To Stand Upon the Altar of God / Best Ways to Praise / Friday: Main Event

The World
if filled with Beauty.
And all because
of YOU.

The Beauty of this Earth
would not exist
without
God’s Love for
YOU.

Yes.
It is here
for you.

It is
a simple fact
of physics,
that nothing exists
without an observer.

The Beauty
of this Earth
is truly
a Gift from God.
Open your eyes
and enjoy
an adventure with
Nature.

He
created you
to Love.
And His expressions
of LOVE
abound all around.

Breathe deeply,
and walk as far
as you can
in Love.
Venture into
the vast and Beautiful
wilderness
of the Mind
of God.

To stand
upon this Earth,
is to stand
upon the Altar
of God.
And this Earth,
in all its abundant
Natural Beauty,
is God’s expression
of His Love
for YOU,
His Child.

“For it is God
who works in you,
both to will and to work
for His good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13

My Dear Friends,
God
Created YOU
for a reason:
to Love you,
to surround you
with Beauty.

“In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:6

If
your intention
is to see
all the Beauty that exists,
in YOU,
in your World,
in each other,
then you shall
see it.

Look
for the Beauty.
It is here.
It is there.
It is
everywhere.
It is in you.
It is
YOU.

“See what great Love
the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called
children of God!
And that is what we are!”
John 3:1

What is
Sacred
is ALL so
Beautiful,
far, far more
than we shall
every know.

There is great
Beauty
that resides
in the Word of God.
His Truth
is far more Beautiful
than anything
we can envision.
And,
His Truth
is in you.
For YOU
are His beloved.
And
there is no greater
Love.

My Friends,
Love
is the Ultimate Truth.
And God’s Love
for you
is Beauty beyond
our comprehension.
It is
brighter than the
Sun.
It dances
upon the Waters
of our Faith.
It sparkles
in the darkness
of our fears.

We
are beloved
of God,
and of each other,
and shall
by the Grace of our Father,
Love each other
and Live forever
in the Warm Embrace
of God,
and each other.

Our LOVE,
not only unites
us,
it is us.
Our lives
are intertwined:
mine and yours,
yours and mine.
They are ours,
not yours
and mine.

“No man is an island,
entire of itself;
every man
is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main.”
– John Donne

We
do not live Life
ourselves.
We live Life
through
the lives of others,
and by the will
of those around
us.

When
you live inside
the Heart
of another,
you become
real.
And those few
precious moments
become
the only moments
that are real.

                  Infinite possibilities.

In every
moment
that are infinite
possibilities
for the future.

Goodnight.

The 10 Best Ways to Praise

Parents Magazine
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  1. Don’t overdo it. When your toddler puts his pants on by himself for the first time, it’s worth making a big deal about it. But gushing over everyday achievements (“You finished your carrots — yay!”) will cause your child to discount praise he’s truly earned. It may also make him feel he constantly has to do things to impress you.
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  2. Be specific. Instead of saying, “Wow, that’s a great drawing,” say, “Look at that great sun you made, and you even included clouds!” This lets your child know you’re really taking notice of her work and encourages her to do more, says Janice Fletcher, EdD, director of the child development lab at the University of Idaho in Moscow.
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  3. Emphasize the effort, not the outcome. When your child is learning a new activity, don’t comment on how well she does it. Instead, compliment her enthusiasm and progress (“You worked really hard in soccer, and I noticed you’re starting to dribble the ball better”). When 7-year-old Rachel Geissler started a dance class, she had trouble mastering the steps. “I told her I liked her bright smile, which showed how passionate she is about dancing,” says her mother, Andrea, of Bel Air, Maryland. “And I said, ‘You really give your all.’ That helped her stick with it.”
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  4. Focus on the feat. Young kids have a hard time distinguishing between who they are and what they do. So instead of commending your child (“You were good in the car”), praise the action (“You were very calm and quiet on the trip”). This helps toddlers and preschoolers understand the behavior that earned them a compliment.
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  5. Point out the positives. It’s easy to fall into the pattern of pointing out your child’s mistakes while overlooking his little successes, says Hartley-Brewer. But when you make an extra effort to praise your child’s achievements and good behavior, you’ll help reinforce them. When Ginny Speirs notices that her children, Ben, 5, and Siena, 8, are being kind to a younger child, she lets them know it. “Telling them that they should be proud of themselves inspires them to do the same thing again,” says the mom from Montecito, California.
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  6. Don’t brag. Overdoing praise in public (“Isn’t Jimmy the best speller you’ve ever seen?” or “My 4-year-old already knows how to count to 20 and to read”) isn’t just annoying to other parents — it also puts a lot of pressure on your child to perform. “This is counterproductive praising,” says Edward Christophersen, PhD, clinical child psychologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. “It can embarrass your child, and it cancels out the learning benefit of praise.”
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  7. Share his achievements with your spouse. While you shouldn’t boast about your child in front of your friends, there’s no need to hold back when you’re at home. In fact, making your spouse aware of your child’s achievement can be good for him, says Lawrence Balter, PhD, professor of applied psychology at New York University, in New York City. Just try not to say it in front of your other kids, so they don’t feel slighted. “When my 5-year-old son, Jacques, does something noteworthy, I tell his mother about it in front of him,” says Todd Nissen, of Washington, D.C. One day when Jacques was sniffling, Nissen handed Jacques a tissue and told his wife, “He blew his nose all by himself yesterday.” Right on cue, Jacques said, “Yeah, watch me,” and demonstrated his new skill.
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  8. Tell the truth. Even young kids can see right through false praise. Your best strategy is to be honest — and diplomatic — when commenting on your child’s ability. “If she’s learning to dive and does an awkward belly flop, don’t say, ‘What a beautiful dive,'” says Miller Shivers, PhD, clinical child psychologist at Children’s Memorial Hospital, in Chicago. A better script: “I see you’re working on your diving.” By not defining the action as good or bad, you’re being truthful — while letting your child know she has your attention.
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  9. Use body language. Nonverbal cues are a great way to express your approval. “When my face lights up with a grin or I high-five my 4-year-old twins for cleaning their room, they know how I feel about their accomplishment,” says Daphne Butler, of Nashville. A smile or a hug can also be less distracting than words. “If you say, ‘You’re reading so well,’ your child will stop to look up at you,” says Dr. Christophersen. “But if you give him a gentle rub on the back, he’ll get the message that you’re proud of him and keep reading.”
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  10. Avoid sarcasm. Don’t poison praise with snarky comments (“Who would have guessed you’d finish an entire meal without staining your clothes?” or “Finally, you learned to ride a bike without training wheels”). Children may not get your attempt at humor, and pointing out past failings is really a form of criticism. Simply celebrate the event (“How does it feel to eat neatly, like a big boy?” or “I’ll bet you can’t wait to show your friends that you can ride a bike”). “Kids just need to know what it is they’re doing right,” says Hartley-Brewer.

Rephrase Your Praise

Toddlers

Instead of saying: “You were a good boy.”

Say: “You shared nicely with your friend.”

Preschoolers

Instead of saying: “You cleaned up your toys.”

Say: “I noticed that you put away your blocks without being asked.”

Big Kids

Instead of saying: “I love your handwriting!”

Say: “It must feel good to be able to write your thank-you notes so neatly.”

Any Child

Instead of saying: “I’m proud of you.”

Say: “You must feel proud of yourself.”

Parents Magazine

In Philosophy this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

September 4 – December 21   2018

Sept. 4 (Tuesday)                              First Day of First Semester

Oct 8 (Monday)                                 Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 19 – 23                                       Thanksgiving / Fall Break

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

Dec. 21 (Friday)                                 Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                                  Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

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

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 11 -15                                         Spring Break Holidays

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

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

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

  Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

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The Sheltered Arms Of Love / Multitasking Is Detrimental / Friday: Chandor Garden

Dedicated to
Natalie.
Always know
That

We Love You
And we miss you.
Our thoughts
And our Prayers
Are with you
Each and every
Day.
May God
Always
Abide in your
Precious Heart.

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“Your Heart
is where your inner light resides.

It is part of every Sacred journey
to reconnect with your inner light,
step into your Divinity,
spread the light of Love before you,
return to the essence of Love,
and inspire others to do the same.”
Molly Friedenfeld

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          Do not look with your eyes.

When
Can my Heart
Come Home?

When
Does my Sacred Journey
Begin?

My,
How we suffer
On this Earth,
So unknowing, unaware
That all the pain
May simply disappear,
That we may be healed,
Clothed in Forgiveness,
Gifted of recreation,
Made new,
Like the morning Sun,
Baptized
And refreshed,
Like beautiful Flowers
Opening their blossoms,
Anointed with the morning dew,
Made ready
For another new day
In which to dance
With the wind
And play.

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   Anointed with the morning dew.

Our pilgrimage
To such Joy
As we have never known,
Is not outward
Into the unknown.
It is to the center
Of the Human Heart.

Do not look
With your eyes,
My Friend,
They will never see
What you are
Looking for.

Be still
And Listen,
And you will hear
A Sacred call
To discover in yourself
What has been there all along:
God’s Abiding Love
That can keep you
Vibrantly alive,
Truly in Love with Life,
And strong.

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God’s Truth will penetrate into your precious Heart.

The sorrows that confound you,
From the world all around you,
Can simply
Disappear.

For the Dreamscape
Your Being may bring,
Of Love and laughter and Prayer,
Can lead to a Landscape
Overflowing with God’s
Very Tender,
Loving Care.

“And I say unto you,
Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock,
and it shall be opened unto you.”
Luke 11:9

As we pass through
The shadows of life’s illusions,
And enter into
The Eternal Light of Truth,
We wield
The Sword of the Spirit
Which is the powerful
Word of God,
Tempered
In the Hot, Scorching Fire of
His Everlasting Love.

We must learn
How to use the Sword
Of the Holy Spirit.

“The Word of God
is living and active.
Sharper than any double-­edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts
and attitudes of the Heart.”
– Hebrews 4:12

My Dear Friends,
Read the Word of the Lord
And you will be renewed
And strengthened
In body, mind and Spirit.
God’s Truth will penetrate
Into your precious Heart.
Then your Sacred Journey
Will begin.
And joy,
As you have never known,
Will enter your Life.

“Be Still and listen to your heart. 
It is the voice of God 
pulsating to the rhythm of the Universe
 transmitting a message 
through your soul to you.”
Carolyn Odom Burleson

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You can deafen the silence we endure.

“I will be the gladdest thing
under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
and not pick one.”
– Edna St. Vincent Millay

.
Your Heart
Is able
To truly sing.

And if you are still
And listen,
You can
Deafen the silence
We endure.

Yes, My Friends,
Dark days
Will come.
They must come.
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“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

With Faith and Hope
And the Treasured
Word of God,
Light and Beauty
Will also come.

“Consider the sweet, tender children
Who must suffer on this earth.
The pains of all of them
He carried from the day of His birth.

He clothes the lilies of the field,
He feeds the lambs in His fold,
And He will heal those who trust Him,
And make their hearts as gold.”
– Roger Hoffman

The great fear
For each of us,
Is that
We may not hear,
Never know,
The joy of Pure Love
God will show.
But,
You need fear
No more.

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Refreshed like beautiful Flowers.

Be still and listen.
Your song
He is singing
In the Sunlit sky
Of every morning.
With each new day
His Creation of the Dawn
Is a Sacred Call
To discover ourselves
In the Sheltered Arms
Of Love.

Don’t let the Love
Of Life
Pass you by,
Or the Life
Of Love
Will surely die.

“A flower blossoms
for its own joy.”

– Oscar Wilde

Dark clouds need never rise
As we cross over
Rivers deep
Of doubt,
And wide
Of deepening despair.

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    Dark clouds need never rise.

For God discloses
The joy of Human Love
As He abides
With us
In the Poetry
Of Prayer.

Goodnight.

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“All the flowers
of all the tomorrows
are in the seeds
of today.”

– Indian Proverb

From our friends at
NaturalNews.com:
Science proves
these seven herbs provide powerful protection
against liver cancer and liver damage:

More than 10 percent of the world’s population
currently suffers from some form of liver disease,
whether it be fibrosis, cirrhosis, a hepatocellular carcinoma,
alcoholic steatosis, or chronic hepatitis.
And a great number of these folks
use some kind of natural remedy as treatment
rather than pharmaceuticals,
according to a 2012 study published
in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

According to the paper,
the following herbs and herb-derived remedies
are among the top contenders
in this natural fight against liver disease:

1) Curcumin  (turmeric derivative)
2) Wogonin (Scutellaria radix). This monoflavonoid compound isolated from skullcap root shows incredible promise in the treatment of both Hepatitis B and C, as well as various forms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
3) Glycyrrhizin (Glycyrrhiza glabra). This active constituent of licorice root has long been used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis, and also possesses a host of natural anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
4) Resveratrol. This polyphenolic phytochemical derived from berries, grapes and wine, has gained itself a solid reputation as one of the most potent anti-aging compounds found in nature.
5) Silymarin (Silybum marianum). This compound derived from milk thistle is arguably the most well-studied in the natural treatment of liver disease.
6) Rhein. This anthraquinone derived from rhubarb is known to have powerful anti-cancer properties.
7) Geniposide (Gardenia jasminoides). This compound of the gardenia plant is particularly beneficial in treating hyperlipidemia and fatty liver disease.   read more

A study at the University Of London
found that subjects who multitask
experienced drops in their IQ
comparable to someone who missed a night of sleep.
Even if multitaskers feel like they’re getting more done,
they’re working at a much lower cognitive level.

Research repeatedly tells us
that multitasking is detrimental to our brain.

And the cognitive costs get worse.
If you’re a multitasker,
you might have done some
serious permanent damage,
as a study that ran MRI scans
on the brains of multitaskers
found they had less brain density
in areas that controlled empathy and emotions.
read more

So,
Slow down.
Do one thing at a time
And do it well,
But NOT too well.

Remember,

“Moderation in ALL things.
Including moderation.”
– Benjamin Franklin

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On FRIDAY March 4, 2016, we will meet at school to depart at 9:00 a.m. to arrive at 10:00 a.m. at the CHANDOR GARDENS, at 711 West Lee Ave. in Weatherford – Telephone 817-613-1700.

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Douglas Chandor

Our Self- guided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. We will spend approximately 1½ hours on our tour. Following the tour, we will travel to the Whistle Hill Café in Weatherford to enjoy lunch.

Following lunch, we will return to school to work on our Shakespeare Production, Hamlet, with our wonderful Director, George X Rodriguez. Pick-up is at the School at 3:15 p.m.chandor 2

Chandor Gardens is a unique world-class paradise featuring an enchanting array of creativity, color and beauty. The gardens were lovingly designed and created by renowned English portrait artist Douglas Chandor over 70 years ago yet remain a spectacular marvel. Douglas painted portraits of Edward, Duke of Windsor, the young Prince of Wales, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth among many others.

When Douglas Chandor married Weatherford native Ina Kuteman in 1935, she convinced him to build their home and garden in the heart of her hometown. Although his claim to fame was his talent as an artist, Douglas found his real passion as a gardener. He once told Ina that his talent for painting was merely a means that enabled him to fulfill his dreams of building a “living artwork”.

chandor 3Douglas Chandor’s destiny would be to turn these dreams into a reality. The gardens, originally called White Shadows, were carved from 4 acres of rock-hard terrain that was once a cow pasture. The project began in 1936 with the aid of picks, shovels, dynamite and mule-drawn plows. Truckloads of topsoil and tons of boulders were brought in to transform the barren cactus-dotted property into a peaceful haven enclosed by hedges and walls.

Chandor devised a series of garden rooms, each with individual character and stunning views, all connected by meandering walkways. His creation combines the styles and ambiance of Chinese and English gardens with such delights as fountains, grottos, and even a mountain waterfall.

The Chandors worked tirelessly together in the gardens until Douglas’ death in 1953, at which time Ina renamed them Chandor Gardens as a tribute to her husband. The gardens remained open to the public until shortly before her death in the late 1970s. Because there were no direct heirs, the property remained unattended, overgrown and deteriorating for 20 years.chandor 4

In 1994, local residents Charles and Melody Bradford purchased the estate and took on the enormous task of restoring the gardens and home. In what could only be described as a true labor of love, they painstakingly spent years clearing and cleaning away the debris of decades of neglect.

Many large old trees, Douglas’ original wisteria and boxwood plantings, and his magical hardscapes remained. Everything else was replanted by the Bradfords, and thanks to their efforts Chandor Gardens was once again transformed into a lush tranquil delight.

Please observe the POLICIES of the Garden. Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS/NEIGHBORS/SIBLINGS/ are always invited to participate on our trips.

chandor 5Please do not disturb Dr. A. should he be found on the trail all alone and asleep or muttering incoherently to himself or some
passerby or a frog or a tree or a bug. You get the picture!

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

FINANCIAL: Admission: children – $2.00 / Adults $3.00
Please pay at the Garden.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 4 (1:00 PM) Stolen Shakespeare Guild Monologue and Scene Competition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (we have several young ladies competing in the finals)
March 14-18 Spring Break Holiday
March 25 & 28 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holiday
April 6 (Wednesday) Screening of Hamlet at The Modern Art Museum (11:00 am)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet)
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 6:00 p.m.)

By the Light of Love / Quantum Entanglement / Vitamin B3 / Friday Trip: Texas Civil War Museum

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“What an Honor,
What a Privilege –

To remember those
Who lived their lives
For Love,
Forgiveness

And Peace.”
– Wm. C. Anderson

Dedicated to the memory
of
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Of Love

In the dark,
In the deepest recesses
Of the night,
There is no light.

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Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning, born of the one Light, Eden saw play. – Eleanor Farjeon

But,
By the Light of Love,
The dark of night
That pervades the spaces,
So cavernous and lonely
In the Soul,
Shall be driven out,
And you will be
Blinded by this Light,
No longer able to see
The hate that was you,
And me.

In remembering
Such that always was,
And may very well
Always be,

Let us ask ourselves:

Have we squandered
Our precious existence
Thinking no one
In the Heart
Is home?

Did we lay low
A legacy of Love,
So our human Heart
Could roam?

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The Heart cannot depart from the place it never left.

Did we forget
We are all
Precious Gifts
From Above?

Ever gentle in reply,
God answers
Every doubt,
Every Prayer,
Every one,
With Love.

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Encounters set to form the biography of being.

Were we never shown
What ever and forever,
In His Abiding Word,
Has always been known?

My Dear Friends,
Travel with me
For a moment,
A very brief
Moment indeed.

In a clearing
Of your memory
Lies a deep and abiding
Longing to go back home,
And take some comfort
From there.

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  Love may be all there really is.

But the Heart
Cannot depart
From the place
It never left.
The journey of Life
Is a very Precious Gift.
Travel as you may,
You will discover
One day,
That your home
Is your Heart
And it will
Always be.

Yes,
We venture far
To discover Love
Can never depart.

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Volcanic explosion viewed from space.

It is
A Sacred Space,
The Heart of God
Within the Heart of man,
A timeless place,
Filled with Love,
Overflowing with Grace.

In the end
We begin,
And only begin,
To understand,
As we come to realize
That never will we
Fully understand God
And the beautiful Universe
That is His,
And ours.

“Who does great things, unfathomable,
And wondrous works without number.
Were He to pass by me, I would not see Him”
– Job 9:10-12

The finite span of the human mind
Will never encompass
The Infinite.
But let us journey together,
And enjoy
What little we can come
To understand.

“Then I saw all the work of God,
that a man cannot find out the work
that is done under the sun.
However much man may toil in seeking,
he will not find it out.
Even though a wise man claims to know,
he cannot find it out.

– Ecclesiastes 8:17

quantum-entanglement

Future actions may influence past events!

“Quantum mechanics
is the branch of physics

that describes the rules that govern the universe
on the microscopic scale.
It tries to explain how subatomic particles
can behave as both particles and as waves.
It also offers an explanation about why particles
appear to exist in multiple positions
at the same time.”
read more here

“According to quantum mechanics,
two or more particles can become “entangled”
so that even after they are separated in space,
when an action is performed on one particle,
the other particle responds immediately.

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The finite span of the human mind will never encompass the Infinite.

The effect of measurement happens instantly.
(Einstein referring to it as
“spooky action at a distance”)

read more here

One particle of an entangled pair “knows”
what measurement has been performed on the other,
and with what outcome,
even though there is no known means
for such information to be communicated

For the first time,
scientists have entangled particles
after they’ve been measured
and may no longer even exist.

Scientists showed that future actions
may influence past events,
when it comes to the mind-bending world
of quantum physics. read more

“The characteristic trait of quantum mechanics,
. . . enforces its entire departure
from classical lines of thought.”
Erwin Schrödinger

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Yes,
The end
Is the beginning,
And between,
Is the time we
Pretend to journey,
Ever learning
Of the illusions
Of life and living,
Discovering
That Love may be
All there really is.

“I know that Thou canst do all things,
And that no purpose of Thine can be thwarted.
Therefore I have declared that which
I did not understand.
Things too wonderful for me,
which I did not know.”
– Job 42:1-4, 6

  A long, thoughtful ballad
Can life be,
Reflecting all the beauty
We see.

And our encounters
Set to form
The biography of being,
Either dwelling In the dark
Of night,
Or uplifted by the Truth,
Riding
On a Beam of Light,
Cradled in the Arms
Of One
Who can do none other
Than to Love you
As no other.
ef90e239cb03c100cebb0f1e305fcde2“Each of us has the power
to be good or to be evil.
That choice is yours and yours alone.
The tragedy of our world
is not that so many have chosen to be evil,
but that so few have made any choice at all.”
  – Martin Johns

We are at a time in our Human History
In which the veils of reality
Are rapidly being Lifted.
Our exploration requires us
To let go of rigid concepts,
Which our narrowly focused,
Linear minds hold as Real.
Enjoy the ride,
Cherish the view.

The geometry of the Heart
Like the circle of time,
Is without Dimension,
Limitless,
Infinite
In meanings sublime.

To your precious Heart
Listen easy,

And turn on
The Light.

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I know that Love is seeing all the Infinite in One. – Joe Henry

“Be kind,
for everyone you meet
is fighting a harder battle.”
– Plato

Quantum entanglement
could be used to prevent hacking.

A new telecommunication technique, which manipulates the phenomenon in quantum theory known as entanglement, could cleanse the Internet of hacking.

Two computers using quantum information are more secure because the activity of a third party would alter the information content, enabling easy detection by the intended recipient. read more

Vitamin B3 can reduce skin cancer risk by 23%

(from our friends at NaturalNews) Researchers in Australia have found that taking vitamin

On Friday, 12-11-15 we will meet at the Texas Civil War Museum
(817-246-2323) 760 Jim Wright Freeway (Loop 820).

Drop-off will be at the Museum at 10:00 a.m.

Pick up will be at the Museum at 2:30 p.m.

FINANCIAL $8.50 for students & $10.50 adults. This fee funds our docent program, slush fund for confederates reenacting the war and not fully accepting of Robert E. Lee’s surrender, and entrance to the museum. This is a group rate: please pay Dr. A.

ANDERSON SCHOOL STAFF are battle tested & ready to teach.

GIFT SHOP: Yes! They have a GREAT gift shop with items related to the war we have not necessarily lost! Dr. A will tell you what he wants.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required. Polish your shoes, the rebels are recruiting this week. This fabulous museum can be enjoyed by the entire family,

Students are NOT to leave the Museum or restaurant at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, go off to war & whip the Yankees (which also requires a uniform, powder and gun) or use the restroom, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

MUSEUM RULES * No loud talking, running, or jumping or one of the Museum staff will get you. (Rumor has it that they are ALL ex-school principals. Notice their threatening gaze searching for any sign of misbehavior!) * Stay with your chaperon at all times. If Dr. A seems jittery, he has had enough! Just calm down, back off and offer him coffee with extra cream.

* Use clipboards for worksheets. Do not lean or write on exhibit display cases or walls.
* No food, drink, candy, or gum is allowed inside. Give these items to Dr. A., he knows what to do with them.
* The museum has video surveillance & alarms so don’t be all that alarmed and please smile. Please return the muskets.
* They reserve the right to refuse service and rough up those who do not wish to follow the rules of conduct. Now, there are exceptions and one of them is Dr. A. He is a good guy and won’t remember the rules, and he already looks roughed up.

IMPORTANT DATES
Dec. 18
Last Day of Fall Semester classes.
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 Forth Worth Stock Show
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

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  To your precious Heart, listen easy and turn on the Light.

 

Holding Someone’s Hand / Curcumin Alleviates Depression / Organic Foods / More Photos

“When love beckons to you,
follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions
may wound you.
Kahlil Gibran

Hands

Faith begins
In holding someone’s hand,
In knowing
You will never let go,
In looking
So deep into another human heart,
That you see beyond,
Beyond this moment,
This day,
Beyond tomorrow,
Into a feeling Eternal.

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Faith is
A longing for Love Everlasting,
Knowing that this moment
Is never to end,
And that it had no beginning,
For Someone
Loves you so,
He holds you forever in His Heart,
And He will never let you go.

Mrs. A celebrates

Oh Joy, another survivor.

Hope that dwells
Within your Heart,
Will never lay upon an Altar
Of vain repose.
Time sets Glorious the setting Sun,
As sound blends melodious song
To mirror Salvation,
Made manifest Majestic
In every human heart
That beholds the
Eternal Light
Of the Everlasting
Love of God.
.

Whose Idea Was This

Whose Idea Was This?

.
“And we pray,
not
for new earth or heaven,
but to be
quiet in heart,
and in eye,
clear.
What we need is here.”
                        – Wendell Berry
.

We faint and flickering shadows
Ever dance
In the Beautiful Light
Of such Love.

My friends,
Just as the Hand of your child
Is within reach,
So is
The Hand of your Father,
From whence you came,
Not through.

‘Know from whence you came.
If you know
whence you came,
there are absolutely
no limitations
to where you can go.’

– James Baldwin

 Yes,
Faith begins
In holding Someone’s Hand,
In ever knowing
That the Hand of God
Is always within reach,
And that He
Will never let you go.

 

Hang on

Alden is one I am most proud of. He faces challenges with tenacity and determination until he is successful! You may lead me into battle any day!

 Your Loving hand,
Will always be reaching
For someone,
Someone who Loves you so.
But no one
Will Love you more
Than your Father
In Heaven.

And the hand
Of your precious child
Will always long
To hold yours,
With Loving eyes
Searching
In ever present dreams,
For yours.
.

Keep the Faith,
My friend.

Keep the Faith.

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Your Loving hand will always be reaching for someone.

“Oh heart,
If one should say to you
That the Soul perishes like the body,
Answer that the Flower withers
But the seed remains.”
Kahlil Gibran

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 Kahlil Gibran

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John Singer Sargent Portrait of William Butler Yeats, 1908

An argument with others
Is merely rhetoric:

A poem is an argument
The poet is having with himself.
William Butler Yeats

“None of us needs sugar
in our diets
at all.”
Colin Michie,
Chairman of the nutrition committee
Royal College of Pediatrics
and Child Health 

From our friends at NaturalNews.com:

We need to be rewarded BIG time!

We need to be rewarded BIG time! Did you see how high we climbed?

The world’s first privacy-protecting search engine that bans corporate propaganda and government disinformation is now ready for webmasters to submit their sites for indexing. The name of the new search engine? Good Gopher! (http://www.GoodGopher.com)

GOOD NEWS: A landmark study on curcumin and its effects on depression reveals turmeric alleviates depression without side effects: The new breakthrough research concluded that curcumin was as effective as Prozac in treating depressive disorders but lacked any serious side effects and was well-tolerated by patients across the board. Published Thursday, May 28, 2015 by: Sandeep Godiyal  read more

You push. I'll pull.

     You push. I’ll pull.

Also from NaturalNews:
Vast quantities of non-organic crops are deliberately doused with the carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate (trade name Roundup) in order to provide farmers with a more profitable harvest. read more

Roundup is one of the world’s most popular herbicides, and the most widely used agricultural and residential weedkiller in the United States. The adoption of crops genetically engineered to resist Roundup has led to an explosion in its use in the past 20 years. I have relatives who are farmers and they LEAVE HOME when others spray this toxin on neighboring crops. Why? How do spell FEAR?

You go first. No, you go first.

You go first. No, you go first.

In March, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) announced in an article published in the journal Lancet Oncology that it had updated glyphosate’s (Roundup) status to “probably carcinogenic,” based on strong evidence from animal studies and “limited evidence” from human studies. read more

In a report issued A cohort of international doctors is now petitioning the European Union Parliament, the EU Commission, and several other health and food safety authorities to take action by banning the use of this prolific chemical.

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Students relax during our adventure trip at TAPATIO SPRINGS RESORT, nestled in the heart of Hill Country

A letter written on May 14, 2015, by the International Society of Doctors for the Environment contends that a growing body of evidence shows that glyphosate, as well as dozens of other commonly used crop chemicals, is dangerous to both people and the environment. Signed by the group’s president, it calls on glyphosate in particular to be outlawed with no exceptions.

“The International Agency for Research on Cancer, belonging to the World Health Organization, has recently published an assessment of carcinogenicity of the following organophosphate agrochemicals: glyphosate, tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, [and] diazinon,” the letter reads.

“Converging sources of evidence show that chronic exposure to

Fine dining was on our agenda.

Fine dining was on our agenda.

insecticides and herbicides has to be considered a major source of environmental deterioration and health hazard at population level.”

IARC warned about cancer-causing effects of crop chemicals like glyphosate more than 20 years ago. Building upon what IARC found back in 1991 when it warned about the toxicity of non-arsenical pesticides, declaring them as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” the international body has since added some 20 compounds to the list, many of which are still in widespread use in industrial agriculture.

IMG_1476“In humans, significant risks associated with pesticide exposure have been identified mostly for nervous, immunological, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, hemolymphopoietic and renal systems,” warns the letter.

“Glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide has been associated with health problems such as birth defects, infertility, damage to the nervous system, Parkinson’s disease and several forms of cancer.”

Folks, buy Organic. Let’s increase the demand so supply will follow.

Phone

No. He is not really addicted to technology.

It looks more and more like it is now absolutely necessary to buy organic products to prevent illness, indescribable suffering and early death.

Yes, it will cost more – now or in the future, at the Hospital.

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

eichman

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.

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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

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

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

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

The Flying Tigers

      The Flying Tigers

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

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

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

Gen Claire Chennault

General Claire Chennault

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

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

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

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

The famous Flying Tigers

The famous Flying Tigers

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

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

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

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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.
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God is Still My Co-Pilot. Vashon Washington, Beachcomber Books, 1967.
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We are not passive experiencers of the world;
we are the creators of the world we experience.
Immanuel Kant

coffee chartWhy is Coffee Good For You?
Here Are 7 Reasons
By Kris Gunnars
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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. PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun/adventure trips.
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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