What We Hold in Our Hearts / Habits That Are Aging You / MUSEUM of SCIENCE and HISTORY

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Layered richness and truly beautiful aspects.

It is hard to imagine
a more joyful way
to inaugurate a beautiful day
than to have
great works of art
created by God
for you and me
hung on the walls
of our awareness.

Studying
the layered richness
and truly beautiful aspects
of what is in Nature,
offers not only
time well spent,
but a Spiritual Link.

For we are a part
of everything in Nature.
We are one
with what we so admire.
Yes,
we
are truly
one.

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       Unbelievable beauty.

We need look
no further than
Genesis 3:19
to see just how much
we were, will be and are a part
of everything and everyone
around us:

“By the sweat of your brow
you will eat food
until you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
and to dust you will return.
– Genesis 3:19

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 We are a part of everything.

As I observe
the unbelievable beauty
found in God’s Natural World,
I become even more
fascinated
by the way everything
is made even more beautiful
by the the harsh, defining
elements of Nature,
by Life and Living.

The effects
of time and wear speak
and tell a story.
They are as much
a part of being,
of existence,
as anything else.

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Great works of art created by God.

Everything,
including you and me,
is transformed
by what we endure,
by our trials and sufferance,
and is a carrier of memory
containing a vestige of the past,
a relic of what was Life.

“I close my eyes.
Only for a moment
and the moment’s gone.

All my dreams
Pass before my eyes
with curiosity.

Dust in the wind.
All they are is
dust in the wind.

Same old song.
Just a drop of water
in an endless sea.

All we do
crumbles to the ground,
though we refuse to see.

Nothing lasts forever
but the earth and sky,

it slips away.
And all your money
won’t another minute buy.”

– Kerry Livgren

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“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”                                – Norman B. Rice

The narrative aspects
of Loving
all the Natural beauty
that surrounds us,
that dwells within us,
offers not only an awareness,
but a truly Spiritual connection.

An unexpected relationship,
a feeling of old familiarity,
breaks the long silence
of our ignorance,
as we acquire a quality of
very dynamic Human Love.
For
what makes us
truly Human,
is Love.

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The connection to ALL things beautiful.

Without Love,
the Love of God
and our Love
for each other,
there is absolutely nothing left
when this Life is ended,
nothing but the destiny
of dust.

“And the dust returneth
to the earth as it was,
and the Spirit
returneth unto God

who gave it.”
Ecclesiastes 12:7

There is indeed
a Sacred value
to sense the connection
to ALL things beautiful.
Suddenly,
we recognize
how everything is beautiful,
and how beautiful
we are.

We possess
our own Internal Light.
The Artist
who made us
has put Light
into us,
and into the Landscape
of our Being.

Someday, perhaps.
the inner light will shine forth from us,
and then we’ll need no other light.” 
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    Love’s labors are never lost.

The feeling you have
looking at His beautiful work,
is a work of art
unto itself.
This feeling
is called
Love.

Sometimes
meditative time
releases you into
another dimension of awareness –
another World.
And then Today
has
its own internal Light.

In a profound sense
every man has two halves
to his being;
he is not one person
so much as two persons
trying to act in unison.
I believe that in the heart
of each human being
there is something which I can only describe
as a “child of darkness”
who is equal and complementary
to the more obvious
“child of Light.” 

– Laurens van der Post

We hold
in our Hearts
an expression of what lies
beyond
the boundaries of Love’s
abstractions.

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Without being aware of thinking and feeling.

Love’s labors
are never lost
when we come Home
to our Heart.

“A smile
is the light in the window
of your face
that tells people
you’re at home.

– Author Unknown

When in Love,
we think and feel
without being aware
of thinking and feeling.
We dream
and messages from our subconscious
are revealed
by our dreams.
And at these times
we glimpse the Eternal
and aspire
to see the Perfection
of our own Creation,
of who WE
truly are.

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         The beauty in every day.

The Beautifully
and Perfectly Imperfect
becomes a Fire of Passion
that cannot be
extinguished.

“Your time has come
to shine.
All your dreams
are on their way.”
– Simon & Garfunkel

Life and living
are the Gifts
of Love and Loving.
And no greater Gift
can ever be given.

My Dear Friends,
the purest form
of shape and color,
is the Love you feel.
The beauty
in every day
can bring about
a dynamic shift
in your consciousness.

“People are like
stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine
when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is light from within.”

– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Love
takes us into
the dawn
of a new day.
And that day,
My Dear Friend,
is Today.

Now
close your tired eyes
and open your precious
Heart.

Goodnight.

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“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” – Blaise Pascal

 From our friends at Health.Com:
Everyday Habits That Are Aging You
By LINDA MELONE

Are you aging faster than your years? If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it may be time to evaluate some of your daily routines. The foods you eat and even the way you sleep can add years to your face and may shorten your lifespan.

“People think multitasking is good, but you don’t actually get anything done – you just create more stress,” says Raymond Casciari, MD, chief medical officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. Several studies show that chronic stress triggers the release of free radicals, the unstable molecules that damage cells and are responsible for aging. Instead of trying to do it all, Dr. Casciari suggests concentrating on one task at a time and only moving on once you finish it.

Your sweet tooth may also be adding years to your face. “Internally, sugar molecules attach themselves to protein fibers in each of our cells,” says Susan Stuart, MD, a San Diego, Calif. board-certified dermatologist. This damaging process, known as glycation, can result in a loss of radiance, dark circles under the eyes, loss of tone, puffiness, an increase in fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of facial contours and increased pore size. Pass on the sugary treats if you want to preserve your youthful glow.

Skimping on sleep not only results in dark bags under the eyes – it has also been linked to a shorter lifespan, says Dr. Casciari, who founded a sleep laboratory at St. Joseph’s Hospital. “Sleeping within the seven-hour range is optimal,” he says. Get to bed earlier if you have the symptoms of sleep deprivation, which include a lack of daytime energy, mental sluggishness, attention problems, or weight gain, Dr. Casciari says.

Regularly gluing yourself to the TV is another. In a British Journal of Sports Medicine study of about 11,000 Australians ages 25 and older, researchers found that for every hour of television watched, adults cut their life expectancy by 22 minutes. What’s more, people who spent an average of six hours a day watching TV lived five years less than their non-viewing counterparts. “This effect is more about sitting and being inactive than the TV watching,” says Dr. Casciari. “When you sit for more than 30 minutes your body begins to deposit sugar into your cells, which makes it much more likely you’ll be overweight as well.” Whether you’re watching TV or at your desk, get up every 30 minutes to walk around, says Dr. Casciari.

People who spend most of their days parked in a chair are at increased risk for kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, not to mention obesity. Exercising regularly helps to prevent these health issues and keeps you living longer, according to a study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Study participants who exercised 150 minutes or more a week lived 10 to 13 years longer than the inactive bunch.

Sleeping on your stomach or on your side with your face smashed into the pillow can create wrinkles and accelerate aging. “The connective tissue and collagen in your face becomes weaker and less supportive with age,” says James C. Marotta, MD, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and skincare expert. “So when you sleep on the same side of your face night after night, your skin won’t smooth out or spring back as quickly as it did when you were young.” Those crease lines from your pillow can become permanent. Sleep on your back or invest in a satin pillowcase to keep skin smooth.

It’s tempting to crank up the heat indoors. But whether you light up the fireplace or turn up the thermostat, both suck moisture out of the air, says Dr. Marotta. “This can lead to dry, inflamed skin, which over time has aging effects.” Investing in a humidifier helps counteract the dry air (40 to 60% humidity is optimal) and can free your skin from itching, scratching, and flaking. Alternatively, Dr. Marotta recommends placing a wet towel over a radiator or a bowl of cold water in the room as a way to add back some of the lost moisture.

Drinking dark-colored beverages through a straw can prevent stains on your teeth, but just as squinting can eventually cause wrinkles to form around your eyes, pursing your lips can also bring about premature wrinkles around the mouth. “This also occurs when smoking cigarettes,” says Janet Prystowsky, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York. Pour your bottled beverages into a drinking glass to avoid puckering up.

Some fat is necessary for maintaining a youthful feeling and appearance, says Franci Cohen, a certified nutritionist and exercise physiologist from Brooklyn, NY. “Heart – healthy omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish (such as salmon and mackerel) and certain nuts (such as walnuts and flax seeds) keep skin supple and plump, thereby preventing wrinkles, and they boost both heart and brain health as well,” she says. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends including fish in your meals at least twice a week.

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“They may as well have called the sun a ball of flaming joy.”                                                – Terri Guillemets

                                     On Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

We will meet at THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1501 Montgomery Street (817-255-9300) at 10:00 a. m.

We will have lunch at the Stars Café
prior to the Omni Movie. Our itinerary includes:

10:00 a.m. Arrive at Museum entrance
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Visit the Exhibits & other Museums. Self-guided tour of Fort Worth Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, Dino Labs & Dino Dig, Cattle Raisers Museum and the fabulous gift shop.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch at the Stars Café.
1:30 p.m.     Omni Movie: National Parks Adventure” – Hey, we MUST be on time & in line at 1:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.Pick-up  in the Stars Café (inside the Museum)

FINANCIAL: Fee $8.50 for students which includes the Omni Movie & Access to the permanent exhibits which open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Adults can purchase admission for the day and tickets for the Omni Movie at the Museum ticket office.

Museum Memberships (for children) are not valid for study trips. Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate. You will need funds for LUNCH.    I worship those with EXACT change!

IMPORTANT DATES

Sept. 6                                              Tuition was Due for 2016-17
Sept. 30                                             Museum of the Americas/Weatherford
Oct 10                                               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

Students are NOT to leave the Museum, Cafe or Theater at any time for any reason, including the need to use the restroom or secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to wake Dr. Anderson up & let him know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving.

Please ask your child if this has been done.

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“When the Gods are angry with a man they give him what he asks for.”
                                                    – Greek Proverb

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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.

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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.

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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