students for roles in our coming Shakespeare production.

Director George Rodriguez interviews Jack for a role in our upcoming Shakespeare production.

Many candles are also made of paraffin wax which, when burned, generates two highly toxic compounds, benzene and toluene, both of which are carcinogenic. Artificial fragrances and dyes are also present in many scented candles, which when burned end up in your lungs.

Art supplies –  Epoxy materials, glues, acrylic paints and solvents, drawing utensils and other supplies used to create art contain chemicals linked to allergies, organ damage and cancer.

The federal Labeling Hazardous Art Materials Act requires that all art supplies sold in the U.S. bear warnings. It is recommended that users of such supplies purchase only products that are certified by the Art and Creative Materials Institute (ACMI). ACMI-certified products undergo rigorous evaluations by independent toxicologists to make sure that they are safe for everyone, including small children.

Shampoos & Conditioners – Toxins are in cosmetics containing ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate that generate cancer-causing byproducts when used. Other carcinogenic additives commonly used in hair care products include polyethylene glycol (PEG) and cocamide DEA.

Cole is ever ready to deliver a dynamic oration.

Cole is ever ready to deliver a dynamic oration.

Safe Cosmetics has put together a list of the safest and most eco-friendly shampoos on the market, which are free of most or all of the chemicals listed in its “Skin Deep” database, which you can access here: SafeCosmetics.org.

Antiperspirant Deodorants –  Avoid aluminum chlorohydrate, which can absorb directly into the skin and promote the formation of breast cancer. Aluminum from antiperspirants is also believed to contribute to brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Other toxic additives in deodorants include parabens, artificial preservatives that mimic estrogen in the body and promotes the growth of cancer cells. Parabens are also linked to gastrointestinal damage, nausea and central nervous system depression.

Shower curtains – Plastic shower curtains act something like a radiator for toxic chemical release. Many shower curtains off-gas harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds that are known to damage the respiratory tract, central nervous system, liver and kidneys.

Mary Alice

Augustus Caesar keeps a watchful eye over Mary Alice (she earlier beheaded him!)

If your shower curtain has that unique “new shower curtain smell,” it is releasing deadly chemicals — potentially upwards of 108 different VOCs, that are harming you. It is important to buy only non-toxic, PVC-free shower curtains made without harmful chemicals.

Some of the best options include shower curtains made from hemp, linen, birch, organic cotton or PEVA, which you can learn more about here:
RonAndLisa.com.

Sources:
http://eatlocalgrown.com
http://www.nrdc.org
http://www.theprairiehomestead.com
http://wellnessmama.com
http://www.greenamerica.org
http://www.takepart.com
http://ecowatch.com
http://safecosmetics.org
http://www.watoxics.orghttp://ronandlisa.com
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com

The ruling class expects better treatment!

The ruling class expects better treatment!

MPs in the U.K say yes to Three-Person Babies
from click here

MPs have voted in favor of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man. The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The technique stops genetic diseases being passed from mother to child. This change that will be passed down through the generations. It also asks questions about the future. Some people argue we are now on a slippery slope to further genetic modification of children.

A further vote is required in the House of Lords. It everything goes ahead then the first such baby could be born next year. Critics say they will continue to fight against the technique that raises too many ethical and safety concerns.

Our Lady Diana is scholarly and loves comfort (a fine art taught by Dr. A.)

Our Lady Diana is scholarly and loves comfort (a fine art taught by Dr. A.)

Estimates suggest 150 three-person babies could be born each year. Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We’re not playing God here.”

My friends, try to picture a family reunion in the distant future.

OUR PLANS FOR FRIDAY:

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at The Anderson School. At approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to the Ridgmar Mall, to enjoy lunch and a movie. Following lunch, we will enjoy the highly acclaimed new movie The Imitation Game, Starting at 12:50 p.m., Run time: 113 minutes, MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Some Sexual References, Mature Thematic Material, Historical Smoking.

Our little tykes will view The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Starting at 2:00 p.m., Runtime: 93 minutes, MPAA Rating: PG

PICK UP will be at the Theater at 3:15 p.m.

Alden teaches the finer culinary skills to Carter.

Alden teaches the finer culinary skills to Carter.

“Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion
obtains no hold on the mind.
– Plato

Movie Synopsis:
Genius British logician and cryptologist Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) helps crack Germany’s Enigma Code during World War II but is later prosecuted by his government for illegal homosexual acts.

Genre: Docudrama, Biography, Historical drama

Emergency Telephone 682-777-1908
If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school.

Students are NOT to leave the food court or theater without the approval of Dr. A (wake him gently with the smell of warm popcorn if necessary. And remember to share!)

FINANCIAL: Tickets are approximately $5.00, but this may be incorrect – please pay at the Box Office. Please provide funds for lunch. Refreshments: Yes!

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES:
Feb. 1 Tuition Deposits were Due for 2015-16
Feb. 16 (Monday) President’s Day Holiday
Feb. 27 C.P.R. & First Aid Training and Certification for all students & staff (with  Chris Leech of Premier Safety)
Mar. 9-13 Spring Break Holidays
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare” at Stage West Theater

On one occasion Aristotle was asked
“How much educated men
were superior to those uneducated:
“As much,”
he said
“As the living
are to the dead.”