Love Is Simple and Truly Beautiful / Link Between Migraines and Sodium / Friday: At School for Shakespeare Production Preparation

LOVE
is simple,
and truly Beautiful.

Love
cannot be expressed
in mere words.
But,
we may articulate
the Majesty of Love
using words as simple
as Love is.

 To inspire the Heart,
recognize
the importance of Love
in Life.
Open the windows
that are your eyes.
Open the door
that is your
Heart.

“The greatest Happiness of Life
is the conviction that we are Loved;
Loved for ourselves,
or rather,
Loved in spite of ourselves.”

Victor Hugo

Busy yourself
with the real
purpose of Life
– giving and receiving
unconditional Love,
awakening
and discovering
that
it really does exist.

“And remember
as it was written,
to Love another person
is to see
the Face of God.”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

You
can experience
unconditional Love.
Through Loving work,
and Compassion
and tender acts of Kindness,
precious Lives are nurtured
and sustained,
and our lives
are made worth living.

The path
to unconditional Love
is a Spiritual aspiration,
and lies beyond any limitations
in the material Universe.
Such Love
keeps giving
long, long after
you are gone.

True Love,
Love without condition,
lies in the rare moment
you feel accepted, understood, forgiven,
and totally Loved
just the way you are.
In that moment
you feel warm and embraced.
It is the single most Beautiful sensation
you ever experience.
Unconditional Love
is the only healing force
in our Universe.

ONLY
Love lights the way
into Paradise!
Only
Love can move
at the speed of Life.
Living
between your smiles
are the moments
that take
someone’s breath
away.

“The best and most Beautiful things
in this World
cannot be seen or even heard,
but must be felt
with the Heart.”

Helen Keller

If you are lucky enough
to see True Love come your way,
be thankful to God
every day.

We
are the expression
of the unconditional Love
of God.

My Dear Friends,
when your pride
has no where left
to hide,
remember,
from Love
you can never
hide.

If
you want to find
Love,
go where
Love is,
where it has always
been,
in the Heart
of another.

When
we experience unconditional Love,
it fosters our understanding
of the deep Love of God.
But in Truth,
we can never fathom the depth
of God’s Infinite Love
for His children.
(Ephesians 3:19)

You naturally experience
unconditional Joy and Love.
Do not wait
for something good to happen
before you feel Joyful.
Joy
rises from inside you.
Your Heart
naturally feels Love
for yourself,
for Life
and for all of Creation.
Unconditional Love
is Love that you do not
learn.

Navigate past yourself
to find your Spiritual
“Self”,
so you can experience
the unbelievable
Beauty
of unconditional Love.

“In order to be Happy oneself
it is necessary
to make at least one other person
Happy.”

Theodor Reik

Yes,
Love lives
in plain
sight.
Expect nothing
in return for your Love,
and Love
WILL
find you.

This moment
is magical and precious
and will never exist again.
We often forget
that now is the moment we are in,
that the next moment
may never exist.
And if we are Blessed with another moment,
the Joy it brings
will ensue from the way we Live
in this present
moment.

              Love is truly Beautiful.

What we do is truly Heart-felt
in so many ways.

“One word frees us
of all the weight and pain
of Life:
That word is
Love.

Sophocles

My Dear Friends,
to be in Love
with Life,
is to be searching
for your
Soul.

Anything less
than Love,
is a dance
with death.

“Better to have lost and Loved
than never to have Loved
at all.”

Ernest Hemingway

Your passion for Life,
your search for Love,
your compassion
for others,
for ALL of God’s
beautiful Creations,
make Life happen.

Transcend
your self-imposed
limits.

We have all seen
the Truth,
but we keep losing sight of it,
and then,
we have to find it again.
And
we never know,
that Truth
possesses us.
It is
us.

“Where there is Love
there
is Life.”

Mahatma Gandhi

We are all on a journey
to encounter Love,
to find the Ultimate Truth,
UNKNOWING,
so very unaware,
it lies
through the door
of our Faith,
between the covers
of a Book
more widely read
than any other
ever published on
this Earth –
The Holy Bible.

If you wish to see
with your own eyes,
the silent Tribute
to Love,
to the Infinite and Everlasting,
Unconditional Love of God

for you and for me,
go outside tonight
and just look up.

“I’m wearing the smile
you gave me.”

Unknown

It is time
My Friend,
for your day
to begin,
with the rising of the Sun
in your precious Heart.

Living Life
through Love,
is flying high enough
to finally see
where you have been,
and where
you should have been going
all along.

Lay your burden
down.
It was never
really yours.

Goodnight.

Migraine Sufferers Have Higher Concentrations
Of Sodium in their Brains
by M. Fathima
March 16, 2019
PM Research News
click here to read more

A link existing between migraines and the distribution of sodium in the brain has been recently found out by a group of US researchers. The study’s finding could be an essential key that could lead to future treatments for millions of people affected by migraines.

Migraine Sufferers Have Higher Concentrations Of Sodium in their Brains.

Using high-powered magnets at the lab, essentially a high-powered magnetic resonance imaging, the team scanned rats’ brains as they experienced migraines.

‘People suffering from migraines have higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than those who do not have the condition.
They found that there was increased sodium in the brain stem long before the rats showed any sign of having a migraine, according to the study published in the journal Pain.

“The importance of these findings is that they further emphasize the role of sodium increase early in migraines and help point to the region where migraine symptoms may be starting,” said Michael Harrington director of neurosciences at Huntington Medical Research Institutes – a California-based non-profit organization.

Previous studies have showed that migraine sufferers have significantly higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than people without the condition.

Scientists have found that a number of different health scenarios seem to trigger migraines including anxiety, stress, exposure to light and hormonal changes.

According to the World Health Organization, a large number of people with headache disorders are not diagnosed and treated – worldwide only 40 per cent of those with migraine are professionally diagnosed.

Besides the painful headache, the condition is also disabling. In the Global Burden of Disease Study, migraine was ranked as the sixth highest cause worldwide of years lost due to disability.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

May 1                                               Tuition balance was due for 2019-2020

May 10 (Friday)                                 Shakespeare Production Preparation (AT SCHOOL)

May 13 & 14 (Mon. & Tues.)             Shakespeare Production (at School at 7:00 p.m.)

May 15 WEDNESDAY                      NO SCHOOL (A day of REST)

May 20  – MONDAY                          Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        ………………………………………………….(no school)
We will meet at school from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to load suitcases into cars in preparation for our Adventure Trip.

May 21 – 24                                       Adventure Trip (Austin, Texas)

May 24                                               Last Day of Semester

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

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

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

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

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The Armour of God: Truth / Artificial Sweeteners / Friday: at school

“One’s age should be tranquil,
as childhood should be playful.
Hard work at either extremity of life
seems out of place.
At midday the sun may burn,
and men labor under it;
but the morning and evening
should be alike
calm and cheerful.”

 – Thomas Arnold

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                          Tranquil

“Life’s a Love song,
enjoy the music
but listen to the words”
– Desmond Fouche

Alcohol
is not about a drink,
it is about
Truth.

Those in sufferance of alcoholism
can tell you exactly how long
they have been sober.

Why?

They keep alive the memory
of their last drink.

Why?

With every Blessed new day,
just one day at a time,
they take one more step
down the very long,
seemingly eternal path
to recovery,
if they survive.

Unknowingly, they were influenced
to ingest the horrendous
excrement of bacteria
known as alcohol.

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             Listen to the words.

The truth,
which was never shared with them,
could have set them free,
the TRUTH about what exactly it was
they were filling their precious
and Sacred lives with.

ALL alcoholic drinks
are made by fermentation caused by bacteria
feeding on the yeast cells, then defecating.
This bacterial excrement is called
ALCOHOL.

Yeast are microbial fungi.
They are the cause of fermentation,
eating the sugars and pooping alcohol
while burping CO2.

With ongoing exposure to alcohol,
the brain starts to adapt to these chemical changes.
When alcohol is present in the brain for long periods
the brain seeks to compensate for its effects.
To restore a balanced state,
the function of certain neurotransmitters
begins to change so that the brain
can perform more normally
in the presence of alcohol.

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Our natural world is beautiful at every level.

With acute intoxication
the brain chemistry is altered.
The child you sent out
into this deceptive world,
who becomes an alcoholic,
is NOT the same child
his precious Mother gave birth to.
Yes,
if dependence to alcohol develops,
brain chemistry is altered.
Source: HealthTap, read more
Alcohol acts on receptors
that inhibit nerve transmission;
the earliest inhibition
is in the very front of the brain
where our inhibitions and judgements are stored.
The higher the dose,
the more sedation,
and in very high doses sleep, coma and
death.
Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease
that is the result of damage to liver tissue
with scarring of the liver causing progressive
decrease in liver function,
excessive fluid in the abdomen,
bleeding disorders, increased pressure
in the blood vessels, and
brain function disorders.
Excessive alcohol use
is the leading cause of cirrhosis.
Can you waste years of your precious life
spent in drunken waste
caused by bacterial waste?

Yes. Yes.

Yes!

I have been witness
to so very many who have truly suffered
and lost everything in life
their health, the precious and vital Love
of those around them,
their family, their home,
their once very beautiful
dignity.

They count their days spent
walking down a very lonely path
with no hope, no friends and no Salvation.
All that went before
is water over the dam.
It is much like,
they never existed.

Alcohol use can also lead to
increased risk of other health problems
such as injuries, violence and cancer.

Nearly 88,000 people
die from alcohol-related causes annually,
making it the fourth leading preventable cause
of death in the United States alone.

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The Ghost of Hamlet’s Father

In 2012, 3.3 million deaths,
or 5.9 percent of all global deaths
were attributable to alcohol consumption.
More than 10 percent of all U.S. children
live with a parent with alcohol problems.
1,825 college students die
from alcohol-related unintentional injuries,
including motor-vehicle crashes.

696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24
are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24
report experiencing alcohol-related
sexual assault or date rape.

And the list just goes
on and on and on and on.
read more

But there is Hope.
There is knowledge.
There is Prayer.
There is
God.

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             A very lonely path.

My Friends,
another Truth
relates to other drinks
you, and your children,
need to know about:
they use the artificial sweetener
aspartame.

Many Diet drinks contain
the artificial sweetener aspartame,
produced from the waste
produced by genetically modified
E. coli bacteria
.

This bacterial waste is treated
to turn the large peptide
and a free carboxyl group
into a dipeptide.
The dipeptides are then treated with alcohol
and methanol
to produce aspartame.

The patent for this product
refers to “cloned microorganisms”
later (?) revealed to be genetically
modified E. coli bacteria.
They are modified to produce
an especially large peptide used to create
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The cultivated and well-fed bacteria
then produce proteins
which contain the aspartic acid – phenylalanine
amino acid segment
required to produce the sweetener.

Many Diet drinks
contain the artificial sweetener aspartame,
produced from the waste
produced by genetically modified
E. coli bacteria
.

Yuk!

The European patent for aspartame
is now available online,
and it confirms the artificial sweetener
is made from the waste products
of genetically modified E. coli bacteria.
read more

One diet drink company ran an ad campaign
defending their use of aspartame,
saying studies support the product’s
safety.

My Dear Friends,
what are we filling
the precious lives of
our children with?
How did our society
evolve into such a heartless,
mindless morass of
misaligned and morbid
immorality?

Perhaps,
we should fill our minds
and our Hearts
with the Truth,
first.

Children
cannot protect themselves.
That is our job!

Arm yourself
and place the Armour of God
around your child!
And that Armour is as simple as
TRUTH.

And please,
do not fail to also
VOTE with your DOLLARS.
I beg of you,
do not spend your
hard earned money
to support uncaring corporations
bent ONLY upon increasing their
bottom line
at the expense of the health of our
very Precious Children.

“Stand firm
in the belt of TRUTH

buckled around your waist”
– Ephesians 6:14.

The belt of truth involves two places;
our hearts and our minds.
Truth keeps us secure
and makes effective the other armour.
The belt of truth holds our amour in place.
Walk in the light of God’s Truth.

“Teach me your ways, O Lord,
that I may live according to your
truth!”

– Psalm 86:11

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        The TRUTH is beautiful.

My Precious Friends,
let me visit with you
about you.

We are very hard on ourselves
about mistakes made long, long ago.
We do not forgive ourselves,
even though we may come to accept
God’s Forgiveness.

“Forgetting the past
and looking forward to what lies ahead
is what God desired for His children.”
– Philippians 3:13b,14

My Friends,
God desires you to ask
for His Forgiveness.
And He wants you to
Forgive yourself.
We are just human.
Only human,
Very, very fragile human beings.

“But one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 3:13b-14

Is that not what YOU desire
for your child?
Well,
that is what your Father
in Heaven
desires for YOU.

Forgiveness
is a truly beautiful thing.

Goodnight.

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The child you sent out into this deceptive world, who becomes an alcoholic, is NOT the same child his precious Mother gave birth to.

Our Hamlet
production is a beautiful success.
We will have more information next week.
Our sincere gratitude to Director
George X Rodriguez.
What a tremendous undertaking!
When time permits
We will have more.
Thank you ALL.

IMPORTANT  DATES
April 15 Adventure Trip payment balance was due
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 7:00 p.m.)

Spring Trip Itinerary

It’s time for our Spring Adventure Trip, and we are headed to Little Rock, Ark.  Little Rock has a big role in history. Here, we will learn about Central High School’s place in the civil rights movement, explore the Clinton Presidential Center & imagine a world free of hunger & poverty at Heifer Village.

*  Be sure to have ALL forms signed, dated and witnessed (where required) and turned in to Dr. A. by Monday, MAY 9. NO, you may NOT participate without these forms properly completed.

dead king Monday       Meet at the Train Station at 12:30 p.m.
Do NOT be late! Do NOT drop off your child without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present!
Depart Fort Worth by Train   2:20 p.m. (Meet at the Train Station)
Arrive Little Rock                 11:30 p.m. We will be picked up by bus for transport to the hotel (and later to other Arkansas Destinations)

 Tuesday       Farmer’s Market (River Center)    7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                      Lunch                                          12:00 p.m.

Tour of Clinton Library                1:30 p.m.

Heifer Village                               4:00 p.m.

 Wednesday  Historical Bus Tour 10:00 am (4 hours).  * Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 9:30 a.m.

 Thursday     Museum of Discovery               10:00 a.m.

                      Maritime Museum                       1:00 p.m.

 Friday         Transportation to train station 2:00 a.m. This is NOT a misprint. Wake up & get on board!

Depart from Little Rock             3:10 a.m.                                                                       Now you can sleep.)

Arrive in Fort Worth                   1:25 p.m.fight

 Additional events include: Peabody Park, Big Dam Bridge, and River Lights in the Rock.

The itinerary is susceptible to change. A hot breakfast is included at the Hotel. Lunch and dinner will be additional expenses, and we ask all students to order from the children’s menus, which are more reasonably priced.

Departure for Little Rock is at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, May 16, from the Fort Worth International Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Meet at the Train Station with your luggage at 12:30 p.m. Do  NOT  be  Late.

Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

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The story retold in shadows.

Reminders: TUITION for 2016-17 was due MAY 1
If you have not paid the balance for the trip, we NEED it no later than May 8.  

Thank You
Bill  &  LeVonna

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There is Hope.   There is Prayer.      There is God.

A Celebration of Existence / “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare at Stage West Theater

Dedicated to a Precious Mother
One who has suffered beyond belief
And
Lost her wonderful son.
With all my Love to
DEBBY HARRIS

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Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.                        – Rabindranath Tagore

 I had a new student, who was older, ask me
A few years in the past,
“How could my life become this?
What is this living for,
If only to have my heart hurt so much
And be buried so deep?”

The pain some of our children share
Is often not really known or understood.

The emptiness created by so much misfortune,
As many young lives have experienced,
Can be filled with such love
As your heart can hold.

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Everything is a Celebration of Life.

God will never fail you
In your search for Love,
Should you ask.

And so, I Pray
That you Pray.
God will open up the hollow space
Created by transgressions against you,
And fill you with His Spirit
And His Strength
So you will truly live,
To Love others,
As He Loves you,
Yes,
To celebrate Life.

I have witnessed the love
Shared by so many children.
I have seen it in their eyes.
I have witnessed pure joy
Brought to everyone,
By the unconditional Love
In a child’s heart.
Yes,
I know a good heart when I find one.
And so do you.

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 The emptiness can be filled with such Love as your heart can hold.

As you find joy and forgiveness
In your own heart,
The spirit of your goodness
Will become a part of everyone
That so desperately need your joyful spirit.
I truly long to see your precious life
Reflect the Soothing Colors
Of our Artist’s Loving Hand.
For you are not only a Gift from God,
You are His Child.
And you are deeply Loved.

And after all the deeply heartfelt memories
Of having special moments
With your precious child,
I want you to know something –
That life is a song –
The beautiful music of our brief time.
Celebrate the memory of those precious moments.
Honor our Father in the Heavens above.
Find joy in the precious Gift of Life.
Tell the child
Standing near to you
To come nearer.
Whisper of the Love,
The deep abiding Love,
That dwells within,
The Love you feel
For only her
Or only him.
This Love flows through you.
It is Everlasting the Love of God.

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I truly long to see your precious life reflect the Soothing Colors of our Artist’s Loving Hand.

Close your eyes
In Prayer of Thanksgiving.

“If the only prayer
you ever say
is thank you,
it will be enough.”
–  Meister Eckhart

Discover the Bountiful Love of God
In your heart.
He is alive.
His Love is as alive as you,
It dwells within.
Now you may stop searching,
For His Love is you.
You can feel it, in your heart.
In His heart.
In Prayer.

Now you have lifted
Those in need,
From their knees.
Celebrate!
You are alive.
You are in Love,
You are deeply Loved,
And there is Joy within.

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You may stop searching, for His Love is you.

 The presence of your Love
Showers down upon everyone
Your life touches.
The heart of your Loving Spirit
Becomes a part of everyone
In your presence.
Your brief life can become
A triumph of the Spirit.

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You can celebrate everything.

“Each of us is the result
Of a Thought of God.
Each of us is willed.
Each of us is Loved.
– Benedict XVI

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Even the flowers of the field celebrate.

  My friends,
The whole universe
Is a celebration of existence.
Look around,
Even the flowers of the field
Celebrate
With a rainbow of vibrant color,
With aroma to delight.
You and everything in Life
Have a rhyme, a reason.
You can celebrate breath
With every breath you take,
You can celebrate everything –
The bountiful sunshine, the precious rain, a warm smile, even a frown.

Celebrate life in different ways:
In the food you eat,
The air you breathe,
The people you meet,
In everything you do,
If you see the world
With the eyes of a child.

GAVIN

B. S. A. quicklinks

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William Anderson, age 14, at Philmont Scout Ranch (far right). I highly recommend a Scouting experience for every child.

We enjoyed our trip to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival thanks to Nick Meagher, father of Gavin and Wyatt.

We enjoyed our trip to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival thanks to Nick Meagher, father of Gavin and Wyatt.

On May 4 & 5 (Monday & Tuesday) we will have our Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare at Stage West Theater.

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We truly enjoyed our first class ride.

Theatrical performances will be  at 7:30 p.m. on both days.
Tickets for Tuesday are $20.00 each and may be purchased at
the door. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Preview Performance on Monday evening. Additional contributions made to help fund our production are needed and sincerely appreciated.

On MONDAY we will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Stage West Theater located at 821 West Vickery Blvd., for rehearsal. (Mon. from 9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m. Dinner, on your own, is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Our actors, like Natalie, were interviewed by the press.

Our actors, like Natalie, enjoyed being interviewed by the press.

On TUESDAY we will meet at the theater at 9:00 a.m. and remain until 5:00 p.m. We will break for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and meet again at 6:30 p.m. at Stage West for the evening performance which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Please provide funds for LUNCH (approx. $5.00 – $10.00 each). Students may not leave the theater without the permission of the Director, George Rodriquez and Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Do not just disappear as Dr. A’s heart is weak from lack of exercise, way too many pastries, and over exposure to many children over many eons (yes, many!). You understand.

Our own

Our own “Lady” Diana performed beautifully on stage.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS are invited to be with us and observe, but PLEASE do NOT interfere with rehearsals.

DINNER ON BOTH DAYS IS FROM 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on your own.
ALL actors please report back to the theater at 6:30 p.m. for final preparations on Monday & Tuesday. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE!!!

OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE goes to Dana Schultes and the wonderful staff at Stage West Theater. Our productions could not exist without the dynamic and extensive support of this wonderful Theater. Our community is truly blessed by the Stage West Theater. read more
Thank you!

Riley performed off stage as the

Riley also performed off stage as the “Perfect” baby sitter. It’s a natural ability.

And a VERY VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Director George Rodriguez. You are truly appreciated and deeply Loved by EVERYONE! Thank you!

IMPORTANT DATES
May 1 Tuition Due for 2015-16
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” At Stage West Theater

The audience, including Wyatt and Jack, were captivated.

The audience, including Wyatt and Jack, were captivated.

“As You Like It” beautifully done / Main Event

Ian, Rylee, Alden, Mason and Townes are players, one and all!

“As You Like It” by William Shakespeare was performed at Stage West Theater.

Natalie, Jake & Mary Alice

Natalie, Jake & Mary Alice

Anderson School scholars successfully and dramatically created a beautiful rendition of Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece, “As You Like IT”. Under the patient guidance of Actor and Director, George Rodriguez, the production displayed the unique talents and abilities of each individual.

Characters in our play were:

Mary Alice and Cole

      Mary Alice and Cole

Duke Senior: Trevor North
Rosalind, His Daughter: Natalie Raulerson
Duke Frederick, An Usurper: Bryson North
Celia, His Daughter: Mary Alice Oliver
Oliver, Son to Sir Rowland: Cole Fisher
Orlando, Son to Sir Rowland: Derek Cook

Director George X Rodriguez confers with Ian

Director, George X Rodriguez, confers with Ian on the finer points of playing Dennis in the play.

Dennis, A Servant: Ian Quattlebaum
Le Beau, A Courtier: Caty Kline
Charles, A Wrestler: Mason Martin
Touchstone, A Clown or Fool: Jacob Kline
Amiens, A Poet: Rylee Bolin
Jaques, A Malcontent Satirist: Michael Savage
Corin, A Shepherd: Mason Martin
Silvius, A Shepherd in Love: Alden Collins

Derek

Derek prepares diligently.

Phebe, A Shepherdess: Caty Kline
Sir Oliver Martext, A Vicar: Townes Raulerson

Lords and Followers:
Alden Collins
Rylee Bolin
Mason Martin
Caty Kline
Kylee Stone
Ian Quattlebaum

PRODUCTION STAFF:
Assistant Director – Sam Brown
Assistants to the Director – Jacob Kline & Natalie Raulerson

Our very SPECIAL GRATITUDE goes to
Dana Schultes, actress, Director and Producer of Stage West Theater

Kylee is congratulated by Shelby Garrison, tutor in Mathematics

Kylee is congratulated by Shelby Garrison, tutor in Mathematics

Alexander Anderson
Sam Brown
Rylee Bolin
Jacob Kline
Natalie Raulerson
Kayla Stone
and The Wonderful Staff of Stage West

And our very special gratitude and congratulations to Director, George X Rodriguez, Instructor in the Performing Arts for another magnificent production and to Alexander Anderson, Director of Technology and Instructor in Autodidactism (self-directed learning). Alex will have the final production video available, later, on our website, andersonschool.net, for your enjoyment.

Mary Alice

Mary Alice

My congratulations to everyone for presenting another beautiful work of Shakespeare. And congratulations to Our First Place Winners In The Scarborough Renaissance Festival Poetry and Prose Competition:

Natalie Raulerson – High School Division and Mary Alice Oliver – Middle School Division.

Included are a few photos of the presentation of this outstanding play.

Noah Thompson, who was "Othello" in times gone by shows Michael a finer gesture of leadership.

Noah Thompson, who was “Othello” in times gone by shows Michael (left) a finer gesture of leadership.

We will have more photos available through our Flickr page shortly. And again, congratulations to everyone, including our students, parents, teachers and our gifted and inspiring Director, George Rodriguez.

We were pleased to visit with several former students who came to enjoy the play. They included Noah Thompson, Carter Gansky and Lucas Short.

Natalie Raulerson

Natalie in the Forest of Arden

ON FRIDAY – We will visit Main Event, 4801 City Lake Blvd. East (817-292-5555) at 10:45 a.m. on May. 16, 2014. Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m. At 10:45 a.m. we will spend a few minutes getting our bowling shoes and socks on and getting ready for one hour of bowling (starting at 11:00 a.m.) Our youth group special also includes lunch (2 slices of pizza and a medium soft drink), 1 hour of bowling, one game of Laser Tag & $10.00 video game card. Please pay $16.00 to Dr. A.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts and polished shoes are required. PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun trips. Students without shirts
tucked in, polished shoes, and belts on will not be allowed to participate.

Alden and Caty

        Alden and Caty

Students are NOT to leave the MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done.

Rylee, Michael & Jake

  Rylee, Michael & Jake

ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS/GUESTS are invited to participate on our fun trips.

Pick-up will be at the Main Event at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Do NOT

Yes, little Miss America was there with Mom.

Yes, little Miss America was there with Mom.

drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present. If you have questions, call 817-448-8484.

Shakespeare & Great Wolf Lodge

Student behavior? NO PROBLEM!

Student behavior?       NO PROBLEM!

Mahatma Gandhi

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Our plan for FRIDAY, is to rehearse for our play.

All students will meet at the school for rehearsal on FRIDAY morning at 8:30 a.m. We will spend the entire day in preparation for our upcoming production of “As You Like It”. PICKUP Friday will be at 3:15 p.m.

Theatrical performances will be this Monday, May 12 & Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Our sincere gratitude goes to Dana Schultes, Actress, Director and Producer at Stage West Theater, for her kind and compassionate assistance. Without Dana, our performance of Shakespeare’s, “As You Like It” would not be possible. Thank you Dana and Stage West Theater! Be sure to visit stagewest.org to view their outstanding lineup of live theater coming to the stage, which includes: Thursday, May 15, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014 / The UnmentionablesBruce Norris

Thursday, July 10, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014 / HeroesGerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard
Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 / Beyond TherapyChristopher Durang

TICKETS for our play, Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” on Tuesday night are $20.00 each and may be purchased at the door. Tickets are $10.00, at the door, for the Preview Performance on Monday night. Food will be provided for the audience of our Tuesday night production. Additional contributions made to help fund our production are needed and sincerely appreciated.

“We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.”
– Theodore Roethke, The Collected Poems

Thank you for loving me!

Thank you for loving me!

MONDAY and TUESDAY:

On MONDAY we will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Swiss Pastry Shop located at 3936 West Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth (817.732.5661) for early lunch. Following lunch, we will caravan to the Stage West Theater located at 821/823 West Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, for rehearsal (Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Thank you for loving all of us.

Thank you for loving                all of us.

On TUESDAY we will meet at the theater at 9:00 a.m. and remain until 5:00 p.m. We will break for dinner at 5:00 p.m. each day and then meet again at 6:30 p.m. at the Theater for evening performances which begin at 7:30 p.m.

Thank you Philippe for all the LOVE!

Thank you Philippe for all the LOVE! We love you too.

Please provide funds for LUNCH and DINNER ($5.00 – $10,00 each). Students may not leave the theater without the permission of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Do not just disappear as Dr. A’s heart is weak from lack of exercise and over exposure to children over many eons (yes, many!)

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / IN-LAWS / OUTLAWS / FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS are invited to be with us and observe, but PLEASE do NOT interfere with rehearsals.

Thank you Prof Lacey for telling us the Story of our Life. We love you!

Thank you Prof. Lacey for telling us the Story of our Life. We love you!

Dr. Anderson may be reached at 682-777-1908 (EMERGENCY, RUMORS, ALIEN ABDUCTION STORIES, EXAGGERATIONS, ETC. – a fine art learned from his west Texas childhood.)

“Live simply.
Deepest joy is like a flower….beautiful in essence.”
― Tony Samara

IMPORTANT DATES:
May 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15
May 12 & 13 (Monday & Tues.)
Rehearsal & Performances at Stage West Theater (All day)
May 19 & 20 No School (Preparation days for our trip as Dr. A looks for the courage to, once again, survive the ordeal of having way too much fun.)
May 21-23 (Wed.-Friday.) Adventure Trip to Great Wolf Lodge.

“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.”
― Terence McKenna

For our Spring Adventure Trip we are headed to GRAPEVINE, TEXAS and will stay at the GREAT WOLF LODGE. Great Wolf is located in the heart of Grapevine, Texas. This hotel / entertainment complex holds 605 guest rooms. There are 5 restaurants, an 80,000 square foot waterpark, and a full service spa on the property. The Lodge is about 25 minutes from Fort Worth. Address: 100 Great Wolf Drive (very original name), Grapevine, TX 76051, Telephone: 817-448-6510

Great Wolf is a year-round family resort, Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine defies the weather outside with an indoor water park experience that has young and old soaking in the fun. It is always a balmy 84 degrees (cooler than the hot water Dr. A gets into, rather constantly!) inside Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine’s mammoth 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. The state-of-the-art facility features nine waterslides, six pools and a four-story tree house water fort. Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine offers rustic charm with kid-friendly amenities like cave-themed suites with Nintendo. Great Wolf has 80,000-square-foot waterpark.

I don't know. I'm suspicious. Just look at that eyebrow!

I don’t know. I’m suspicious. Just look at that eyebrow!

Kids will have a great time staying in one of Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine’s spacious family-style suites, which fit groups from four to eight. Cave and log cabin-themed decor makes each room uniquely fun. Grownups will appreciate the king- and queen-sized beds, separate sleeping quarters for kids, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and more.
The Great Wolf Lodge Garpevine’s water park has proven to be an ideal escape for many of our parents and kids, offering kid-friendly fun that gives parents time to relax with children in sight. The 80,000 indoor park includes nine water slides, a four-story water fort and much more. In the huge eight-story lobby, the Great Clock Tower comes to life three times daily, entertaining guests with animation and song.

Don't mess with Texas or ME!

Don’t mess with Texas or ME!

Great Wolf Lodge also features a large video arcade and fitness center and: Indoor pool, Fitness center or spa, Jacuzzi & Children’s activities, Game room, Maid service, Guest laundromat & Express checkout, ATM/Cash machine, Security Wake-up service, Barber shop, Gift shop, Copy service & Audio visual equipment.

Parking: Free parking

Rooms: Television with cable & Radio & Safe & Telephone & AM/FM alarm clock & Free newspaper, Hairdryer in room, In room movies, Electronic door locks, Iron & Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms, Bath tub, door knobs on doors (OK. I made that up.)

The key? Uh, I don't know!

The key? Uh, I don’t know!

We plan to let our students relax and have fun and let the worries of the world pass them by and in comfort. They have worked hard all year, and it is now time to celebrate.

FINANCIAL: The total amount due for this trip is $250.00 for each student and parent guest or other guest. If you require a separate room for your family, the cost will, necessarily, be greatly increased. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are not included. Please provide funds for meals, shopping and other special activities not on our itinerary. Please pay the trip fee by this Friday, May 9.

We will gather at the school on TUESDAY, May 20, between 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., to load suitcases, backpacks, etc. into the vehicles making this trip (and confabulate, sign forms, reminisce about past adventures, tell jokes (please bring some really good ones) etc. Please come on Tuesday (unless you are driving directly to Great Wolf & have submitted all paperwork).

Natalie & Townes greet a new visitor.

Natalie & Townes greet a new visitor.

We will meet at the McDonald’s on Clifford Street at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 to caravan to Great Wolf. PLEASE BE ON TIME! We plan to depart and return home at 12:00 p.m. following lunch on FRIDAY. * Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

Ian's buddy is a beauty!

Ian’s buddy is a beauty!

Adventure trips are an integral part of the curriculum, and
ALL students are expected to participate and join in the fun.

 “While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man’s heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.”
― Franz Winkler

It is imperative that we have the following no later than Tuesday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m.

1) A signed & witnessed Release from Claims and Liabilities.

2) A signed Authorization for Emergency Medical Attention.Around School 5-5-14 002

3) A signed Medication Authorization Form. We recommend you give written approval, under special instructions, for us to provide medication, with your authorization over the telephone. Otherwise, we will not be able to help your child. Please call Dr. A if you need help with this.

PLEASE NOTE: The Anderson Private School, its staff, administration or chaperones do not assume responsibility and are NOT responsible for the administration of medication to any student. Also, students are responsible for their own hygiene (taking showers, etc.) and their behavior.

4) A verification (copy) of Health Insurance for your child(ren), if available. This will assist in getting medical/emergency care for your child if needed.

Participants/parents/guardians/ and other guests are responsible for any & all damages to property owned by Great Wolf, the Anderson School, other establishments, or other persons.

* NO PARENT MAY DISCIPLINE ANY CHILD OTHER THAN THEIR OWN. Parents may report disciplinary concerns to Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

NO ONE may enter a swimming area without ADULT supervision and the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. NO exceptions!

Forms MUST be signed and witnessed no later than TUESDAY, May 20. Do not ask us to take care of this on Wednesday morning – our minds will be on departing, consuming gallons of coffee, etc.

NOTE: There will be opportunities for shopping and other entertainment Please bring additional funds with you, if you wish to participate in other additional events that are not on the itinerary. Additional activities require the permission of Mrs. Anderson. (Dr. A is probably napping! Do not disturb him as he is dreaming of not being disturbed.)

Reminder: TUITION for 2014-2015 was DUE on May 1.

Thank You !
Bill & LeVonna

“One does not become enlightened
by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.”
― C.G. Jung

Creating Renaissance Men and Women / “Ender’s Game”

The Anderson School is dedicated to creating “Renaissance Men and Women” through a classical education blended with an emphasis upon higher level thinking skills.

Yes, she still sleep there. So make yourself at home!

Yes, she sleeps there still. And her nose still misses the door by, well, a nose!

I have always defined a Renaissance person as one who is capable of doing anything with virtually nothing, which reminds me of starting a private school. But the ideal of the Renaissance Man evolved into a cultural movement that spanned the 14th through the 17th century. It began in Italy and spread to the other countries in Europe. The term Renaissance man or woman refers to a person of many accomplishments – one who has numerous interests and is accomplished in many areas and is well educated, highly cultured, and proficient.

Yes, our children may bring their puppies to school.

Yes, our children bring their puppies to school.

I know it is asking much of ourselves, but it is now necessary to take giant steps back in time.  This is becoming much more apparent, if our children are to survive what is rapidly evolving into an overly complex and incomprehensible future. With drop-out, drug and

This puppy is "Lucky"

Kylie’s puppy is “Lucky”

alcohol addiction and suicide rates so unbelievably high and accelerating, we need to do something different! Folks, we need to do something other than losing the precious lives all around us. Did you know that the top ten jobs that were in demand in 2010 did not exist in 2004. We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we do not know exists. The U. S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs by the age of 39. One fourth of our workers have been with their current employer for less than a year. One half have been there less than five years. It is not now possible to predict what specific jobs to prepare for. The future is uncertain and totally unpredictable.

But there is hope, in knowing that our children can be molded and shaped into new, resurrected Renaissance Men and Women, armed with the broad knowledge of a classical liberal arts education and in firm possession of a high self-esteem, garnered from years of joyful living. ucollege.edu/news/2010/01/10/training-jobs-dont-exist

Philippe Arrighi teaches French Language, History and Culture

Philippe Arrighi teaches French Language, History and Culture

There are about 540,000 words in the English language – about five times as many as during Shakespeare’s time (many of them created by William). One week’s worth of news contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a LIFETIME  just two hundred years ago. More new information will be discovered this year than in the previous ten thousand years. Technical knowledge is doubling in less than two years, which translates to a strange phenomenon: it implies that students beginning a four year technical degree will discover that what they learn in their first year of study will, to a great degree, be outdated by the third year of study. In philosophy we recently discussed an astute observation of Albert Einstein,

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

Yes, we enrolled Kylie & her friend.

Yes, we enrolled  Kylie’s friend.

This commentary comes from one of the few people principally responsible for such, “a dangerous place to live”. But his keen discernment is an accurate assessment. We must do something! Even if it involves turning the clock back. So the Anderson family decided to forgo the fads and fancies of corporate driven curriculums, which will become outdated and virtually worthless in less time than it takes for me to find my car in the parking lot of yet another rapidly disappearing and obsolete phenomenon – the shopping Mall. The truth is: everything is becoming outdated and obsolete – even you and I. And the real fear that I have is that our children are in such danger. So what can we do? We need to answer this question, before the mushroom-cloud shaped ghost of Einstein haunts us on a scale that compares favorably to forever.

The solution requires an uncommon measure of common sense. And this must be coupled with the courage only Love unparalleled can provide. In the compassionate wisdom of Leo Buscaglia we find the key:

“When man has love he is no longer at the mercy of forces greater      than himself, for he, himself, becomes the powerful force.”

So let us look deep into our own hearts to find the compassion to be

Dr. A is awake!

Dr. A is awake!

courageous and turn back the clock, so that we may seek salvation for our children – salvation found in the stunningly beautiful minds of those who have come before us. Let us embrace the greatest philosophers and the very best teachers we can find. And these phenomenal beings are found in antiquity. And they, and their truly inspiring ideas and ideals, have been patiently waiting for a long, long time. So close that politically correct, highly controversial and financially inspired state adopted text book and place it where it may never be discovered again (do not use a clay jar – they last too long). I call such dumbed-down objects de-un-art: intellectual pollution. They have been aligned with the priorities of the failed, “No child left behind” fiasco. And, if you know anything about the textbook adoption process, you will have similar sentiments. The truly great and inspiring textbooks have existed for hundreds to thousands of years. So quickly (and I do mean quickly)  travel to another soon-to-be rapidly disappearing outdated technology, the neighborhood bookstore, and blow the dust off of a great play by William Shakespeare or any work by a noted historian or philosopher of glorious times gone by. You shall never regret rediscovering the romantic and beautiful, “Splendor in the Grass” of the world we once knew. And you shall find solutions to problems we will assuredly encounter. Or you can stumble along looking for a pathway covered by the weeds of ignorance and arrogance.

Look! A politically correct tree.

Look! A politically correct tree.

Please feel free to utilize our Anderson School Reading List found under Academics on our website: www.andersonschool.net. These works are classical, philosophical and historical in nature. The knowledge to be gained from them is the foundation for a lifetime of learning. It was compiled with the kind assistance of the highly recommend Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization walsinghamsociety.com, Oxford University and our own teacher of Language Arts, LeVonna Anderson. These Classics of Western Language and Literature are the true textbooks for all time. In our classical liberal arts curriculum, our children have acted in numerous Shakespeare plays, under the direction of noted actor and director, George Rodriguez. They study the great classics of Western civilization, together with the Classical Languages of Greek and Latin, under the guidance of Classics Professor Harry Lacey.

Professor Harry Lacey

Professor Lacey teaches Latin, Greek & Epic Literature.

They are engaged in critical thinking activities, discussion and reasoning with Mrs. Anderson on a daily basis. And they question everything in Philosophy with Dr. Anderson and are tutored in mathematics through calculus. Our goal of producing Renaissance men and women, classical thinkers, is to prepare and arm our children with the vital tools of higher level thinking skills and the wisdom of the ages they will need in an uncertain and dangerous future.” The Classical curriculum offered at the Anderson School is similar to what was offered to previous generations, dating back to that provided the Romans and Greeks. This is, in our not-so-humble opinions, what is needed to be mastered in order to become a true modern day Renaissance Man or Woman. It is what is needed to thrive and, importantly, survive. At the Anderson School our goal is nothing short of salvation.

Believe it or not this is an oil slick on the Caspian Sea (or an eerie message).

Believe it or not this is an oil slick on the Caspian Sea (or an eerie message).

On FRIDAY Nov. 15, 2013

we will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111. At approximately 10:15 a.m. we will travel to the FOOD COURT in the Ridgmar Mall to enjoy lunch. Following a quick lunch, we will walk to the RAVE 13 THEATRE located in the Mall at 2300 Green Oaks Road, telephone (817) 566-0025, to enjoy the highly acclaimed new movie Ender’s Game, (Rating: PG-13, for some violence and intense depiction thematic material) / Run Time: 1 hour. 54 minutes and starting at 11:15 a.m. Younger students will view another film with the blessing of Mrs. A. PICK UP will be at the theater at 2:00 p.m. The starting time may change, please be patient. Dr. A may become anxious but popcorn will help.

Emergency Telephone 682-777-1908

If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please call if you will be late. Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, food court or theater without the approval of Dr. A (wake him gently with the smell of warm popcorn if necessary)

FINANCIAL: We have been told Tickets are $5.00 but this may be incorrect – please pay at the Box Office. Please provide funds for a good book and funds for lunch. Refreshments: Yes!

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

IMPORTANT DATES:
Nov. 22               Modern Art Museum
Nov. 25-29         Thanksgiving/Fall Break (No school)
Dec. 5-6              Texas Assn. for Gifted & Talented Conf. (No school)
Dec. 13               Museum of Americas (in Weatherford)
Dec. 20               Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 23 – Jan. 7  Winter Break Holidays (better known as Christmas Holidays)
Jan. 24                Fort Worth Stock Show (earlier known as the FAT stock show, but Dr. A lost a few pounds)                                        

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

Where precocious children are nurtured, appreciated & eat a lot of popcorn!

Like the Sound of Salvation

Farrah, Kylee and Ian enjoy Mrs. Wendi's Class

Farrah, Kylee and Ian enjoy Mrs. Wendi’s Class

As our lives spin faster and faster out of control, we cannot help feeling that, perhaps, it is simply too much to cope with. And we are not alone in feeling this. In fact, it is shared by countless others.

Were you aware that suicide is the third leading cause of death for our young people age15-24 years. (1st = accidents, 2nd = homicide).

And I must ask, “Why?”  Why is it a cause of death at all?

Kylee loves bringing Lucky to school

Kylee loves bringing Lucky to school

My friends, let us chart the hidden boundary of our lives. What truly exists is mostly hidden in dimensions unexplored. It is uncharted. And the pathways to our awareness lay on virgin soil.

As Rod McKuen has intoned with such insight and compassion, “And Love, Love is full of flaws. Who knows the cause? Living in a memory, of a Love that never was”.

Professor Lacey and Instructor Wendi Williams delight in watching Farrah, age 3, learn Latin

Professor Lacey and Instructor Wendi Williams delight in watching Farrah, age 3, learn Latin

And that, my friends, is what others have privately shared with me. There simply was, for them, no loving memory. Despite appearances, they felt abandoned and truly all alone. There was no one to share their deepest feelings with. No one cared enough to spend even a few moments to listen, just listen. And in listening, do so without judging.

Kylee enjoyed feeding our Turkeys, Chickens & Guineas

Kylee enjoys feeding our Turkeys, Chickens & Guineas

What our children, of all ages, are needing is to discover that someone, perhaps you, simply cares. You may assume that someone cares for everyone. But, by the millions, it not true.

You may be as shocked as I am to learn that suicide is the fifth leading cause of death for our very young children age 5-14 years. I found this to be unbelievable. After all, we are referring to young kids fourteen years of age and under.

Director, George Rodriguez, discusses William Shakespeare (one play will be selected by students to perform in the Spring)

Director, George Rodriguez, discusses William Shakespeare (one play will be selected by students to perform in the Spring)

And this unfathomable tragedy is compounded knowing that destroying yourself is the second leading cause of death among college students.

I cannot tell you how many times students and strangers and friends shared with me a deeply sincere thank you for caring enough to take a few moments and listen, just listen. Sometimes, after listening, I must wait until I get home to wash with my tears .

And I must confess that today I am happy. As Rod would intone, “The reason is you see, once in while along the way, Love was good to me.”

To begin a journey of hope for someone, anyone, you must open up the heart a little, just a little to begin with. After all, it is a fragile pathway. It is lined with memories of the sorrows and the joy, the happy and the pain and the deep longings, some with unforgettable regret.

Ein love feeding the birds (and himself)

Ian loves feeding the wild birds (and himself)

But holding back the tears, after all the years, will never let them wash away loves wounds unseen. There is  a blessing in knowing that those who hurt you are people you never really knew. And, you discover, they never knew themselves.

I am reminded of the simple but powerful lyrics to the song,
“What a Wonderful World” –
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They’re really saying I love you.

Yes, we tell others we love them in the simple things we do – with a warm smile, a happy greeting or a sincere expression of concern.

But it is more than love we convey. It is so much more. In that brief moment of joy, with a sparkle in your eyes, in the heartfelt warmth of your words or in a timeless moment of thoughtful concern, we plant a deep seed of hope for someone living in quiet desperation. And everyone is in need of hope.

To stop in mid-stride of a bustling and busy day to say, “You are in my prayers” or “I pray that God abides with you on this Blessed Day” can change the course of mighty river of despair that flows unimpeded through the seemingly hopeless life of someone in need.

You are, my friend, like an island in the sea. The sea is the silence that pervades the lives of desperation all around you. It is the gulf, and many millions have been lost at sea. Yes, the island is your voice in the void, much like one in the wilderness, much like a beacon in the frightening dark of night, like the sound of salvation.

Our Savior did not give His life for you in vain. His Sacrifice gives us the strength to help one another.

The next person you meet is far more fragile than you can ever know. That beautiful person is truly a reflection of all the love and all the joy that resides deep within you.

If you want to come alive, breathe life into someone else, anyone. The hope you give will spring forth by simply looking deeply into the eyes of a friend, a neighbor or a stranger and igniting a desire to more fully live this life, by knowing that someone, somewhere, simply cares – that they are loved, loved by you.

Love profound is eternal. And your love will live beyond your being. It will dwell within every heart you meet and echo throughout eternity with every lonely person you warmly greet.

We are made in His Image. Can you not already hear the voice of God? The one you spoke to in a loving manner can.

William Shakespeare – Friday

Our plan for this FRIDAY is to continue to REVIEW 5 SHAKESPEARE PLAYS and prepare to vote to select one for performance in the Spring. All students will meet at the school on FRIDAY morning at 9:00 a.m. We will spend the entire day getting introduced to William Shakespeare and five of his plays that we have not previously performed on stage.

PICKUP will be at the school at 3:00 p.m.

William Shakespeare was a highly respected man of dramatic arts who authored plays and acted in some of them in the 16th and early 17th centuries. His reputation as a dramatic genius wasn’t fully recognized until the last century.

Beginning in the early 1800s and continuing through the Victorian period, acclaim for William Shakespeare and his work reached its peak. In the last century new interest in performance has been rediscovered.

His plays today are popular and reverently studied and interpreted in performances with diverse cultures. The genius of Shakespeare presents real human beings in a range of emotions and that transcend their origins in England. He is now recognized as the greatest playwright in western civilization.

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616)

IMPORTANT DATES:
Oct. 14 Columbus Day Holiday
Oct. 18 Ripley’s Believe It or Not & Wax Museum
Oct. 25 Fossilmania in Glenrose (Dr. A is NOT for sale!)
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving/Fall Break
Dec. 5-6 Texas Assn. for Gifted & Talented Conf. (No school)
Dec. 20 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 23 – Jan. 7 Winter Break Holidays

YOU are invited to be with us and observe, but PLEASE do NOT interfere with our preparations for in-depth study of these five plays or Dr. A munching down of a delicious pizza (he is not supposed to have this, but please do not tell Mrs. A.).

Dr. Anderson may be reached at 682-777-1908 (EMERGENCY & RUMORS, ALIEN ABDUCTION STORIES (one of his favorite subjects), EXAGGERATIONS (he can relate), ETC.)