So Close That It Is Far Away / New American Plate / Lola’s Secretarial Service / Friday: At School ALL Day

Like the Flower
that shatters the
Stone
,
Love can fracture
the Heart
hardened by the absence
of Joy.

Even the most fragile
has the power to overcome
the strongest force.

Love Majestic
in its simplicity,
opens wide the window
of Wisdom.

“Being deeply Loved by someone
gives you strength,
while Loving someone deeply
gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu

To speak
in the present tense,
and live
in this precious moment,
requires us to Love
what is all around,
to regret
not one minute,
and Love
what is in us
and is
us.

  Tomorrow can fade to black or rise like a magnificent Rainbow.

Have you ever thought
of home?
When home
is so close,
that it is far
away,
and you
hold on
to your thoughts
so hard
you can never
stay
in the place
of your dreams,
that for which
you Pray.

       Put on each day and wear it all day long.

And you pause
to ask,
“Am I
living in the embrace
of memories
never chanced to be?”
The colors
of our dreams
fade
onto sad deserted shores
of such memories
never brought to
Life,
never made.

 Beauty wakes pure authentic feelings.

The greatest threat
we face
is change,
but we cannot
survive
without it.

So put on
each day
and wear it
all day long.
And listen
very carefully
for the night bird
song.
Then give
your troubles
to the song,
not the singer.

There is serenity
in what we partake
with the guidance
of our Lord,
even when we fail
to contemplate
the incomprehensible.

  Love opens wide the window of Wisdom.

Think
not on yourself.
Make not a
Stone
of what once was
your Heart.

My Dear Friends,
One

act of Mercy
can free the
Soul.
One fragile Flower
can shatter
the stone.

Tomorrow
can fade to
black,
or rise
like a magnificent
Rainbow.

                       Live in this precious moment.

No matter
where you run,
without the Love
of God,
you keep running
into yourself.
But With
His Precious Love,
God will raise you
Lovingly
above yourself.

Beauty
wakes pure authentic
feelings.
It touches the
Soul.
And the beauty
in your Heart
far exceeds that
of any Flower,
any setting of the Sun,
any sum of the parts
more than the
whole.

                    Love what is all around.

The bitter tragedy
of Human Life
is that it is too fragile,
a transitory, provisional parchment
of living and
being.

Yet,
to be sheltered in the warmth
of Heavenly Grace,
provides a Landscape
laced with Eternal Life
and Lovingness.

                     Beauty touches the Soul.

Let us pause
to reflect
upon our allotted time,
and give
Thanks.
We can shatter
the World of illusion
and become that
which God
truly wants of us:
to become
His Child
again.

Goodnight.

                   Put on each day and wear it.

“You are a Divine Being.
An all-powerful Creator.
You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt,
and within you dwells the infinite wisdom
of the ages and the sacred creative force
of All that is, will be and ever was.”

Anthon St. Maarten

In Philosophy
this week:

Part I
Is it possible
for our brains to be hacked
like computers?
What are the implications
of gaining access to this
technology?
What are the questions
we need to ask
relative to the ethics
involved in mind reading
and control?
Under hypnosis
reality can be altered.
What are some Historical
examples
of Human minds
being retrained
(altering reality)?
What devastation resulted
from mass hypnosis?
And what of Freedom?
Will it become
a concept of the past?

Part II
What is Life?
Is Life essentially
energy,
that can never be destroyed,
only transformed?
Does energy
have no beginning
and no end.
How does our understanding
of Life as energy
relate to concepts of
eternal Life.
.
From our friends at
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No single food can prevent cancer,
but the right combination of foods may help make a difference.
At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least
two-thirds plant-based foods
and no more than one-third animal protein.
This “New American Plate”
is an important cancer fighting tool,
according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in cancer-fighting nutrients
— and the more color, the more nutrients they contain.
These foods can help lower your risk in a second way, too,
when they help you reach and maintain a healthy body weight.
Carrying extra pounds increases the risk for multiple cancers,
including colon, esophagus, and kidney cancers.
Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark green,
red, and orange vegetables.

Naturally occurring folate is an important B vitamin
that may help protect against cancers of the colon, rectum, and breast. You can find it in abundance on the breakfast table.
Fortified breakfast cereals and whole wheat products
are good sources of folate.
So are orange juice, melons, and strawberries.

Other good sources of folate are asparagus and eggs.
You can also find it in beans, sunflower seeds, and leafy green vegetables like spinach or romaine lettuce.
The best way to get folate is not from a pill,
but by eating enough fruits, vegetables,
and enriched grain products.

Cutting back on processed meats
like bologna, ham, and hot dogs will help lower your risk
of colorectal and stomach cancers.
Also, eating meats that have been preserved by smoking
or with salt raises your exposure to chemicals
that can potentially cause cancer.

Whether it’s the lycopene
the pigment that gives tomatoes their red color –
or something else isn’t clear.
But some studies have linked eating tomatoes
to reduced risk of several types of cancer,
including prostate cancer.
Studies also suggest that processed tomato products
such as juice, sauce, or paste
increase the cancer-fighting potential.

Green tea, may be a strong cancer fighter.
In laboratory studies, green tea has slowed or prevented
the development of cancer in colon, liver, breast, and prostate cells.
It also had a similar effect in lung tissue and skin.
And in some longer term studies,
tea was associated with lower risks
for bladder, stomach, and pancreatic
cancers.

Grapes and grape juice, especially purple and red grapes,
contain resveratrol.
Resveratrol has strong antioxidant
and anti-inflammatory properties.
In laboratory studies, it has prevented
the kind of damage that can trigger
the cancer process in cells.

Please take the time to
read more.

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                                           Important Dates
Nov. 20-24                            Thanksgiving / FALL BREAK (No School)
Dec. 22 Friday                      Last Day of Fall Semester
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

Trip Details are posted each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net

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           One fragile Flower can shatter the stone.

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A Reflection of God’s Love

picture of happy mother with baby over white

Dedicated with all my Love to the memory of Christina-Taylor Green.                     read her story

There are no words strong enough to
describe a powerful piece of music.
play amapola

Music is yet another reflection,
a projection,

of what resides deep within
the Human Heart,
the Human mind,
the Spirit of the Eternal
Soul.

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The vibrancy that resides.

The Infinite power
of the vibrancy
that resides within
each of us,
can become a melodic expression
that overwhelms
with a deep feeling
of the inner Peace
that God
truly desires for you.
Play Alleluia

Artists
and writers of song
are created
with a deep and abiding Love
for you
by our Heavenly Father.

Inspired by the Divinity
that resides within,
their music becomes a
reflection of God’s Love.

This is why so many people,
even when they may not
understand the meaning
of the songs of our lives,
can feel the Warmth
of God’s Embrace
in the Music
His Love brings.
play Benedictus

What our Hearts hear
when we Pray,
is also Music,
as we feel a Communion
with all that God provides:
Peace in our mind,
calm in our Heart,
Joy in our Spirit,
an Uplifting
of our Soul.
play Gabriel’s Oboe

2bird

Music becomes a reflection of God’s Love.

A moment in time
spent quietly with the Lord,
can take the vibrancy
of your precious Being
to heights unexplored,
unimagined.
play Ashokan Farewell

Khalil Gibran

Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy that does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. – Kalil Gibran

My Dear Friends,
our children
are more than our children.
They are perfectly blended reflections,
Sacred mirror images
of Parents
in beautiful union
with our Creator.
But please know,
they are
the Children of God,
who come through you,
and not from you.

“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters
of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you
but not from you,

And though they are with you
yet they belong not to you.”

You may give them your Love
but not your thoughts,

For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies
but not their souls,

For their souls dwell
in the house of tomorrow,

which you cannot visit,
not even in your dreams.”

– Kahlil Gibran

sun dark

The song your life sings can become a ray of Hope.

The thoughts of Gibran are music
of a Divine Melody,
with words that flow
Lovingly into the Heart.
His wisdom has
comforted me,
moderated my mood,
and healed the wounds
of my Spirit
for many years.

But,
in a deeper sense,
his wisdom has an uplifting quality
that can pierce through the veil
of Life’s illusions.

Kahlil Gibran
is the third best-selling poet
of all time,
behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.
I invite you to explore more:
the music of his life
he wanted to share.
click here

earth 2

We can coalesce as we collide, and reflect new Light.

As a parent,
you may enter the awareness
of your child
through the senses:
the compassionate tone of your voice,
the visual examples you lovingly provide,
your expressions of Love perceived
and not disguised
and not denied.

But other avenues exist
to the inner depths
of a child’s precious Heart:
Play,
Prayer,
and Music.

In the Music of the Spheres,
we shall all one day
reside,
truly come to rest,
in the Ocean of God’s Harmony,
when all but Love
is dead.

tree

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the Winds of the Heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your Souls.”        – Kahlil Gibran

Our children often keep side by side,
like two strong colors
lifted from the pallet of Life
by our Artist’s Loving Hand,
and seemingly with no care for softer tones,
while we Pray for moderation
in all things.

palette

Lifted from the pallet of life by our Artist’s Loving Hand.

Be aware,
you
are the moderator
of all things.

Children are naturally immoderate –
they want to watch the same movie
over and over,
they want to eat too much of one thing,
they lack restraint in expressing emotion.

Even good things
become a stumbling block,
if used without moderation.
A part of maturity
is learning to say “no” to oneself,
to learn the value of
moderation.

 Our Western culture 
is saturated with excess.
Living life fruitfully
and with Joy
in today’s world
can become a battle
we will not win.

“Less is more.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

And where does a child
LEARN moderation?
From the greatest teachers
God could provide on this Earth:
a Mother
and a Father.

sun 8

         This illusion that is now.

My Friends,
the fragility of Life
tells us:

for Love,
one can die.
But for the lack
of Love,
one will surely
die.

In our dream,
this illusion that is now,
there are winds of change
whispering your name.

The song your Life sings
can become
a ray of Hope,
flickering bright,
like a candle light,
softening the harsh reality
of someone’s night.

sun set 3b

The Light of His Word can surely shine through You.

Our children are,
My Friends,
so very much like Flowers:
fragile,
beautiful
blossoming in the Spring
of Life,
and not here
for very long.

rose

Our children are so very much like Flowers.

Celebrate the union
of Faith and reason,
God’s Desires and yours,
a child and a parent,
in a way that the essence
of each sometimes seemingly
opposing element
remains in place.
Through Prayer
we can
coalesce as we appear to collide,
and reflect new Light
in every direction.

With God
all
things are possible
.

The Light of His Word
can surely shine through
You.

Goodnight.

sun red

High
A simple bending of the light
a simple creature taking flight
a simple river flowing free
a simple mountain in majesty.

I am awed by all I see
with eyes created just for me
to behold all things, to appreciate
the beauty here near heaven’s gate.

It is beyond my understanding
to guess whose hand has placed all here
I care not what name you give
to one who makes all things live.

I know only that my heart does bloom
and my lips do sing a joyous tune
whenever I look into the sky
and see that rainbow rising high.

I feel inside a loving Blessing
and know too, my Soul – caressing
the one who sent this message clearly
lives so near and Loves us dearly.
rhondasail

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931).

Laughter . . . 
has a Heavenly quality.
It keeps our Spirits high
and our Hearts hopeful.

 – Anna McKenzie

moth

Another beautiful example of the Artistry
of God. This beauty was found at the school.
You too can rediscover such Gifts
without the use of pesticides.

space

In the Ocean of God’s Harmony.

My Dear Parents,
I am having technical difficulties
getting more photographs
from our adventurous trip.
Please be patient.
And THANK YOU.

“I have never in my life
learned anything from any man
who agreed with me.”
Dudley Field Malone


Adrift In The Stark Eternity / Natural Wellness Programs / Friday: Half Price Books and Movie – Race

 “Love is a canvas
furnished by Nature
and embroidered
by imagination.”

– Voltaire

Scenery

               Love is a canvas.

There’s a truth in your eyes,
In the smile
On your face.
It speaks
Of a Love within,
Showing
The Beauty
Of Inner Grace.

You say it best
When,
Knowing your children
Need you
And hearing them call,
The Love in your eyes speaks,
And you need say
Nothing at all.

Between two hearts
Lies an infinity
Of Worlds,
And of words
Never said.

sun

So much more than our imagining .

Adrift in the stark Eternity
Of a singular moment,
Within countless Realms
That are but One Place,

Dwells the Spirit of the Lord,
Holding you
In Warm Embrace.

“The most pathetic person
in the world

is someone who has sight
but no vision.”
Helen Keller

Keller

Love
Is a Vision,
And so much more
Than our imagining,
A different kind of seeing,
An Intuitive knowing,
In a place
Called the Heart.

“In every living thing
there is
the desire for love.”

D.H. Lawrence

  Love
Is not material,

  But energy,
Pure energy,
The purest form known,
The powerful, dynamic,
Indeed Spiritual
Creative Force
That gives birth
To every
Living thing.

globe

Countless Realms that are but One Place.

Love
Stirs the Stars around,
Makes the tears
And the rain

To fall,
Gives a child
Your name to call,
And the Sun
Reason to rise.
Love Catches you
When you fall.

You were created
To love
And be loved.
To no other purpose
Were you given
The precious Gift
Of Life.

meister

Meister Eckhart

“The eye
through which I see God

is the same eye
through which God
sees me;

my eye
and God’s eye
are one eye,

one seeing,
one knowing,
one Love.”

My Dear Friends,
Your child

Remembers
Every day
Filled with the warmth
Of your smile.

This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has actually passed through the larger one.

     Love stirs the Stars around.

“I want one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me.
Give me one moment in time

When I’m racing with destiny.
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel eternity.”
– Albert Hammond and John Bettis

In the Mathematics
Of Love,
Two are really One.
And in the Presence
Of God’s Grace,
One becomes
An infinite number
In dimensionless space,
That cannot be defined,
Only viewed as Art,
And found in a place
We know
As the Human Heart.

Keep smiling
My friend.
Your child hears
Every word
You do not speak.

Goodnight.

two

               Two are really One.

“Some day some old familiar rain
will come along and know my name.
And then my shelter will be gone
and I’ll have to move along.
But ’till I do I’ll stay awhile
and track the hidden country
of your smile.”
– Jimmie Rodgers

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 A person should receive five to eight good hugs per day
in order to maintain emotional stability.

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“Being deeply loved
by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply
gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

                                   For Friday Feb. 26, 2016

We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to the Ridgmar Mall 2300 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116 – TELEPHONE: 817-566-0025 to enjoy (burp!) lunch at the food court and then walk to the Rave Theater to enjoy the new movie: Race. Younger children may view another movie with the permission of Mrs. A.

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

  “There is no remedy for love
but to love more.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Synopsis
Track-and-field superstar Jesse Owens (Stephan James) prepares to compete in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 scheduled to start at approximately 1:00 p.m. with a runtime of 134 minutes.

Starring: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten & William Hurt

Genre: Biography, Historical drama

Students with hot popcorn have permission to sit close to Dr. A. and Diana (the munchkins).

If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school.

Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, food court or theater without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. A.

FINANCIAL: Please provide funds for a book (as low as one or two dollars – see Mrs. A), lunch, snacks & ticket priced at $5.40. (May be higher.)

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

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

“Love is that condition
in which the happiness
of another person

is essential
to your own.”

– Robert A. Heinlein

IMPORTANT DATES:
March 4 (1:00 PM) Stolen Shakespeare Guild Monologue and Scene Competition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (we have several 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 to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 6:00 p.m.)

“The failure to read good books robert
both enfeebles the vision
and strengthens our most fatal tendency
– the belief that the here and now
is all there is.”

– Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind

TRUNK

Folks, this is the kind of trunk
that our wonderful Director, George Rodriguez,
would like to use in our upcoming production
of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Quarto One .
If you know of one we could borrow
or buy, please let us know.
Thanks!

A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
FOR THE GIFTED, TALENTED & MOVIE FANATICS
And precocious children are appreciated.

colors

   Love can only viewed as Art.

Life Shape Shifted Now Into The Beauty Of Joy / Transferring Balances Is Brilliant / freezerless all-refrigerators / Trip to Main Event

flower

The flower of awareness blossoms in your precious Heart.

Listen for the sounds
Of laughter,
The sounds
Of Children at play.
Listen for the opening
Of a door,
Life,
Shape shifted now
Into the Beauty of Joy,
The music that is without,
Is now within,
Lovingly enclosed
By the Circle of Life.

And when the door opens,
And the flower of awareness
Blossoms in your precious heart,
You will know
We are not alone,
And never shall we be.

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Life shape shifted now,    into the beauty of Joy.

God walks beside us.
His Own Breath fills
The lungs of our
Precious Children.

My friend,
You are listening
To the Sound
Of God’s Voice.
The youthful music
That is His,
Becomes a Sacred Promise,
Answers our fervent Prayers,
Strengthens our Belief

For all our tomorrows,
For whatever lies ahead.

His Love
Is our Salvation.
Alone,

We shall never be.
The Vibrancy of our Being
Is His Dignity.
Your Life reflects His Hope,
Your Love His Desire
Your Children His Dream.

Yes,
His Dream has

Come true,
In His children,
In you.

You are the Spark
Of Divinity.
You are Creation Divine.
You are
His Love.

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“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”                                       – Plato

“Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply
gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

Why Transferring Credit Card Balances
Is Brilliant

By Allison Franceour
July 8th 2015

Credit card issuers are in such fierce competition these days to attract new customers that most have started offering sweetheart deals to win you over, like ultra-long 0% introductory APR interest periods. By transferring your balance onto one of these cards, you immediately stop all interest charges during the introductory period (which is a LONG time).

For example, the BankAmericard offers 18 months at 0% APR, so during that entire 18 month intro period, you pay nothing in interest on any balance transferred. That could literally result in thousands of dollars in savings, and is simply a no brainer. With these offers out there, it just makes absolutely no sense to continue to pay high credit card interest on your current balances. Come on folks, wake up!

Well, without further ado, here are the very few cards offering great balance transfer specials: The Cards Which Not Only Don’t Charge, But Actually   – – – PAY YOU. – – –

                      Hey, take advantage of them for a change.

These are the very BEST deals I have found! Why not MAKE MONEY rather than pay exorbitantly high interest rates. Save the money and put it into a savings account for the kid’s college fund. Trust me, you will need the money then. By the way, when your introductory period is up, transfer the balance to another great offer. They are always out there.

Chase Freedom Card: 15 Months of 0% Intro APR, 1% Cash Back Rewards Program, $100 bonus. No annual fee.

Citi Double Cash Card: 15 Months of 0% Intro APR, 2% Cash Back Rewards Program. No annual fee. read more

Freezerless Refrigerator

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My Dear Friends,
I am not a salesman for Sears. But, the Kenmore freezerless all-refrigerator is designed to operate efficiently in unheated locations with ambient temperature as low at 10 degrees Fahrenheit. You can place this refrigerator in a cold garage or basement without worrying that your fresh foods will freeze. Believe it or not, Eskimos buy refrigerators to keep food from freezing!

But this is what I especially like about it: it is a freezer with the thermostat set above freezing. The end result is that it is especially well insulated (to be a freezer) and saves money in electrical costs. We have one at the school (actually, our second model designed like this). We have no real need for a freezer at school and do not waste electricity to bring the temperature down to well below freezing. It is something I wanted to share with you.

And please, pass along your ideas to help each other. I will be glad to post them on this weblog. And LET ME HEAR FROM YOU. I need to know what you think, how you feel about this weblog. What are you interested in reading about?

Hey, were all just friends and family.

And we are more family than you were aware of. Geneticists have discovered that we ALL originated in heart of Africa, and from one female. In 1987, a group of genet­icists published a surprising study in the prestigious journal Nature

Yes, geneticists concluded that every person on Earth right now can trace his or her lineage back to a single common female ancestor who lived around 200,000 years ago. read more

The scientists named this common female ancestor Mitochondrial Eve. Isn’t it interesting that they would name her EVE.

Science and Theology are quickly merging – becoming ONE. The story that one has told is the story the other is telling.

Just as we are: ONE!

May God
always abide with you

and show you the way
to discover the Joy
hidden deep inside
your precious Heart.
Yes, my friend
It is there.

“Love is life.
And if you miss love,
you miss life.”
– Leo Buscaglia

Anderson Private School
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Students regard this destination as their number one choice.

By popular demand, and a few mild threats, we will visit Main Event, 4801 City Lake Blvd. East (817-292-5555) at 10:45 a.m. on FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015.

Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m. At 10:45 a.m. we will spend a few minutes getting our bowling shoes on and getting ready for one hour of bowling (starting at 11:00 a.m.) Our youth group special also includes lunch (2 slices of pizza and a medium soft drink), 1 hour of bowling, one game of Laser Tag & $10.00 video game card & tax. Please pay $17.00 to Dr. A. Exact change is a Blessing.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts and polished shoes are required. There are exceptions for NEW students, of course. PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun trips. Students without shirts tucked in, polished shoes, and belts on will not be allowed to participate.

Students are NOT to leave the MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done.

ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS/GUESTS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Pick-up will be at the Main Event at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present. Please let us know if you will be late. Questions: call 817-448-8484.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Sept. 8 Tuition Due for 2015-16
Oct 12 Columbus Day Holiday
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

Students are NOT to leave MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. DO NOT just disappear. Dr. A will faint and act up in order to get attention. Mrs. A will not be impressed.

Please ask your child if this has been done.

A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
This space, below, left intentionally blank – much like your future,
if you do not get a good education:

Mrs. A, Annie and Daddy at Camp Klebit in Thorp Springs 1985.

Mrs. A, Annie and Daddy at Camp Klebit in Thorp Springs 1985. Texas Christian University had its beginning here as Add-Ran Christian College, established by J. A. Clark and sons. The small building on the right was a hospital during the Civil War.

Nothing But Love / Super foods for Coping with Stress / School Starts on Tuesday Sept. 8

“Only your Heart
Knows the way,
Because
It is t
he Way.”
                    – Wm. C. Anderson

Around School 5-5-14 001 - Prof. Lacey

Dedicated to our very own Professor of Epic Literature, Latin and Greek, Mr. Lacey. Among the greatest Blessings in my life, and the lives of so many others, is knowing this gentle Heart, this Loving Soul. What an Honor to know Mr. Harry H. Lacey. Human kindness is overflowing in the life of this truly remarkable man.  Thank you for all you do.                                We Love you too.

“Ninety-nine percent
of who you are
is invisible
and untouchable.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

Yes, we are almost nonexistent.

Now combine that knowledge
With this observation from
from another of the
most powerful minds
to ever exist:
THOMAS EDISON

“Its obvious that we don’t know
one millionth of one percent
about anything.”

bird in rabbit

Unbelievable. A bird raised her young inside our cast iron Rabbit welded to the railing. “Uh, what’s up Doc?”

And it becomes apparent that we,
who are almost
nonexistent,
know next to nothing
about anything.

But we keep
wondering
about everything,
not realizing
that the things
we think about,
may not even
exist at all.
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It may be time,
which really doesn’t exist,
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to realize that we need to
truly enjoy
what little there is
to this life.

No wonder life is so short.

Our birds have been bathing, feeding and protecting us as Natural pesticides.

Our birds have been bathing, feeding and protecting us as Natural pesticides. Thank you! Please do NOT poison your precious children with pesticides. Replace these toxins with knowledge, compassion and new, happy feathered friends. They love Life too.

There is so very little
to reality,
and it is so fragile
and so filled with illusion.
Yes, it may indeed
possess the qualities
of a dream.

So, let’s either wake up or go back to sleep,
we dream either way.

But what ever you choose to do,
give thanks to your Loving Creator.

He made you out of
virtually nothing,
nothing but Love.

love quote

Which leads me to believe
that Love
is all there really is.
And if you think about it,
that is a truly powerful
and unbelievably beautiful Gift.
You are Love.
And you are deeply Loved.

Perhaps saying
“I Love you”
has a much deeper meaning
than we will ever
be able
to fully realize.

Tree house Masters move over! Dr. A through imagination and a lazy streak simply let the tree grow under the ham shack and gently lift it into the air. - Genius!

Tree House Masters move over! Dr. A through imagination (and a lazy streak) simply let this tree grow under the ham shack. He thinks it will gently lift it into the air.                                – Genius!       OK.  Just lazy.

Saying
“I Love you”,
may truly mean
“I am you.”

Yes,
we are one.

And such awareness
can open the door
to all the loving
compassion
that dwells in your
Heart.

Great truths are simple.
Perhaps, they are so simple
that we shall never
comprehend them.
After all,
they come from
God.

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        Nothing but Love

“The nature of ‘reality’
is not only stranger than you imagine,
it’s stranger than you can imagine!

There is a saying that
“truth is stranger than fiction”
and this certainly applies to the nature of reality,
because in the light of increasing evidence,
what we have accepted to be the ‘truth’
about our everyday reality
is much more like the ‘fiction’
of our everyday reality.”
– Dawn Lester  read more

Ann

Our students honor the Loving memory of Anne Frank and over a million precious Jewish children lost to the evil of the holocaust. No. We shall never forget. Never. And we shall never stop Loving you.

The precious winds of time
Sometimes blow
Only one way,
Sometimes, we feel,
Not at all.

Such a gentle flowing breeze
At dawn of day,
Reminds us of our brief stay,
Whispering your name,
Beckoning you to stay
In Love
With this Precious Gift of Life
One more day.

Hopetoun_falls

“The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.”     – Victor Hugo

“Kindness in words creates confidence;
kindness in thinking creates profoundness;
kindness in giving creates Love.”
Lao Tzu

Should you pause
And close your eyes,
Your heart
May see again,
Past the darkening nights
Of transgression,
Into the Light
Of forgiveness,
Into the soft, glowing
Eternity
Of your precious Heart.

And as you feel
The passing gentle breeze,
Across the beauty
Of the morning sky,
You cannot deny,
The very Breath of God.

“Looking back,
I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.”
– David Grayson

Dr. A with Annie and Alex (a few years ago)

Dr. A with Annie and Alex (a few years ago. OK. Maybe a few more than a few.)

My Dear Friends,
Reach beyond who you are.
Live in the lives of those around you.
Move your mind, body, and spirit.
Step out of your comfort zone,
Open up the vast,
Unexplored space
Inside your Heart.

It too
Has no horizon,
No boundary,
No limit.

Your Love
Is Infinite.
It flows through you
From the Infinite Love
Of God.

red sky

“We cannot really love anybody
with whom we never laugh.”
– Agnes Repplier

photo from 4 miles away

Highly magnified photo (80x) taken of light from a street lamp on I-20 from the back deck of the school, a distance of over four miles. Perhaps the nature of reality is stranger than we can imagine.

2015 Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
Annual Conference 
December 2 – 4 in San Antonio

 TAGT 2015 will bring together nearly 2,000 educators
who share a passion for gifted education!
Attendees will have the chance to create vital connections,
engage in and lead important conversations,
and become empowered to continue
to make a difference in the gifted community.

This unique experience features
over 150 training sessions in 15 strands
of designated subjects.
Remember December 2-4
at the San Antonio Convention Center
and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio!

Superfoods
for Coping with Stress

When it comes to combating stress levels,
what you eat may help relieve your tension.
Some foods may help stabilize blood sugar
or your emotional response.
Here are12 foods to reach for
(GREAT for KIDS):

Green leafy vegetables

Like spinach they contain folate, which produces dopamine, a pleasure-inducing brain chemical, helping you keep calm,” says Heather Mangieri, RDN, of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A 2012 study in the Journal of Affective Disorders of 2,800 middle-aged and elderly people and found those who consumed the most folate had a lower risk of depression. A 2013 study from the University of Otago found that college students tended to feel calmer, happier, and more energetic on days they ate more fruits and veggies.

Turkey breast

 Tryptophan in turkey is to blame for that food coma on Thanksgiving.  The amino acid, found in protein-containing foods, helps produce serotonin, “the chemical that regulates hunger and feelings of happiness and well-being,” In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Psychiatry Neuroscience, men and women who were argumentative (based on personality tests) who took tryptophan were perceived as more agreeable compared with when they didn’t take it. (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Other foods high in tryptophan include nuts, seeds, tofu, fish, lentils, oats, beans, and eggs.

Oatmeal

According to MIT research, carbohydrates can help the brain make serotonin, the same substance regulated by antidepressants. A complex carb like oatmeal won’t contribute to your already potential spike in blood glucose.”

Yogurt

A 2013 UCLA study revealed that consuming probiotics in yogurt reduced brain activity in areas that handle emotion, including stress. You really can’t go wrong by adding more of it to your diet.

Salmon

Ratchet up anxiety hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon help counteract the negative effects of stress hormones,” according to Lisa Cimperman, RD, of the University Hospitals Case Medical Center. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, Oregon State University medical students who took omega-3 supplements had a 20% reduction in anxiety. One 3-ounce serving of cooked wild salmon can have more than 2,000 milligrams of omega-3s, double the daily intake recommended by the American Heart Association for people with heart disease.

Blueberries blueberries

The antioxidants and phytonutrients found in berries help improve your body’s response to stress and fight stress-related free radicals.” Research has also shown that blueberry eaters experience a boost in natural killer cells, “a type of white blood cell that plays a vital role in immunity according to Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Health’s contributing nutrition editor.

pistaciosPistachios

When you have an ongoing loop of negative thoughts playing in your mind, doing something repetitive with your hands may help silence your inner monologue. Think knitting or kneading bread—or even shelling nuts like pistachios or peanuts. The rhythmic moves will help you relax. Pistachios have heart-health benefits. Eating pistachios reduce acute stress by lowering blood pressure and heart rate. They contain key phytonutrients that provide antioxidant support for cardiovascular health.

Dark chocolate

Just a bite, not a whole bar, of dark chocolate can help to regulate your stress levels. Research has shown that it can reduce your stress hormones, including cortisol. The antioxidants in cocoa trigger the walls of your blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure and improving circulation. Dark chocolate contains unique natural substances that create a sense of euphoria similar to the feeling of being in love!” Go for varieties that contain at least 70% cocoa.

milkMilk

Fortified milk is an excellent source of vitamin D, a nutrient to boost happiness. A 50-year-long study by London’s UCL Institute of Child Health found an association between reduced levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of panic and depression. People whith sufficient vitamin D levels had a reduced risk of panic disorders. Other foods high in vitamin D include salmon, egg yolks, and fortified cereal.

Seeds

Flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds are great sources of magnesium (as are leafy greens, yogurt, nuts, and fish). Loading up on the mineral helps regulate emotions. Magnesium has been shown to help alleviate depression, fatigue, and irritability.

Avocadoalvacado

This superfruit helps shut down stress-eating by filling your belly and making you feel more satisfied. In a 2014 study by Loma Linda University (which we MUST note was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board), reduced desire to eat more by 40% for the three hours.

cashewsCashews

Researchers gave zinc supplements to people who were diagnosed with anxiety symptoms (irritability, lack of ability to concentrate) and patients saw a 31% decrease in anxiety, according to Nutrition and Metabolic Insights. Zinc affects the levels of a nerve chemical that influences mood. Other zinc-rich foods are oysters, beef, chicken, and yogurt. Cashews are also rich in omega-3s and protein, so they’re a smart snack.

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            Your Love Is Infinite. Your Love is Beautiful. Your Love is You.