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

         In the face of EACH creature                                I see my Creator.

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

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

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

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

                                I am alive.

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

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

The shadow
of who you are
can never

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

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

Immortality
awaits me and you.

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

                  Enrich your Life and Ennoble death.

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

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

                             You are not alone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

        You are the overarching Miracle of Creation

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

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

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

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

Goodnight.

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

            Life, in ALL its forms, is Sacred.

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

Anna Aisha

                  YOU are what your child possesses.

You are One With the Universal Mind

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

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

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

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

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

Know
that this too is
your nature.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And he promised that it will not be cheap.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Word “Love” is Inadequate / Robert Lotman / Spring Break This Week

There is Beauty
all around you,
even unto a singular
drop of water
reflecting the World
at large.

Just as you
reflect
ALL the Love that abounds
all around.

“Listen to each drop of rain
whispering secrets in vain.
Frantically searching for someone to hear
their story before they hit ground.
Please don’t let go.
Can’t we stay for a while?
It’s just to hard to say goodbye.
Listen to the rain.

I stand alone in the storm.
Suddenly,
sweet words take hold.

(Listen listen)
Hurry,
they say
for you haven’t much time.

Open your eyes
to the Love around you.

You may feel you’re alone.
But I’m here still with you.
You can do what you dream.
Just remember
to listen to the rain.”

– Amy Lee

                   Reflecting the World.

My Friends,
your smile
is reflected in another,
who smiled at
You.
Your laughter
was alive before you,
in the birth
of awareness,
in the magnificence
of our predicament,
in the delight
of our Humanity,
in celebration of our
perfect imperfections.

“In one drop of water
are found all the secrets
of all the oceans;
in one aspect of You
are found ALL the aspects
of Existence.”
Kahlil Gibran

God
is in Love
with YOU.
How
could it not be?
He created you.
He cherishes you.
His Son
died for you.

The World reflect
dances like silver,
mirrored in the waters
of every lake
and stream,
in every drop of water,
in the Hope
of every
Dream.

Yes,
there is Beauty
ALL around.
And
the greatest Beauty,
the most magnificent of all,
is to be found in
YOU.

Know
that it is the waves of Love
that turn the Wheels of Heaven.
Without Love,
NOTHING in the world would have Life.

With one Rose
you can buy hundreds of Rose gardens.
Where, for one seed
you get a whole wilderness?
For one weak breath,
the Divine Wind?”
Rumi

          The history of ALL mankind.

Buried
deep within the DNA
of every person,
lies the History
of ALL Mankind.

A new Universe
has been discovered –
inside each of over
one trillion Human cells,
It harbors information systems
more complex than anything
ever designed by Humanity’s
very best minds.

“DNA is like
a software program,
only MUCH more complex
than anything we’ve ever devised.”
– Bill Gates

The information in our DNA
is equivalent to a dozen SETS
of The Encyclopaedia Britannica –
more than 384 volumes
of highly detailed information
that would fill 48 feet
of library shelves!
And
it is contained in a space
only two millionths of one millimeter
thick.

You are not a drop
in the Ocean.
You are
the entire Ocean
in a drop.”
– Rumi

“He
who saves a single Life,

saves the world
entire.”

The Talmud

My Friends,
you are far more Miraculous
than anything
you can possibly imagine.

Yes,
there is magic
in the moment
that you meet
YOU.

Incomprehensible
as we may be,
indescribable as we are
ever reaching to see,
we are still searching
to be,
understood.

“You formed my inward parts,
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You,
for I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY made.
My frame was not hidden from You,
when I was made in secret,
and skillfully wrought.”
Psalms 139:13-15

In our virtuous quest,
we may come
one day
to rest
our weary minds.
For the Wisdom of the ages
lies within easy
reach –
within the Pages
of the Holy Bible.

“Every being exists
in intimate relation with other beings
and in constant exchange of gifts with each other.
But this relationship is BEYOND pragmatic use.
It is rather a mutual sharing of existence
in the Grand Venture
of the Universe itself.”
– Thomas Berry

               The word “Love” is inadequate.

It’s hard to say
that I’d rather stay awake

when I’m asleep,
‘Cause everything
is NEVER
as it seems.”

Adam R. Young

  Search your Heart
in still, quiet moments
of what is left
of your brief Life.
Find the purpose
God desires,
for what you have left
to give.

It is far different
than you have imagined.
It is
larger than yourself.
It will last for Eternity.
It is
in the brevity of Life
and in the simplicity of language:
Love.

“The Universe
spills through our dreams.
The future belongs
to the most compelling story.
Even the word “Love”
is inadequate to define

the Force that wove
the fabric of
space-time.”
Drew Dellinger

Acceptance
of God’s Love
is a gently journey.

Goodnight.

 May I highly recommend:
Robert Lotman,
Lotman Consultation Services
He is a Registered Sanitarian and Health Inspector.
I have known Robert for many years and truly admired
and respected him. He is now retired and has the time
to help others. He can assist with the following:

Safety Inspections
Environmental Inspections:
Foster Homes
Adoption Home Inspections
Daycare Inspections
Swimming Pool Inspections
Food Handler Training
Certified Pool Operator Training and
Food Service Consultations.
Robert is State Certified for Food Handler Classes,
Registered Sanitarian and
* Certified Pool Operator Instructor.

According to the World Health Organization,
drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death
in the world,
with 372,000 drowning deaths reported annually.

The Centers for Disease Control
reports that here in the United States,
on average, 3,536 people died from drowning annually
from 2005 to 2014, which equates to 10 deaths each day.
Then there are the thousands of others who suffer swimming pool-related injuries each year.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
reports that an average of 4,900 people
received emergency care for injuries
suffered in a swimming pools or spas each year
in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Swimming Pool Drowning Deaths and Kids

It’s an unbelievable statistic: According to the CDC,
drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death
for children
between the ages of 1 and 4.
And according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
390 deaths a year on average
are attributed to drowning
in a swimming pool or at a spa in the U.S.

My Friends,
let’s take the extra precaution
of having our swimming environments inspected.
The Life you save may be the one you
cherish most in this World.

I know you will enjoy working with Robert Lotman.
The Anderson Private School
has truly benefited from his expertise.
Robert may be reached at 817-946-5952 or
robertlotman@sbcglobal.net
.

      There is Beauty all around you,

IMPORTANT  DATES:
April 7               Tour of Fire Station and Fire Academy
April 14 & 17 (Friday and Monday) Good Friday and Easter Holidays
April 28             Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Weather permitting)
May 1                TUITION DUE for 2017-18
May 15 & 16      Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater
May 22 – 26       Adventure Trip
May 26               Last Day of Semester.

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The Moment You Were Born / Best Electric Cars / Friday: Doss Heritage and Culture Center

“I will trust in the Lord
with all my heart;

I will lean not on my own
understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5

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In our Odyssey
to inhabit Eternity,
we may come to see
with each new morning Sun,
our lives have just begun.

My Dear fragile Flowers,
do not fade away
until you see
the Light of Day –
the Light of God’s Love
dawning
like the Sun,
shining down upon
everyone.

“When you feel
a peaceful Joy,
that’s when
you are near
the Truth.”
Rumi

Through the Looking Glass
of Love,
a Secret Garden
beckons you to see
the deep Springs
of Life
flow from the Summers
of Joy and the seasons
of sorrow.

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            Do not fade away.

Clothed we may be
with the Fragrance
of Forgiveness
in the Meadows
of our morrow.

As we
are rescued
by our tears,
purified
by the Heart,
to give us the Gift
of Compassion.

“The deeper that sorrowgibran
carves into your being,
the more Joy
you can contain.”

–  Kahlil Gibran

Yes,
My Friends,
Life is a fact.
But Love
is far, far more.

petals-pink

    Until you see the Light of Day

Love is
what truly is,
what will always be,
and is so very far away,
until your smile
Graces another precious Life
on this day

Love
is what you desire
and need never fear,
what seems far away
and is near,
so near
you can never see,
so real
it may never be.

  The Light of God’s Love

Love
is all we want,
all we really are.
It is
what we Worship
and what we Pray for.
It is now
and everlasting,
today
and ever more.

The Love in your Heart
was never put there
to stay.
To have Love
and hold it,
all you need do
is
give it away.

“My faith is renewed photo
knowing that quick pleasures are nothing.
But the pleasures of God
are beyond understanding.”
Trevon Morris

                        God’s Love
is Eternally
what was
and will always be.

“In faith,
we know this to be true:
God spoke me into my mother’s womb,
and he has anointed me
to teach his ways to others.”
Pastor Rick Warren

       Love is far, far more.

What came to pass
the moment you were born?
A silent Prayer
was answered from Beyond,
a Sacred Call
that dawned
a new day,
and Hope
became the Horizon
for everyone
your Life touches,
from the very precious moment
YOU
were born.

Goodnight.
branch-and-sun-b“From birth I was cast on you;
from my mother’s womb
you have been my God.”
Psalm 22:10

Best Electric Cars For City Drivers
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                        Chery

When you call His name
It’s like a little Prayer.

“Though I may not know the answers,
I can finally say I am free.
And if the questions led me here,
Then I am who I was born to be.”
Audra Mae, Tim Mikael Larsson,
Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren

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When Forever is Too Long / Friday Trip: Flight Deck

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

and the graceful way of Flowers
in the Wind.

– John Denver

spectacular-sun

Whatever is truly Real is projected.

The Story of Life
may be happy or sad,
one of being lonely
or with another you truly Love.
It may be truth
or become fiction,
real
or unreal.

But the stories
of our Lives
have something in common:
the journey
has nothing to do
with you,
and everything to do
with your Heart.

“You will know the Truth,
and the Truth will
set you free.”

– John 8:32

Feeling alone,
being the only one
who knows your vision
of Truth,
of Beauty,
of the Reality of your precious existence,
makes the world around you
appear
very, very small.

Your Sacred World
can appear so small
that it,
and you,
disappear.

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Yes,
the solitary Heart
can be imprisoned
is very small room
indeed.

And the sadness
you may feel,
is your Heart
asking to be
reborn,
to be let free,
introduced
to the World.

“A strange passion
is moving in my head.
My Heart has become
a Bird
which searches in the Sky.
Every part of me
goes off in different directions.
Is it really so
that the one I Love
is Everywhere?”
– Rumi

Your Life
is a much larger picture
than you can ever imagine.

You
are not just someone small
that fits into a bigger picture,
a three dimensional
biological design
intended to look like a
person.

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Do not wait forever for the Love Bird’s song.

My Dear Friend,
YOU
are the picture
.

“A taste of love
will linger after

I know the meaning
of all that I see.”
– John Barry

How unbelievable it is
that the one You Love
is Everyone,
and You
are everywhere.

 “Wisdom
will enter your heart,
and Knowledge
will fill you with
Joy.”

– Proverbs 2:10

Reality
is centered
in
the Human Heart
that beats within.

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           YOU are the picture.

The preponderance of Biblical passages,
speak of the ‘Heart’ as the
central,
defining
element of the Human person.

Whatever is truly Real
is projected
from
your Heart and Mind
and out into the vast Universe
of experience.

“Watch over your heart
with all diligence,
for from it flow
the Springs of Life.”
– Proverbs 4: 23
.
You do not absorb
what is Real.
You are
what is Real.

triangles

What you feel
coming toward you,
is really what resides
deep within you.

Do not wait forever
for the Love Bird’s song.
Forever
is too long.
Listen carefully,
and you will hear,
music is in this moment
it is here
and it is there,
near
and far,
it is everywhere.

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    You are the wind and the rain.

The Beauty
of the moment
is what we are.

“Each moment
contains a hundred messages
from God.”
– Rumi

You are
the wind and the rain,
the soil and the sky.
Yesterday,
tear drops
in your eyes
fell from on high,
to nourish the Flowers
you hold
in your hand
today.

Eternal Waters
flow from streams
to a mighty sea,
and they flow
through you
and me.

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Eternal Waters flow.

Life
that is held so dear,
did appear
in days of yesteryear,
to be something else
of Beauty today.
And tomorrow
is another day
to Cherish Life
Eternally.

“Just as the water in a wave
is not itself changed
by the wave’s motion.

Unchanging,
the Self is the silent knower
of all that appears in our experience.”
– Peter Russell
(read more)

Though every thread
in the Fabric of Life
may be torn,
it may be
mended,
it may again be
worn.

world

Your Heart is asking to be introduced to the World.

 Forgiveness,
and the gentle
ways of Love,
are the messages
from within,
from Above,
from One
who Truly Loves you,
the Father
of us all.

The Wisdom
of Human eloquence
emanates from
the Holy Word
of God.

To Love this World
and everything in it,
is to fill the Universe
with the Essence
of your Being.

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 The Beauty of the moment is what we are.

Love
enables you
to know
just how vast,
how unimaginably large
the Universe of our
awareness
can be.

Beheld
in the eyes of another,
your World
of Love
and deep compassion,
becomes a Universe,
unfathomable to behold,
Beautiful beyond belief,
numberless in victory
without knowing defeat,
and all the while your Heart races
so fast,
it skips a beat.

night-wind

There are those
in this World
that would have you believe
all free will is but an illusion.
But you are free
to open up
your mind,
by simply opening up
your Heart.

My Dear Friends,
we are so much more
than the physical,
because the physical
is the last aspect
of the process
of the Creation
of who we are.

“If seeds in the black earth
can turn into such Beautiful roses,
what might not the Heart of man become
in its long journey
toward the stars?” 
–  G.K. Chesterton 

Believe
in yourself.
Believe
in each other.
Believe
and Trust
in the Word of God.

orange-flowers

You are
a deeply Loved Child
of God.

My Friend,
God is Love.
And so are
You.

Goodnight.

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For Friday Oct. 14, 2016

By Popular DEMAND
and a few mild threats!

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at The Anderson School

At approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to La Madeleine Country French Café to enjoy lunch.

Following lunch, we will caravan to Flight Deck (817) 246-2710 (info@fdtp.com) located a half mile west of Ridgmar Mall, at the Cherry Lane exit off I-30, at 7751 Scott St. in Fort Worth, to enjoy jumping and acting, otherwise, a little abnormal.

                  PICK UP will be at  FLIGHT DECK  at 3:00 p.m.
.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born
and the day you find out why.”
 – Mark Twain
.

DESTINATIONS:  FLIGHT DECK is where FUN and fitness take flight! It integrates rebounding (trampoline jumping) along with strength and flexibility training. Reconnect with your inner child. Flight Deck features a mix of aerobics, core strengthening, coordination & flexibility exercises.

* YOU WILL NEED WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENTS (contact Flight Deck  (817) 246-2710 / or go ONLINE: fdtp.com for instructions.

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

Students are NOT to leave the restaurant or take flight from flight deck without the approval of Dr. A. He is well known for melodramatic swoons and fainting spells if you are missing and it is a bit much for Mrs. A.      

FINANCIAL: The cost for Flight Deck is $10.00 for our two hours – please pay at the Flight Deck. And please provide funds for lunch. Refreshments: Yes!

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

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

                    IMPORTANT DATES:

Oct 28                                                 Fossilmania (Glenrose)
Nov. 4                                                 Modern Art Museum
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)            Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 1-2                                              Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)
Dec. 22 (Thursday – changed from Dec. 20)   Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                                  Winter Break Holiday
Jan. 20                                                 Fort Worth Stock Show
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted each Wed. at 6:00 p.m.)

   A. n . d . e . r . s . o . n

“Happiness is someone to love,
something to do
and something to hope for.

                                                                     – Chinese proverb

The Spirit Human / Tiny Habits That Change Your Life / Cancer News from Biocompare / Friday: Museum of the Americas

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    God abides within.

A deeper meaning
moves the Spirit Human.
For we are truly never alone.
God abides within,
and we in His Love
Forever.

Destiny
seemingly dictates many things.
But the illusion
is that YOU
are not free
to create the World
of your tomorrow,
and Deliverance
cannot be obtained.

“Live free
and beauty surrounds you,
the world still astounds you,
each time you look at a star

Stay free,
where no walls divide you.
You’re free as the roaring tide,
so there’s no need to hide.

Born free,
and life is worth living,
but only worth living
’cause you’re born free.”
– Don Black

My Friends,
without the collective conscience
of many Hearts,
the future is
a hollow thing,
like a rusty old bell
that can never again
ring.

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Annie & Alexander          Anderson

The strongest bridge
someone can ever cross over
is your smile,
lit by the sparkle
in your eyes.

When you connect
with someone smiling back,
a moment is given birth
that did not exist before.

That moment is real,
perhaps the only reality.
And it can be nurtured,
and evolve into
Friendship, Fulfillment, Understanding,
Trust,
and a new awareness
of what Life
is really for.

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A smile
is a seed
planted in the firmament
of the moment.
And it can blossom
into many beautiful dimensions
of awareness,
and Love.

This moment
and the next,
can become one and the same,
a seed
that blossoms and grows
into the Beauty
of what was you,
all along.

“And God is able
to make all Grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency
in all things,
may abound to every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8

Believing this Life
is the end of everything
is the greatest
of illusions.

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The pinnacle of being
is about US.
One and one,
make you,
enfolded within
the Loving Arms of God.

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              A deeper meaning

Yes,
a much deeper meaning
moves with the Spirit of God
in us.
It moves past me,
into WE,
and we become
One
with the Lord,
as are we all,
and ever and ever
will always be.

More than we as One
cannot be,
for in Truth,
in our Divinity,
there is Unity.

In the Arms of God
we feel the Oneness
of Love
that is not divisible.

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This Life is not about you.

Give your heart a beautiful song to sing.
Give your life away.
Everyone is in need.
Everyone.
In need of Hope,
Faith, Forgiveness,
Compassion –
In need
of someone to
Love.

Reach out
and give the most
precious Gift of all,
your Love.

Then,
My Friend,
you will truly feel
the beat of your own
Heart,
for it lies buried
deep within
another.

“When you do things
from your Soul,
you feel a River
moving in you,
a Joy.”
– Rumi

Give your life
Something to say,
and the breath
to say it.
Give it to another,
and say
at long last,
goodbye to sorrow.
Create a new World
of your own Tomorrow.

“Earth has no sorrow
that Heaven cannot heal”
Thomas Moore.

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Give the most precious Gift of all, your Love.

This Life
was never yours.
God gave it
for you to borrow,
and with it
to breathe Life into
another precious Human Being,
as He breathed
the Breath of Life
into you.

Tomorrow is open
and right now
it seems
to be more than enough

to just be here today,
and I don’t know
what the future is holding in store,

I don’t know where I’m going,
I’m not sure where I’ve been.
There’s a Spirit
that guides me,

a Light that shines for me,
my life is worth the living,
I don’t need to see the end.”
– John Denver

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Wield the sword of fearlessly Loving everything that is living.

When we unlock the door
to our own prison
of very, very limited vision,
we can begin the journey
to understanding,
and wield the sword
of fearlessly Loving
everything that is living,
and forget the past
of never knowing,
by forgiving –
ourselves.

Goodnight

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A moment is given birth that did not exist before.

“Joy and sorrow
are inseparable.
Together they came,
and where one
sits alone with you
at the board,
remember
the other is asleep
upon you bed.”
– Kahlil Gibran

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That Could Totally Change Your Life

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                             Tiny Habits for Better Physical Health
1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. We often don’t get enough water in our systems, and get so busy throughout the day that we don’t think about stopping to replenish our supply. Or we replenish with soda or coffee or tea but not water. Trigger yourself by leaving a big glass out on the counter or table. Or do what I do, and get a big travel mug with a lid. At night, I fill it up with a lot of ice and a bit of water, and in the morning it’s waiting for me: a nice, cool cup of water. Flush the toxins, kickstart your system, wake yourself up.

2. Park as far away as you can from the door. Fight the effects of a sedentary lifestyle by getting more steps into your day whenever you can. In fact, simple things like a longer stroll from the car to the door might be more effective than a vigorous work-out at counteracting the effects of long hours at a desk.

3. Eat raw fruit or vegetables with every meal. Think: a green side salad, a slice of melon, some berries, a few carrot sticks and cucumber slices. Not only will you get more nutrients in, you will also be getting in more fiber and potentially helping your body lose weight, retain energy, and decrease hunger.

4. Stand up and stretch every hour, on the hour. Trigger yourself with a beep on your phone or watch (do people still wear those?) or computer. Sitting for extended time periods is a bad idea for both your body and your brain. You need a mental and physical break, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Just stop, when your on-the-hour beep sounds at you. Stand up where you are, reach over your head, take a deep breath, touch your toes, roll your shoulders.

5. Carry a small bag of nuts or beef jerky everywhere you go. Something protein-rich will help stave off hunger as well as keeping you from getting to that ravenous point when you’ll eat anything in sight, no matter what the calorie count is. Getting a little more protein in your diet can help boost your metabolism and build your muscle, as well.

                                Tiny Habits for Better Mental Health
1. Ask open-ended questions. Instead of throwing out questions just so you can insert your own opinion, ask bigger, better questions. Avoid asking questions that can be answered with a simple Yes or No. Try questions that start with “What do you think about…?” and “How would you….?” or “What is your experience with…?” Then listen to the answers with the attitude that you are here to learn. Having an open perspective and initiating deeper conversations will help you to relate with others, cultivate empathy, keep your own problems in perspective, make new friends, and learn new ways of approaching life. Imagine the wisdom you would gain in five or ten years if you just have one of these conversations every week.

2. Keep a tray of art supplies out on your table/desk/shelf. Don’t force or even expect yourself to clock in a certain number of minutes or productions. Just keep them out, in reach, so that when you feel like doodling around with something artistic, it is effortless. Bonus points: switch the art medium out every week or month (pastels, crayons, watercolors, ink, clay, playdough, carving knife & wood block).

3. Sit in silence for a few minutes every day. We don’t have to call this meditation, because that might be a little too intimidating. You don’t have to sit cross-legged. You don’t have to close your eyes. You don’t have to be Zen-like in anyway. Your brain can be flying a hundred miles an hour, but don’t say or do anything. Just sit, comfortably, and breathe for a few minutes.

4. Jot down everything on your mind for a few minutes at the end of the day. This is a brain dump in the easiest way possible. It’s not a big deal like a daily journal or to-do list or planner might feel. Keep a simple notebook by the bed, and give yourself a few minutes to pour out everything that’s on your mind before you go to sleep. Don’t edit. Let it all out, in any format, in any order. It doesn’t have to make sense, even to you. Studies show that this type of writing can reduce anxiety and depression. Alternative: use a voice recorder and simply talk, in unedited stream-of-consciousness style, for a few minutes into your recorder.

5. Repeat a personal mantra to yourself when you hit stress points. Make it something simple to remember that calms you and reminds you of the important things in life. This is a simple way to retrain your brain and tell it how to respond to stress. Instead of letting stressful points send you into a panicked mode, you pull out your mantra and tell your brain that it’s going ot be okay. A few of my favorites: This too shall pass. I am stronger than I think. I can learn what I need to learn when I need to learn it. I’ve handled worse than this. I am not alone. There is freedom here. When I take responsibility, I take power.

Tiny Habits for Better Productivity and Work
1. Pretend to be your hero. When you’re faced with a challenging situation, an intimidating project, a new career leap, an important meeting, think about a hero in your industry or career. Then ask yourself what this person would do in your situation. How would she handle it? Would he be intimidated? Fearful? Or confident and calm? Now imagine yourself doing exactly what you think your would do. This helps to clarify what the right actions are for you by removing the self-doubt and negative self-talk that can bog you down in uncertainty.

2. Do a 5-minute daily review at your desk at the end of the day. Before you leave work, or from your desk at home before you wrap things up for the day (or night!), take five minutes. Write down what you accomplished in a quick, bulleted list. Write down what you didn’t accomplish that you had hoped to, and what stopped you. Don’t beat yourself up for your failures, just notice, if you can, what caused you to get off track. And notice how much you did accomplish. This type of review is a way to help your brain focus on the positive (I did accomplish something today) and will help you to become more aware of the things that tend to derail you or distract you from productive work.

3. Turn off all notifications for at least one long block of work time every day. Our brains are not adept at switching from one task to another. The single ding of an email notification or text, even if it’s about something completely unimportant, can cause you to lose up to 40% of your work time. Is it really worth it? Maybe if you have infinite time at your disposal… But we all know that you don’t. So do yourself and your career a favor, and silence all the dings and chirps for at least one long block of time (2 – 4 hours).

4. Respond to all invitations and opportunities with “I’ll check my calendar.” Stop the knee-jerk response that you give, whether it is negative or positive. Maybe you’re too quick to say no (I am). Or maybe you’re a people – pleaser and you’re too quick to say yes, and find yourself over-booked and overwhelmed. Give yourself time to evaluate each opportunity by simply making it your practice not to answer right away. Instead, say, “I’ll check my calendar and let you know.” Then, when you have a little time, check your calendar, your priorities, and determine what you can fit it in.

5. Spend 5 minutes a day thinking about the process you will take that will get you to your career goals. This is the right kind of positive visualization. Visualizing the end result doesn’t usually help you get there. But visualizing yourself doing the steps you will take to reach your end goal can help you to actually follow-through on those steps when it is time.

Tiny Habits for Better Relationships
1. Call, text, or email one friend or family member a day. Staying in touch has never been easier, but it’s all too easy to only connect with the people we see at work or the ones who just won’t stop showing up in our Facebook feed. Reach out a little further than that to stay connected with the friends and family members you value. It only takes a few minutes to invest in a relationship, with the result that you have a strong network of people around you, both near and far.

2. Write a thank you note every week. This can be an exercise solely for you: write a thank-you note to someone who’s passed on but impacted your life, and tell them all the things you wish you could say in person. Or write a note of thanks to someone who is or was part of your life and send it to that person. Cultivating gratitude helps to lessen the fear in your life. How much better would your life be if you had trained yourself to be appreciative instead of afraid?

3. End your night with a word of thanks or encouragement. This is the kind of simple habit that can make or break a lifelong relationship. Before you roll over and go to sleep, let your significant other know you accept and value him or her. You don’t have to be elaborate: “I love being with you,” or “Thanks for being there for me,” sends the right message. If you’re not in a relationship, give yourself a word of thanks or encouragement. Sounds silly? Maybe. But it can help build your confidence and keep you from letting one bad day spiral into depression.

4. Pause before you answer or respond to people. Train yourself to listen well, by giving yourself time to think up your response in that pause, not while the other person is talking. This not only shows that you value what the other person is saying (which communicates acceptance and respect) but it also gives you time to weigh your attitude and words. In a high-tension situation or stressful conversation, a simple five-second pause might be what keeps you from blowing up and ruining a relationship you value.

5. Give yourself a time out. Life happens. You’re going to hit points when you feel stressed, frustrated, angry, or impatient. That’s okay, because if you can give yourself a time-out then you can keep things in perspective. You can’t expect yourself to be a non-emotional robot, but you can train yourself to take a five-minute break from humanity when things are getting to you. Walk around the block, lock yourself in the bathroom, take a quick drive with the windows down and the music blaring. Find the “time-out chair” that works for you, and use it.

                 Tiny Habits for a Better Community and Environment
1. Take a short walk around the block with a trash bag and pick up litter. This weekly or daily ritual will help you to be more aware of how you treat your daily environment, and you never know the effect it can have on others. Sometimes just one person taking the time to make something better can spark others to take better care of things, as well.

2. Stop and say hi to your neighbors. Make it a habit to do a little more than a nod or smile. It takes just a moment, whenever you see them out, to walk over and say hello. Create a friendlier community and help the people around you get plugged in, too. Some of my best friends are neighbors who were willing to lean over the fence and chat for a minute. Now they’re the ones calling to see if I need anything when they run to the store, or offering to babysit my kids if I’m not feeling well.

3. Borrow before you buy for big purchases. It’s not always possible, but why not try it? Save money and help the environment. Make it a habit to borrow first, try it out, and see if it’s what you really need/want/must have. Then try to buy used before you buy new. Obviously this won’t apply to every big purchase… but it will apply to a lot.

4. Set aside money for giving. It can be a small amount. Really. Five dollars can make a big difference to somebody. Out of every paycheck, or every month’s total income, put aside a small bit for giving. It has to be no-strings-attached, and anonymous is the way to go whenever possible. Help out your neighbors. Donate to a charity. Buy that homeless guy a meal. We are all part of the same human family.

5. Keep your bike out where you can see it. No, you don’t have to use it… Just put it out there, in front of you, where you can eyeball it. Every day, when you run to the car and hop in. Wait, you don’t have a bike? Hmmm. Maybe call up a neighbor and see if you can borrow one.

On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 Our destination is: The Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, (Telephone: 817-341-8668 / 817-599-0490) and the Vintage Grill & Museum (next door). We will depart from the school at approximately 9:30 a.m. to arrive & begin our visit at 10:00 a.m.

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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 unique insights into the lives of Native Americans and 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 Vintage Grill and Museum (next door). Then we will return to school.

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.

FINANCIAL: Museum/Speaker Fee $5.00 Please pay Dr. A. Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch today. Gift Shop: Yes! There have wonderful gifts.

Note: Uniform pants, a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required. No flip flops and shirts must be tucked in.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun/adventure trips.

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.

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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IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 6
                                              Tuition was Due for 2016-17
Sept. 30                                             Museum of the Americas/Weatherford
Oct. 7                                                 Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home                                                                 for Peculiar Children & Half                                                                Price Books
Oct 10 (Monday)                              Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 28                                               Fossilmania (Glenrose)
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)          Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 1-2                                            Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)
Dec. 20 (Tuesday)                            Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                               Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 20                                               Fort Worth Stock Show

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The illusion is that YOU are not free to create the World of your tomorrow.

A Father to Many, A Savior to Me / Nearer My God to Thee / Friday: Half Price Books and FLIGHT DECK

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Please take the kid for a walk.

There are many stories to tell.
And our children love to hear them.
Some tell of hope, survival and salvation,
Some of Love everlasting.

As I stood at grave of a man I deeply admired and loved, beyond belief, I paused to reflect upon the meaning of his life, and mine. He first appeared to me at the tender age of ten. His name, Werner Bendorf, and his life is forever engraved in my memory and alive in my heart. He still lives in my life, day by day, between every beat of my heart, he smiles, he laughs, he is vibrant in my memory and still shares his love. My heart continues to beat because of his deep and abiding love, because the depth of his compassion was far greater than anything I had ever known.

He became the Father I never knew. He was a Father to many young souls, and a Savior to me.

When we practice
Loving kindness and compassion
we are the first ones to profit.
– Rumi

I was visiting, at the invitation of my friend and neighbor, Roger Carter, Boy Scout Troop 17. We had earlier formed a club, the Fox Club, in our neighborhood for the purpose, unbelievably today, of “doing good” for others.

Our club of three, met on the banks of the infamous Gonzales creek to plan good things to do and lay the groundwork for combating evil. Seriously, we met for that purpose. We had great plans to right wrongs.

Television was a big influence. You may remember Superman and the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, among others. But the dynamic and good person that I found in Roger Carter, was far greater. He always thought of others and sought to help people in any way that he could. He became for me, and many others, a personal hero.

I was ten at the time, and Roger was older. As a Patrol Leader in the Troop, he wanted another member. And when I arrived to visit, at the tender age of ten, I discovered that he really did need another member, since he was the only member of the, you guessed it, Fox Patrol. I imagined that he elected himself the Leader garnering 100% of the vote. I knew I would have voted for him, and later I did.

“There are only two ways to live your life:
as though nothing is a miracle,
or as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein

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Dr. Lester Kuperman

The one other Patrol in the Scout Troop had ALL of the other members in Troop 17 (about twenty five boys). Yes, I thought it was strange, until I thought more about it.

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”                 – A. A. Milne

And the Senior Patrol Leader was none other than Lester Kuperman, who you may know today is Dr. Lester Kuperman, a highly respected Orthodontic Specialist serving the citizens of Fort Worth (including, by the way, our daughter, Annie, when she was younger). I paid him a visit a few years ago and truly enjoyed seeing him after all these years. Yes, I highly recommend him to you. He is a man of integrity.

I thought it strange that Roger was, by himself, the entire Fox Patrol. I just knew there would be other members. So I joined the Patrol of one and, together, we were the Fox Patrol, evolved from the Fox Club. It made sense though, because the Boy Scout slogan was, “Do a Good Turn Daily”, which reflected the purpose of the Fox Club. read more

“Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers
within yourself
that you have built against it.”
– Rumi

Later, I would come to realize that Roger was a singular, unique and lone young man because he was not like the others. He was, and remained until his death, dedicated to being a good, kind and truly compassionate person. And since no one else held to this standard, he was truly alone and deeply admired by me. Time would see him evolve into a jet pilot and heroic fighter.

The others in this large Troop were rascals, dedicated to having a good time, even at your expense. Yes, Lester had his work cut out for him, corralling these rascals. And he exerted Herculean efforts to mold them into shape. Yes, he was very successful!

“When you Love
you should not say,

“God is in my heart,”
but rather,
“I am in the Heart of God.”
– Rumi

Our Fox Patrol meetings were, essentially, time for planning “Good Deeds”, while the others were satisfied, as I recall, with pranks and games and some “put down” kinds of things. Let’s face it, they were just having a good time.

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Werner with Alex & Annie Anderson.

Now, into this mix arrived a truly remarkable man, a new Scoutmaster, Werner Bendorf. He was much more remarkable than I ever realized at the time, and was to me, a Gift from God and my personal Savior. And his story is both remarkable and unbelievable. And I would love to share it with you.

“I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness,
it will elude you.
But if you focus on your family,
the needs of others, your work,
meeting new people,
and doing the very best you can,
happiness will find you.”

– author unknown

In growing up, I thought life was difficult. But I had no idea what difficult meant. Werner shared with me stories from his life. Then I knew what the word meant. And I became truly grateful for the Blessings bestowed upon me by my precious Mother, Marie, and Werner and Donald and so very many others. In recognizing the seemingly impossible obstacles others have had to overcome to survive, we gain perspective and a depth of appreciation.

Later, when I dry my tears, I will share some of the unbelievable stories Werner told me about surviving the evil of the holocaust. He and his wife hid in the attic of a farm house for over three years. From the floor to the peak of the attic was about 3 & 1/2 feet. And the discomforts only began there. I could not believe they had a baby during this time. But more about their inspiring story of survival later.

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My Mother, Marie, and Werner Bendorf, present the Eagle Scout Award to a younger me (age 12).

Remembering Werner always brings my heart closer to God. The words of John Newton’s beloved song, “Amazing Grace” touch each of us with Truth in a Grace of its own. And I now know that “home” is a place found deeply embedded in my heart. It is a place where Werner and his family have resided for many years.

And in his heart, I found something difficult to believe. After all the suffering, the loss of precious lives and the horror found everywhere, Werner led me to the threshold of something far more powerful than guns and bombs and torture and the pure evil of murderous minds. He opened his wounded Heart to show me his forgiveness. And I have never been the same since that day filled with such Amazing Grace.

“Through many dangers, toils and snares…
we have already come.
T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far…
and Grace will lead us home.”
– John Newton

Troop 17 camped out every other weekend, rain or shine, hail or high winds. Nothing stopped us from our adventures, except the summer heat. From September to June, we explored every possible terrain.

There are so many stories to share and I simply do not know where to start. I am not sure how I survived my younger days, but God had to be beside me. Allow me to elucidate.

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Making it to the top of motorcycle hill had to be easier than making it to the bottom!

We were camping at the base of what was called Motorcycle Hill, just outside of Mineral Wells. In my mind, nothing was challenging enough, ever. That’s called being a “Rascal”. And brother, I was!

It was about 1961. And brave young men frequently attempted to ride their motorcycles all the way to the top of this very, very steep and high hill. Few made to the top. You can just imagine the trip back down with your motorcycle following you or on top, when you failed.

The pace of activities at camp was not up to my standard, so, alone, I climbed up motorcycle hill, from the backside. At the top, I decided to run down the steep incline where so many others, on their motorcycles, had failed to reach the top. Yes, I was young and in love with daring adventures and living on the edge!

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True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.    – E. S. Bouton

I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but gravity was about to become my teacher of the year. And it sure looked like fun! So off I went, running down the extremely steep and dangerous hill, by myself. And yes, I picked up so much speed that I really needed to STOP and very quickly. I could not keep my legs under me.

About half way down, I spotted a large flat rock off to the right side and decided to “land” on top and thereby prevent death. So I did. I landed on top and instantly, and I do mean instantly, a LARGE rattlesnake came from underneath the giant bolder and struck at my right leg. I did not stay long. We had nothing to share in a conversation. I leaped off the rock just as the rattle snake opened his large mouth, replete with splendid looking fangs, and moving very, very fast toward my uninvited foot.

Apparently, I disturbed his rest. And did I ever move fast. I bounced off that rock so fast and so high that I should have had a pilot’s license. I think that this is the moment when I fell in love with flying and (very quickly) began my search for God. I was headed in the right direction (up!).

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We are made kind by being kind.               – Eric Hoffer

It was then that I noticed I had another problem. I was very high in the air and about half way down the infamous motorcycle hill. Oh hell! I had to, and I mean had to, stay on my feet and run, what felt like eighty miles an hour, to the base of this impossibly steep hill.

In a way, the rattle snake really did save my life. I learned about something to avoid. Stopping, although briefly, on the rock did slow my decent. And I became highly motivated to end this misadventure. All I thought about at that moment was being at the base of this hill, unknown to anyone, battered and bruised from tumbling all the way down, perhaps unconscious and having highly deadly venom from a large rattlesnake coursing its way up my leg toward my rapidly beating heart. Assuming, of course, that I survived the fall! What doesn’t kill you makes you never try that again.

Well, I actually made it to the bottom, alive. The landing found me tumbling and dizzy. And I was so happy that no one was watching. And did I share this story with anyone? Heck no!  No one wants to admit to this level of stupidity, uh, I mean adventure (gulp!).

Love is the Universal language.

Love is the Universal language.

Scouting taught me many, many things. And one was to bounce off things and run like the wind, perhaps, even taking flight. It’s a philosophical bent. I did tell the others that I went hunting for rattlesnakes and found one. Having grown up in West Texas, I failed to share that a rattlesnake actually went hunting for me. Which proved I was a fisherman at heart.

Hey, it wasn’t the dumbest thing I’ve ever done, but close. We’ll save those other stories for later. Remind me to tell you about my high flying dance with death when I took my one and only lesson to become a pilot. The instructor failed to tell me I was not a stunt pilot. A few cows failed to show up for milking. Hey, it looked like a landing strip to me! Moooooove over. And no, I did not see the barbed wire fence. In fact, I do not recall seeing the instructor get out of the plane or what was left of it. I think he was glued to his seat. He did scream a little. God watches over us, even when we are high in air or, as I call it, nearer my God to Thee.

Mom only had one child. And I never wondered why.

Philosophy Program For This Week:
This is for Carter who is unable to be with us this week.
I know you did not want to miss the program.

Holographic Universe
The perceptions we observe
may well be coming from an artificial source.
click here to view movie
The Holographic universe suggests
that the physical world we believe to be real
is in fact illusion.
Energy fields are decoded by our brains
into a 3D picture,
to give the illusion of a physical world. 

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 “The Earth may not be
the center of the Universe,
But you are.”
– Wm. C. Anderson

Plans for FRIDAY:

For Friday Nov. 13, 2015

By Popular DEMAND!
We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111.

We will then meet at Flight Deck (817) 246-2710 (info@fdtp.com) located a half mile west of Ridgmar Mall, at the Cherry Lane exit off I-30, at 7751 Scott St. in Fort Worth, to enjoy jumping and acting, otherwise, a little abnormal.

                      PICK UP will be at FLIGHT DECK at 2:30 p.m.

         “The two most important days in your life
are the day you are born

    and the day you find out why.”
      – Mark Twain

DESTINATIONS: FLIGHT DECK is where FUN and fitness take flight! It integrates rebounding (trampoline jumping) along with strength and flexibility training. Reconnect with your inner child. Flight Deck features a mix of aerobics, core strengthening, coordination & flexibility exercises. * YOU WILL NEED WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENTS (contact Flight Deck (817) 246-2710 / or go ONLINE: info@fdtp.com for the form and instructions. Print it, have it signed and bring it with you.

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

Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, restaurant or take flight
from the flight deck without the approval of Dr. A. He is well known for
melodramatic swoons and fainting spells if you are missing and it is a bit much for Mrs. A.

FINANCIAL: The cost for Flight Deck is approximately $12.00 for our one hour – please pay at the Flight Deck. And please provide funds for a good book and for lunch. Refreshments: Yes!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / FRIENDS / NEIGHBORS, are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Nov. 12 Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition
Nov. 20 Texas Civil War Museum (Avoid wearing blue!)
Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
A. n . d . e . r . s . o . n

                          “Happiness is someone to love,
                                        something to do
                              and something to hope for.”
                                                            – Chinese proverb