Shattering the Hourglass / Smart Meters? / Shakespeare on Friday

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A child passes through our lives
Like a celestial object in space,
Dancing through the universe
  Rapidly past our small, lonely planet,
Past a lonely heart in need.
sky2 The light of your life,

The stories you and only you
Can share,
Stories that should be,
Must be told,
Will truly become a treasure
More valued than gold.
Yes, the arteries from your heart
Are the richest veins
Of gold.

Reveal to your child
How you see the Universe,
What tomorrow can bring,
And all the joy
  Their Life has given you.
And as you tell
Of so many Blessings,
Let your heart sing.

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The Love of our beloved children
Can only wither and die
In the emptiness of space,
In the loneliness of time,
If we do nothing.
Nothingness
Is a destroyer of worlds.

Gather the flowers of love
From the Garden
Of life that remains,
And fill the void
Felt inside.

Yes, there are many
Shattered and empty hearts,
Created by simply

Never knowing,
Never being told,
They were truly loved.

All around us

Are the tattered remains
Of so many fragile hearts,
Broken by the waters
Of so many tears
That have flowed,
Standing at the foot
Of so many graves.

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Ever late,
They could have loved
Those left behind
With the flowers of their Spring,
With the joyful tears
Of Life and Love.

In sharing your time,
And the hidden treasures of your joy
With your precious children,
You create such beautiful moments together,
That this time will become worth
All that is of any real value
To you and them
In this world.

Do not wait,
For the time shall never be right,
It will escape you!
Time creates its own illusions,
Shattering the hourglass,
That by pretense of its being,
Feigns to measure
That which does not exist
.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAYes,
Tomorrow will always be too late.

So please stop.
Make the world as you imagine it to be,
Go away.
Place your loving arms around the real world,
Your child of so many dreams.
Fill the heart
Of such longing and desire
With truth,
With your deep and abiding Love,
Love everlasting,
The Love that flows through you
By the Grace of God above.

And after all the deeply heartfelt feelings,
Of knowing, surely knowing,
That your child is all that matters
In this world to you,

That you are in Love,
In Love with the dream come true,
The Gift of your child,
The beautiful Blessing of birth,
Of Life and Love renewed,

There will blossom,
Like a flower in the wind,
Such a depth
Of unbelievably beautiful emotion,
That you will rediscover the joy in life,
And the bountiful, beautiful Love
That has been ever so
Quietly,

Patiently,
Waiting,

Just for you.

Chris Leech with Premier Safety demonstrates CPR for babies.

Chris Leech with Premier Safety demonstrates CPR for babies.

“Outside of a dog,
a book is a man’s best friend,
inside of a dog,
it’s too dark to read.”
– Grocho Marx

Carter knows what to do.

Carter knows what to do.

SMART METERS? – from our friends at NaturalNews.com. read more

When Thomas Edison began wiring New York City with a direct current electricity distribution system in the 1880s, he gave humankind the magic of electric light, heat, and power; in the process, though, he inadvertently opened a Pandora’s Box of unimaginable illness and death.

Smart meters send and receive wireless RF/MW signals throughout homes and businesses. These smart meter RF/MW levels are far higher than those already reported to cause health risks.

Compliance is not safety, since the existing FCC safety limits are under challenge, and have already been called ‘insufficient to protect public health’ by some federal agencies.

Dirty Electricity tells the story of Dr. Samuel Milham, the scientist who first alerted the world about the frightening link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic pollution, and human disease. Milham takes readers through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure.

Wyatt is the dog whisperer.

Wyatt is the dog whisperer.

Dr. Milham warns that because of the recent proliferation of radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers, terrestrial antennas, Wi-Fi and Wi-max systems, broadband internet over power lines, and personal electronic equipment, we may be facing a looming epidemic of morbidity and mortality. In Dirty Electricity, he reveals the steps we must take, personally and as a society, to coexist with this marvelous but dangerous technology.

Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer and expert in nuclear policy at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), has written a report that reveals smart meters emit 160 times more cumulative whole body exposure than cell phones.

Dr. Magda Havas, associate professor and researcher at Trent University, has studied dirty electricity since 2003.
Some of her findings when dirty electricity is removed:
• Improvement in the symptoms associated with MS
• Diabetic’s blood sugars stabilized
• Decreased breast cancer risk
• Body’s efficient use of calcium restored
• Appropriate melatonin distribution returned, improving sleep patterns
.
Dr. Milham’s findings led him to contact higher-ups in the military and the government, with no response. This prompted him to author his book. Dr. Milham’s work found correlations between communities using little or no electricity and those using dirty electricity. The communities exposed to dirty electricity had a much higher incidence of many chronic diseases and other health afflictions.How does this happen?The body is an electrical being. Every cell, tissue, and organ transmits information through tiny electrical currents which are disturbed by these high frequency fields, setting the body up for disease.When suffering from exposure to dirty electricity the symptoms are wide ranging and diverse.These symptoms may manifest through:
• The skin
• Sleep disturbances
• Muscle and joint pain
• Physical and mental exhaustion
• Migraines
• Light headedness
• Nausea
• Loss of cognitive function
• Irritability
• Anxiety
• Muscle spasms
• Numbness and tingling
• Pain in the lower extremities
• High temperature

The Creation of Dirty Electricity

An example of how dirty electricity is created stems from how cell phone towers utilize energy. The towers operate on direct current. However, the electrical current supplied to the tower is in the form of an alternating current; therefore, the supply needs to be changed or converted. This is accomplished using an inverter. Inverters interrupt the alternating current and are a source of dirty electricity. This dirty electricity is put back into the power supply lines, which in turn, can enter a building through their electrical wiring.

Dirty electricity also affects electronic equipment.

Exposure in the average home comes from:

• Cell phone chargers

• Computers

• Office equipment

• Television sets

• Dimmer switches

• Wireless technologies

• Energy saving devices

• Electrical wiring in walls

• Candescent fluorescent light bulbs

Avoiding Exposure (Here is where you can take notes.)

• Change all CFLs to candescent or LED bulbs

• Keep a good distance away from wiring and other sources of dirty electricity

• Limit the use of “dirty electricity appliances”

• Replace unsafe electrical devices with safer alternatives

• Purchase a GS meter and, filter out electromagnetic pollution as necessary with GS filters

Dirty electricity is everywhere. Undiagnosable illness can be a result of exposure to this source of electromagnetic pollution. Implementing these changes may eliminate symptoms, thus eliminating illness. Limiting or avoiding exposure to dirty electricity is beneficial for everyone, avoiding sickness in the first place.

More sources

http://electromagnetichealth.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS5ogZxoZ2Y

http://www.dirtyelectricity.ca/dirty_electricity_four_components.htm

Lloyd Burrell is the founder of http://www.electricsense.com/. Since falling prey to a violent reaction to his cell phone in 2002 Lloyd has spent more than 10 years researching the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on health. He is the author of an eBook entitled “How To Beat Electrical Sensitivity” which offers a solution to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies.You can download his free EMF Health Report and subscribe to his newsletter by visiting his website ElectricSense.com.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com

By the way, there are two ways you can shield yourself and your family; you can either use an absorbent shield or a reflector shield. The absorbent shield absorbs RF radiation and the reflector shield deflects the RF radiation away from your home. Whichever you choose, you will need to install it between your home and the meter. read more

You may be interested to know: these are the average life spans in the U. S. since 1900 according to The Dept. of Health and Human Services. We have increased our average life span more than 30 years since 1900! Today, however, we are now decreasing our average lifespan. I wonder why? OK. Now you can go back and read previous weblogs and read the above. Do you think technology has anything to do with the recent decline?

Year Male Female

Saffy for President

VOTE: Saffy for President (Hey, everything else has gone to the dogs!) She promises not to read any of the bills either and to veto all of them. She will trim the Federal Budget down to zero. Now that’s a conservative! Only ten percent of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing recently, while 87 percent disapproved. Saffy can roam the halls of the White House doing nothing but sniffing for treats (you know, bribes) and do better than that. Don’t think there is no hope, other dogs have been elected to office.  read more

1900 48.2 51.1
1940 60.8 65.2
1950 65.6 71.1
1960 66.6 73.3
1970 67.1 74.7
1980 70.0 77.4
1990 71.8 78.8
1996 73.0 79.0
2007 75.4 80.4
2012 78.5

Ian is the dog napper.

Ian is the dog napper.

Foods to avoid by the Mayo Clinic Staff
Foods containing the following can work against your goal of a heart-healthy diet.

  • Saturated fats. High-fat dairy products and animal proteins such as beef, hot dogs, sausage and bacon contain saturated fats. Get no more than 7 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat.
  • Trans fats. These types of fats are found in processed snacks, baked goods, shortening and stick margarines and should be avoided completely.
  • Cholesterol. Sources of cholesterol include high-fat dairy products and high-fat animal proteins, egg yolks, shellfish, liver, and other organ meats. Aim for no more than 300 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol a day.
  • Sodium. Aim for less than 2,300 mg of sodium a day. read more

Only in America … can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in America … are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink. 

Only in America … do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in America … do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a diet drink.

Mason is ever ready to dial 911.

Mason is ever ready to dial 911.

Only in America … do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America … do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put, our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America … do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we will not miss a call from someone we did not want to talk to in the first place.

Only in America … do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

When Dr. A does this, he has had enough!

When Dr. A does this, he has had enough!

Only in America … do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

They knew better than to feed it a hot dog.

They knew better than to feed him a hot dog. But Diana now knows what to do. (Remember, they bite!)

IMPORTANT  DATES:

April 28

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
(Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)

May 1
Tuition Due for 2015-16

May 4 & 5
(Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” At Stage West Theater

” A life of knowledge
is not often
a life of injury
and crime.”

– Sydney Smith

 

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Sacred Geometry / Cinnamon is Powerful / Seafood Highest in Mercury / C.P.R. and First Aid Training

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Dedicated to my very dear friend,
Dr. Nelson F. Eichman
.
How do you put into words how you feel
for the man you most admire in this world.

A Man for All Seasons,
An Inspiration and a wonderful, trusted Friend.
On his Sacred Mission
To Help Us, One and All,
He truly Succeeded.
Your Life Is such a Beautiful Blessing
To everyone.

We Love you
and

Thank You.

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         We cannot imagine as dreams come true.

We are not
Who we seem to be,
We,
Reflections of

Sacred Geometry.

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               Extraordinary, the creation of man

Loved into being,
God whispered your name
.
Breath of Life
Loving thought,
Tender deed,
Were you created,
Became.

Extraordinary,
The creation of man.
From the dust of the ground
A living, breathing being,
A Soul,

Loving and Loved,
A Child of God,
A Man.
(Genesis 2:7)

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The Heart Divine no longer remembers, set free from deep regrets.

God Blesses each of us,
As He Dreams away our lives.
And Forever is a day,
As it is Given,
We are born again,
Me and you,
Into the next life,
Such that we cannot imagine
As dreams come true.

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Forever In the Bright Morning Light Of God’s Eternal Love

While you dream,
You know not
That you are dreaming.
And awake,
May be living a dream.

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                     We are not who we seem to be.

We sculpt the future
With our imagination,
What we perceive to be.
And by our transgressions,
Forget that I am me.

In the act of forgiving
The mind is Blessed,
As it forgets
.
The Heart Divine
No longer remembers,
Set free from deep regrets.

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We sculpt the future with our imagination.

The Love of God
Is like a raging
River of Light,
Carrying Salvation
Into the dark
Pit of Night.

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        Loving and Loved, a Child of God, a Man.

So this life, this dream,
From which we awake one day,
Will find us forgiven,
Should we ask to be,
And forever
In the Bright Morning Light
Of God’s Eternal Love
.

And breathless will we be,
In Love
With Love,
Eternally.

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                                 Forever is a day.

  Health Benefits of Cinnamon
and how to use this amazing spice

                                                           by: Michael Edwards

(NaturalNews)  One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder has up to 16% of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for Manganese, 5% for fiber 3% for iron, and 3% for calcium.

Blood and Inflammation Reduction
Cinnamon helps reduce unwanted blood platelet clotting, which can result in inadequate blood flow, and is a common symptom of various diseases and overall poor health.

Cinnamon Is a Powerful Antimicrobial Spice
Cinnamon is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic.

Multiple studies have shown cinnamon’s effectiveness with a multitude of viruses including but not limited to HIV, herpes, and the adenovirus. Cinnamon even shows promise with cancer.

Riley's new friend

     Riley’s new friend

Cancer Treatment and Preventive
Research shows that Cinnamon oil is a promising solution in the treatment of Tumors, Gastric Cancers, leukemia, colon cancer, and lymphoma cancer. and Melanomas. Research studies show that sugar maybe causing or sustaining cancer cells (another reason to STOP buying sugary soft drinks for you precious child) and cinnamon may have a mitigating effect by controlling blood sugar levels in the body.

Another study found good results with leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. Cinnamon in its various forms has two chemical constituents called Cinnamaldehyde and Eugenol (From Cinnamon Oil). These have been used to develop nutraceuticals in this study that have proven fairly effective in fighting Human Colon Cancer Cells (Eugenol) and Human hepatoma cells (Cinnamaldehyde). So the evidence seems to suggest that Cinnamon is starving cancer cells of the sugar needed to sustain them. read more

Antioxidant
With an ORAC value of 267536 (USDA 2007) cinnamon is one of the top seven anti-oxidants in the world.

He is quite the acrobat.

He is quite the acrobat. (Not you Steve, the Possum)

Cinnamon a powerful antioxidant. In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner, even outranking “superfoods” like garlic and oregano.

Depression/Reduced irritability/Mood Enhancer

Cinnamon may be an excellent cure for depression in a more round about way. There is some evidence that certain types of gut bacteria may make you more susceptible to depression. Cinnamon as a powerful stomach anti bacterial may help you remove the bad bacteria. However since Cinnamon removes both bad and good bacteria from your stomach you would be advised to repopulate your body with good bacteria by drinking a good probiotic or eating fermented food after taking Cinnamon. more

Blood Sugar, Diabetes
Cinnamon stabilizes blood sugar levels, which can help with weight loss, and can also prevent, and even help reverse, diabetes and hypoglycemia.

One study found Cassia cinnamon was almost twice as effective as the same amount of Ceylon cinnamon for controlling blood sugar.

Lowering LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Studies have found that regular consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in levels of LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and an increase in HDL cholesterol (known as the good cholesterol).

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Hang in there.

Cinnamon and the Brain
Folklore says the smell of cinnamon can cure the winter blues. Cinnamon consumption may delay the effects of, slow the effects of, and even reverse some of the effects of Alzheimer’s. In addition, some parents are using cinnamon to treat their children with ADHD.

Alertness, Memory & Cognitive Development
According to a study by Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, Associate professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University. Cinnamon may keep you more alert and decrease your frustration when you are behind the wheel.

This hard to verify German study cited in this article those taking Cinnamon improved their response times and memory recall. While not scientific, experience suggests pretty good results in alertness and concentration.

Cold, Sore Throat and Cough – At the first sign (within 5-10 minutes) of sniffles or an itch in your throat take some Cinnamon Tea or Cinnamon stick Tea. It is said to stop an impending illness in its tracks. Again this is related to the anti bacterial properties and warming properties of Cinnamon and its propensity to increase blood flow and thereby improve blood oxygen levels to fight illness. Chinese traditional medicine commonly recommends Cinnamon for phlegm coughs.

Alzheimer’s Disease
  An Israeli study done at the University of Tel Aviv that found sufficient evidence to conclude that Cinnamon can delay the effects of five aggressive strains of Alzheimer’s inducing genes. Another study also finds that orally administered Cinnamon extract has had good success in correcting Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer’s Disease in Animal Models.

More Ways to Use Cinnamon
There are various essential oils extracted from various parts of the tree (not just the bark), and various species to choose from.

Tooth and Gum Health
Antibacterial properties of cinnamon remove harmful bacteria without damaging teeth or gums. Try using cinnamon with homemade mouthwash and toothpaste recipes. Also, with coconut oil and a few drops of cinnamon oil.

And we had other visitors.

And we had other visitors.

Insect Repellant
Cinnamon essential oil can be used for head lice treatment and to repel (or kill) ants, bed bugs, dust mites, roaches, and mosquitoes.

Skin Infections Like Athlete’s Foot
Try cinnamon oil on any topical skin infection, including athlete’s foot. It’s antimicrobial properties make quick work out of fungus.

Digestion
Cinnamon is very effective for treating indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea and flatulence. Cinnamon eliminates excess gas from the stomach and intestines, removes acidity, kills pathogens and acts as a diuretic to stop diarrhea. It relieves irritable bowel syndrome, reduces morning sickness, and is often referred to as a digestive tonic.

Menstruation
Cinnamon has been shown to provide relief from menstrual discomfort and cramping.

Breastfeeding
Regular consumption of cinnamon after childbirth delays menstruation, especially when combined with breastfeeding. Many believe that cinnamon promotes healthier breast milk as well.

Massage
Cinnamon is also an anti-inflammatory substance that combined with carrier oil for massage, and when consumed, can help soothe and remove stiffness in muscles and joints.

There were strange beings from other planetary systems.

There were strange beings from other planetary systems.

Wound Healing
Cinnamon oil acts as a coagulant to stop excess bleeding, and it kills infectious pathogens, facilitating the healing process.

The cinnamon in your pantry is most likely many years old, stale, and of little potency. Stale cinnamon has reduced flavor and health benefits. It may be time to go cinnamon shopping.

Sources:

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.organicfacts.net

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com

http://www.organicauthority.com

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            Yes, others!

About the author:
Michael Edwards is the founder, owner, editor-in-chief, and janitor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine and Green Lifestyle Market. At age 17, Michael weighed more than 360 pounds. He suffered from ADHD, allergies, frequent bouts of illness, and chronic, debilitating insomnia.

Conventional medicine wasn’t working. While he restored his health through alternative medicine he studied natural health and became immersed in it.

More news on cinnamon
What kind of cinnamon are you eating – Ceylon, cassia, Korintje, or Saigon?

Benefits of cinnamon – surprising health facts

Ceylon cinnamon lowers blood sugar better than drugs: Study

Cinnamon and honey’s healing properties

Cinnamon beats Alzheimers

Learn more

“A teacher’s day
is half bureaucracy, half crisis, half monotony
and one-eightieth epiphany.
Never mind the arithmetic.
                                       – Susan Ohanian

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
And protection:

Seafood Highest in Methylmercury
This is how Scientific American and their article How Does Mercury Get Into Fish rank the severity of mercury contamination in fish. read more

Highest in Mercury:
Bluefin tuna
Walleye
King mackerel
Marlin

Higher in Mercury:
Bluefish
Shark
Swordfish
Wild sturgeon
Opah
Bigeye tuna

Also of concern, but to a slightly lesser extent:
Orange roughy
Chilean sea bass
Blue crab
Lingcod
Spanish mackerel
Spotted seatrout
Wahoo
Grouper
Snapper
Halibut
Tile fish
Rock fish
Sable fish
Blackfin
Albacore
Yellowfin tuna

Seafood Lower In Methylmercury
We recommend consuming a variety of fish that have lower contamination levels:
Anchovies
Butterfish
Catfish
Clam
Crab (Domestic)
Crawfish/Crayfish
Croaker (Atlantic)
Flounder*
Haddock (Atlantic)*
Hake
Herring
Mackerel (N. Atlantic, Chub)
Mullet
Oyster
Perch (Ocean)
Plaice
Pollock
Salmon (Canned)**
Salmon (Fresh)**
Sardine
Scallop*
Shad (American)
Shrimp*
Sole (Pacific)
Squid (Calamari)
Tilapia
Trout (Freshwater)
Whitefish
Whiting

Always make sure any seafood you consume are sustainably caught, not farm raised, and fresh (not “fishy” smelling).

Include foods in your diet that naturally chelate heavy metals like cilantro, garlic, onions, brazil nuts, chlorella, and spirulina.

Author:
Joel Edwards is a senior at Kennesaw State University, an anthropology major with a broad interest in the humanities and an organic lifestyle.

On Friday, April 10, 2015
We will have C.P.R. & FIRST AID TRAINING with Chris Leech of Premier Safety at the Anderson SCHOOL.

Drop off at 8:30 a.m. & Pick up at 3:15 p.m. is at the school.
Certifications will be issued to successful learners (C.P.R. & First Aid).
The afternoon will find us immersed in Shakespeare.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS are always invited to participate on Friday.

Comfortable shoes & clothing are highly recommended for activities on this Friday.

FINANCIAL: Fee for both classes: $ 20.00 for children age 11 and up, $10.00 for children ten and under and $25.00 for adults.

GIFT SHOP: Yes! The gift of life – the one you save with your new knowledge (It’s a really GREAT gift).

LUNCH: Dr. and Mrs. Anderson will provide Pizza today!

IMPORTANT  DATES:
April 28
Scarborough Renaissance Festival
(Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 1 Tuition Due for 2015-16
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” At Stage West Theater

“The real purpose of books
is to trap the mind
into doing its own thinking.”
– Christopher Morley

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                   Reflections of Sacred Geometry

“Sixty years ago I knew everything;
now I know nothing;
education is a progressive discovery
of our own ignorance.”
                 – Will Durant

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

Gen. Scott

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. SCOTT JR.

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

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

Dr. A at KFMN-FM

     Dr. A at KFMN-FM

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

"Hells Angels, Flying Tigers 1942" by R. T. Smith, copy at SDASM Archives - R.T. Smith Autographed AVGUploaded by PDTillman. Via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hells_Angels,_Flying_Tigers_1942.jpg#/media/File:Hells_Angels,_Flying_Tigers_1942.jpg

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

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

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

The Flying Tigers

      The Flying Tigers

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

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

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

Gen Claire Chennault

General Claire Chennault

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

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

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

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

The famous Flying Tigers

The famous Flying Tigers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You owe them your life.

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

External links available (type in as key words)
Ace Pilots Biography
USAF Biography at the Wayback Machine (archived February 7, 2004)
Biography in The New Georgia Encyclopedia
CNN “WWII fighter ace Scott dies at 97”
Annals of the Flying Tigers
Interview with Retired Brig. General Robert L. Scott – American World War II Ace Pilot and Hero by Jamie H. Cockfield
Burma Is No Paradise, article by Col. Robert Scott, Popular Science, February 1944
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.

We are not passive experiencers of the world;
we are the creators of the world we experience.
Immanuel Kant

coffee chartWhy is Coffee Good For You?
Here Are 7 Reasons
By Kris Gunnars
To read full article click here

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

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

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

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

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

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

Caffeine raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Coffee May be Extremely Good For Your Liver

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

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

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

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

6. Coffee May Decrease Your Risk of Dying

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

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

7. Coffee is Loaded With Nutrients and Antioxidants

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

A cup of coffee contains:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Simplicity is a State Of Saving Grace / Medicinal Stevia / Museum of the Americas

This tells you how incomprehensible the future is.

This tells you just how incomprehensible life is.

With drug and alcohol addiction and drop-out and suicide rates
high and climbing higher, we must ask ourselves,
what is wrong?

Over the past 60 years, the overall rate of suicide among adolescents has tripled, making it the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds and the second leading cause of death among college students. (read more) The unbelievable statistics seem to be in a race with our egos and our ignorance and our apathy. Where do we look for answers?
Perhaps, if we look intently into the mirror of our mind, our thoughtful reflections of the highly disturbing complexity of the world we created can lead us back in time, toward the simple solution we always knew, toward the simplicity of our youth. Perhaps we can come to understand what our children have always known, should we take the time to ask.

The greatest truths are the simplest:
so likewise are the greatest men.
~ Augustus William Hare

SIMPLICITY
Beauty, Purity, Clarity, Love
A State of Grace

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Oliver Wendell Holmes

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.                                   – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Simplicity is not just without,
It is also within.
It is not just a straight line,
It’s a short line.
And not a dollar,
But a dime.

Not wanting something is as good as possessing it. - Donald Horban

Not wanting something is as good as possessing it.                                       Donald Horban

It lies not in the answer,
But in the question.
It is not a problem,
It lacks the reason
To have one.

Simplicity,
my friend,
Is not a house,
But a tree.

When life is too busy,
We do not take time to Nourish Spirit and Soul.

Sunset A

The world surrounds us each day with its perfections.

Simplicity is not the stars in your eyes,
But the beautiful setting
Of the one star that is already our own.
It is not a stadium,
But a simple vacant lot.
It’s not about the future,
For it lies in the past.
It’s not about hate and getting even,
It’s about Love and forgiveness.

“God is infinitely simple.”
St. Thomas Aquinas

Folks, this world we created,
Our relationships, technology, schools, expectations,
Our thoughts about them,
Are too complex!
And dropping out with drugs, alcohol and suicide
Is simply – a way out.
They seemingly exist to help cope
With all the pain, the confusion
And the interminable suffering.
They evolve into
A “pull the plug to stop the pain”
Coping strategy.
And they become the ultimate
“Simplicity”.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. - Socrates

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.                 – Socrates

The cries
Can be heard and felt.
The world
Of our children
Is not our world.
It is different,
Much, much more complex And not comprehensible
To them or us.
But to help,
We must get a grip
On what it is
We are dealing with.
And no, it is not simple.
Or is it?

Simplicity is no, not always yes.
It is a lighter shade of serious.
It is laughter and humor.
It is seeing that life is really hilarious.
It is a simple Prayer of thanksgiving.

Though we think the world is imperfect, it surrounds us each day with its perfections. - Robert Brault

Though we think the world is imperfect, it surrounds us each day with its perfections. – Robert Brault

It is slow cooking,
Not fast food.
It is honesty,
Warmly blended
With compassion.
It is a smile with a chuckle, And not always an answer.

It’s interest in the little things – The setting sun, Nature, The little bug crawling out
Of your glass of tea,
The stupid thing I did
Last week,
The funny look on your face When I just stared at you, Remembering how happy You were as a small child.

It’s throwing your homework into the trash can,
Because you already spent all day in school,
And dad doesn’t remember anything about Algebra,
And doesn’t want to earn another grade.

It’s long walks in the park,
Singing a silly song,
Skipping a rock across the water
And having nothing, absolutely nothing to do.

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Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.                                         ~Lin Yutang

It’s a new puppy,
Yes, a pound puppy,
Old sneakers and faded jeans No one else would want to wear. It’s a smile every time your seen And something funny to say, Never anything mean.

Simplicity drives an older car That once parked
At the drive-in movie.
Simple is thin, exhausted, Smiling and on a budget
So small that it doesn’t exist.
As Philip Wylie says,
“Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.”

Simplicity is a theme
In the Christian religion.
One aspect of simplicity
Is often referred to as elegance.

The goal of simplicity
Is not to make life free of problems,
But to give ordinary life
Depth and value that comes
From cultivating the Spirit.

Nothing lasts forever.
But simple things generally last
A long time,
Including a simple life.
Why?

Crafting a simple lifestyle helps people gain control over their life and is a recipe for good, long, quality living. Lifestyle simplicity offers a practicle down-to-earth philosophy of life that values caring for the soul or spirit. Lifestyle simplicity helps us achieve our goals and reach an inner harmony, peace and a state of grace.

A simple lifestyle helps people gain control over their life. It is a recipe for good, long, quality living. It offers a practical down-to-earth philosophy of life that values caring for the soul and the spirit. It enables us reach an inner harmony, peace of mind and a state of grace.

The simple life is easy, relaxed, Happy
And sounds like the laughter
Of children at play.
It’s black and white,
Not many shades of gray.
It’s a refusal to accept
What cannot be yours.

Tree politically correct

I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty. ~  George Santayana

And the truth is also simple.
It admits when we are wrong
And are no longer in the game.
It tells me our children are at risk And it’s time for a change.

In its essence,
Simplicity is about knowing,
That someone loves you above all things on earth,
Beyond all measure
And without end,
And that nothing else matters.

Simplicity is knowing,
Bent to the will of understanding – That life is simply Love.
That the most complicated thing
A child should do
Is search for a smile on your face – And find one.
Knowing that when one wakes
From a dream,
Life will be complete.

It is knowing that you are one with the earth,
That the Love of God flows through you,
Through your thoughts,
Through your speech
And through your deeds
To all others.

Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good. - Terri Guillemets

Life is amazingly good when it’s simple and amazingly simple when it’s good.                – Terri Guillemets

It is seeing that Love
Is within you,
All around you
And in every living thing.
It is knowing that Love
Can define you,
Make you complete,
That one day,
Life will astound you,
And all the world
Around you,
For the complexities of life No longer confound you, Because Love,
Simple Love,
Is your Belief.
And that is really all you need to know.

Now, go back into this world
And quit making a big deal
Out of everything,
Your seriousness is killing us.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo de Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.                                                  – Leonardo de Vinci

The concept of simplicity
has been related to in the field of epistemology.
According to Occam’s razor,
all other things being equal,
the simplest theory
is the most likely to be true.
In the context of human lifestyle,
simplicity can denote freedom from hardship,
effort or confusion.
Specifically, it can refer to
a simple living style.

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Stevia is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent

From NaturalNews: The native Indian tribe in Paraguay calls stevia “Kaa he-he” which means “sweet herb”. This herb is believed to have been used for centuries by locals as a sweetener and for medicinal treatments. Stevia has been shown to not only contain a great flavor but also be a natural anti-hyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer agent.
Stevia contains zero calories and is up to 300 times sweeter than sucrose which makes stevia an excellent sugar substitute. This “miraculous Paraguay herb” may be called such because of its therapeutic properties in controlling diet related diseases such as type-2 diabetes, cancer prevention, weight control and overall human health.
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Some research has found that stevia acts as an anti-hyperglycemic agent or high blood sugar antagonist, because of its ability to lower glucose levels by up to 35% in healthy individuals and approximately 18% in patients with type-2 diabetes.
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On Friday, March 20, 2015 Our destination is:

The Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, (Telephone: 817-341-8668/817-599-0490) and the fabulous Whistle Hill Restaurant (next door).

We will depart from the school at approximately 9:00 a.m. to arrive & begin our visit at 10:00 a.m.Our dear friend and Museum Director, Dr. Harold Lawrence, will provide a docent guided tour.

Following a morning of great stories, questions and answers, and Dr. Harold Lawrence’s cultural and philosophical perspectives, we will have time for a self-guided tour and shopping at the museum store and then enjoy lunch at the Whistle Hill Café (next door). Then we will return to school to work on our Shakespeare production with Director George X Rodriguez.

The Museum of the Americas is a jewel of Weatherford, where we can find the colorful and diverse heritage of native peoples of the Americas through a fabulous collection of 19th & 20th century artifacts, crafts and folk art. The rich cultural traditions of the people and tribes of north, central and South America are reflected in the intricate and distinctive designs of the objects they make for daily use for religious ceremonies and for trade.

A special exhibit is now on display: Bison-Bison: The Magnificent Beast of the American Plains. 
 
FINANCIAL:
Museum/Speaker Fee $5.00 Please pay Dr. A. Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch today.
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 Gift Shop: Yes! There have wonderful gifts.
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Note: Uniform pants, a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required.
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Students are NOT to leave the Museum or the Restaurant at any time or for any reason, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.
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Drop-off will be at The Anderson School at 8:30 a.m. Pick-up will be at the Anderson School at 3:15 p.m. If you have easy questions please contact us at 817-448-8484.
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Emergency Telephone No: 682-777-1908
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IMPORTANT DATES
Mar. 27 _________________________
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 10    C.P.R. & First Aid Training for all students & staff at school
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 1 Tuition Due for 2015-16
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Our Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” At Stage West Theater
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted each Wed. at 6:00 p.m.)

A. n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children are nurtured and appreciated
and have puppies to play with.

Maybe a person’s time
would be as well spent raising food
as raising money to buy food.
~ Frank A. Clark

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music – That Next Place

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

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

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

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

Music – Hymn to the Sea

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

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

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

Music – Whisper of a Thrill

Effortlessly, the gift of music transports you

Sometimes it pays not to measure up.

Sometimes it pays not to measure up.

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

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

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

Music – Somewhere in Time

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

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

Music – Blessed are the Dead Which Die in the Lord

You are born free
to follow your heart.

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

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

Music – Born Free

As Julito Tabalba  expresses:

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

Experience what has been so

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

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

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

Music – In Paradisum from Requiem op. 48

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

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

Its cadence is the very beat of your heart.

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

Music – Legends of the Fall

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

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

Hey! What can I say? He’s gifted.

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

Music – Unchained Melody

Oxford University scientists warn of these apocalyptic risks

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

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

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

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

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

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

               “Technology without wisdom is suicide.”

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

The Cathedral of Your Heart / C.P.R. and First Aid Training / Vegetables and Fruits Protect Against Cancer

“In the hearts of the children
a pure love still grows

Like a bright star in heaven
that lights our way home

Like the flower
that shattered the stone.”

– Joe Henry & John Jarvis

The heart, but not with eyes, will see.

You are a Flower picked to give Hope To another.

Dedicated to the Love
of the precious Mothers and Fathers of,
Chrissie Carrigan,
Jared Benjamin High,
Michelle Woody,
Joshua Thompson, &
Brandon Monrose-Rousseau
And thousands of other children
Gathered to the Sacred Heart of God.

The Cathedral of Your Heart

The Majesty of coming to be
Is rarely given for us to see.
Mirrored in each other,
Through eyes
That more than see,
We are given, one to the other,
To look at in wonder,
You and me.

And seeing what we believe
To be the Majesty of being,
We find ourselves
Looking outward,
To see what lies within.

And discover in ourselves,
In the endlessness of creation,
That we are far more
Than we could ever discover,
As we look through
The eyes of Love,
Through the Heart of another.

Don't poison your children with pesticides! Use natural methods (and BIRDS).

Don’t poison your children with pesticides! Use natural methods (and the BIRDS).

Love
Is a journey of discovery,
To find ourselves
Deeply embedded
In the Heart of our Creator,
And alive forever.

So when your heart has been
Too Lonely,
And the night has been too long,
And sufferance seems everlasting,
Thirst from dusk to dawn.
Oh, when the darkness

Never gives in,
And your dreams

Are the only Love left in life,
And there is seemingly no end,
For awake you cannot begin.

Love, whose Seed you are,
 Cradled in the Warmth of God’s Heart,
Will find you one day
Blossom in His Spring.

You are a Flower,

And R. J. is down. And it's One, Two, Three - your out.

And R. J. is down. And it’s One, Two, Three – your out. The new dog wrestling champion is . . . LEXI?

Who in a Moment of His Time,
Is picked to give Hope
To another,
Who can only dream.

Child of so many restless nights,
Listen, as He softly whispers your name.
Your Father in the Heavens above
Loves you and worships you,
As you do your child,
In the Cathedral of your Heart.

You are the beautiful child of His Dream,
In His Own Image were you made,
Cradled in the Dawn of His Light,
And with His Breath, given Life.

For you the day began,
  For you the Earth was formed,
Shaped into magnificent being.
Love has brought you here,
And Love will keep you near
To the very Heart
Of God.

It doesn't get much better than this.

It doesn’t get much better than this.

When the tide of your trust rises
To claim your faith in the Lord,
And drown the tender need
From which you were born,
The Grace of God
Will lift your dreams,
And you,
Beyond.

Rejoice in your Heart,
For Love
Is to be aware
That Life
Is a Beautiful Song,
And this, my friend,
Is just the dawn.

Now, in Faith carry on,
Sing His Song,
All day long.
In your trusting eyes,
He will always be strong.

Sign What Screws Us Up

“Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food”
– Michael Pollan

What’s Missing from Multi-Vitamin Supplements?
By Elizabeth Wagner, ND
read more

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have advised all adults to take a multi-vitamin supplement to help prevent suboptimal levels of nutrients that may contribute to the onset of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. For example, suboptimal levels of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and cancer of the colon and breast. Deficient levels of calcium and vitamin D can contribute to osteoporosis and the loss of bone mass. While multi-vitamins can help to prevent certain illnesses, research indicates that abundant intake of fruits and vegetables can prevent some of the major diseases of aging. Studies at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition in Los Angeles, have reported that higher intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced incidence of many common forms of cancer.

The World Cancer Research Fund published an extensive review of the

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

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

effects of vegetable and fruit consumption on cancer risk. After reviewing hundreds of studies, this not-for-profit group determined conclusively that vegetables and fruits protect against cancer. The panel noted that consumption of at least five servings a day of vegetables and fruits was associated with an approximately 50% reduced risk for cancer compared to the risk associated with consuming only one or two servings. The panel also noted that the cancer-preventive effects of fruits and vegetables were dose dependent, with in-creased intake conferring greater protection.

Compelling evidence likewise suggests that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the US and worldwide. People who consume more fruits and vegetables often have a lower prevalence of important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, obesity, and type II diabetes. Regular and frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables has also been shown to lower the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.

American dogs can become

American dogs can become a little “Spoiled”.

A large study conducted in Finland examined the effects of dietary fruit, berry, and vegetable intake on cardiovascular mortality and all-cause mortality in men. More than 2,000 Finnish men participated in the study. Men with the highest consumption of fruits, berries, and vegetables had a 41% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 44% lower risk of all-cause death than men who consumed the least amount of fruits, berries, and vegetables. The study authors concluded, diets that are rich in plant-derived foods can promote longevity.”

Fruits and vegetables not only contain beneficial vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, but also provide a wealth of phytonutrients. These plant-based compounds likely are responsible for some of the protective effects of fruits and vegetables. Phytonutrients are versatile and powerful agents that help to modulate disease risk through a variety of mechanisms. For example, the glucosinolates in broccoli have been associated with a reduced risk of cancer, particularly of the lung and gastrointestinal tract. These compounds appear to offer protection by stimulating the liver’s Phase II enzymes, which are powerful detoxifiers of chemical carcinogens. By contrast, the polyphenols present in olive extract promote health through a different mechanism. In humans, olive polyphenols have been shown to increase the resistance of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) to oxidation. Oxidized LDL is a significant risk factor for the development of heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Beautiful creations like this may be yours in a pesticide free environment. Do your want to see this, or the Doctor?

Opt for organic as much as possible.
This is the best way to avoid pesticides, GMOs and other harmful chemicals.

Pomegranate Promotes Heart Health

The pomegranate is a widely cultivated tropical fruit that is native to Asia. Valued throughout history as a symbol of health and fertility, pomegranates contain many seeds enclosed in juicy red pulp and covered in a tough red rind. Pomegranate appears to be one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants among dietary plants, demonstrating a number of actions that can help prevent disease and aging. Ellagic acid, a polyphenol compound found in pomegranate, has been associated with antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-atherogenic biological properties. Pomegranate polyphenols have been found to protect LDL against cell-mediated oxidation.

Is Dr. A really taking a photo of a leaf?

Is Dr. A really taking a photo of a leaf? Well, it is a beautiful leaf! (It’s probably  whispering, “Leaf me alone!)

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
FOR HEALTHY BLOOD PRESSURE
It is beautiful. And, Dr. A had too much coffee.

Yes, it is beautiful. And, Dr. A had too much coffee.

High blood pressure often is a silent yet dangerous condition that increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Researchers in Athens, Greece, investigated the effects of the Mediterranean diet – rich in fruits, vegetables, and olive oil—on blood pressure in adults. Over 20,000 subjects who had never been diagnosed with hypertension participated in the study. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet was significantly associated with lower levels of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. By contrast, intake of cereals, meat and meat products, and ethanol was associated with higher levels of arterial blood pressure. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and olive oil has been demonstrated to promote healthy blood pressure levels.

DIETARY CAROTENOIDS
PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER
Is this Dr.A's new log cabin house?

Is this Dr.A’s new log cabin house? He would also like to drive a convertible.

Chinese researchers investigated the effects of dietary intake of lycopene and other carotenoids on the prevention of prostate cancer in men.

Information on food consumption, including fruits and vegetables, was gathered using an interview and questionnaire. The researchers found that prostate cancer risk declined with increasing consumption of lycopene, alpha carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

Consumption of tomatoes, pumpkin, spinach, watermelon, and citrus fruits was also associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. The dose-response relationships were also significant in this study, suggesting that increasing one’s intake of lycopene and other carotenoid-rich vegetables and fruits may offer protection from prostate cancer.

“If you can’t pronounce it,
don’t eat it

 10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

By Amy Goodrich in NaturalNews.com

Dr. A is desperate for company.

Dr. A is desperate for company.

Here’s a list of 10 common habits that put a lot of pressure on your kidneys and can cause serious damage over time.

1.    Not Drinking Enough Water
2.    Too Much Salt In Your Diet

As a good rule of thumb, no more than 5 grams of salt should be eaten on a daily basis.

3.    Frequently Delaying The Call Of Nature

Retaining urine on a regular basis increases urine pressure and can lead to kidney failure, kidney stones, and incontinence.

4.    Kick The Sugar Habit

People who consume 2 or more sugary drinks a day are more likely to have protein in their urine.

5.    Vitamin And Mineral Deficiencies

Now, that's an interesting Leaf.

Now, that’s an interesting Leaf.

Eating a clean, whole food diet full of fresh vegetables and fruits is important for your overall health and a good kidney function. Many deficiencies can increase the risk of kidney stones or kidney failure. Vitamin B6 and magnesium, for instance, are super important to reduce the risk of kidney stones.

An estimated 70 to 80 percent of Americans isn’t getting enough magnesium, so there may be a good chance that you are one of them. Click here to learn more about magnesium deficiencies.

6.    Too Much Animal Protein

Over consumption of protein, especially red meat, increases the metabolic load on your kidneys. So more protein in your diet means your kidneys have to work harder and this can lead to kidney damage or dysfunction over time.

And look at this Beauty!

And look at this Beauty found in our Butterfly Garden! The world is full of God’s living art, if you do not murder everything around you, including your family, with pesticides. What do you think causes cancer?

7.    Sleep Deprivation

Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to many diseases and kidney diseases are also on the list. During the night your body repairs damaged kidney tissue.

8.    Coffee

Caffeine can raise blood pressure and put extra stress on your kidneys. Over time excessive consumption of coffee can cause damage to your kidneys. A couple of cups will provide 60 antioxidants. Many more than that and you, too, will be photographing leaves.

9.    Painkiller Abuse

Way too many people take painkillers for their small aches and pains, while there are many all-natural, safe remedies available. Excessive use or painkiller abuse can lead to severe damage of liver and kidneys.

10.  Alcohol Consumption

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Mosquito problem? NO. But we must feed the birds the main course. They then have mosquitoes for (burp) dessert. Mosquitoes are the DEADLIEST creatures on this planet!

Alcohol is actually a legal toxin that puts a lot of stress on our kidneys and liver. Please see this weblog dated 02/26/14 – What To Tell Your Kids About Alcohol (go to: News & Events/Newsletters/Digital Newsletters.) You will be shocked to discover what alcohol really is. (Hint: put a long straw in the septic tank and you will get the same effect!)

For FRIDAY:  Remember, we follow Fort Worth I.S.D. regarding school closure and late opening.

We will have C.P.R. and First Aid Training (weather permitting) for all students & staff at the school. Our friend, Chris Leech, with Premier Safety will once again conduct classes. In the afternoon students will work with Director, George Rodriguez, on our upcoming Shakespeare production.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS are always invited to participate on Friday.

Comfortable shoes & clothing are highly recommended for activities on this Friday.

FINANCIAL: Fee for both classes: $ 10.00 for children ten and under and  $ 20.00 for children and $25.00 for adults.

GIFT SHOP: Well, yes! The gift of life – the one you save with your new knowledge. Now that’s a bargain.

Certifications will be issued to successful learners (CPR & First Aide).

IMPORTANT DATES:
Feb. 1 Tuition Deposits were Due for 2015-16
Mar. 6 C.P.R. & First Aid Training for all students & staff at school
Mar. 9 – 13 Spring Break Holidays
Mar. 20 Museum of the Americas (Weatherford)
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
(Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 1 Tuition Due for 2015-16
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” At Stage West Theater

The Stories of Our Lives / Vaccine Debate Misses Target / Trip – Main Event

“It isnt what you have,
or who you are,
or where you are,
or what you are doing
that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.

~ Dale Carnegie

R. J. get his first Love Letter - from Ian.

R. J. get his first Love Letter – from Ian.

The stories of our lives need to be told. These tales, after our lives are over, may be all that is left of life. They may become our life, in the hearts and minds of those we leave behind. And a beautiful story will tell of a beautiful life. Please take the time to share your stories. They will be appreciated. They will be needed. They will be you.

Rosie Junior a few days after enrolling.

Rosie Junior first fell in Love with his Tiger.

Allow me to share
another one with you.

This story is not really about dogs. Oh, there are cherished canine friends in this one. But, it is really a story about Love, a Love so vibrant, so real, that it brings tears to my eyes even to this day. And I feel that I must share it with you. Not for what it says, but for what it made me feel. For Love is not a story about Life. It is Life. Or it is nothing at all.

He gave his typically warm greeting to him every day.

He gave a typically warm greeting to him every day.

Love is not in the details. For Life, if it is fully lived, is a vibrant and beautiful Love story, written for you, with your permission, by the very Hand of God.

So very many Blessings have come my way, that I cannot adequately begin to express my gratitude. But allow me to try.

One thing always leads to another. And the Love I felt in my heart, when I was in the third grade, for a stunningly gorgeous Collie dog that wandered onto the school playground, has led to so very many Blessings. This Love, I believe, was an expression of the Love of God for a lonely little boy in need of Love. Allow me to explain.

In a few months the Tiger was a bit overwhelmed.

In a few months the Tiger was a bit overwhelmed.

At this time in my life, my Mother and I lived in a small, two story Apartment, just across the street from the Fire Department (thank God) and the County Courthouse. I remember being told later, that the rent was one dollar per day. We lived on the second floor, facing all the action of the Fire trucks. I privately felt happy about our location, because everyone in this small complex smoked constantly.

R. J. cannot write back but the look says it all. Is this the look of Love or hunger?

R. J. cannot write back but the look says it all. Is this the look of Love or hunger?

The one room we lived in was about twelve feet by ten. There was one single bed for both of us and, believe it or not, we shared a bathroom with the man next door.

We also shared a giant white refrigerator, at first a real ICE box, with everyone on the second floor. Everyone! One pay telephone was available on the first floor – 5 cents per call.

Lets bounce this idea off of you

Let me bounce this idea off of you.

I remember, as a child, observing that the men living there, and there were nothing but other older, single, lonely men, would remove their cigarets just long enough to drink more beer. And in between these rhythms, they would utter a few syllables, usually in greeting, agreeing, disagreeing or departing. And they always had a big warm smile.

These were remarkable men. There was absolutely nothing they would not do for me or my Mother or for each other. My first lessons in compassion came from these hard working, lonely guys who drank alcohol in excess to alleviate the misery of a meager existence.

Our annual Chess tournament is underway.

Our annual Chess tournament is underway.

I remember listening on the radio to many exciting adventures about Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. And since this medium engaged the fertile soil of imagination, I was truly entertained. No, we did not yet own a television. I do not know where we would have put it. My Mother warmed up food on a small, single hot plate, since there was not even room for a stove. But we had room for a small radio and a small cage for my wonderful friend, a parakeet named Pee Wee.

I also had one, and only one, toy – a plastic train made of small cubes with little animals inside. I keep it in my office to show our students what little it takes to be truly happy. And was I happy? Oh my God! These were the best days of my life. I was so joyful that I cannot remember ever having a sad moment. I felt like I was in Heaven on earth. And, I was.

Did Dr. A really buy a Flag larger than the school?

Did Dr. A really buy a Flag larger than the school?

My young life taught me many important lessons. And one of them was this: what you do not have is far more important than what you do have. And the Blessings in life do not come from things – not from any thing. Things can come to possess you. Blessings do come from the hugs and laughter and warm smiles and precious time spent sharing and caring. I found out that Heaven is within you, and can from time to time, fit neatly within the space between you and someone you love.

I remember visiting a man named Joe each day. I would go to his corner room and always find the door open. Inside was a man who had little to share, but he always gave me an Almond Joy bar and a very warm greeting. I cannot purchase one of these today because I would start to cry. You see, it does not take much to convey your love to someone else. And those precious moments of sharing and caring stay with you forever. Love never dies.

Well, back to my story. I spotted a really beautiful Collie dog on the playground at school. It had no collar, so I supplied one made of twine. And yep! I took her home.

Kylee jumped head over heals at Flight Deck.

Kylee jumped head over heals with joy at Flight Deck.

She was larger than I was. But she quickly became the Love of my life. And you can just imagine the expression on the face of my Mother. There was, of course, no place to put her. So I solved that problem. I tied her to a telephone pole just outside of our room so I could keep an eye on her. Ever few minutes I would run downstairs to love on her and give her snacks. She was full of Almond Joys. I think Joe thought that I ate all of those.

Three days later a smartly dressed cowboy showed up to claim his prize cow dog. He had been looking for him since he disappeared. After he explained his ownership and his need and love for my new friend, my Mother, pictured through my tears, gave him back to this man. But in parting, he said something profound. He pointed to me and softly told my Mother, “The boy needs a dog. And a yard to keep it in”.

Fun and games!

        Fun and games!

I remember moving shortly after that, to a real house I have treasured in my memory. In the yard my Mother kept twenty three Geese (they were the greatest watch dogs ever. Trust me, when someone arrived you knew about it during the process of losing some of your hearing! And no one opened the gate or they would have died from Goose bite. No one. Even the postman made an appointment.)

Alden is on an island of cubes.

Alden had fun squared. Or, was it cubed?

It was in this house that we got our very first television set – a black and white Curtis Mathis. And we received ONE channel (9) from Abilene. And was I happy? Well, just ask Superman or the Lone Ranger. I never missed a show. Today I can get hundreds of channels and I am no longer happy. Most of my time is spent selecting something to watch or watch again for the thirty third time. What you do not have is truly more important than what you do have. The Buddhists (and Alex) were right – Less is More.

My friends, if your child needs to change a behavior, or two, please do not force feed some dangerous chemical substance you know nothing about, like good old carcinogenic Ritalin, down his throat. There is no real need for harsh discipline either. You do not need to raise your voice and get angry. Then you will need pills for high blood pressure, depression, constipation, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseam.

Diana

Diana enjoyed a break.

Just smile! Relax. And hand him a puppy. And then leave. Quietly leave and keep your dignity intact. You will leave a legacy of a tail wagging and Love everlasting.

No. You will not really need to say a thing. The puppy will speak volumes for you and convey a depth of warmth and compassion that you could never say. The new puppy will direct your child’s emotions like a maestro conducting an orchestra, only better. And all of the songs will be Love songs.

Yes. To a child the word Love begins with the letter P and ends with its tail wagging. So fess up, stop fussing and enjoy the laughter, the endless play and the joyful barking.

The end of my story about the beautiful Collie dog was, actually, the beginning of one of the greatest chapters in my life. Giving up my new found friend resulted in finding a new home, with a large yard, and being given a truly great Love of my life – a new puppy I named Ginger.

Sia was on top of the world.

Sia was on top of the world.

I was told that she was a Chinese Terrier, but I could never find any record that such a breed existed.

My Mother never really spanked me that much. But, I was a little (maybe a BIG) rascal and deserved far, far more than I got. But all that suddenly changed one day.

I built a Tree House, with the help of my friends, in the back yard. It was a platform with steps (boards) hammered into the trunk. Well, one day I deserved a spanking. And, you guessed it, I scampered up the tree and into the tree house. My Mother could not get to me! At last I found the secret to avoiding justice. And as I stared down from on high, I discovered that “Judge” Mom had alternative methods to deal with an unruly boy.

She looked down on the ground and spotted my dog, Ginger, picked her up and spanked her. And my heart was broken. I remember actually feeling each stroke. Now, don’t get me wrong, my Mother spanked Ginger lightly and only a couple of swats. And then she said, “If you cannot be man enough to take your spanking, I will spank your dog.”

A good time was had by all.

                     A good time was had by all.

Oh my God! This could not be. My poor little dog, Ginger, having to take my punishment. What a horrible miscarriage of justice. Where was the Supreme Court when you needed them?

So guess what I did? Such injustice simply could not prevail, so I trained Ginger to get into a bucket, tied to a rope, and stay in the bucket while I hauled her up into the tree house to be with me. Ginger was very smart and in many ways, smarter than me (although she did get a spanking).

During training, I gently set her in the bucket and then scampered up the tree and pulled her up. Well, guess what happened? I needed another predictable spanking! But I was prepared. Justice denied was justice delayed.

I well remember the screen door slamming behind me as my Mother raced to catch me. God only knows what horrible deed was done. But I do remember deserving a good spanking. After all, I was American, spoiled and an only child (what a combination!).

And the race was on. . . . .

Up the tree I scampered. And when I had ascended to the height of my ego and my imagination, I called down below . . . . “Ginger!  Ginger!  Get in the bucket! Get in the bucket!” And she did.

Angry Al is introduced by Gavin and Wyatt's dad, Nick.

Angry Al is introduced by Gavin and Wyatt’s dad, Nick. (We enrolled him in anger management class)

At the very moment she obeyed, the screen door slammed behind my Mother as she approached me with menacing eyes and a determined look. And that is when a miracle happened. Yes, such moments as this made me believe in God. My Mother witnessed my little dog, Ginger, being hoisted up to the tree house, where I posed with pride and glee. Ginger actually stayed in the basket until I pulled her all the way up and then she flew into my arms. I was overjoyed. I felt better than the boys who escaped from Alcatraz.

I peered down over the side of my tree house, to enjoy the full effect of my victory on the face of the Angel of Injustice. And what I saw stunned and astonished me. My Mother was laughing so hard that she fell on the ground. I think she laughed for several minutes. Later, she would exclaim, I was now too old to spank and she could never catch me anyway.

We embraced when I came down and she apologized for spanking

Jack said he fell in love with two hot chicks. And here they are!

Jack said he fell in love with two hot chicks. And here they are!

Ginger. And I vowed, a west Texas vow, never to misbehave again.

And Ginger, she became a Folk Hero. Not only for this act, but my Mother came to love her as no other. You see, when a large (I mean, really BIG) rattle snake cornered my Mother, by surprise, in the Kitchen after it snuck in when the door was propped open, it was little Ginger that placed herself between the snake and Mom and me. Ginger barked and growled and kept her little body between the snake and us, as it kept recoiling and striking but missing my little dog. Believe it or not, my Mother swept the snake out the door with a broom. Ah, these west Texas women! You never want to get them really mad!

Yes, Ginger became a life saving heroine and was literally worshiped by both of us. She ate with us, slept on the bed with us, traveled everywhere with us and loved us until the day she disappeared. As I recall, it was the day Richard Nixon was given the oath of office as President (perhaps an omen). And I looked for my Rosie, non-stop, for three full days.

We had moved to Abilene so that I could attend Hardin-Simmons University (my Mother was an H.S.U. graduate). So the territory was unfamiliar to Ginger or me. I feel like she went “mooching” because almost every neighbor we had in our previous neighborhood fed her. She made the rounds every morning. The whole neighborhood loved Ginger. Our love expressed itself, after so many years, in the shape of a very large, rotund, small dog. Sometimes, Love reveals itself that way.

Love can also be found in a bucket on its way to Heaven above, surrounded by uncontrollable laughter, tears of joy, treasured memories and a Mother’s great sense of humor and deep and abiding love.

You know, we never had much. And I could not have asked for more.

“While the word is yet unspoken,
you are master of it;
when once it is spoken
it is master of you.”
~ Arab Proverb

Vaccine Debate Misses Target

vaccine

My friends, the debate over vaccines has totally missed the target. Yes, we need to (virtually) all be vaccinated. And yes, deaths and horrible disabilities have resulted from being vaccinated. But let’s take a close look at EXACTLY what our targets should be.

One thing you can do is space vaccines out to prevent problems. Many physicians recommend spacing ALL vaccinations (for individual diseases) out at least two months apart to give our very fragile and very biological organs and the neurological systems time to absorb the impact of these chemicals.

Multi-dose formulations are highly suspect in damaging our delicate neurological systems / brain. Rather than getting in a convenience mode (you know, the good Doctor want to spend less time and just get it over), take the time to research this important topic and then take the time necessary to reduce the very real and serious risk to your child’s health, happiness and future. Space vaccines out.

Please take a look at The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert W. Sears prior to giving big round of vaccinations to your child.

Dr. Sears never says that vaccinations are dangerous. He is cautious about the effects of giving small children aggressive dosages of medicine. He recommends spacing out the vaccinations instead of giving them all at once. If your Doctor seems unwilling to do so, find another physician!

The most contentious ingredient in vaccinations is aluminum. The FDA requires the aluminum content of IV feeding solutions be limited to 25 micrograms per liter. That is a small amount. Especially when you consider that the HIB vaccine alone has 225 micrograms of aluminum. Further FDA studies show that a 22-pound baby can safely handle 50 micrograms if they have healthy kidneys.

The typical baby would not be getting 25 or even 225 micrograms of aluminum per day but if he got the full cocktail of vaccines today, he would have received approximately 1,225 micrograms of aluminum. That is a lot for a baby or you! By the way, these vaccines also contain trace amounts of mercury, formaldehyde, and MSG.

There is a book about it called “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations”, by Stephanie Cave, M.D., F.A.A.F.P and Deborah Mitchell.

Please recognize that you and I are alive today because of the miraculous discovery that we can be vaccinated against horrible diseases. Numerous plagues and other scourges have ravaged mankind for thousands of years. All of you know individuals who have died or suffered from such diseases as Polio, Small Pox and many others.

The debate that rages should not place one extreme point of view against the other. Both are actually correct to a degree. Now, let’s look at what we should be focused upon.

Some vaccine manufacturers are producing 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines and others in single-dose units, which do not require the use of thimerosal as a preservative. In addition, the live-attenuated version of the vaccine, which is administered intranasally (through the nose), is produced in single-units and does not contain thimerosal.

People have a right to expect the vaccines they receive are safe and effective. CDC and FDA also hold vaccines to the highest standards of safety. That is why they continually evaluate new scientific information about the safety of vaccines. Since 2001, no new vaccine licensed by FDA for use in children has contained thimerosal as a preservative (Why?), and all vaccines routinely recommended by CDC for children under six years of age have been thimerosal-free, or contain only trace amounts, except for multi-dose formulations of influenza vaccine.

Since seasonal influenza vaccine is produced in large quantities for annual immunization campaigns, some of the vaccine is produced in multi-dose vials, and contains thimerosal.

Many families have alleged that vaccines have caused their children to become autistic. I personally know of one (the son of my wonderful cousin, Jim). Since 1999, almost 5000 families have filed claims with the government alleging their children developed autism as a result of routine vaccinations.

The most popular theory is that this preservative called thimerosal is to blame. Several scientific studies have found no association between autism and vaccines containing thimerosal. But parents respond that their children’s symptoms did not show up until after the vaccinations required by many schools. If these families win, the families will be entitled to compensation from a multi billion-dollar trust fund. read more here

I think something is wrong in giving these vaccinations all at once. What brilliant scientist decided to employ a toxic substance such as mercury to use in millions of doses of  required vaccines for our fragile children.

Thimerosal was taken out of childhood vaccines in 2001. Why?

More than 500,000 children suffer from autism, and pediatricians diagnose more than 40,000 new cases every year. The disease was unknown until 1943, when autism was identified and diagnosed among 11 children born in the months after thimerosal was first added to baby vaccines in 1931.

Do all flu vaccines contain thimerosal?

Influenza (flu) vaccines are currently available in both thimerosal-containing and thimerosal-free versions. The total amount of flu vaccine without thimerosal as a preservative at times has been limited, but availability will increase as vaccine manufacturing capabilities are expanded. Take the time to locate thimerosal-free vaccine.

By the way, a clinical trial led by Mitsuyoshi Urashima and conducted by the Division of Molecular Epidemiology in the the Department of Pediatrics at the Jikei University School of Medicine Minato-ku in Tokyo found that vitamin D was extremely effective at halting influenza infections in children. The trial appears in the March, 2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Am J Clin Nutr (March 10, 2010). Learn more

Vitamin D could save billions of dollars in reduced health care costs. But no one can patent vitamin D, so it’s not being aggressively promoted. It is readily available to everyone for mere pennies a day. It is also FREE. Sunshine will synthesis vitamin D, so go for a walk! Your body is designed to get the vitamin D it needs by producing it when your bare skin is exposed to sunlight. The part of the sun’s rays that is important is ultraviolet B (UVB).

Vitamin D also significantly reduced asthma in children.

Another fascinating result from the trial is that if you remove those children from the study who were already being given vitamin D by their parents, so that you are only looking at children who started out with no vitamin D supplementation before the trial began, the results look even better as vitamin D reduced relative infection risk by nearly two-thirds.

More news on vitamin D

How can I find out if thimerosal is in a vaccine?

For a complete list of vaccines and their thimerosal content level, you may visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, you may ask your health care provider or pharmacist for a copy of the vaccine package insert. It lists ingredients in the vaccine and discusses any known adverse reactions.

Allow me to tell you of one of my Heroes: author Mike Adams (aka the “Health Ranger“) is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet’s No. 1 natural health news website, reaching 7 million readers a month.

In 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center, an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the success stories.

 “All I have seen
teaches me to trust the Creator
for all I have not see.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 FRIDAY TRIP INFORMATION
For Friday Feb. 13, 2015
By popular demand we will visit Main Event, 4801 City Lake Blvd. East (817-292-5555) at 10:45 a.m.
Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m.
At 10:45 a.m. we will spend a few minutes getting our bowling shoes and socks 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.
Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts and polished shoes are required. 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. and Mrs. Anderson present. Please let us know if you will be late. If you have questions, call 817-448-8484.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Feb. 1 Tuition Deposits were Due for 2015-16
Feb. 16 (Monday) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 9-13 Spring Break Holidays
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare” at Stage West Theater

View trip details on William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted each Wed. at 6:00 p.m.).
“Nothing is more dishonorable
than an old man,
heavy with years,
who has no other evidence
of having lived long
except his age.”
                             – Seneca