The Embrace of Enduring Love
– by Wm. C. Anderson
Among all the precious moments
Blended with the swirling stars,
When was there time,
Time to say goodbye?
Never, never in recorded time
That erases the pulsing sky.
Never, even in the moment
Chosen for us to die.
Never found in every sound
That asks where or why.
Never will there be time,
Time to say goodbye.
Farewell is not a pathway
Nor portal through this day,
One cannot bid goodbye to Love.
No parting stays today.
In the Embrace of Enduring Love
God does not forsake tomorrow.
He paves our solitary path with Love,
That leads me past my sorrow.
To places in my heart.
Forever alive, forever in Love,
Forever felt beyond farewell,
Forever in His Embrace from Above.
Is it really a factor in breast cancer?
by Gudrun Smythe, Madison, Wisconsin
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Recent studies have shown that “light pollution”—defined as excess or obtrusive light at night – can actually have serious health effects.
Researchers have found that exposure to bright nocturnal light can decrease the human body’s production of melatonin, a hormone secreted at night that regulates our sleep/wake cycles. And decreased melatonin production has in turn been linked to higher rates of breast cancer in women.
“Light at night is now clearly a risk factor for breast cancer,” says David Blask, a researcher at the Cooperstown, New York-based Mary Imogene Bassett Research Institute. “Breast tumors are awake during the day, and melatonin puts them to sleep at night.”
Light Pollution Leads to More Breast Cancer in Industrialized Countries.
Epidemiologist Richard Stevens of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory first discovered the link between breast cancer and light pollution in the late 1980s. Stevens found that breast cancer rates were significantly higher in industrialized countries, where nighttime lighting is prevalent.
Night Shift Workers Run Higher Risk of Breast Cancer from Light
Lending credence to Stevens’ research are the findings of another researcher, William Hrushesky of the South Carolina-based Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, who discovered that female night shift workers have a 50 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer than other working women. He also found that blind women have high melatonin concentrations and unusually low rates of breast cancer.
How to Reduce Risks of Breast Cancer from Light Pollution
To reduce breast cancer risks from light pollution, Prevention magazine recommends nine hours of sleep nightly in a dark room devoid of both interior (computer screens) and exterior (street lamps) light sources. A study of 12,000 Finnish women found that those who slept nine hours nightly had less than one-third the risk of developing a breast tumor than those who slept only seven or eight hours. Even bright light from a trip to the bathroom can have an affect, so dim nightlights are recommended for night lighting.
“There is nothing as powerful as the truth
and often nothing as strange.”
TRIP TO THE FORT WORTH ZOO
“Your children need your presence, not your presents.”
– Kelly Consuelos
On Friday, September 26, 2014, we will meet at 10:00 a.m at the EAST entrance of the ZOO, 1989 COLONIAL PARKWAY (817-759-7500).
Pick up will be at the EAST Entrance at 2:30 p.m.
Please Note: Uniform pants with a belt, & RED monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS are always invited to participate on our trips. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Please dress for the weather.
Admission & Parking
Adults (13+) $12
Children (3-12) $9
Toddlers & Dr. A (when he acts 2 & under) Free
Seniors (65+) $9
Please pay at the ZOO.
(Dr. A may have discount Coupons – ask him!)
Parking $ 5.00 per vehicle, cash only.
Please be on time or the Baby Elephants will burp and Dr. A will pass
completely out (which is a another good reason to bring your camera).
Gift Shops: Yes.
Lunch: Yes (please provide funds)
Sept. 26 Fort Worth Zoo
Oct. 3 Roller Skating at Rollerland West
Oct 13 (Monday) Columbus Day Holiday
Oct. 17 Modern Art Museum
Oct. 24 Fossilmania sale show – in Glen Rose, Texas
Oct. 31 Ripley’s Believe It or Not / Palace of Wax
Nov. 7 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
Nov. 24-28 Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3-5 (Wed.- Fri.) Texas A.G.T. Conference (NO school)
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 22 – Jan. 6 Winter Break Holidays
Emergency Telephone No: 682-777-1908
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Where precocious children are nurtured & appreciated
Don’t forget your camera.