The Beautiful Garden of a Prayerful Mind / Grain Brain / Human ‘mini brains’ / Friday Trip: New Auto Show

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Joy was ever meant to be.

“All mankind is of one author,
and is one volume;
when one man dies,
one chapter is not torn out of the book,
but translated into a better language;
No man is an island, entire of itself…

any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind;
and therefore never send to know
for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.”
– John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1624

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    John Donne

No man is an island.
But Islands abound,
And the gulf
All around,
For so many,
Surrounds
The will to be.

Water shallows deep.
Impassible it seems,
There they lie,
Our Islands in the sun.

Amidst the ripples
And tides of tears
They shine,
Yours and mine,
Never really knowing
Since Adam
Loved his Eve,
Life Supremely good
Is a Wish Divine,
That Harmony
And Joy
Was ever meant
To be.

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Amidst the ripples and tides of tears they shine.

Adorned by
Our season in His Sun,
Breathing a lesson
To be learned,
Teaching us the reason
For Love in life:
That ever we give,
Not seek,
Never in want
For our self
To keep.

In His Season of this,
Our Heart,
Lies the reason
Love will live,
And the reason –
To give,
So others
May live.
For Love and life
Are the same,
Drawn from
The selfsame well
Everything came.

“There’s a Love that’s Divine
And it’s yours and it’s mine
like the sun

And at the end of the day
We should give thanks
and pray to the one, to the one.”
– Rod Stewart

Where the River of Life
Narrows,
There it rapids,
And the pace
Of ever so sorrowful Souls
Can awaken to rejoice.

In the Whisper
Of God’s comforting word,
“You are His own,
You are His Love”,
We find strength
To rend the dark veil
Of deepening despair.

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His Heart becomes your home.

When in our trials
We are weary,
And feel hope
Slipping beneath
An ever deepening sea,
Listen with your Heart
To set your mind free,
For His Voice beckons,
“Walk with Me”.

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                        Walk with Me.

In
The beautiful garden
Of a Prayerful mind
Is the Peace,
The Quiet,
We find.

What we seek
Does not lie
So very far from God.
It dwells within,
In the power of Love,
In knowing
His Heart
Becomes your home,
And the fragrance
Of Life
Worthy of His
Beautiful child,
Will make life
Worth living.

Welcome Home.

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The Whisper of God’s comforting word.

                               Is Grain Harming Your Brain?
                           Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D.

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain.

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Students brought balloons filled with shaving cream which everyone enjoyed!

And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.

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I am sure this is where Mrs. A. found Dr. A. (Fossil Mania) – deeply discounted.

He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. read more

                                Human ‘mini brains’
grown in labs may help solve cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s.

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Stop clowning around!

Scientists at Ohio State University say they’ve figured out a way to grow the genetic equivalent of a nearly complete embryonic human brain.

Brain organoids are pieces of human tissue grown in petri dishes from skin cells.

These little blobs of tissue, 2-3 millimeters long, could help researchers test drugs and other treatments that may help prevent, fight and maybe even cure some of the most devastating disorders and diseases of our time.

In addition to Parkinson’s disease, autism and Alzheimer’s disease,

This hair style would cost Aidan $300 in L.A.

This hair style would cost $300 in L.A.

they could also lead to unlocking the mysteries of schizophrenia, epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. Millions of people suffer from all these disorders and diseases worldwide.  read more

On Friday Nov. 20, 2015

What to do with Gavin!

What to do at Flight Deck!

We will meet at and attend the DFW Auto Show which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth convention center, 1112 Houston Street.

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 Beautiful Shakespeare monologues were presented.

It will be one of the first opportunities for auto enthusiasts to see the manufacturers’ 2016 lineups.” Energy efficient will be the “buzz phrase” at the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth this year with many manufacturers expected to highlight their hybrids, all-electric and low emissions vehicles. And as Texas’ love affair with the pickup truck continues, manufacturers are sure to shine the spotlight on these popular vehicles in their exhibits. There also will be more than 300 other luxury sedans, SUVs, CUVs, minivans and compact cars. Dr. A may be asleep in the back of a vehicle. He’s older! Let him sleep. * If you wake him, refreshments or a new car will calm him down.

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

Pick up will be at the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Tarrant County Convention Center (WEST side) at 3:00 p.m. Parents are invited to participate provided they do not honk the horns of the new cars or in any other way distract students from looking at cars and having a good time. Older types simply must control themselves. Consult with your children regarding appropriate behavior.

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

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FINANCIAL: Tickets: $11 for adults / $5 for senior citizens 65 and older / $5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free. Cash only accepted on site.

Please provide funds for lunch. Students may NOT leave the restaurant or show room at any time, for any reason, including the need use the restroom or secure a ride, without approval.

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Students gave outstanding Shakespeare performances in recent auditions.

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 23-27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break (No school)
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 11 Texas Civil War Museum (Avoid wearing blue or learn to duck!)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 F. W. Stock Show (called the FAT stock show until Dr. A lost a few pounds)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

“Normal
Is a setting
On
A washing machine.”
– unknown

Carter expounds on the small steps in life.

There is importance in taking small steps in life.

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God’s Wilderness of Wonders / Think For Themselves / Lower Bad Cholesterol / Friday: Fossil Mania in Glen Rose

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Every breath we draw
Is part of
A very beautiful song.
Every beat of our hearts,
Overture to the ebb and flow
Of life’s joyful pulsations,
Like God’s Rhythmic Heart,
Like the tides
Come in and go,
Eternal Vibrations
Beating in time
With all of God’s Creations.

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              With Beams sunlit and bold.

And throughout our brief lives,
In all the Universe untold,
Like the precious Morning Glory,
Our beauty within unfolds.

Such is break
Of dawn,
Each beautiful day
Enveloped in Love.
Never does it truly end,
For death comes not
To those living in the Light
Born of Infinite Love.

In such Life
He bids not adieu,
For God is Alive,
And so,
My beautiful friends,
Are you.

Hallelujah.

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       God’s Wilderness of Wonders

God’s voice
May appear at rest,
Smothered by the dust
Of countless moments untold,
While we wander
Through restless canyons
Of a weary mind.

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Each beautiful day enveloped in Love.

And in all this time
We are free to explore
God’s Wilderness of Wonders,
As He paints Portraits
Of His Love:
Brilliant brushstrokes,
Sunlit and bold
And blossoms so glorious
Our breath is held
To behold.

Radiant and transfigured we,
With beauty far beyond
What we have ever
Been told.

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    Somewhere we have never been.

Sometimes we are tired
And ready to dream.
But shadows fade
And dreams,
It is said,
Arise and bid farewell,
As if never placed in bed.

It is then
Our restless thoughts caress
The Loved and admired,
Toward which
Our eyes were turned
And yet,
We did not see.

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Like the precious Morning Glory, our beauty within unfolds.

“I cry aloud to God, aloud to God,
and he will hear me.
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
in the night my hand
is stretched out without wearying.”
– Psalm 77:1-20

Yes,
The night has other eyes
With which to see.
Unafraid,
Hearts reveal to Minds
Through Prayer,
And our dreams,
Lessons of Divinity.

Every child
In need of Love,
Is always by your side,
Inhales your last breath,
Sings your song
Over and over again.

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Brilliant brushstrokes, sunlit and bold

And like
Our Father in Heavens Above,
We cannot walk away,
Forsake
The moment,
Their destiny,
This day.

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The lonesome landscape of where we have been.

Strong winds blow
Across the lonesome landscape
Of where we have been,
Past all the hope and desire,
Skipping over our dreams to
Somewhere we have never been.

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The night has other eyes with which to see.

In some of this time,
We held
Our Children of God
In aching arms,
Looking through them,
As though they were not
Here.

My friends,
The mind human
Can escape the gravity
Of the Heart,
And never know.

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Unafraid, hearts reveal to minds.

And Love,
It traverses not
A landscape barren
Of belief
In each other.
The strongest wind
Blows lonely,
Until the sea
Runs dry.

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Blossoms so glorious our breath is held to behold.

But in all things
Of the Heart,
Salvation is a Prayer,
Hope always abides.
Your belief in the Lord,
Tells God
You are here.
God knows your Heart,
My friend.
He knows the way back.
He wants to take you
Home.

No greater Love
Could there be
Than the Love of God
For you
And for me.
The Love
He invites
Into your thoughts,
Your Prayers
And the Revelations
Of your dreams.

Sleep well
My friends,
He is here
And He is there.
And He
Will always be
In Love with you,
In Love with me.

Goodnight.

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Looking through them, as though they were not here.

 Ways To Help Students
Think For Themselves

by Terry Heick

1. Allow them to read with choice – without guidelines or external pressure
2. Let them play with dynamic learning tools – no goals or prompting or rules (other than basic common sense, safety, etc.)
3. Let them see the parts of the whole, and the whole of the parts
4. Help them realize the interdependence between what they learn and themselves
5. Help them to serve others
6. Guide them to write about something complex, personal, emotional, meaningful, or seemingly trite
7. Teach them to meditate (seeing without thinking, thinking about thinking)
8. Allow them to navigate “unfiltered” sources of information
9. Encourage them to begin to separate basic epistemology – the differences between information, knowledge, and wisdom
10. Encourage them to believe they can,
11. Teach them to make mistakes (The GREATEST teacher ever!)
12. Help them explore something they see as mysterious
13. Teach them to try to find the common ground between seemingly disparate positions
14. Encourage them to think critically about the what others perceive as mundane
15. Make sure they think frequently about complex ideas
16. Help them to realize everything is infinitely complex when you see information as a matter of perspective (this causes an endless chain of other realizations if they’re willing to consider it long enough)
17. Encourage them to be bored. Great sparks of creativity have been ignited by having absolutely nothing to do. It emanates from the mind being at rest. And when it is rested, it naturally desires to no longer be at rest. It craves stimulation. The sun in your eyes will rise again!
18. Allow their mind to wander. Too much linear thinking squelches creativity.
19. Ask them what they stand for, and why.
20. Leave them alone (They need TIME to incubate thoughts)
21. Help them to honor the limits of human knowledge
21. Make sure they have meaningful choices
22. Make sure they are given the support to self-direct their own learning
23. Encourage them to make things
24. Help them to see the value of their own performance
25. Give them personalized direct instruction
26. Allow them to hear a well-written lecture. There are wonderful lectures available on line from great Universities such as Harvard. Check them out.
27. Help guide them to think about their own thinking
28. Encourage their passions to lead them into spaces where learning can occur on its own. Place is a great teacher.
29. Help them honor uncertainty
30. Encourage them to ask their own questions – and then ask better questions
31. Encourage opportunities for inquiry to meet a motivated mind (a few do exist!)
32. Guide them to dynamic spaces characterized by people, thought, and creativity (rather than intricate policies, rules, and standards)
33. Expose them to something worth doing. Ask them what is worth doing.
34. Help them to confront diversity and divergence
35. Encourage them to revisit their past mistakes, thinking patterns, and moments of genius
36. Guide them to seek self-awareness not content-awareness
37. Help them to not take anything too seriously
38. Encourage them trust themselves to fail (FAILURE is the greatest teacher of all, if you know how to benefit from it.)
39. Guide them in studying patterns
40. Let them explain the significance of an idea
41. Allow them to experience affectionate modeling. Nothing influences a young mind like meeting someone who really LOVES what he/she is doing.
42. Make sure they are mentored with love!
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                                          Go Nuts for Heart Health
from WebMD: tips for things you can do now to help lower your bad cholesterol levels.

A handful of nuts is a tasty treat that helps in lowering cholesterol. Nuts are high in monounsaturated fat, which lowers LDL “bad” cholesterol while leaving HDL “good” cholesterol intact. Several studies show that people who eat about an ounce of nuts a day are less likely to get heart disease. Nuts are high in fat and calories, so eat only a handful. And make sure they’re not covered in sugar or chocolate.

Unsaturated Fats Protect the Heart
We all need a little fat in our diet — about 25% to 35% of our daily calories. But the type of fat matters. Unsaturated fats — like those found in canola, olive, and safflower oils — help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels and may help raise HDL “good” cholesterol. Saturated fats — like those found in butter and palm oil — and trans fats raise LDL cholesterol. Even good fats have calories, so eat in moderation.

More Beans, Fewer Potatoes
You need carbohydrates for energy, but some do your body more good than others. Beans, and whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat, have more fiber and raise sugar levels less. These help lower cholesterol and keep you feeling full longer. Other carbs, like those found in white bread, white potatoes, white rice, and pastries, boost blood sugar levels more quickly, leading you to feel hungry sooner, and may make you more likely to overeat.

Activity
Even 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week (or 20 minutes three times a week for vigorous exercise, such as jogging) can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. More exercise is even better. Being active also helps you reach and keep a healthy weight, cutting your chance of developing clogged arteries. You don’t have to exercise for 30 minutes straight. You can break it up into 10-minute sessions.

Walk
If you’re not used to exercising or don’t want to go to a gym, take a walk. It’s easy, healthy, and all you need is a good pair of shoes. Aerobic exercise (“cardio”) such as brisk walking lowers risk of stroke and heart disease, helps you lose weight, and keeps bones strong. If you’re just starting out, try a 10-minute walk and gradually build up from there.

You can exercise anywhere. Gardening, dancing, or walking your dog counts. Even housework can qualify as exercise, if it gets your heart rate up.

What to Do When Eating Out
If you’re eating healthy food at home to keep cholesterol in check, keep it up when you eat out. Restaurant food can be loaded with saturated fat, calories, and sodium. Even healthy choices may come in supersize portions. Use these tips to stay on track:

Choose broiled, baked, steamed, and grilled foods – not fried.
Get sauces on the side.
Practice portion control by asking for half your meal to be boxed up before it’s brought out. This is a GREAT idea. Try it. It works!

Check the Label
A close look at nutrition labels is key for a low-cholesterol, heart-healthy diet.

Check serving sizes. The nutrition info may look good, but does the package contain two servings instead of one? If it says “whole grain,” read the ingredients. Whole wheat or whole grain should be the first one.      read more

FOR  FRIDAY:
If the forecast is for RAIN all day, we will meet at school on Friday.

Our destination for FRIDAY, October 30, 2015 is: The SOMERVELL COUNTY EXPO CENTER HIGHWAY 67 in GLEN ROSE, TEXAS to enjoy Fossil Mania. Rumor has it that Mrs. A. found Dr. A. here, and deeply discounted.

We will depart from the school at 9:00 a.m. to arrive at approximately 10:30 a.m. for a self-guided tour and a LATE LUNCH in Granbury. We will return around 3:30 p.m. Please be patient if we are late.

PLEASE have breakfast today. We will have a very late lunch.

Fossil Mania is a highly motivating science project that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Friends, family and neighbors are invited join us.

FINANCIAL: No fee required.

LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch & snacks & fossils.

GIFT SHOP: Parents may want to provide jobs around the house to let child(ren) earn money to spend. They will want to purchase something slightly older than Dr. A.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. Tuck your shirt in & wear a belt, and you will be allowed to act normal and participate.

Please do not make references about Dr. Anderson being an old fossil during this trip. He is sensitive & not for sale, so please do not put price tags on him (especially if they are below 1 dollar). And thank you, Natalie, for the truth in advertising price tag in times gone by: “Priceless”.

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

IMPORTANT DATES

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

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Where precocious children are appreciated.

If the forecast is for RAIN all day, we will be at school on Friday.

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The Heart That Beats Within / Safflower Benefits / Trip: Modern Art Museum

“A little philosophy
inclineth a man’s mind to atheism,
but depth in philosophy
bringeth men’s minds
about to religion”
.
– Lord Bacon

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Look out the window of this brief view of Life.

God gives us truly beautiful gifts.

This we know
With eyes to see,
And ears to hear,
And the mirror of our mind
To remember.

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Truly beautiful gifts

But it is the Heart
That can plainly tell
You are one
Of those gifts.

Our Hearts daily sing,
At times,
As quietly
As the dark is
Night.

But we little know,
Deep inside,
Just how rare and beautiful it is
For a person, of any age,
To acknowledge
In the time we have on this Earth
The dynamic and wonderful deeds
We do for others.

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Gaze into the Infinite and beautiful sky.

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How rare and beautiful.

We never seem to do justice
To ourselves in recognizing
The thoughts and efforts
We have contributed to
Countless friends and family,
And those we have
Not met.

Justice
Is a fleeting thing,
And can appear meaningless
In the Grand View of All things.

But the Love of God,
As it flows through you
From our Father
In Heavens Above,
Sees you.
He feels you,
He knows
You,
He is you.

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The Love of God flows through you.

The Heart
That beats within His child
Is His.
And throughout your precious Being
His dynamic presence flows
From an Everlasting Grace.

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Most go never being known.

Listen
To the song
Of your Heart.
Look out the window
Of this brief view of Life.
Gaze into the Infinite and Beautiful sky.
You will see many memories,
Moments that passed by,
Emotions more real
Than are you.

The Human Spirit
Is able to return
To the Love
From which it came.

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The story of your Life begins and ends with you.

The stories you share
Have a Life of their own.
Moments of great Love,
And greater Sacrifice,
Flow like a Sacred River
To an Infinite Sea
Of what we feebly know,
Of what has been,
Can ever be.

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The course we chart in Life carries more than we.

The course we chart in Life
Carries more than we.
It harbors our Dreams,
And Memories,
All the Love we came to be,
The Compassion we felt
For others,
And
So very much more
We shall never truly know,
Never see.

This is Life.

But the story of your Life
Begins and ends
With you.

Every page
Knows your name,
Each chapter begins
Anew.

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Like a Sacred River to an Infinite Sea.

Everyone lives their own story.
Some create a legacy,
A story that will always be remembered.
Most
Go never being known,
Save by God,
Never being unknown.

God’s Love for you
Will never let you keep
The love you have for others
Forever inside.

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His dynamic presence flows from an Everlasting Grace.

Gently moving,
Your Love drifts
From Life
Into your Dreams,
That break upon the rocks
Of the Real World,
His World.

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Did He not leave the ninety and nine in search of one?

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So very much more we shall never know, never see.

God conveys His Dreams
To protect us,
To heal,
To change us
And save us
From ourselves,
To guide us
In the direction we take.
Should we humble ourselves
In Prayer,
Should we ask,
We shall receive.

One Blessed Night
We will, at last,
At long last,
Listen
To His Heart
As He speaks to ours.

You are a dream.
And when you dream,
A dream within
A dream.

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         We are that one.

God lives in Life by Faith.
If you have Faith
God will abide in His Word.
Without Faith
What have you
But yourself?

Dreams from the Lord
Can speak directly
To your Heart.

Exercise your Faith
In Prayer.
Your Faith
Is the Pathway
To connect your Heart
To the never ending,
Ever spinning
Windmills of your mind,
O Dreamer of Dreams.

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In the time we have on this Earth.

Ask God for the Grace
To Awaken your Heart
And become
His Dream.

We are Beloved
Beyond Belief,
Infinite
And Everlastingly.

Did He not leave
The ninety and nine
In search of one?

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The Human Spirit is able to return to the Love from which it came.

We are that
One.
Believe in One
Who Believes
In you.

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God gives us truly beautiful gifts. You are one of those gifts.

Great Courage and Dignity
Reside within your Faith.
And so does
Salvation.

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Your Love drifts from Life into your Dreams.

My thanks to Kayla
sharing the following:

Safflower is in the “battle of the bulge”.
With millions of people praising this so called “miracle pill”
that you take as a supplement to lose weight,
it has been getting a lot of attention
since it was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show.

Surprisingly,
many people who struggle daily with their weight
have yet to hear about this powerful option.
Those that have heard of Safflower are confused
about what it is, how to use it,
and how to avoid falling for ineffective formulas.

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Great Courage and Dignity reside within your Faith.

According to Dr. Oz,
Safflower works in more than one way.
The first way is that it goes in and causes the body
to burn fat from within “like a furnace,”
literally melting the fat away.

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We are Beloved Beyond Belief.

The second feature, and the most important one,
is that after Safflower has burnt the fat,
you’re left with the sleek, lean muscle
that was buried underneath.

The third feature
is its ability to strengthen
not only the muscles,
but the bones as well.
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“This thing is lightning in a bottle;
it’s a miracle
flower to fight your fat”

Results of a 12-week clinical study are
published in the US National Library of Medicine
(National Institutes of Health).

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Without Faith, what have you but yourself?

Safflower contains no stimulants.
Safflower contains 10% Pure Safflower,
the active ingredient in CLA Safflower Oil.
Safflower has been found to burn belly fat
from within your body, boosting weight loss
by more than 33%.
Studies have shown that daily
Safflower intake can increase lean muscle
and bone density.

gabon__s_sphrodomantis_by_mantideOn Friday, Oct. 16, 2015,
we will meet at the
MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH,
3200 Darnell Street (telephone 817-738-9215)
at 9:45 a.m.
Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early
or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.

Our docent guided tour of “A New Republic” will start at 10:00 a.m. Following the tour we will dine at the museum’s restaurant, Café Modern, at 11:30 a.m. Parents, guests and family members and friends are invited to join us.

Pick-up is at 2:30 p.m. at the museum.

After lunch we will have a self-guided tour of the permanent exhibit and shopping at the fabulous gift store. Exhibitions will include the permanent collection and “A New Republic”: Parents are advised that mature subject matter may be on exhibit including language, nudity, and sexual content.

The Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure.

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States.

FINANCIAL: No fee for admission.

GIFT SHOP: Has fascinating items. (I bought a DOG Bowl! Stop laughing.)

LUNCH: Café Modern serves contemporary American cuisine. Please provide funds for lunch. One check per table will be provided. A gratuity will be added. Students please order from the Children’s Menu & Observe POLICIES of the Museum (Yes, you must leave the art there!)

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & monogrammed shirts required. Parents / NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS & WHO ARE YOU? are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 25 FossilMania in Glenrose (This is where Mrs. A found Dr. A – deeply discounted!)
Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school Thurs. & Fri.)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Dec. 20 Dr. A admitted for therapy (overexposure to children)
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

The “ladder to nowhere” proves that you too can be an artist! Your career may go nowhere, but neither does the ladder. So, stop staring at the ladder! (This has been our favorite exhibit.)

 

The Noblest Aspiration of the Human Spirit / Poppy Seeds Health Benefits / Trip: Rollerland West, McKinley’s & TCU Barnes & Noble

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Freedom is the most beautiful gift God enables, and the most  valuable mankind preserves.                – Wm. C. Anderson

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is one of the deepest and noblest
aspirations of the human spirit.”
– Ronald Reagan

My Dearest Friends,
As you awaken
Into the full Light of dawn,
Search for your Heart
In the eyes
Of those around you,
For within the Heart of another
Lies the courage
To become all you may,
To be truly Free.

Every romance begins
With but a glance.
And such can become
The Miracle you behold,
As you fall in Love
With Life
Through the eyes
Of another.

You are not the same person
You were
Just a few moments ago.
You are a remarkable
Child of God,
A truly free
Spirit.

In this and every moment to be,
You are consciousness reborn.
You are a powerful force.
The Grace of God Almighty,
Is holding within you
A potential for good
So Great
It cannot be imagined
Or described.

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You are consciousness reborn.

You possess,
In this very singular moment
The rarest of opportunities,
To express Joy and Love
To someone,
To everyone
Around you.

Do not let the lessons
Of your precious Life
Be too late for the learning,
To see the Inspiring Light
Of your brief, powerful
Miracle of Existence.

In the wink of your eye
Your Soul
Can be turning,
Your Heart singing,
Your Life overflowing
With Meaning,
Your Love
Everlasting.

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As you awaken into the full Light of dawn, search for your Heart.

Yes,
You can continue
To live your Life,
Precious and rare,
Through the eyes
God has given you.

But you may also see
Through the eyes
Of another,
Through the lens
Of their Heart,
Looking
At you.

Such are moments rare
That become us:
A time for planting,
A harvest granting
Every Prayer ever Prayed,
Every wish ever made,
Every longing
Your Heart,
And another,
Has ever desired.

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Their world, and our world, are one.

My Friend,
When you lay to rest
What has been,
The past is prologue,
The script is henceforth
In your hands.
What has happened
Merely sets the scene
For what is really important,
Which will become
The essence
Of your precious Being,
And the Beauty
Of which you
Will be made.

The passions and the promises,
The abiding
Frailty of being Human
In all our days past,
We cannot forsake.
For you and I were blind
And could not see.
But today,
By asking,
We are Forgiven.

The Light of our Hearts
Is there for all to see.
It is alive
To illumine
The pathway to Love
For all those
Who follow.

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Illumine the pathway to Love.

You have choice.
You have freedom.

You are
Like a Wildflower
That grows so beautiful and unseen,
And free,
Waiting for someone,
Anyone,
To behold all the glorious wonder
Of who you are,
To embrace the breathtaking
Fragrance of Life,
The unbelievable beauty to behold,
In the Sacred Vessel
That is your Being.

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Love always holds an unseen Flower in its hand.

The emptiness deep inside,
The lonely void
Created by being
So darkly unaware,
The deep and abiding
Longing for Love,
Can be filled
With one kind word,
With a deed you do
That was left undone,
With the miracle
That can blossom
In a single smile,
The giving
Of but one
Flower.

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Your pathway Home is their Vision.

The Wings
That fly you Home,
Belong to
Another Angel.

We journey together,
Never alone,
Brothers and Sisters
Ever searching,
Ever dreaming,
Ever reaching
For what is done
To be undone
For what is yet
To be done,
Never knowing
Nothing is done
Alone.

You are not alive
Just in your Heart,
In your mind.
You live in many places.
You dwell in other Hearts,
Other desires,
Dreams,
Memories.

Your pathway Home
Is their Vision of your
Goodness.

LOTUS

You are a remarkable Child of God.

Reach for someone’s hand
To help and to hold.
Love always holds
An unseen
Flower in its hand.

Take that hand
Gently into yours,
And someone
You now Love
Will guide you
Home.

There will never be
Another you
To treasure, to care for and Love,
And hold by the hand.

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There will never be another you.

Let yesterday fade fast
And go far, far away,
As you find the peace
Your mind must have
To survive.
Come to live in this day.
The world that is your own
Is truly of your own making.
It is carved out of this moment
By your hand,
With the Loving guidance
Of another.
It is
Born of your laughter,
Your smiles,
Your song.

May you sing
All day long.

VIOLET

Come to live in this day.

“Each day is a little life:
every waking and rising a little birth,
every fresh morning a little youth,
every going to rest and sleep
a little death.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Repeated Exposure to Pesticides
Increases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Repeated exposure to pesticides,
is associated with an increase in the risk
for Alzheimer’s disease,
according to an observational study
published in an issue of Neurology.
read more here

Poppy Seeds Health Benefits
from Stylecraze TV:

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We journey together, never alone.

1. Poppy seeds are effective in quenching thirst, fever, inflammation, constipation and irritation of the abdomen.

3. Poppy seeds act as a supply of your daily dose of minerals like iodine, manganese, zinc, magnesium and copper.

4. The oil from poppy seeds plant is useful in treating carcinoma as it contains monounsaturated fatty acids.

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5. Poppy seeds add flavor and texture to breads, cookies, muffins, cakes and other foods.

6. As an Ayurvedic medicine, these seeds are sometimes grounded into a paste with milk to form a skin-renewing moisturizer.
Read: Buckwheat Benefits

8. These seeds have a decent supply of fatty acids that are needed for the body’s physiological state. They are found to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

9.  Poppy seeds also are used to treat pain-related conditions. They’re utilized in treating respiratory disorders, infectious diseases, diarrhea and sleep disorders.

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Within the Heart of another lies courage.

10. Poppy seeds relatively contain lower quantity of alkaloids and are used in the treatment of various nerve disorders.

Poppy Seeds: Skin Benefits

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See the Inspiring Light.

As already stated, poppy seeds are a wonderful beauty aid. Their role in skincare has been recognized in Ayurveda. Nutritious as they are, they can be beneficial to your skin in the following ways.

11. Treatment of Eczema and Inflammation:

Poppy seeds are effective in treating eczema due to their high content of linolenic acid. Poppy seeds soaked in water or milk can be ground along with lime juice to form a smooth paste. Applying this paste externally helps in treating burning sensation and skin itchiness. It also acts as an effective pain killer by relieving the pain caused by skin inflammation.

12. Good Moisturizer:

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  • A paste made from poppy seeds acts as a good moisturizer to provide you with smooth and soft skin.
  • All you need to do is put some poppy seeds in a spice hand grinder and add some milk to it.
  • If you have dry skin, you can also add some honey.
  • Grind into a smooth paste and apply it all over your face.
  • Relax for 10 minutes and then wash off.
  • Doing this once in a week will provide a fragile transparency to your skin.
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Potential for good so Great it cannot be imagined.

13. Poppy Seed Scrub for Clear Skin:

  • You can prepare a face scrub by mixing 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds with curd.
  • Rub it gently on clean face and neck in circular motions, massaging for 10 minutes.
  • Then wipe off your face with a cotton ball and wash off as usual.
  • This will provide you with a clear and glowing complexion.

Poppy Seeds: Hair Benefits

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Someone you now Love will guide you.

Hair problems like dandruff, hair loss, thinning hair, split ends and alopecia are a common sight these days. There can be several causes of these problems ranging from harsh chemical treatments and exposure to pollution to inadequate nutrition and prolonged illness. It is a well-known fact that proper nutrition is vital not only for a healthy body but also for healthy hair. Poppy seeds are a good source of unsaturated fatty acids as well as minerals like calcium, zinc and magnesium which contribute to healthy hair.

Treatment of Dandruff:

  • Dandruff is a common problem which, if left untreated can lead to hair loss.
  • In case of dandruff, you can apply a mixture of soaked poppy seeds, hung curd and a teaspoon of white pepper on the scalp.
  • Leave for half an hour and then rinse off.
  • Regular usage will significantly reduce the recurrence of dandruff.

15. Stimulates Hair Growth:

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  • In order to trigger hair growth, you can prepare a hair pack by blending soaked poppy seeds with freshly extracted coconut milk and pulped onion.
  • Apply it on your scalp and leave for about an hour.
  • Rinse off with a mild shampoo.
  • Regular usage of this pack will greatly stimulate hair growth.Essential Nutrition Facts about Poppy Seeds:
    Principle Nutrient Value / Percentage of RDA Energy

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    Vitamins
    Folates 82 mg 20%
    Niacin 0.896 mg 5.5%
    Pantothenic acid 0.324 mg 65%
    Pyridoxine 0.247 mg 19%
    Riboflavin 0.100 mg 8%
    Thiamin 0.854 mg 71%
    Vitamin C 1 mg 2%
    Vitamin E 1.77 mg 12%
    Sodium 26 mg 2%
    Potassium 719 mg 15%
    Minerals:
    Calcium 1438 mg 144%
    Copper 01.627 mg 181%
    Iron 9.76 mg 122%
    Magnesium 347 mg 87%
    Manganese 6.707 mg 292%
    Phosphorus 870 mg 24%
    Selenium 13.5 µg 24%
    Zinc 7.9 mg 72%1 teaspoon of poppy seeds contains 0.6g of macromolecule, 3.7 g of fat, 2.5 g of carbohydrates and forty six calories.They have a decent supply of many minerals. You get 29% DV of manganese and 13% DV of calcium from 1 teaspoon of seeds.These seeds contain .02 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids and .48 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Poppy seeds are less allergic among seeds and can be used safely even by pregnant women and kids.ATT0000231

“If music
be the food of love,

play on,
Give me excess of it.”
– William Shakespeare

 On Friday Oct. 9, 2015

Due to popular demand and a pleading look from Mary Alice, we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at ROLLERLAND WEST, located at 7325 Calmont Avenue –Telephone: 817-244-8290.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. will we will travel to McKinley’s Fine Bakery & Café (O, Yum!), 1616 South University Drive, (817) 332-3242 to enjoy lunch.

Following lunch we will travel to the Texas Christian University Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 2950 West Berry Street, Fort Worth, (817) 257-7844. The TCU Bookstore is located on the corner of University & West Berry. The parking lot entrance is accessible from Cockrell Avenue.

Pickup will be at 2:30 p.m. at the bookstore.

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

Students are NOT to leave Rollerland, the restaurant or bookstore
without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Rollerskating $10.00 (Please pay Dr. A.) and lunch. Refreshments available: Yes! You may wish to purchase a book (an older technology remembered by parents).

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES
Yesterday Tuition Due for 2015-16
Oct 12 (NEXT Monday) Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 12 Modern Art Museum
Oct. 25 FossilMania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Dec. 20 Dr. A admitted for therapy (overexposure to children)

When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world’s formula,
what occurs thereby is this:
the being of entities has resolved itself
into the method of the totally calculable.
– Martin Heidegger

The Beauty Of God’s Recreation / TWO Cans of Sugary Drinks a Day = heart attack, diabetes and stroke / Trip: Half Price Books and Movie – The Martian

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God in His Wisdom Provides.

We struggle
To rebuild ourselves each day,
Some days, minute by minute.
And there are years
Of not knowing,

Of not feeling,
That so very many hearts
Like yours and mine,
Have been broken
By what someone has done,

And can’t undo.

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   Hold out your arms.

My Dear Friends,
Never feel that you are
Alone.
Given time,
Everyone suffers.
Look around,
And you will know.
But, we need to know
More
To survive and thrive.
And a good place to start
Is to recognize that

“Your joy
is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well
from which your laughter rises
was oftentimes filled
with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow
carves into your being,

the more joy you can contain.”
– Kahlil Gibran  
read more

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  Kahlil Gibran

To empty the vessel
Of your precious being
Of all the suffering and pain,
To prepare your Life
To begin again,
Forgive
Those who transgress
Against you.

Forgiveness
Furrows deep into
The Landscape of Being,
To bury what needs
Never to be thought of
Again,
Leading to remarkable discover,
That we are standing alone,
No longer holding those who
Who harmed us by the hand.

For we drop the hand
Of the one we hold
In mindful madness,
Til’ its meaning has lost
All pretense of being.

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Formed by God into the Flower Of Your Precious Being.

To forgive
Finds us no longer
In the wake of
Dark and deepening shadows
Drifting across the landscape
Of precious Life.
It lifts the veil of awareness,
Like nothing ever happened.
Nothing.

Those who inflict pain,
As Jesus said,
“Do not know
What they do.”

They have not been Blessed
To understand
What it feels like

To find the Comfort,
The Kindness,

The Deep and Abiding Compassion
Found in Hearts
Touched by the Grace of God.

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Embrace the Life He gives.  It is His Love.

We can never find healing
Looking back.
Today
Is the doorway
To tomorrow,
And tomorrow is yesterday
Lived over and over again,
Or transformed
Into today’s Dream
Forever.

The building blocks,
To restore what God
Has made in you

Are all around.
They come in many Blessed shapes,
And very many forms.
They are what you may least expect,
And more beautiful and durable
Than what we have found
In Life.

God in His Wisdom
Provides.
He always has,
Always will.
But often we fail to look
Through the lens
Of our hearts.

The mortar He will use
To cement the pieces
Of us that are left,

“Is the Peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
and will guard
your hearts and your minds”.

(Philippians 4:7)

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. . . like a beautiful sunrise that stays in our Hearts

The building blocks
He gives
Are shaped like smiles,
Song,
Prayer,
Flowers,

Like a beautiful sunrise
That stays in our Hearts
All day long.

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The building blocks are all around.

Like embraces
Warm and long,
And painted with laughter,
To last far longer
Perhaps, ever after.

From such moments
On cloudy days,

 We can find tears
Of Joy
Pouring down
Like the falling rain.

And the Capstone
Of the all the beauty,
Of the Likeness
Of our Hearts Renewed,
Is a Kiss,
Shaped by God
Into the Flower
Of Your Precious Being.

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Restore what God has made in you.

Hold out your arms,
Embrace the Life
He gives.
It is His Love,
Formed
Into the Beauty
Of God’s Recreation
Of a new day,

A new You.

“Mine is the Sunlight,
Mine is the Morning,
Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from Heaven.
Like the first dew fall
On the first grass,
Like God’s recreation
Of the new day,”
– by Eleanor Farjeon 

listen here

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. . . embraces warm and long, and painted with laughter.

Touch another Heart
With warmth,
Lift someone’s Spirit from the soil
In which they are found,

From the depths of deep despair.
The hand you extend
To help another,
Is,
In Truth,
R
eaching for You.

Love is a beautiful Flower,
And you
Its only Seed.

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The building blocks are shaped like Flowers.

What you receive,
Is what you give.
And what you give
Can be beyond Belief,
And discovered
Only if you Believe.

The Immeasurable
LOVE of God
Is Infinite and Beautiful,
And far, far
Beyond our comprehension.

And so is your Love,
And so are You!

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Love is a beautiful Flower, and you its only Seed.

“Is the essence of life
defined by what we leave behind,
or what we are
and what we do?”
– Wm. C. Anderson

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Just TWO cans
of sugary fizzy drinks a day
significantly increases the risk
heart attack,
diabetes and stroke.
Harvard University marks
the most comprehensive study
on sugary drinks to date:

Found 1 or 2 servings a day
linked to 26% greater risk of type 2 diabetes

35% greater risk of heart attack or heart disease
and 16% risk of stroke

Experts have called for urgent action
to reduce consumption of the drinks 

Click here to read more
By Lizzie Parry For Dailymail.com

My friends,
please keep pouring those
TOXIC soft drinks
down the drain.
Love your children enough
and BE STRONG enough
to let them live
long and happy lives.
There are healthy alternatives:
Fruit juices,
Unsweetened Tea,
Coffee (both have 60 antioxidants),
or how about
good old fashioned
WATER.
Now, I drink to that!

Sugar
is the favorite food
of CANCER!!!

Folks,
Your tears can easily
water the flowers
you place upon the
grave
of your precious child.

Come on!
Wake up!

LOVE = Strength

Trip Information
For Friday Oct. 2, 2015

We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111.

JackAt approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to the Ridgmar Mall 2300 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, – TELEPHONE: 817-566-0025 to enjoy (burp!) lunch at the food court and then walk to the Rave Theater to enjoy the new movie: The Martian. Younger children may view another movie with the guidance and permission of Mrs. A.

PICK UP will be at the Rave Theater at 3:00 p.m.

“Education makes a people easy to lead,
but difficult to drive;
easy to govern
but impossible to enslave.”
– Henry P. Brougham 1828

The Martians (MPAA Rating: PG-13) is 2 hours & 22 minutes in length and starts at 12:30 p.m. Students with hot popcorn have permission to sit close to Dr. A. and Diana.

060Synopsis:
After an exploratory mission goes awry, lone astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left for dead on the hostile surface of Mars and must use his scientific ingenuity to homestead an enclosed habitat where he can survive. Meanwhile, the astronauts he left behind realize the severity of his plight and join forces with an international coalition of scientists to launch a rescue mission in defiance of NASA protocol.

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

Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, food court or theater without the approval of Dr. A or Mrs. A.

TreeFINANCIAL:
Please provide funds for a book (available for one or two dollars – see Mrs. A.), lunch, snacks and 3-D movie ticket priced, we were told, at $8.40.

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

tigerIMPORTANT DATES:
Oct 12 (Monday) Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 16 Modern Art Museum
Oct. 25 Fossil Mania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays

Please see William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details muir

                                          A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n

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 I wish you
Joy and Happiness.
But more than this,
I wish you
LOVE.

The Strong, Silent Voice / Life And Love Are The Same / New Car Show

sunset 1When evening blisters crimson
And carries life away,
It teaches someone, somewhere,
About Love.

Death teaches that,
The death
Of someone you Love.
Unbearable loss
Teaches us that,

When we feel the Eternal Warmth,
The endlessness of Love,
The infinite emptiness of time,
When we listen
To the Strong, Silent Voice
Of Abiding Love.

Worlds of deep silence
Step Into a void,
Fade into oceans of endlessness.

Then the sound of your heart,
Beating so slow,
To the midnight pace,
Whispers a song,
Alive with Love,
Deep in the shadows
All day long.

Yesterday was a dreaming thing.
I dreamed so deeply
I forgot it was a dream.

So alive it seemed,
Its memories born
Of vibrant, living things,

That played, made me happy,
And lived in wonder,

That never grew weary and died.

And so it seems
I learned a thing,
Death can birth Life.

Life can return
To your heart.
It can live again,

Awaken in you,
Deliver you,
In remembrance of
How precious it has been.

Yes, your heart
Can be reborn,
In a new day,
In a new way,
In death,
In loss.
Even the death
Of a small animal,
A loving companion,
A truly joyful and very good friend.

My friend Kirby’s life,
And death
,
Reminds my heart
To forgive the person
Who took her so very far away,
Removed her from my arms,
Stole so many tears from my eyes.

Her precious memory
Reminds me to Love
Every second,
Every sound,
Each silent moment,
Every one,
Every living thing,

To cherish
Every Gift from God.

Thank You.

    Thank You.

“It isn’t easy.
It doesn’t count if it’s easy.
It’s the hardest thing, forgiveness.
Maybe that’s where
Love and Justice
Finally meet.”
– from Angels in America

Life and Love

My friends, today we stand on the eve of destruction of everything God holds precious. Nations stand armed with weapons of total annihilation, against other nations. And we must ask: Is there really any hope? I believe there is. For a Divine Spark resides within each of us. And it is vibrantly alive in us and alive in our children.

Science is engaging.

     Science is engaging.

The tragic errors of judgment made by the leaders and followers of some, have set societies adrift and in opposition to each other.

Now, with tattered sails of logic, no anchor of common sense and only ill winds to steer their course, they are set to crash upon rocks of horrendous and unimaginable discontent and horror. This nightmare seemingly will go on and on and on, until one day, no one will be able to utter the word, “On”.

Dad is coming to grips with the mad scientists his daughter has become.

Dad is coming to grips with the mad scientist his daughter has become.

Are reasonable people to assume this has no end, but the end? Is Salvation for all never to be realized, countenanced by the Grace of Forgiveness?

Perhaps Bob Dylan was right in his poetic and thought provoking inquiry:


“How many times can a man turn his head,

pretending he just doesn’t see?”

With the tragedy of so much hate living inside us, will Love ever guide us? Are we never to embrace others and circumvent such sad discourse?

There were many strange creatures on the loose.

There were many strange creatures on the loose at Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Can we not envision lifting ourselves from this night, upward toward the light of compassion? Are we not made in the Image of God?

In my time over many years, I found so many parents who are supportive and compassionate toward everyone in need. They never denied the assistance requested for others and their children. And I often wondered, if such dynamic love and compassion could ever be harnessed to prevent war. And in my prayers, I wonder if raising a child today, being such a daunting and seemingly impossible undertaking, is closely related to the difficult complexities of achieving world peace? Perhaps.

Just having fun.

        Just having fun.

My friends, it is becoming more and more difficult to cope in this world. Every passing day is evidenced by so many children unable to survive what is rapidly evolving into an overly complex and incomprehensible future. We are witnessing a massive and rapidly growing modality of self-destruction. We may no longer be able to fathom a depth of perspective. We have evolved into what is the equivalent of a terminal disease of our society. With drop-out, drug and alcohol addiction and suicide rates so unbelievably high and accelerating, it leads me to ask, Why?

One of our most gifted and prolific poets and writers of song, Neil Diamond, mirrors the question in a lilting and reflective way:

Some people got to laugh.
Some people got to cry.
And some people got to make it through
By never wondering why.

I believe the answers will never come from without. They shall only come from within. No, we will never cognitively know the answers. History has shown that we are not capable of thinking deeply enough to intuit the solutions. Intellectualizing has brought about very poor results. But we can feel compassionately and deeply for others. We can empathize. There are very real answers and they will come only from you and your children, and from deep within. They will come from the heart.

And the creepy costume winner is: Travis

And the creepy costume winner is: Travis

My friends, by the millions our children are not surviving.

The elements of our frighteningly advanced society are placing more and more demands upon the shoulders of our unsuspecting parents. And with technology advancing and accelerating at a pace that is seismic in scope, what shall we expect?

If you want to see the results, just watch the evening news. The plethora of violence and death is stunning. It overwhelms our ability, or that of our children, to even comprehend. We become numb, desensitized, uncaring, because we are just human. We were not created, not designed as human beings, to cope with such.

Is that Dr. A? NO! Maybe in another life!

Is that Dr. A? NO! Maybe in another life!

In a recent visit with a friend about the sad state we are in, I was asked, “And what is Justice?” What is one people, one nation, or even one person, to do about the injustice inflicted by one upon the other? This appears to be the cause of so much of the tragic history, the many wars, we have been in sufferance of.

I reflected many hours upon this question. And, in my final moments one evening, I opened up the New Testament of Jesus Christ. And in that instant it became clear to me that the answer is so evident that it has become obscure.

Jesus, while in agony and unimaginable pain and literally nailed to a bloody Cross, showed us that the highest form of justice that can be revealed is forgiveness. I cannot imagine our failure to forgive others left to their own devices and judgment and placed into a virtual survival modality by circumstance and poor leadership.

Some scholars opted for a new wax hand.

I was going to give Rylee a hand. But she already got a new one – in wax.

Today, as we are witness to see how the circle of life will turn, let us behold the fullness of the Grace of God in our judgment of each other. I wait to see whether the courage to be compassionate guides us in our Sacred Mission to uphold the beautiful Ideals to which we aspire or whether we succumb to the innermost frailties of misconception and hate and bigotry and fear.

I ask on behalf of our precious and Sacred children, that we forgive each other, that we forget the past. I ask this knowing full well that it is much to ask. All people, of all nations, of every faith and ever belief, need our deep compassion. They need what has been so absent during a time of greatest need.

Who is that in a brand new 57 Chevy?

Who is that in a brand new 57 Chevy?

My friends, you are a beautiful person of worth. Everyone is a child of God. And what resides deeply imbedded in our hearts needs to be truly admired. It needs to be explored. It needs to be shared.

 In the wisdom of Leo Buscaglia, we find the answer to every question:

“To live in love
is life’s greatest challenge.”

Let us live in Love, or we shall not live at all. Life and Love are one. They are, my friends, the same.

“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.
                                           – Vince Gill

This is the least afraid I've been of you.

This is the least afraid I’ve been of you.

Our Trip: The New Car Show

On Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, , we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at  Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111, to purchase reading material to help fulfill our requirement to read, or be read to, for one hour each day. We will then enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Following lunch, we will attend the Tarrant County New Car Show, which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the convention center.

Pick up will be at the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Tarrant County Convention Center (WEST side) at 3:00 p.m. Parents may participate. Please consult with your children regarding appropriate behavior.

So that's what a black hole looks like. Dr. A said it was the federal budget.

So that’s what a black hole looks like. Dr. A said it was the federal budget.

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

FINANCIAL: Ticket Prices – $11 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 65 and older, $5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free. Cash only accepted.

Please provide funds for lunch & a book. Refreshments: Available

I'm the mad scientist who made you. So stop talking about my hair.

I’m the mad scientist who made you. So stop talking about my hair.

Students may NOT leave the bookstore, restaurant or show room at any time, for any reason, including the need use the restroom or secure a ride, without approval.

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 14 Civil War Museum (Try to avoid wearing BLUE)
Nov. 24-28 (Mon.–Fri.) Thanksgiving / Fall Break (Yes, we give thanks for the break)
Dec. 3-5 (Wed.-Fri.) Texas A.G.T. Conference (NO school)
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition play is “Twelfth Night”)
May 21 Last Day of School (visitations to see Dr. A may be made at the cardiac ward as he recovers from the school year)

And you thought I just built boats.

And you thought I just built boats. (This is Noah)

The Embrace of Enduring Love / Light Pollution / Trip to the ZOO

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.

What is “light pollution?”
Is it really a factor in breast cancer?

Mary Alice, Caty, Rylee and Diana prepare for chess match.

Mary Alice, Caty, Rylee and Diana prepare for chess competition.


by Gudrun Smythe, Madison, Wisconsin
to read more click here

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.

Cole and his associates examine results of science experiment.

Cole and associates examine results of his his science experiment.

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

Alden explains the intricacies of his experimentation.

Alden explains the intricacies of his experimentation.

Pollution

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.

Gavin shows us his science project.

Gavin shows us his science project.

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

Noah demonstrates pride in the potatoe

Noah demonstrates pride in the potato.

and often nothing as strange.”
-Daniel Webster

TRIP TO THE FORT WORTH ZOO

“Your children need your presence, not your presents.”
– Kelly Consuelos

Riley's new friend.

Riley’s new friend. Yes, this is his pet. We have counseling to do. And we enjoyed the visit. Thanks.

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.

Now I know how the builders                                                                               of the Great Pyramids felt.

Now I know how the builders of the Great Pyramids felt. (Actually, the survivors had a different expression on their faces.)

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)

Building a pyramid can get a little too exciting.

Building a pyramid can get a little too exciting.

IMPORTANT DATES
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

Look! It's Dr. A

Look! It’s Dr. A

Emergency Telephone No: 682-777-1908

TRAVIS & NOAH & patches

Now THIS is a patch collection.

A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children are nurtured & appreciated

Don’t forget your camera.