Life is a Celebration / You are One With the Universal Mind / Electric Cars / Friday Trip: Modern Art Museum

         In the face of EACH creature                                I see my Creator.

Our acts
of Human kindness
bring God’s presence
into our World.

In our search
for Truth,
Ultimate Truth,
we may one day discover
that the Love
felt deeply within
our Human Heart
IS
the very
presence of God.

Love
is a description of God,
because
God is Love.
This is what He is,
and what
He will always be.

Whoever does not Love
does not know God,
because God is Love.”
1 John 4:8

                                I am alive.

To proclaim
that I am alive
in every moment,
is
to absolutely know
that God is with you
each and every
day.

In that existential
time,
you will know
you are not
alone.
And this knowledge
can Enrich your Life
and Ennoble
death.

The shadow
of who you are
can never

  reflect a lighter shade of pale,
if you choose
to Live,
giving all
you can give.

Stand up
for the Miracle you are.
Live in the Faith
God has in You.
And follow the Dream
that lies ahead,
the Dream
God has for
YOU.

Immortality
awaits me and you.

  But the Vision and the Fire
of Life
is a Dream
yet unfulfilled.

                  Enrich your Life and Ennoble death.

Only
a free person
has the strength
to benefit
Humanity.
And
only a strong person
has the freedom
to free
others.

These attributes
emanate from
profound intellectual rigor,
suppleness of mind
and audacious
courage,
to loudly proclaim:
“I shall not
Live my Life
in vain.”

                             You are not alone.

Our History
offers glimpses of great
Heroism and Dignity,
which illuminate
the Human condition.
These moments
are precious in Time.
THEY
must be shared.

Do not be
inaccessible.
YOU
are what your child
truly possesses.
Ultimately,
you will be what,
in memory,
remains.

Open wide
the Heart.
The great Love
contained within
can only cast
a mere shadow,
if inside
you are burdened,
thinking,
“I am only
me”.

No.
YOU are every generation,
this day
and yesterday,
and all
there is to be,
from the beginning
of our Creation,
to the end.
You are
everyone
you know
or will ever meet.
YOU
are the greatest Gift
your child
will inherit,
or ever, ever see.

You
are the overarching
Miracle of Creation,
the all encompassing
Perfection
of Universal physical law,
reflect of the ALL powerful
Creative Force
that brought you
into Being.

God
has truly Blessed you,
far, far beyond Belief.

        You are the overarching Miracle of Creation

My Friends,
we find Compassion
in the Knowledge
of God’s Eternal Embrace.
And we find Refuge
in the Shelter of God’s
Loving Grace.

This Love,
the Love of God
that dwells within,
is the Divine birthright
of ever generation
that ever was,
and remains.

Parents
are the instruments
of God
used to bring Life
into Being.
And our mission
is to parent with
God
in perfecting
the Beautiful Work
of His Creation.

Life
is a celebration,
a revolution,
a Divine Revelation.

Goodnight.

“Life in ALL its
forms,
is Sacred;
in the face
of EACH creature
I see my
Creator.”
– Rabi Lawrence Kushner

            Life, in ALL its forms, is Sacred.

They say that when a man is born
– the sky is falling Soul
and breaks into two parts.
One part goes to the women
and one for men.
The meaning of Life
is to find the other half.
Catches of his own soul.”

Anna Aisha

                  YOU are what your child possesses.

You are One With the Universal Mind

By Tania Kotsos
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There is a single, intelligent Consciousness
that pervades the entire Universe
– the Universal Mind.
It is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and always present.
As it is present everywhere at the same time,
it follows that it must also be present in you
– that it is you.
Your mind is part of the one Universal Mind.
This is not simply a philosophical ideal
passed down to us through the ages.
It is an exact scientific truth.
Know it, believe it, apply it
and you will see your life transform
in miraculous ways.

Albert Einstein told us that “everything is energy”;
that “a human being is a part of the whole
called by us [the] Universe”.
His words echoed the most ancient of Spiritual and philosophical teachings and still underpin today’s
cutting-edge scientific discoveries.

The Universal Mind goes by many names.
In the scientific world we know of the Unified Field,
in spiritual philosophy we refer to The All or Universal Consciousness and in religion we call upon God,
who Himself goes by many names.
The name is relevant only in so far
as it resonates with you.

Whichever way you cut it,
you come to this one unavoidable conclusion:
there is but One Consciousness
of which your consciousness must be a part
and “a part”,
as Charles Haanel said,
“must be the same in kind and quality as the whole,
the only difference being one of degree”.

The nature of the Universal Mind
is Omniscience (all knowing),
Omnipotence (all powerful),
Omnificence (all creative)
and Omnipresence (always present).

Know
that this too is
your nature.

This week in Philosophy:
What Dreams May Come:
a story of LOVE and devotion
that transcends the bonds
of Time.

ELECTRIC CARS
from revelationforex.com
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Dyson, the engineering company best known for its vacuum cleaners and fans, plans to spend £2bn developing a “radical” electric car.

The battery-powered vehicle is due to be launched in 2020.

Dyson says 400 staff have been working on the secret project for the past two years at its headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

However, the car does not yet exist, with no prototype built, and a factory site is yet to be chosen.

Sir James declined to give further details of the project. “Competition for new technology in the automotive industry is fierce and we must do everything we can to keep the specifics of our vehicle confidential,” he told staff in an email.

Important points that are undecided or secret include the firm’s expected annual production total, the cost of the car, or its range or top speed.

Sir James said about £1bn would be spent on developing the car, with another £1bn on making the battery.
Analysis: Richard Westcott, BBC transport correspondent

It was a slightly unusual launch, but then, Sir James Dyson likes to be different.

In a small room above his swanky London shop he told us about his vision for a clean car.

First up, we were treated to an old clip of Blue Peter, from the 90s, where Anthea Turner interviewed him about his new device to clean soot from the exhaust of diesel vehicles… it was the cyclone from his vacuum cleaner, put to a different use.

“That is how long I have wanted to do this,” he told us.

In fact he first hatched the idea in the late 1980s.

Since then, he has developed motors and batteries and now he is able to bring all that expertise together in a new, electric car.

He promised that it will be radical and different, because, as he put it, what is the point of making it like any other car?

And he promised that it will not be cheap.

I did ask how much it would be to put down a deposit… he told me he would have to think about it.

Further development work will take place at a former RAF base at Hullavington in Wiltshire, where staff will move to in February.

Sir James also said that his firm’s car would look “radical and different”, but will not be aimed at the mass market.

The motor is designed and ready to go, he said, but the firm is still designing the car.

Dyson’s decision means it is joining the rush within the global car industry to develop and make electric cars.

Some manufacturers such as Nissan, Tesla, Renault, BMW and Hyundai already manufacture them.

Others such as VW, Volvo, Mercedes, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover have announced plans to sell electric or hybrid versions of their existing petrol and diesel engine ranges.

VW, for instance, plans to spend 20bn euros (£17.5bn) by 2030 to develop its battery powered vehicles.

Sir James said he had been interested since 1990 in developing filtration technology to stop vehicle diesel emissions polluting the environment.

But as the motor industry had shown no interest in adopting this idea, he would instead join the fast-growing trend to make electric vehicles.
Analysis: Theo Leggett, BBC business correspondent

The electric car market is growing rapidly, but it is also about to become a lot more crowded.

Within the next few years, many new models are due to come on to the market, including Jaguar’s Ipace, Porsche’s Mission E, Volkswagen’s I.D. family and Mercedes’ EQ range. Tesla also has big plans for its recently launched Model 3.

They will be joining established models such as the Nissan Leaf, the BMW i3, the Renault Zoe and the Tesla Model S.

Dyson clearly sees an opportunity here. As new designs become available, and prices come down, more consumers will be willing to try electric vehicles.

Policymakers, concerned about air pollution, want them to do just that.

The big question is whether Dyson can muscle in on territory that the major manufacturers are already trying to make their own. And let’s not forget Google’s designs on the electric/self-driving market.

Tesla was able to build a new car brand from scratch, but only by producing a design which effectively moved the goalposts and changed people’s expectations of what an electric car could provide.

If Dyson wants to play with the big boys, it may have to pull off a similar trick.

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The River is WIDE / Common Sense Solutions To Beat Depression / Friday Trip: Museum of Science & History and Omni Theater

“There’s a new World somewhere
They call the Promised Land.
And I’ll be there someday
If
you will hold my hand.”

Tom Springfield

              A new world somewhere.

Stargazers,
are the very
few,

those walking hand in hand.
But they are the ones
who come to understand,
just how wide
the River of Life
truly is,
that the Water of Life
is Love.

This precious River
can overflow

the banks of time
and nourish Life,
as the tide
subsides.

And the Beautiful Melody
of its flow,
can open your Heart
and touch your very
Soul.

                   If you will hold my hand.

“The river is wide.
I cannot see.

Nor do I have light wings to fly.
There’ll be a boat that can carry TWO,
and both shall row,
my Love and I.”
James Taylor

Only
someone who Loves

discovers real Freedom,
and knows
it is born only in the eyes

of another.
When
you liberate feelings
of Compassion and Love
in the precious Life
of someone near you,
your Sight
no longer turns inside yourself,
to see only the lonely,
and how empty
Life can be.

                      To see only the lonely.

My Friends,
our road leads
to nowhere,
or
we glimpse

Eternity.

One path
lies through the closed
and very narrow
vexations of the mind,
the other,
through a Loving
Heart,
an open door.

What a Beautiful Journey
Life
can be,
when we take it
together,
hand in hand.

Yes,
you can live
in night forever,
never even knowing
you do not
see.

“A Life
without Love
is worse than
death.”
Padre Pio

.
How soon Life

flies,
and all is
gone,
as the Seasons drift by
one by one,

and Life
is quickly done.
But the Human Heart,
YOUR Heart,

is always
young.

If you build
your World
around someone
other,
YOU
come to discover
that you truly
exist.
YOU
finally know
the meaning of
Life.

Love
must be shared,
or it and you,
simply

do not exist.

Goodnight.

“Holding your hand
And standing by to catch you
when you fall,

Seeing you through
In everything you do.

Let me be there in your Morning.
Let me be there in your night.
Let me change whatever is wrong,
and make it right.

Let me take you through
that Wonderland

that only
TWO can share.

All I ask you
is let me be there.”

John Rostill

Low-cost, common sense solutions
to beat depression at its own game.
by

 1. Get a General Health Check
“A true diagnosis is half the cure”
– wise saying.

In some cases, depressive symptoms can be caused by an illness, vitamin defenciency, drug side effect or withdrawal. Common medical causes include underactive thyroid, heart disease, cancer, certain blood pressure medications and even birth control pills.

By getting to the root cause of your depression, you can figure out the best way to treat it and beat it.

Common Sense Tip: Get a general medical checkup and if you are taking any prescription drugs, investigate if depression is a possible side affect.

 2. Eating Right
“Let food be thy medicine
and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates

Let us not underestimate the power of food to affect mood. Medical studies have linked vitamin deficiencies, such as in Vitamin D and B12, to depression. And that’s just for starters.

Many sufferers of bio-chemical/biological depression may find they also suffer from sugar sensitivities or allergies. In that case, diet can play a vital role in beating depression.

Common Sense Tip: Take notice of how you feel after eating certain foods. Keep a food diary.

 3. Getting Enough Sleep
“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man
healthy wealthy and wise.”
– Benjamin Franklin

 A successful psychologist once said that post-partum depression may in fact be another label for sleep deprivation. While it may not be that simple, sleep and depression are closely related.

Lack of sleep has been shown to precipitate psychotic episodes, for example. But does lack of sleep cause depression or does depression cause the inability to sleep? Whatever it is, by getting more sleep, you can start making inroads to improvement.

Common Sense Tip: Go to bed early. If you suffer from insomnia, explore gentle methods of promoting rest like meditation, yoga and massage.

 4. Get your Blood Pumping
Exercise, exercise, exercise.

It took me 3 years after having my youngest child and suffering a bad spout of post-partum depression to make an exercise move. That was the most liberating step I took in all those 3 years, literally. And I saw the results immediately.

Exercise gets your heart rate up, serotonin kicking in and blood sugar cravings, which cause mood swings, down. Oh and I recommend doing it in fresh air with some deep breathing. There’s nothing like nature and some life-energy pulsating through your veins.

Common Sense Tip: Put on your jogging shoes right now and take a walk or run outside. Make a realistic exercise schedule that you can keep up weekly.

 5. The Right Support
“I get by with a little help from my friends
The Beatles

Because depression sufferers tend to socially withdraw or hide their true feelings, it can be a bit of a catch twenty two.

Finding the right person to talk to about how you’re really feeling is a great start to fighting those blue feelings. Whether it’s a trusted friend, psychologist or life-coach – a little step in the right direction can do wonders. Getting out the house, when you’re about to sink into another lazy, self affair episode, is another way to beat depression at its own game.

 Common Sense Tip: Even if you don’t feel like it, go out and socialize with your friends on the weekend.

Open your Heart and touch your very Soul.

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We are Living a Truth / What Really Causes Heart Disease / Friday Trip: Code Camp Open Labs

Today
is tomorrow,
yesterday.
Welcome
to the Future!

I am part
of ALL
that I see.
I am part
of every Leaf
on every Tree.
I am cousin
to the Hawk
and the beautiful Butterfly
and the tiny Honey Bee.
I am
ALL that I survey
and touch and hear
and say.

          Blessed beyond Belief.

And when
I think on all the other
Living Things,
and know
that part of them
is some of me,
that you and I
are the sum
of WE,
I know that God
lives in Everything
that is Today
or ever will be,
and I am Truly
Blessed
beyond Belief.

“ALL living organisms
store genetic information
using the same molecules
– DNA and RNA.
Written in the genetic code of these molecules
is compelling evidence
of the shared ancestry
of ALL living things.”
DNA from the Beginning
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Yes,
YOU and I
are part and sum,
of what is now
and ever has been,
what is
to be.

                 I am part of ALL that I see.

From MIT Technology Review:
.

“Particles can be linked
by the strange quantum property
of entanglement.
Entanglement occurs
when two particles are so deeply linked
that they share the
same
EXISTENCE.”

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We are
Miracle
and Miraculous,
the telling
and the told,
the young
and the old.

“A study of DNA replication
proves that there is only ONE life
and all living things
share in that life.”
http://www.onelife.com
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           We are Living a Truth.

We all
come to live,
to come alive
and to give
more than we can,
more than we are,
to be
and become
Loved
and in Love,
with someone
and everyone,
and the ONE
Who is Everything.

We are ever reaching
and never reaching
the end.
We are Living
a Truth
that is Beauty
beyond what we can
imagine,
if
we but open the eyes
of our very Human
Hearts.

          You and I are the sum of WE.

Yes,
“I am you,
you are me,

I am part of all I see.”
This concept is such an important one
to teach to today’s children
because we are getting more and more
disconnected
due to social media, devices and video games.
Yet scientists teach us that it is
connection
that will provide us with lasting
Happiness.

Dr. Emma Seppala
from Stanford’s Center
for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education,
says that when connection with others is present,
it can boost mental and physical health,
and even increase immunity and longevity.
Connection to our family, communities and
Nature

is vitally important
for today’s children.

– YogaKids Momma Marsha

        Connection.

“A philosophy of ALL Life,
is needed,
not of the Human alone.

It is not that the Human
needs to take care of all other Life
as a Moral obligation,
though that is certainly true,
it is that the Human is a small part of Life,
but one which possesses a characteristic
(intelligence)
which is valuable to the survival
and well being of all Life.
It was Life which developed that intelligence,
not the Human,
therefore its service is for all Life,
not merely the Human.
The Human is, in that sense,
a servant to Life, a caretaker in the service of Life,
the good Shepherd
for ALL of Life.
onelife.com
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My Friend,
the only
One
who can heal you
and wash away the dust
of every sin,
is listening
to hear
your precious voice.

Because
He Loves you,
far more
than you can wish.
Just as YOU
long to hear
the voice of your
child,
your Father,
in Heaven Above,
also Prays
to hear the voice
of His Child,
YOU.

“I am the Day,
soon to be born

I am the Light soon to begin
I am the new Hope in the morning
I am the darkness soon to be Light
I am the rising and the falling,
I am the Alpha and Omega
The night and day,
the first and last.”
Libera

Based on the current state of
physics:

“The Universe is inevitable.
The Universe is impossible.”
– Arkani-Hamed
.
Unbelievably,
both declarations are true,
and because they are mutually
contradictory statements,
they could be true
in a multiple Universe scenario.
But, there is no way to prove,
today,
that multiple Universes exist,
no scientific support.

None,
except
that the only alternative
is that the Universe was actually
DESIGNED.
Belief in the multiverse among cosmologists
amounts to a surrender
in the war over design.

Yes
the alternative to multiple Universes,
is intelligent design,
which is not the same
as a belief in God.

“To posit the existence
of a Creator

requires only reason.
To posit the existence of a good God requires
FAITH.”
Dennis Prager

Those who admit
that the Universe must be intelligently designed
can discover exactly who that Designer is
in the Holy Bible.

The God of the Bible
told us the Story of our Creation:
.

  “All things were made by Him;
and without Him
was not anything made
that was made.
John 1:3
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My Dear Friends,
the Bible
told us the story
of our Creation.
God has always existed.
And the Universe began
when He created it.

“For by Him
were ALL things created,
that are in Heaven,
and that are in Earth,
visible and invisible.”
– Colossians 1:16-17

Those Scriptures
do not contradict
observable science.
Please share
with your precious children
the Truth.

The Truth
is far more precious
than pure gold,
more valuable
than anything on
Earth.

Truth
is simply telling it
like it is;
it is the way things really are,
and any other viewpoint is not Truth.
A foundational principle of Philosophy
is being able to discern between
truth and error,
or as Thomas Aquinas observed,

“It is the task of the philosopher
to make distinctions.”

And the greatest Philosopher
your child will ever meet
is YOU.

You and your child
are truly ONE:
biologically,
Spiritually,
and in every other
WAY.

Share
with your child.
Show
the WAY.
And the pathway
to Truth,
and ultimate Truth,
which is LOVE,
is through your
Heart.

“Train up a child
in the way he should go:
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6

What a Joyful
Adventure
awaits you
both.

Goodnight.

The pathway is through your Heart.

Philosophy discussion for this week:

Heaven is for Real.

What Really Causes Heart Disease
by Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.
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World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated – it is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is helpful.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body?  Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed withomega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.

What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.

Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential – they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell – they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.

If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.

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A Wind That Blows Lonely / The Antithesis of Love / Friday: Modern Art Museum

Love is the answer,
and the Prayer.

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Look into the future smiling back.

There’s a wind that blows
lonely
across the barren plains
of our memory.
Soft,
it caresses the face
that refused to turn
into the wind,
toward the ones
so Loved,
to look into
the future
smiling back.
And now,
the past
no longer belongs
to us.

“Yes I knowdon
how lonely life can be.

The shadows follow me
And the night won’t set me free.
But I don’t let the evening
bring me down

Now that you’re around me.

The book of life is brief
And once a page is read
All but love is dead
This is my belief.”
– Don Mclean

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Life itself is an answer to Prayer.

God still whispers
into the restless void
of our lonely aching Hearts.

But so very often,
we recognize not
His answers to our Prayers,
simply because
we have never had need to pray
for so very many Blessings in Life
already bestowed
upon us.

No,
we never had need
for such Prayer,
for our needs were met
long before
awareness
needed a reason
to be.

So very many Blessings in Life
we never recognized
were answers
to Prayer,
Prayers we never had the need
to say.

“Therefore I tell you,
do not worry about your life,
what you will eat, or about your body,
what you will wear.
For life is more than food,
and the body more than clothing.
Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap,
they have neither storehouse nor barn,
and yet God feeds them.
Of how much more value are you
than the birds!”
Luke 12:22-24

Such is the Love
of a Mother and a Father
for a deeply Loved
Child.
Such is the Love
of your Father in Heaven
for YOU.

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    You are an answer to Prayer.

Life itself,
is an answer
to Prayer.

You
are an answer
to Prayer.

Look about you.
There is nothing,
absolutely NOTHING,
that does not answer
some Prayer,
somehow,
somewhere,
at sometime,

by someone.

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   Silence has the loudest voice.

Dear Friends,
there is scarcely anyone

who does not desire something
beyond
what is good for them.
So rather than hurt you
when the honesty’s too much,
God answers some Prayer
with the tender syllables
of silence,
until the moment
subsides.

Silence is like a River of Grace
inviting us to leap unafraid
into its beckoning depths.
It is dark and mysterious
in the waters of Grace.
Yet in the silent darkness
we are given new eyes.
In the Heart of the Divine
we can see more clearly who we are.
We are renewed and cleansed
in this
River of Silence.

– MACRINA WIEDERKEHR, Seven Sacred Pauses

Such is Love
in you,
that in the Sacred stillness
and the quiet
of a thoughtful moment,
with Wisdom and Grace,

  you proclaim a silent Love
Divine.

Silence is the only language
of the realized.

“There are times
when silence
has the loudest voice.”
Leroy Brownlow

By simply accepting
what God already provides,
we are made aware
and acknowledge
Prayer
never offered,
never needed,
but answered
just the same.

My Dear Friends,
Love

is the answer,
and
the Prayer.

“In the darkness of my dreaming,
the Light of you will stay.
If I could be close beside you,

If I could be where you are,
If I could reach out and touch you,
and bring you back home.
Is there a way I can find you
Is there a sign I should know,
Is there a road I could follow,
to bring you back home
to me.”
– Roma Ryan

So very often
we find ourselves
in the midst
of the greatest Answer
to the most fervent Prayer:
that we are
deeply
Loved.

Welcome Home.

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With a deep seated Love of Courage to map the unknown.

The Antithesis of
Love

My Precious Friends,
Addiction
is the antithesis
of Love.
It can become
the destroyer of Worlds –
of your World,
and sadly,
that of your child.

Little understood,
like Cancer,
it devours the very substance
of the Life
we pretend goes on.
The fabric of our existence
feeds our addictions.
And the bacterial excrement of
Alcohol,
like cancer, can devour
and permanently change
the very structure
of the Human brain,
and more importantly,
the Hopes and Dreams,
of our precious Children.

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Alcohol, like cancer, can devour and permanently change the very structure of the Human brain.

People who have been drinking
large amounts of alcohol
for long periods of time
develop serious and persistent
changes IN THE BRAIN.
(
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
read more

It is
much like an enemy in battle,
sneaking behind the lines
to disarm the troops
before they can engage
in combat,
while front line soldiers
stare straight ahead,
totally unaware,
wondering what is going on,
and why we cannot attack
and win.

Our ignorance,
our blind arrogance,
our naivety,
disarm us
and we never know
how!

“Sometimes we know,
sometimes we don’t.

Sometimes we give,
sometimes we won’t.

Sometimes we’re strong,
sometimes we’re wrong.

Sometimes we cry.

Well,
we’re gonna have to sit down
and think it right through.
If we’re only Human
what more can we do?
– Van Morrison

Our other addictions –
to linear thinking –
becoming too focused to get
the BIG picture,

to compressing time,
to the allure of complexity and dependency
upon technology,
to drugs we know
virtually nothing about,
have shrunk the number of outlets
for the daring, aggressive nature
of mankind,
that fought the good fight,
with a deep seated
Love of Courage
to map the unknown
and go
where mankind
has never gone
before.

This saddens,
but doesn’t surprise.
The Heroes
of our proud Past,
the Soldiers of our good fortune,
no longer are
of the same branch,
on the same tree,
or even
in the same forest.

The courage
to Love one another
enough to fight
the good fight,
to vanquish
the enemy within,
we cannot accept,
because
we cannot even recognize
that it is us.

“We shall meet the enemy,
and not only may he be ours,
he may be us.”
– Walter C. Kelly, Jr.

But when Life
breaks you,
and brings you
to your knees,
know that God will hear you
through your fervent Prayer,
and hold you
in warm embrace.

akiane“If we experienced the present through Eternity
and Eternity through the present,
we would know true Love.”
– Akiane Kramarik
from her upcoming book:
Eternity Is Not That Long
read more

Love
can command you,
it can rule over
your precious Heart

or
you can let it
pass you by.

But please remember:

Everything
outside of Love
is a lie.

Do not be trapped
within a prison
of doubt.
The Loving You
is no illusion.

The Honesty of your Love
is the only
Truth.

And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you
free.

– John 8:32

Goodnight.

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Love is an answer and a Prayer.

“Never place a period
where God has placed
a comma.”
– Gracie Allen

                                       On Friday, Nov. 4, 2016,

we will meet at the MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 3200 Darnell Street (telephone 817-738-9215) at 9:45 a.m. Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present. Our docent guided tour of  “KAWS WHERE THE END STARTS”  will start at 10:00 a.m. Following the tour we will dine at the museum’s restaurant, Café Modern, at 11:30 a.m. Parents, guests and family members and friends are invited to join us.

                   Pick-up is at 2:30 p.m. at the museum.

After lunch we will have a self-guided tour of the permanent exhibit and shopping at the fabulous gift store. Parents are advised that mature subject matter may be on exhibit including language, nudity, and sexual content.

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Spanning the worlds of graffiti, pop art, and consumer culture, KAWS’s bodies of work are highly charged, each conveying his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times, as well as his agility as an artist. He has primarily looked to and appropriated from pop-culture animations (including The Smurfs, The Simpsons, SpongeBob, Hanna-Barbera, and Peanuts) to form his artistic vocabulary for his paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Now well known for his larger-than-life sculptures and hard-edge paintings that emphasize line and color, KAWS’s cast of hybrid cartoon/human characters, with similarities to popular cartoon figures and logos like Mickey Mouse and the Michelin Man, are perhaps the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity.

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States.

FINANCIAL: No fee for admission.

GIFT SHOP: Has fascinating items. (I bought a DOG Bowl! Stop laughing!)

LUNCH: Café Modern serves contemporary American cuisine. Please provide funds for lunch.  One check per table will be provided. A gratuity will be added. Students please order from the Children’s Menu & Observe POLICIES of the Museum.

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & monogrammed red shirts required. Parents / NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS & WHO ARE YOU? are always invited to participate on our trips.

   IMPORTANT  DATES
        

Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)            Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 1-2                                             Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 22 (Thur, – changed from Dec. 20)      Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 4                                Winter Break Holiday

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                              Second Semester begins

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

Jan. 20                                               Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 20 (Monday)                              President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 13-17                                         Spring Break Holidays

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

April 28                                             Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 22-26                                         Adventure Trip

May 26                                               Last Day of Semester

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      The Loving You is no illusion.

 

 

 

Treasure The Light / Terrible Chemicals Coming Back / Friday: Japanese Garden

Let us treasure
the Light,
and not give reality
to the shadow.

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           Treasure the Light.

We long for Love
and Light.

Dark the dreams
that lie behind
the broken door of a Heart
will think
will beat no more,
for those we failed
to Love,
or never Loved
before.

Yes,
the illusions of Life
cry little pity
without the Joy
of Love.

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You take farewell of the Glorious Sun that shines from within.

When sorrow
gathers all about you,
and you take farewell
of the Glorious Sun
that shines from within,
and from Above,
backlit by the past,
the atmosphere that clouds
this day,
is silhouetted like
a luminous halo.

But,
with fervent Prayer
and abiding Trust in God,
you can feel
a new tomorrow,
a beautiful new dawn
coming your way.
.

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    Harry Nilsson

“Everybody’s talking at me
I don’t hear a word they’re saying,
only the echoes of my mind.
People stopping, staring,
I can’t see their faces,
only the shadows of their eyes.
I’m going
where the Sun keeps shining,

through the pouring rain.”
– Harry Nilsson

A constant shadow
lies across nevermore,
cast by what we dare not
dream today.
A mist
rolls across the eyes,
when Love’s obscured or dies.
But we can come to realize,
the unbelievable Beauty of our Life
cannot be denied.

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With Prayer and Trust in God.

Flowers
grow for the comfort
of Mankind.
They invite us
to grasp wild every blossom,
to give and share,
and tell evermore
of our Love
that blossomed like those
now in hand.

john“I can’t be contented
with yesterday’s glory.

I can’t live on promises
Winter to Spring.

Today is my moment,
now is my story,

I’ll laugh and I’ll cry
and I’ll sing
– John Denver

We are not here
to learn some trigonometric equation
that may soon be forgotten
or never used.
We are here to study
the Geometry
of the Human Heart,
the capacity to Forgive,
the acceptance of Love.

My Dear Friends,
you can waste a lifetime
repressing the Truth
you envisioned as a Child.
.

“Deep in December,
it’s nice to remember,

although you know
the snow will follow.

Deep in December,
it’s nice to remember,

without a hurt
the Heart is hollow.”
– Tom Jones
.

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   The Beautiful Heavens Above.

But you can never forget
all the Joy
that was yours today.
You shall never regret
the Divine Love
you feel
as you see a new Tomorrow
coming your way.
.

“At the end of a river
the water stops its flow.
At the end of a highway
there’s no place you can go.
But just tell me you Love me,
and you are only mine,
and our Love will go on
till the end of time.”
– Sid Jacobson
.

Your Father,
in the Beautiful Heavens Above,
has loved you more Dearly
than words can tell.
For you are
His
Beautiful Child.

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            He’s going your way.

God’s Heart is always full of tears
at the thought of Love’s farewell.
The precious Gift of His Love
is
THIS moment

of your Life,
the time He Lovingly
gives to you.

Please remember,
wherever you’re going,
My Friend,

He’s going your way.

Purity of youth
and the purity of the Spirit
were memorable expressions
of the precious time
when we were children.
But the deeper meaning,
is still undisclosed
to you and me.

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In a blinding moment of clarity.

As a fragile
and deeply Loved Human Being,
we can come to realize
the magnitude of what it means to be
a child again,
a Child of God.

This feeling is profound
and defies definition.
And it is expressed only
by the Human Heart.

Yes,
in a blinding moment of clarity,
you can come to truly see
what it means
to be deeply Loved,
like a Child again.

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 The unbelievable Beauty of our Life.

“It is here we must begin to seek
the wisdom of the Children

and the graceful way of Flowers
in the Wind.

– John Denver
.

Goodnight.

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You are His Beautiful Child.

Every Terrible Chemical
We Ever Used
Is Waiting To Come Back At Us.

From:
5 Time Bombs Our Grandparents Planted
(Are About To Go Off)

click here for more

Eric Rignot / NASA

At least we’ve learned from the past. CFCs, DDTs, POPs, and other terrifying chemical acronyms have been banned for decades. The planet barely survived their usage, but we did it! It’s over! The end!

Actually, it’s more like “The End?”
And now we’re set up for the hard-hitting sequel.

You know what’s great at storing harmful chemicals? Polar ice. That was all well and good by society for a time. (Eat it, Nanook. Move to the city and get a real job!) But now, global warming is melting that ice and releasing all those chemicals at once …

NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio
… It’s like society’s literal karma, coming back to punish us for past sins.

Most worrying are the persistent organic pollutants – organic chemicals we stuffed into just about everything until we found out they give cancer to anything they touch. They’ve been showing up in plants and animals again lately, trickling out of melting glaciers and into the natural environment.

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So if you see this sign or any others like it,
listen.

Then there’s DDT, an insecticide that was banned in the ’70s due to its poisonous effect on birds. And though we haven’t used it in decades, it’s showing up again in Antarctic penguins, thanks to the retreating ice caps. That’s right, penguins. The butlers of the snow.

Good God,
what have we done?

“In such ugly times,
the only true protest
is Beauty.”

– Lucia Perry

                                On FRIDAY October 21, 2016

we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the JAPANESE GARDEN, located at 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard (817-392-5510). Please gather at the main entrance of the Japanese Garden. Our SELFguided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. Be on time – if our tour has started – just catch up with us. Do not drop off children without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present.

We will spend approximately 2 hours on our tour & visit the TREASURE TREE GIFT SHOP (817-871-7668). Following the tour we will travel to the Hulen Movie Tavern, 4920 S. Hulen Road, Fort Worth,  to see BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, starting at 12:50 P.M. in Theatre 8    *  WE WILL NEED DRIVERS.  *     Please let Dr. A know if you can assist.

The movie is 103 minutes long & Rated PG-13 for drug use & references, suggestive content, language, some horror images and thematic material. Synopsis: Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Younger children or others may view another movie with the permission of Mrs. Anderson.

Pick-up is at the Hulen Movie Tavern at 2:30 p.m.
You MUST let Dr. A know when you leave and with whom.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER 

Please observe the POLICIES of the Garden. Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS /NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS / VISITORS and THE CURIOUS are always invited to participate on our trips.
Please do not disturb Dr. A. should he be found on the trail all alone and asleep or muttering incoherently  to himself or a passerby or a frog or a tree. Teaching for many years is a highly probable causative factor!

Students are NOT to leave any facility at any time for any reason, including the need to use the restroom or secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

GIFT SHOP:   There is a fabulous, “Treasure Tree” gift shop.

                 We must follow Garden Visitor Etiquette.

FINANCIAL:   Admission to Japanese Garden: $7.00 for ages 13+ / Children (12 yrs. & under) $4.00 Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate.

 

                                  IMPORTANT  DATES

Oct 28                                                  Fossilmania (Glenrose)

Nov. 4                                                  Modern Art Museum

Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)             Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 1-2                                              Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 22 (Thursday – changed from Dec. 20)  Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                                   Winter Break Holiday

Jan. 20                                                 Fort Worth Stock Show

(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted each Wed. at 6:00 p.m.)

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A Song Without Words / Chemicals for ADHD? – NO! / BAYLOR UNIVERSITY / Friday: Shakespeare at School / Adventure Trip Itinerary

“God’s Gifts
put man’s best dreams
to shame
.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

dark street corner

A street lamp keeps my Heart searching.

Standing all alone
on a dark corner of the past,
a street lamp
keeps my Heart searching
down a lonesome road
so far I cannot see,
wondering
where I am,
unknowing
I am no longer me.

Finding I am still lost,
ever deepening,
darkening shadows of doubt,
leave little
in the mind
to wonder what this Life
is all about.

But suddenly,
somehow,
I come to know,
as I stand beneath
another Light,
a Heart so full of Love
and all Aglow,
and listen to God’s Voice
ever so softly whisper
from above,
“Let Me show the Way,
the Gift of Love”

“Let the LORD your God
tell us where we should go
and what we should do.”
– Jeremiah 42:3

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“Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature.”     – Gerard de Nerval

The light you seek,
one day
you will find.
It shines within
As bright as the Sun
In the full of day,
a day
you come to truly see
is never done.

Today,
you may not read
by the reflection
of God’s Light
in the dark corners
of a restless Heart,
but you can
feel His Warmth,
and see your shadow
cast upon a past
doubtful in mind,
lonely of Soul.

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Do not let your Life pass you by.

       Much like the dark we find
lingering around a lonely street lamp,
sorrow can surround you,
as the world all around you,
disappears.

So unaware of the Light
may we be,
that all the Beauty
that abides with you
in the dark,
passes you by.

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The Beauty that abides with you in the dark.

We move in momentary
disarray,
from shade
to ever lengthening shadow,
faint and dark
to darker still,
never knowing
that not far away
the Sun is ever shinning,
ever near to breaking
upon a Beautiful horizon,
the Dawn
showing us
a new day.

“Faith
will turn any course,
light any path
,
relieve any distress,
bring joy out of sorrow,
peace out of strife,
friendship out of enmity,
Heaven out of hell.
Faith is God
at work.”

– F. L. Holmes

flower

“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”

Living can be like
a song without words:
Beautiful,
but unknowing
what God wants to say
with your Life.

For He truly desires
to speak with you,
to speak through you,
to have you convey
to others left in the dark,
the joy you find
in the stunning beauty
of the Gift He gives:
the Beautiful Dawn
of a precious new day.

Your Life is a song,
a Beautiful Melody.
And you have much to say,
to share the Love story
of being lost,
of finding the way.

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”  – Buddha

Close your eyes,
My Precious Friends,
and Pray.
Your Father
will Light the path.
He will write the words
to your Beautiful Song,
He will show you the way.
He will give your Life
a depth of meaning,
something to say.

No one
is denied God’s Light,
the comforting Warmth
of His Love.

For you are my lamp,
O LORD:
and the LORD
will lighten my darkness.”
– 2 Samuel 22:29

In all the World
someone
can be Infinitely better
because of you.
What better Gift
can you give,
what better Gift
could you be,
than the Light
of their Life.

Somewhere,
someone may come to know,
“In all the World,
you are all the World,
to me.”

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A day you come to truly see is never done.

We all look back
for a Light
on the path of Life,
never knowing
it was glowing within.
The Light of God’s Love
shines through us,
and it radiates
to everyone.

Yes,
one day you will pause
on the pathway forward,
to retrace the steps
you took
to arrive where you are,
to see where
you have been,
thinking Home
was ever forward,
the journey
near its end,
when
it’s just begun.

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God’s Love lights the way and turns the darkness into day.

Weep not
for your memories.
Do not let your Life
pass you by.

What words
can never say,
happens every day,
in the Miracle of Love
coming through you
from Above.

God is Truth.

Open your Heart.
Say what
you truly feel.
The deepest emotions
of your Sacred Heart
will convey exactly
what others
so long to hear.
Expressions
of your Love
will take you
where you need
to go,
where you long to be,
to what God desires
for your precious Life.

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Looking down a lonesome road.

I beg of you
to please know and understand
many have suffered,
many have died
for you to arrive
where you are.
Unknown and countless
are the sacrifices
of yesterday,
giving you this day.

There is magic
in the Mirror
of your Being,
in the Beautiful Dawn
of all possibilities
of who you are,
who you can be.

Your Love
can become indistinguishable
from God’s Love.
O Child of God,
such Love
can be your Treasure
to last
your whole Life long,
and far, far beyond.

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There is magic in the mirror.

Accept the Gift.
Honor the Givers.
And
pass it on.

You
are a Prayer

answered
for someone, somewhere,
standing in lonely vigil
on a dim and darkening
street corner of the mind,
looking down a lonesome road
of Life
so far they cannot see,
unknowing
what they are searching for,
is you.

Goodnight.

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One day you will pause to see where you have been.

Drinking coffee may stave off depression.
A study of some 50,000 female nurses in the US
over a period of ten years suggests that women
who drank 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day
reduced their risk of depression by 15%
compared with those who drank one cup or less.
And those who drank four cups or more
had a 20% risk reduction.
– read more here

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Chemicals for ADD and ADHD?

Something is wrong,
but not with your precious child. God, in His Wisdom, has never created a child He did not deeply Love. The concern you express for your child is part of that abiding Love.

Please consult with your physician and ask him or her to remove your child from all the harmful chemicals that will create more and more issues as time passes. The research that is readily available has led to the conclusion that no child should be subjected to the long term effects of these substances. And very few longitudinal studies have been conducted.

Please type the name of your child’s prescription(s) combined with two more words,    “____   and cancer“, and read the results.
Yes, you will be horrified.

The Drug Enforcement Administration had classified Methylphenidate (Ritalin) as a Schedule II drug, comparable to Cocaine.

Methylphenidate is also one of the top ten abused prescription drugs. Ritalin causes constriction of veins and arteries, causing the heart to work overtime and inevitably leading to damage to the organ itself.

It is a violation of parent’s rights when they are not told of the unscientific nature of so-called disorders such as ADHD or the risks of the treatments involving drugs like Ritalin.

Did you know that by labeling your child with ADHD, you are actually labeling them with a mental illness?

Did you know that a child taking a psycho-tropic, psycho-stimulant drugs like Ritalin after the age of 12 is ineligible for military service?

                                                    Why?
                         What do they know that we do not know?

Did you know that the subjective checklists that are being used as criteria for diagnosis are very similar to the checklists used to determine Gifted and Talented Children? These two checklists are almost identical. My Dear Friends, bright children are not passive players in the game of life. They are active. Such activity is a NATURAL by-product of high intelligence. Get on your knees and Thank God you have NORMAL, intelligent and yes, ACTIVE children. What a Blessing!

Did you know that there are studies such as the Berkeley Study that contend that Ritalin and other stimulants further raise the risk of drug abuse? Ritalin makes the brain more susceptible to the addictive power of cocaine and doubles the risk of abuse.

Children are dying from ADHD Drugs

Sadly the deaths of many children has remained unexposed and suppressed for so long because there is a tremendous amount of money and profit at stake for so many. Between 1990 and 2000 there were 186 deaths from methylphenidate reported to the FDA MedWatch program, a voluntary reporting scheme, the numbers of which represent no more than 10 to 20% of the actual incidence.

We need to expose the health risks, dangers, deaths and suicides that are a direct result of administering Ritalin and other psychiatric drugs to children. read more

Does Ritalin Increase Cancer Risk in Children?

Research is raising concerns about the drug Ritalin, suggesting that children who take it may have an increased risk of cancer.

All 12 of the children included in a University of Texas study experienced an increase in chromosome abnormalities just three months after starting Ritalin. Chromosome damage has been linked to heightened cancer risk and to other health problems. Lead researcher Randa A. El-Zein, MD, PhD, and colleagues found a THREEFOLD increase in the level of chromosomal damage in the samples taken after the children were started on Ritalin. read more

Several animal studies have also suggested a link between Ritalin use and cancer.

         Come on Folks!      Wake UP!

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What needs to change is the academic environment. It needs to allow for normal active children. Hyperactive children simply do not exist. Most boys are highly active and for a good reason. It relates to the survival of the species. Think about it!

And common LOGIC dictates what is so apparent: WE ARE A PART OF NATURE NOT APART FROM NATURE.  Your child is acting normal! Put him or her outside in the fresh air with God’s bountiful sunshine and allow for activity. Take advantage of the high activity level and enroll your child in a great sports program. Wear him or her out on the soccer field or playing a ball game like baseball or camping out with a Scout Troop, etc., etc. etc. Instead of drugging up your kid, set him up for recognition for his athletic ability. Take advantage of the GIFT of being a healthy active HUMAN being.

Don’t bury your loved one in an early grave because you lack the courage to say NO. Don’t just say it, shout  “NO”There is beauty in courage. There is no need to water the flowers you place on the grave of your precious child with your tears. Tears should be shed only for joy.

INVITE the dim wit who insisted your child become a lab rat to take the drug instead. Yes, insist they go on the drug first. Look into their horrified eyes when they scream, “What?”

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I’m ready for the sandbox.

If you are not a strong advocate for your child, NO ONE WILL BE. That is why God gave you HIS child – to shelter the deeply loved from the storms of Life, to protect, to Honor, to serve, and LOVE above all things on this Earth. And Love my Friend, is courage.

Please take the time to research these substances and have your precious son or daughter removed from them. I would also change my physician. If he or she has taken the convenient and profitable way to medically treat your family, then he or she needs to be removed from service.

Obviously, the good Doctor has not researched the topic to the degree enough to reach a compassionate, reliably informed and reasonable conclusion. The qualifications of physicians also follow, like everything else in life, the bell-shaped curve of probability. Some are at the lower end of expectations relative to the awareness of what they do. Some will write a prescription for anything. Just be sure to pay the bill on your way out.

Motor vehicle deaths as recently as 2013 totaled 32,719. But, in recent years, there has been an annual average of about 400,000 drug related deaths and serious injuries in a hospital that could have been prevented (those we know about). Which leads me to conclude that the most dangerous place in this country is not on America’s highways, but in the doctor’s waiting room.

Like Jesus said, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” They truly do not know.

Your instinctive and abiding Love for your child allows for insight into what is happening. Please follow your instincts. God has given them to you for a reason. And that reason always points to His abundant Love for you and your child.

Your child is perfection,
as are all of God’s children.

Please remove your children from all substances that tarnish the Will of God. What is truly needed is the abundant Love of our Lord that flows through you. That is all your children will ever need.

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“The point,
is for beauty.
Simplistic, joyous beauty;
complicated, twisted beauty
the beauty of courage,
the beauty of loss.
For if there is a Something Else out there,
it is surely hidden
among the beauty of this world.”

― Isabella Rogge

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        The point is for beauty.

A BAYLOR UNIVERSITY professor made national headlines
for his simple act of kindness.

Katy Humphrey, a U.S. Marine and full-time college student, wife and mother, had her babysitter cancel on her at the last minute. Not one to miss class, her only option was to take her 4-month-old daughter, Millie, to class.

She’d hoped Millie wouldn’t be too disruptive to the class, but not long into the lecture, she became fussy.

But rather than shaming Katy or asking her leave class, the professor, Dr. Darryn Willoughby, just walked on over, picked her up, and kept on lecturing without missing a beat.

Millie was absolutely content in his arms for the rest of the class. “I didn’t want Katy to feel uncomfortable, because there was nothing to feel uncomfortable about,” says Willoughby, an associate professor of health, human performance and recreation and director of Baylor’s Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory. “Taking care of others in a time of need and when it is not a time of need, just loving and caring about others – that’s God’s purpose.”

What a great example of the caring community at Baylor! I know. I attended Baylor for four years, graduating with the degree Doctor of Education in 1977. I experienced such Love and compassion from everyone, everyday. I cannot recommend a University more highly than Baylor University.

IMPORTANT  DATES
April 15 Adventure Trip payment balance was due
April 29 (Friday) Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet) at Stage West Theater
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 7:00 p.m.)

Spring Trip Itinerary

It’s time for our Spring Adventure Trip, and we are headed to Little Rock, Ark.  Little Rock has a big role in history. Here, we will learn about Central High School’s place in the civil rights movement, explore the Clinton Presidential Center & imagine a world free of hunger & poverty at Heifer Village.

*  Be sure to have ALL forms signed, dated and witnessed (where required) and turned in to Dr. A. by Monday, MAY 9. NO, you may NOT participate without these forms properly completed.

 Monday       Meet at the Train Station at 12:30 p.m.
Do NOT be late! Do NOT drop off your child without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present!
Depart Fort Worth by Train   2:20 p.m. (Meet at the Train Station)
Arrive Little Rock                 11:30 p.m. We will be picked up by bus for transport to the hotel (and later to other Arkansas Destinations)

 Tuesday       Farmer’s Market (River Center)    7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                      Lunch                                          12:00 p.m.

Tour of Clinton Library                1:30 p.m.

Heifer Village                               4:00 p.m.

 Wednesday  Historical Bus Tour 10:00 am (4 hours).  * Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 9:30 a.m.

 Thursday     Museum of Discovery               10:00 a.m.

                      Maritime Museum                       1:00 p.m.

 Friday         Transportation to train station 2:00 a.m. This is NOT a misprint. Wake up & get on board!

Depart from Little Rock             3:10 a.m.                                                                       Now you can sleep.)

Arrive in Fort Worth                   1:25 p.m.

 Additional events include: Peabody Park, Big Dam Bridge, and River Lights in the Rock.

The itinerary is susceptible to change. A hot breakfast is included at the Hotel. Lunch and dinner will be additional expenses, and we ask all students to order from the children’s menus, which are more reasonably priced.

Departure for Little Rock is at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, May 16, from the Fort Worth International Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Meet at the Train Station with your luggage at 12:30 p.m. Do  NOT  be  Late.

Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

Our very sincere gratitude to Gine Moreland for planning a wonderful adventure to Little Rock.

Thank you.

Reminders: TUITION for 2015-16 is due MAY 1
If you have not paid the balance for the trip, we NEED it no later than May 8.  

Thank You
Bill  &  LeVonna

Evening Star and Sun is Set / Movement Helps Ease Depression / Wed. 4-6-16 Hamlet at the Modern Art Museum

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The Flowering of Forgiveness

‘Tis always,
It seems,
The Night before
Your only tomorrow,
The last evening
Of our Season of Sunsets
Forever lost and unimagined,
Even in our dreams,
That we come to know
This moment
Is our only possession.

The Horizon
Of such awareness,
Births inner Beauty
Held inviolate within,
And without
compare.
Such a Gift
We find in
The vision
Of early Dawn,
In our brief day
On this Earth.

“Have you ever watched a sunrise
And felt you could not breathe?
What if it’s Him?
What if it’s God speaking?”
– Ronnie C. Freeman. Jr.

You can never arrive
Where you really are,
Be what your Heart
Wants you to be,
Until you know
Who you have truly been,
And that your dreams
Become
You.

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Shadows deepening of doubt and despair.

Upon an Altar
Of Innocence
Were we laid.
From Love everlasting
Were we Lovingly
Made.
And there,
By the Grace
Of God,
We may return.

With such awakening,
Is born a Flowering
Of selfless thought,
And Redemption
Through our deeds.

Life
Need not be lived
In the shadows of
Deepening doubt,
Of desperate despair,
But in the Sunlit brilliance
Of the Light
Of your hidden Love.

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Beautiful Flowers planted by the seed of thought and deed.

My Dear Friends,
The path to tranquility
For your fragile mind,
Your very delicate Heart,
Lies through the pages
Of God’s Precious Word.
Each Syllable
Is a gentle step
Toward Home,
To His Heart,
And yours.

Thy word
is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light
unto my path.

– Psalms 119:105

His Soothing Word
Can resonate
In the Soul,
Truly echo
Through the brevity
Of time
As we have
On this Earth.

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The Compass of your Heart will show you the way.

“Let Thy goodness
like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart
to Thee”
– R. Huff, B. Darnall, M. W. Smith

No landscape artist that ever lived
Could put upon canvas
Such beauty
As may be found
Hidden
In your Heart.

Don’t let the Sacred Inner Beauty
Escape you.
Remember, my Precious Friend,
That every day with you
Can a Masterpiece be.

After the last bright rays
Of the fading sun
Have turned to gray,
The Dignity of a day
With you,
Basking in
The Beautiful shadow of your Being,
Can continue to be
The Paradise
Of someone’s remembrance,
Someone’s Dream.

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Such Radiance as dwells within.

If it’s cold here
In your Heart,
The fire in your eyes
Can softly burn,
The words you Lovingly speak
Can slowly turn
Another world spinning round and round.
When you think
Of all the Love
Hidden deep inside,
Is it really ever too late
To let Love be our guide?

As you open wide
Your arms in warm embrace
Of another to Love,
Someone deeply in need,
The Gates of God’s Love
Are flung open wide,
And the Love in your Life
Is Heaven
To another in need
Of Hope,
Of the beautiful Flowers
Planted by the seed
Of your thought,
Of your deed.

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A Sacred moment you shall never live again.

How is it possible that such Radiance
As dwells within
Can be unnoticed?
Let us rejoice,
That this Miracle of Beauty,
This Heart Divine,
Loving ever thus,
Beats within.

As your Life and your Love
Are transfigured into
The hopes and dreams
Of someone lost
In the space
Between your thoughts,
Your anguished moments,
Of displeasure and pain,
Become
As a hammer
Against cloth.

When somehow,
Sameness is not the same,
If you play
And it’s not a game,
And your dreams
Are filled with regret and pain,
Remember,
The Creative Power
Of all the Love
That dwells hidden inside
Is far more powerful
Than that of destruction.

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    Evening Star and Sun is set.

The consuming fire
Of what you come to
No longer cherish,
Of what you have lost,
Cannot compare
To that of Baptism
In the Deep Waters
Of God’s Love.

Every second
You are with your Life,
Is a Sacred moment
You shall
Never live again.

The Compass
Of your Heart
Will show you the way.
It varies not
Far from the Truth.
If you listen,
Lingering long enough,
The path
That lay before you
Will be lit
By the lamp of another,
Holding an Eternal Light
For you.

Then another precious Life
Becomes you,
And the rhythm of the
Living waters
That you are,
Rolls on
Through a deepening River
Of no return,
And into the next
Past,
Which is no longer
Today,
No longer
You.

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Another world spinning round and round.

Evening Star
And Sun is set.
Colors
Vivid and bright,
In memories of Life
Lived for another,
In Dreams of the night.

Between
The beats of your Heart
Lies another dimension
Of Love
Unseen.
Between the Sun that sets
And the next sunbeam,
Is the World
In which you will live
In but a Dream.

Life lived well
Is always
For another.

Never walk alone,
Then sleep well
My Friend.

And
Goodnight.

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Memories of Life lived through another.

From Examiner.com:

It cannot be said enough;
Movement
helps ease depression symptoms.
We read it study after study,

Most people tend to ignore
that movement helps people
deal with depression more naturally.

Exercise not only helps motivate people
and builds their self-esteem,
it actually helps balance
the chemicals called neurotransmitters
such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine.
Studies suggest that 30 minutes
of moderately intense exercise
five days a week
can reduce depression by 50%.
read more

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Colors vivid and bright in memories of Life lived for another.

No matter what type of movement
you take, walking, jogging, dancing,
swimming, aerobics, Yoga
and other forms of martial arts,
movement helps ease
depression symptoms.
.

“Why dose the body
with antidepressants
or force words
out of a person’s mouth
when there are better methods
to treat depression?

 Dance can set people free
on a physical and, especially,
a psychological level.”
– Isabella A. Pericleous
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Keeping the mind,
The Spirit
And the Heart
In motion,
Moving ever forward,
For the benefit
Of everyone around you
And every Living thing,
Can place the center
Of your focus in Life
Into another dimension.

And you
Shall no longer be
In sufferance,
For you
Are not there.
You
And your precious Heart
And mind and Soul
And busy
Elsewhere.

You cannot be
In two places
At one time.

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How to fight inflammation with food
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Too many of people deal with headaches, exhaustion, weight gain and other awful symptoms on a daily basis, but what many of these people don’t realize is that these symptoms aren’t normal.

Our bodies were built to feel amazing every day and the majority of us accept feeling tired, bloated and foggy brained on a daily basis. Furthermore, many of my clients deal with food cravings, mood swings and pain each week and they’re in a constant struggle to get themselves back to feeling “normal” again.

Inflammation can be caused by stress, mold, pesticides, mercury, hidden parasites, bacteria and viruses in our body as well as by eating an inflammatory diet filled with table salt, sugar, white flours, refined vegetable oils and processed foods, all of which lack nutrients our body needs on a daily basis to function optimally.

Here are a few anti-inflammatory foods you can start to incorporate in your daily meals and snacks. Buy a few of these foods each week (Sundays are a great day to stock up) and use them throughout the week in your meals and snacks. You can also bring these foods with you to work to snack on in between meals to keep your blood sugar stable. Get creative and add these foods to your morning smoothie, your afternoon salad and your evening stir-fries or whole grain dishes for extra anti-inflammatory boost.

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From Love everlasting were we Lovingly made.

1.      Raw Walnuts

2.      Blueberries

3.      Cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower)

4.      Ground flaxseeds

5.      Fermented vegetables (such as kimchi, sauerkraut)

6.      Dark leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, Swiss chard, kale)

7.      Fresh ginger

8.      Turmeric

9.      Garlic

10.  Fresh rosemary

You can also start to add in anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, healthy fats, protein and complex carbohydrates on a daily basis so that you are keeping your inflammation in check.

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Also from Examiner.com:
3 easy ways to get better sleep without drugs

Adequate sleep plays a critical role in the function of our immune system, metabolism, heart function, blood pressure, weight control, in addition to how we learn, comprehend and remember things.

Create a spa-like environment by ensuring your bedroom is the right temperature, cool is always better. Start a humidifier, maybe even one that also creates white noise like Vicks Cool Moisture Humidifier; which will make it easier to breathe and is instantly relaxing. Keep your bedroom clean and organized because sleep can certainly be more challenging in a dirty space. Turn on some spa-type music, keep it very low, and allow yourself to drift away.

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Prepare for sleep through yoga and meditation. This may sound like an overwhelming nightly practice but it doesn’t have to be. Since both yoga and meditation are about breath, just taking a few minutes within your spa-like bedroom to sit on your bed, legs stretched out in front of you, to breathe deeply in through your nose and out through mouth will make an incredible difference. Stretching before sleep will also enable your body to relax more quickly.

Shutting down all kinds of the electronic devices in your home at least an hour before your planned bedtime. The bright screens and information overload plays a large role in the sleep-deprived nation we’ve become over the past ten years. If you are struggling to get to sleep and stay asleep, your phone, computer and television could be to blame. Turn everything off and give yourself the quiet time your body deserves.

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  The Light of your hidden Love.

On Wednesday, April. 6, 2016, we will meet at the MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 3200 Darnell Street (817-738-9215) at 10:00 a.m. Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.

We will view Hamlet by William Shakespeare broadcast from National Theatre Live at 11:00 a.m. Parents, guests, faculty, family members & friends are invited to join us.

Pick-up is at 3:00 p.m. at the museum

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner, National Theatre Live is broadcasting this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening his sanity and state security.

Running time is 3 hours and 20 min. with a 20 minute intermission.

FINANCIAL: $ 12.00 for students and $20.00 for adults

GIFT SHOP: Has fascinating items. (Dr. A bought a DOG Bowl! Stop laughing.) There will be a few minutes for shopping after the play.

LUNCH will be during intermission. Dine quickly! Café Modern serves contemporary American cuisine. Please provide funds for lunch. One check per table will be provided. A gratuity will be added. Students please order from the Children’s Menu.

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & monogrammed shirts required. Shirts must be tucked in. Parents / NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS are always invited to participate on our trips.

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IMPORTANT  DATES 
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) at Stage West Theater
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 7:00 p.m.)