Lockstep and Fits ALL? / Monarchs and Milkweed / Nutrition / Tea and Dementia / Equipping the Storm Shelter / Friday: At School (Shakespeare Production)

“I long for the day
when the statement,
‘Our God is Love,
our race is Human,
and our religion is Oneness,’
is more than the musings
of my mind,
but is the Creed of the Heart
of the Human family.”
– Rev. Jim Rosemergy

Monarch butterfly / Photo by Mark Musselman / National Audubon Society / USFWS

The annual migration of North America’s
Monarch Butterfly is a unique phenomenon.
The Monarch is the only butterfly
known to make a two-way migration as birds do,
flying as far as 3,000 miles.
The farthest ranging Monarch recorded
traveled 265 miles in one day,
and they weigh less than a gram

Every backyard can become an oasis
for Monarchs. You can engage in planting
or preserving native milkweed plants
necessary for their survival.
Our school always preserves milkweed plants
for our visiting Monarch friends.

Why don’t you join us?

By the way,
Milkweed is the larval host for the Monarch
and is considered nectar plants for many different
butterfly species found feeding from the flower.

We are located directly in the migratory path
of the magnificent Monarch Butterflly.


Few are aware
that the educational system
we have in place today
was adopted from the program
put into place by
Catherine the Great of Russia in
1899
to produce good soldiers, obedient factory workers,
and citizens who would not question authority
and dutifully pay their taxes.

         Catherine the Great                Credit: Dmitry Levitzky [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This curriculum model
has inevitably led to a
“one size fits all”
mentality
and a lockstep method
of advancement.
It emphasizes rote memorization
and the passing of tests
over critical thinking skills,
the development of creativity,
fostering and nurturing
a Love of Learning,
and the acceleration of study
in innate areas of
higher awareness.

The lockstep platform forces learners
to proceed at the same pace.
It requires fewer instructors,
far less management and assessment
and is much more easily managed
than self-paced programs.

The ‘Iiwi is one of the endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper species. Photo by Kahn, Noah/USFWS

A primary disadvantage of lockstep placement
is that the pace is set for average learners.
However,
there are no average learners.
It is statistically improbable
that a group of children will all be
in the third grade, second month,
first week and second day
in all elementary subjects
and progress day after day,
year after year,
at the same pace.

And the design of the curriculum,
placement within the program,
as well as the assessment tools utilized,
are all highly subjective.

Every child is different.
They all have special learning requirements
and different pacing needs
within different subject areas.

No,
there are no average learners.
Everything in Life
follows the bell-shaped curve
of probability.
And with time,
one’s position on this curve
becomes fluid and flexible,
especially within a broad range
of subject areas
and learning disciplines and interests
and strengths and weaknesses.

Endangered Bay Checkerspot butterfly / photo by John Clecker / USFWS

And the linear concept
of directing virtually every educational goal
toward achievement on a singular event assessment
always results in validity concerns.

“Teaching to a test becomes stifling
for teachers and students,
far from the inspiring, adaptive education
which most benefits students.
Our greatly accelerating world needs graduates
who are trained to address
tough situations with innovation,
ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and a capacity
for mobilizing collaboration and cooperation.”
– Jonathan Lash, President, Hampshire College

Goodnight.

Island marble butterfly / Photo by Miskelly, James / USFWS

Nutrition is important
in both cancer and heart disease prevention.
Eating a diet RICH in
fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and
low-fat dairy foods, and seafood

has been associated with a decrease
in cardiovascular disease and cancer.”

The disease-fighting elements in a good diet are:
Fiber, which aids weight control
and lowers heart and cancer risks,
Antioxidants, which fight disease-causing cell damage.

Omega-3 fatty acids,
which lower blood pressure

among other benefits.”

    – Michael LeFevre, MD

Zebra Swallowtail / Photo by Hagerty, Ryan / USFWS

When a severe storm spawns tornadoes,
proper shelter is the key to staying alive.

it is crucial to keep the shelter equipped
with the right materials to stay safe.

“People should take every warning seriously,”
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said.
“Warnings are issued because there is good scientific data
showing either a storm producing damaging winds,
hail or a tornado,
or is capable of doing so.”

Having a plan in place before severe weather strikes
will avoid any last-second panic or confusion.
It also ensures that everyone will be prepared
to handle a storm and its aftermath.

Lucinda Parker, public information officer
at the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said.

A basic kit includes water, nonperishable food,
a first aid kit, a flashlight and batteries.
(Friends: have an additional unopened package of new batteries)
If sheltering pets or infants,
keep a supply of baby formula, diapers and pet food
in the kit as well.

“We urge people to keep a kit at home,
in their car, and if they do have a storm shelter,
that would be a good place for a kit, as well,” Parker said.

“If you ever find happiness
by hunting for it,
you will find it,
as the old woman did
her lost spectacles,
safe on her own nose
all the time.”
Josh Billings

Other essential items to have on hand, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

1. Battery-powered radio
2. Pillows, blankets and other bedding (pillows can also be used as protection from flying debris)
3. Essential documents (birth certificate copies, insurance policies, etc.)
4. Toilet paper and bags for sanitation
5. Personal sanitation items (toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)
6. Whistle (to signal for help if trapped)
7. A change of clothes per person
8. Close-toe shoes and extra socks per person (especially if there is debris to tread over)
9. Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
10. Dust mask or cotton t-shirt (to filter the air)
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Little wood satyr / Photo by Barnes, Dr. Thomas G. / USFWS

Drinking Tea Cuts Your Risk of Dementia in Half
from our friends at the Underground Health Reporter
read more

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
found that drinking tea can cut your risk of cognitive impairment in half. For individuals with a genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s, the reduction of risk could be lowered by as much as 86%!

Benefits associated with tea consumption come from the numerous bioactive compounds found in tea leaves, including:

Catechins
Theaflavins
Thearubigins
L-theanine

The compounds exhibited anti-inflammatory
and antioxidant properties,
as well as additional bioactive properties
that appear to prevent vascular damage to the brain
and neurodegeneration.

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  – Luke 18:15-17

 Friday:
We will meet at school (8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
The day will be dedicated to work on our
Shakespeare production
with Director
George Rodriguez.

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

Tiger swallowtail / Photo by Dr.Thomas G. Barnes / USFWS

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allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research. Fair use is permitted by copyright statute. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

 

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Tranquility / Depression and Diet / Friday: Civil War Museum

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Reality in the beautiful shape of Love.

 Love’s wounds never heal,
unless inflicted.
And Love
cannot seal
fate,
until your Love
you reveal.
Love,
My Friend,
is revealed
when the mind
no longer will conceal
what lies buried deep
within our very Human
Heart.

We carry
a reminder
of things that are not
and never were.
Why
do we remember
things that never were?

“You look at things
and ask why,

but I dream of things
that never were

and ask why not”
– George Bernard Shaw

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   A strong vision of the future.

And when the dream is over,
will Love find you there,
wherever you are?
Or will you
still be waiting
with empty memories?

Our dreams
pull reality
from the Heart.
Hope
made manifest.
Prayer
answered.

  “Hope deferred
makes the Heart sick,

    but a dream fulfilled
is a Tree of Life.”
Proverbs 13:12

Each splendid evening,
through the lens
of your Heart,
you can see through all the years,
Life looking back,
through the laughter,
through the tears.
But you see
with a clarity
only imagined,
of what could be.

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Through the lens of your Heart.

The willow weeps for me,
as I lay
beneath the tree.

I sat beneath a willow tree,
Where water falls and calls;
While fancies upon fancies solaced me,
Some true,
and some were false.
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Christina Rossetti

All things are vain
that wax and wane,
for which we waste our breath;
Love only doth not wane
and is not vain,
Love only
outlives death.”

Christina Rossetti
In the Willow Shade

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A dream fulfilled is a Tree of Life.

And I humbly ask,
“Where have all the Leaves
and Flowers
Gone?

To the floor
of the Forest
and back into being –
into the Beautiful Trees
from whence they came:
Flowering Perfection,
Resurrection,
in language never understood.

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              Back into being.

 Visions
of a journey back home,
of Hope sustaining,
Life remaining,
a wistful window onto the very Soul
of what was and is,
of what will be.

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    Language never understood

Yes,
God is neigh,
nearer to Thee
than we can ever see.
So near,
He is far away.
Your Father is always with you,
and within,
whispering Love,
whispering Hope
forever and ever,
Amen.

“The Word is nigh Thee,
even in thy mouth,
and in thy Heart.
Romans 10:8

Yes,
Life begins again.
And Love,
only Love,
shows the
way.

“Why is it l-lee-d
that people who seem to have
so much less,

seem so much more Happy?”
L Lee

.
Side by side,
My Friend,
we come alive.

But dense and hallucinatory,
the World we have created
in our anger
and our shame,
gives little chance
for our children
to mend.

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Dreams pull reality from the Heart.

The faint winds of memory
sweep by,
and the chill
is to the bone.

The path of time
circles round,
to find us
at last bound
for home.
Black and white moments
colored
by Grace
and time,
and soothed
by our Artist’s
Loving Hand.

“Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.”
Rukard Hurd

Bewilderment, meaningless,
the final denouement,
the awaiting resolution,
of yet
another twist of fate,
another day.

And what
does it really mean?

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     Lindsey Stirling

“You know,
I’ve realized that
a lot of times
I failed
to see the Beauty

that is in the moments
and the people
that surround me
every single day.

[This] reminds me
of a time
when I honestly felt
like no one
could see the Beauty
in me.
And maybe,
that’s something you
relate to,
because you think that
no one sees
the Beauty in you.
Please know
that there is a Gift
inside of YOU.”
Lindsey Stirling

With a strong Belief,
and
our Trust in God,
Prayers become Visions
that bear a remarkable semblance
of impending Salvation,
creating unshakeable Faith
that transforms Reality
in the beautiful shape
of Love,
and into dreams
that come true.

“Now the years are rolling by me.
They are rockin’ evenly.
I am older than I once was
And younger than I’ll be.
But that’s not unusual.
No, it isn’t strange.
After changes upon changes
We are more or less the same.”
Paul Simon

We pay dearly
for news
that is neigh.
Endless
are the string of indignities.

Never quiet, eerie,
at once charming,
but disarming,
our fears come to
delude us.
We think,
rather than feel.
Our minds imagine,
but only the Heart,
My Friend,
will reveal.

And in reading
the Sacred Scripture of God,
we find beautiful
Floral Arrangements,
in form of words
that sparkle with the delight of
Hope,
and the zest
of a red, red Rose,

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Empowered
through Prayer
by the Holy Spirit,
with a strong vision of the future,
we can be made
whole again.

Here’s to the night
that births the
Dawn,
to moments
that birth delight,
to Love everlasting,
Love within sight,
giving birth
to song
we listen to
all through the night.

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The horizon of your dreams will finally be seen.

And here’s to the weariness
of day,
to make our rest
truly felt,
a memory
to stay.

Fluid visions
dancing through altered dimensions,
dreams mixing sweet
with tender direction,
as God guides we wistful
wanderers.

Such is
the power of
Prayer.

“How can the light
that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Is it a kind of shadow

Reaching into the night,
Wandering over the hills unseen.
Or is it a dream?

There’s a high wind in the trees,
A cold sound in the air,
And nobody ever knows when you go,
And where do you start?
Oh,
into the dark?

– Mike Batt

My Precious Friend,
the desolation
of Life
can end.
No languid thing of Beauty
is Tranquility.
It shines within
through the years.
And in that moment,
in the Beauty of the hour you Believe,
in that Tranquil moment,
the horizon of your dreams
will finally be seen.

Goodnight.

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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
William Blake

From our friends at the Underground Health Reporter:
Is Your Diet Causing Your Depression?

If you suffer from depression or anxiety or other mental illness, it may help to look closely at your diet. link between diet and mental health is just as strong as the link between diet and physical health. “There’s a very strong link between quality of diet and risk of common mental disorders like depression and anxiety,” Felice Jacka, associate professor, psychiatric epidemiologist, and director of the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University in Australia, told HuffPost Australia.

Plant-Based Wellness

This new field of research investigating the link between nutrition and mental health offers completely new methods of treating and preventing mental illness. The mainstays of psychiatric treatments—pharmacological drugs – have achieved only modest benefits. Compelling evidence indicates that nutrition could be a crucial factor in combating increased prevalence of mental health issues around the globe. Clear findings are already emerging as to which foods hurt the most, and which foods help the most.

Jacka and her team analyze how different dietary patterns support or undermine mental well being. One clear connection the team has identified so far is between rates of depression and intake of processed foods that contain high concentrations of…

     Fat
          Sugar
               Carbohydrates
                    Emulsifiers
                         Artificial flavors

Similarly, there is a relation between incidences of depression and low intake of healthful foods, for instance…

     Vegetables
          Fruits
               Legumes
                    Fish
                         Lean red meat

“Even if you’re eating good food, if you’re also eating a lot of junk food, it can be a problem,” Jacka said. On the other hand, even if you eat little or no junk food, you can off-balance your mental health by not eating enough fruits and vegetables.

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                                            On Friday, 11-18-16
we will meet at the Texas Civil War Museum (817-246-2323) 760 Jim Wright Freeway (Loop 820).

Drop-off will be at the Museum at 10:00 a.m.

Pick up will be at the ANDERSON SCHOOL at 3:15 p.m.

FINANCIAL:   $8.00 for students & $10.00 adults. This fee funds our docent program on Leadership, slush fund for confederates      re-enacting the war and not accepting of Robert E. Lee’s surrender, and entrance to the museum.                Please pay Dr. A.

 The MUSEUM STAFF is Battle tested & ready to teach. Note the steady gaze looking for ANY sign of misbehavior.

LUNCH: Following our museum tour we will return to school and enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner.

GIFT SHOP: Yes! They have a GREAT gift shop with items related to the war we have not necessarily lost!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required. Unpolish your shoes, the rebels are recruiting this week. This fabulous museum can be enjoyed by the entire family,

Students are NOT to leave the Museum or restaurant at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, go off to war & whip the Yankees (which also requires a uniform,  powder, good teeth to open the powder and gun) or use the restroom, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.
 
MUSEUM RULES *  No loud talking, running, or jumping or one of the Museum staff will get you. (They ALL look like ex-school principals.)
*  Stay with your chaperone at all times. If Dr. A seems jittery, he has had enough! Just offer him coffee with extra cream.
His motto is: “One cup per kid!”
*  Use clipboards for worksheets. Do not lean or write on exhibit display cases or walls.
*  No food, drink, candy, or gum is allowed inside. Give these items to Dr. A., he knows (burp!) what to do with them.
*  The museum has video surveillance & alarms so don’t be alarmed and return the muskets.
*  They reserve the right to refuse service and rough up those who do not wish to follow the rules of conduct. Now, there are exceptions and one of them is Dr. A. He is a good guy and won’t remember the rules, and he already looks roughed up.      

sun-filtering                                                  IMPORTANT  DATES
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break  NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK

Dec. 1-2      Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 22 (Thur, – changed from Dec. 20)  Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 4                      Winter Break Holiday

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                     Second Semester begins

Jan. 16 (Monday)                      Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 20                                       Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 20 (Monday)                      President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 13-17                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 14  & 17 (Fri. & Mon.)      Good Friday & Easter

April 28                                     Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 22-26                                 Adventure Trip

May 26                                      Last Day of Semester

May 27                                     Dr. A admitted for therapy (you understand)

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   Anderson Private School

       FOR THE GIFTED, TALENTED
& LOVERS of HISTORY & HERSTORY

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Unfettered With Pure Exaltation / Saffron Prevention of Age-Related Vision Loss /

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          Trip the Light Fantastic

We are beings of a Human dimension
and of many levels of awareness,
some known
and some unknowable.
And in our travels to gain Wisdom,
the tenuity of our being
may encounter
a healing awareness.

The journey
from tragedy
to Hope
can be the distance
between one beat of your Heart
and the next.

Yes,
somewhere in time,
which is this moment,
now
and forever,
we may receive
a Gift of Divinity,
one that imparts
the awareness
of God’s Healing
Love.

What if
you trip the Light Fantastic
and awoke one morning
to realize the Infinite Love
inside of you
waiting to be discovered?

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Our shadows are cast long and deep.

Such Exquisite Love,
My Dear Friends,
exists.
It may be
the only thing
that truly does exist.
And it is a reflection
of what is alive
and dwells deeply
within an Infinite Reality.

“Love Gandhi-11
is the only reality
and it is not
a mere sentiment.
It is the Ultimate Truth
that lies at the
Heart of Creation.”
– Mohandas Gandhi

We perceive ourselves
reflected in the mirror
of what we do, where we are,
what we believe.

But our shadows
are cast long and deep
in the direction
of what has been,
not what will be.

chuck Palahniuk 2“Maybe
the only thing

each of us can see
is our own shadow.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

My Friends,
in attempting to comprehend
what is incomprehensible,
we can act to enable
a new birth of freedom
and explore the unknown
and the unknowable,
working together
in unison with the Lord.
The Void
beyond our awareness,
may be Lovingly filled
by our Collective Conscience.

“I want to fly with you
across the sunrise,

discover what begins
each shining day”.

– Jeffrey Bullock

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The Majesty and Mystery of our being.

We may relate to each other,
one fragile Human to another,
and to the Majesty and the Mystery
of our being
on a Harmonic scale.
And this Harmony,
this Chorus of beautiful Song,
will take us down
a Spiritual Path
which evolves into
unified movement,
and pure Loving energy.

Your journey in Life
can be with none
but yourself,
only and very lonely.
Or made with unbridled Joy,
in a new era
where Life has just begun,
walking hand in hand
with the Lord.

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Our shadows are cast long and deep.

Such Joy
as we may come to know
is mirrored in
our laughter in Life.
We can become so excited,
so unfettered with pure exaltation,
that we find we cannot deny
each new day
ends in a beautiful dream
filled with anticipation and Hope,
instead of a sigh.

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With none but yourself.

Something
happens as we grow older.
Our experience with others
not content with Life,
those filled with unreal
and unrealized expectations,
make us think at some point
that it is not correct to react
in pure delight.
We temper Joy with reserve,
hesitation, caution.
And our joy is suppressed, strangled, smothered –
the unspeakable Joy that
God wants for you.

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    Life itself has NO rules.

Your child
is the greatest teacher
you will ever know.

Through the eyes of your child
you can learn to laugh with abandon,
sparkle with delight,
sing along with Heaven,
come to see
the Light.

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Only and very lonely.

Jesus gives us
in a moment of pure Insight,
a remarkable Revelation:
be more like them.

“Except ye be converted,
and become as little children,
ye shall NOT enter into
the Kingdom of Heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself
as this little child,
the same is greatest in the
Kingdom of Heaven.” 

– Matthew 18:3-4

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          Down a Spiritual Path.

We are drawn
down an ever evolving,
more and more serious
pathway:
a dangerous highway,
pot marked and pitted and filled
with memories
of moments in misery.
But these came about
because we did not comprehend
that:

“Life itself has NO rules.
That is its mystery
and its unknown law.

What you call knowledge
is an attempt to impose something
comprehensible on life.”
   – Carl Jung

We impose our reality optical illusion c
upon a World
we do not really know,
that may not exist
as we think,
or may not
exist at all.

But in the throes
of Life’s incomprehensibility,
its lawlessness and strange meandering,
your child
can offer Hope,
can take you back
to your source,
where you began,
where once you felt
truly Loved,
at home.

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its hopeless

And Ill never make it alone,
I hear the voices of angels
Tenderly calling me home.

Home,
come on home

Ye who are weary come home.
Softly and tenderly calling
Home, come on home.”
– John Denver

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The Flower of childhood

In the arms
of your child
you are also held
by others:
the Father who cared for you,
sustained you,
the Loving Mother,
with such abundant,
unconditional Love,
and the Heavenly Father
you came from,
not through.
Here
is Family.
Here is the future foretold,
of longing to be,
of belonging,
of Loving to behold.

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The Flower
of childhood
shatters the cold stone
Hearts
left out in the wind.

We all Love deeply,
yet so few of us
are Blessed
with knowing we are
deeply Loved.

If we could know this
but in Life,
and not wait
until the day of our death,
know in this day,
and not in the misery
of moments remembered
fraught with deep regret,
not in the morrow
of Suns
that will never rise again,
never set.

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           The morrow of Suns.

Such Wisdom
may be found
between the pages
of a beautiful Book,
the Holy Bible,
written for all the
Children of God,
born of the Spirit
and of a very deep,
abiding Love
to ever and forever
keep.

Far beyond
what we may ever
comprehend,
is a Love
that is a many, many
Splendored Thing,
that exists
in every Song to Sing,
to extend and blend,
to receive and send,
heal and mend.

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       Your journey in Life

I am wondering
if the people who have never
put their hopes and dreams,
their time and other things,
into the precious Life
of another without Hope,
without Love,
will see Life dissolve
before their eyes
with little or no Hope,
never having known
the Truth –
that
Life is Love,
that the truly homeless
are not only those without
a place to live,
they are those without
someone to Love.

Goodnight.

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More than 600,000 Americans are homeless
on a given night,
according to the latest government data.
Nearly a quarter are
children.

From our friends at the Underground Health Reporter:

Can Saffron Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss?

Saffron

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) afflicts 2% of Americans between 50 and 60, and 30% of Americans over the age of 75. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD is the principal cause of irreversible blindness in Americans.

Research has shown that certain plant carotenoids – antioxidant pigments that give fruits and vegetables their colors – can help keep early-stage macular degeneration from progressing, but until recently scientists have been unable to develop a targeted strategy to defend against “normal” loss of visual acuity that occurs with aging. Supplementing with saffron may hold the key.

The first study tested 20 mg of saffron against a placebo. After three months of supplementing with saffron, patients showed an average increase of 1 full line on the eye vision chart, measured at a 20-foot distance. So, an AMD patient with 20/40 vision now had 20/30 vision!

Scientists followed up with a second study that replicated testing circumstances but lasted for 14 months instead of just 3 months. This time, sensitivity to light improved for the entire duration of the study when patients supplemented with saffron, and visual acuity jumped 2 full lines on the Snellen vision chart!

A third study published in the Journal of Translational Medicine confirmed saffron’s vision-enhancing benefits.

Saffron is an extremely nutrient-dense spice that contains manganese, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6. Health experts link saffron with cancer prevention, energy enhancement, immune strengthening, asthma relief, depression treatment, Alzheimer’s protection, and menstrual cramp relief.

Experts say that you can double saffron’s benefits by combining it with the vision-boosting nutrients alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, and cyaniding-3-glucoside.   read more

Important Dates
Sept. 6  First Day of Fall Semester
Oct. 10    Columbus Day Holiday
Nov. 19-25     Fall Break Holiday
Dec. 20 – Jan. 4  Christmas Holiday
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Out of a Very Dark Night – A Miracle of Life / Aspirin and Cancer Prevention /

Photo Long Before We Met

         Out of a very dark night.

The Holy Bible is filled
with stories of God’s Miracles.
But miracles, my Friends,
fill our everyday lives as
the Hand of God
hovers over your Heart.
He waits for you,
to let the Love
in your precious Heart
flow through you and from Him
and out into the World,
into the very beautiful Hearts
that abound all around.
Into those in need
of Forgiveness,
in need of someone
to care,
in need of the Miracle
of your warm smile,
your kind word,
in need of Love.
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Miracles abound
all around.
You are a miracle,
a Blessed and very precious
and very Human being.

The fact that you are alive
is a Miracle!

And the Miracle of your Life
is far beyond amazing.
This wonderful Gift of Life
is what God has truly Blessed us with.

From our Friends at
AllAboutGOD.com:

Could life have evolved randomly?
No!
Not according to
Mathematicians
and other scientists.

Prominent scientists have attempted
to calculate the odds
that a single-celled organism
could result by the chance combining
of pre-existent building blocks.

Harold Morowitz calculated the odds
as one chance in 10100,000,000,000.

The odds are staggering.

“We are led cent by dollar
from a lowly pile of common materials
to a grand Philosophical conclusion,
the infinite preciousness of every person.”
– Harold Joseph Morowitz

The odds led Fred Hoyle to state
that the probability of spontaneous generation
is about the same as the probability
that a tornado sweeping through a junk yard
could assemble a Boeing 747
from the contents.

Mathematicians tell us that any event
with an improbability greater than
one chance in 1050
is in the realm of metaphysics
a Miracle.

“If you go back 10 generations (250 years)
the chance of you being born at all
is at most 1 divided by 6 x 10100 or
1 in 60000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000000000000.
In gambling,
even a chance of 1 to 100 is not worth a gamble.
Are you ever lucky to be alive!”  read more
– O. Hooge

Morowitz

Physicist Harold Marowitz,
Professor of molecular Biophysics
and Biochemistry at Yale University,
used Physics calculations in concluding,
that it is more likely
you would win the state lottery
every week for a million years
by purchasing just one ticket each week,
than reassembling a single bacterium
by chance.

robert_shapiroRobert Shapiro,
N. Y. University Professor of Chemistry   and DNA expert,
calculated the probability
of the 2,000 types of proteins
in a simple bacterium
coming into existence by chance
is the astronomical figure equivalent to
1 followed by 40,000 zeroes.

“The improbability involved in
generating even one bacterium
is so large that it
reduces all considerations of time and space

to nothingness.”
– Robert Shapiro

Hoyle

       Hoyle

Sir Fred Hoyle
was Plumian Professor in Mathematics at Cambridge University
and Director of the Institute
of Theoretical Astronomy.
He compared the probability of life
arising by chance
to lining up blind people,
giving each one a scrambled Rubik’s Cube and finding that they all solve the cube
at the same moment.

Crick

      Crick

Francis Crick,
molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist,
and winner of the Nobel Prize in Biology
for his work with the DNA molecule, stated:
“An honest man,
armed with all the knowledge available
to us now,
could only state that,
in some sense,

the origin of life appears at the moment
to be almost a miracle,

so many are the conditions
which would have had to have been satisfied
to get it going.”
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My Dear Friends,
God dwells in your Heart.
And by His Strength and Grace alone,
you are able
to overcome adversity.

Marie Anderson

Marie Anderson

How well I remember
finding my precious Mother,
Marie,
lying in her bed,
literally in a pool
of her own blood.
She was rushed
to Baylor Medical Center.

I am in tears
as I share this with you.
They are tears
of Joy
and Thanksgiving.

The Surgeon visited with me
shortly before proceeding with
exploratory surgery.
And he shared with me
a sad truth.
I asked a simple question
and he gave me
the simple truth:
“Is there any Hope?”
No,
he whispered.
“What is the chance
that she can survive?”
None.
And then I searched his eyes
for any sign of Hope
and asked,
“What are her chances?”
He replied with great compassion
in his voice:
There is a one hundred percent
probability
that she will not survive
this night.
We will do what we can.
But, No.
Dr. Anderson, there is
no Hope.
Her condition is such
that she cannot survive
whatever is causing
this very massive loss of blood.
She is dying from cancer.
I’m sorry.”

I do not know how,
but I made my way
to the little Chapel
in the Hospital.

And there I cried
and cried and cried.
I begged God
not to take the Life
of this precious Mother.
I Prayed.
And through the tears
I could barely see.
But through the years,
I could clearly see.
What a Blessing
Life can be
when someone Loves you
as much
as she Loved me.

sun set

                               In awesome wonder

I shared the Love
I had felt though the years
with my Lord.
I expressed my deep gratitude,
over and over again,
for her very precious Life.
I shared the need
to have her with me
a little longer.
I told my God,
“I still need her in my Life.
Please, let me have her
a little longer.”

I was in
so much pain.

And then
my Communion
with the Lord
suddenly ended.
A strange feeling,
a quiet Peace,
came to my Heart.
I never felt anything
like it before.

I looked around
and the good Doctor
was quietly standing behind me.
The look on his face
astonished me.
It shocked me.
I could not understand it.
It was a look
I never expected.
Why was he looking
through me
with such an amazement
in his tired eyes?
He was speechless
for a very long time.
He just looked
into my eyes
and looked through me.

After what seemed like
an Eternity,
he spoke
in a hushed and whispered
voice:
“I could not find anything wrong.
I think she will be all right now.”
I could barely speak.
I thanked him
and he very, very slowly
walked away
into a darkening hallway,
and I walked out of
a very dark night.

My Mother lived
for another twelve
and one half years.

Yes,
my tears
are of Joy
and Thanksgiving.

My Precious Lord,
how Great Thou Art.

Goodnight.

cloud

Carl

 Carl Boberg

“O Lord my God,
when I in awesome wonder

consider all the Worlds
thy Hands have made,

I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power
throughout the Universe displayed.

Then sings my Soul,
my Savior God, to thee:

How great Thou art!
How great Thou art!”
– Carl G. Boberg

“I think the real miracle is . . .
to walk on earth.
Every day we are engaged in a miracle
which we don’t even recognize.
A blue sky, white clouds, green leaves,
the black curious eyes of a Child,
our own two eyes.
All is a miracle.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Hatch

The Aspirin – Cancer Link

Taking a low-dose aspirin daily is a common prescription for those at high risk for heart attack and stroke. Research within the last few years is pointing to another possible benefit of aspirin.

When taken regularly, it may also help reduce your risk for certain cancers, particularly colon and gastrointestinal cancers. The benefits, however, may still not outweigh the risks. Check with your Doctor.

In 2012, world-renowned aspirin expert Professor Peter Rothwell of Oxford University and colleagues published three studies in The Lancet journal that suggested that if you are middle-aged, taking a low-dose aspirin every day could slash your risk for various cancers in as few as 2 to 3 years! According to Rothwell, taking an aspirin a day may also help to prevent an existing localized cancer from metastasizing (spreading to other parts of the body), a finding that holds promise for current cancer patients who may likewise receive some benefit from supplementing with aspirin.

A study published this year in JAMA Oncology showed that taking a low-dose aspirin every day may lower your risk for colon cancer by 19%, your risk for gastrointestinal cancer by 15% and your overall cancer risk by 3%. The benefits appeared after 6 years of supplementation.

Senior researcher Dr. Andrew Chan, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston explained: “That makes sense, because cancers don’t typically develop overnight. They take years to develop, so you would have to take aspirin for a long time to prevent cancer.”

According to Chan, aspirin impacts particular biological pathways that can cause cancer. Aspirin also helps to lower inflammation and possibly limit the number of cancer-causing proteins in the body.

The study analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, which followed 130,000 men and women over 30 years. While no link between aspirin and a lower risk for breast, prostate, or lung cancers was found, data did seem to suggest that when aspirin was taken 2 or more times a week it might prevent 17% of colon cancer diagnoses for those not screened with a colonoscopy, and 5-8% of colon cancer cases for those who are.

pattern 2

“To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge,
seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds,
put them in a room together,
and have them ask each other the questions
they are asking themselves.”
– edge.org

What lives within
can fill the endless yearning
of another Soul,
a Heart to mend,
to heal and console.

“To live a Life,
you’ve got to
give a Life.”
– Neil Young

A Deepening Sea, Widening Sky / List of Human Carcinogens (Knowledge for Life)

“Parents often talk about
the younger generation
as if they
didn’t have anything
to do with it.”

Dr. Haim Ginott

kid b

We stand on the edge of a deepening sea, widening sky.

Deep and abiding reflection
can become the beginning
of a conversation
with someone
you may have never met,
someone
you thought
you really knew,
a person
you did not know
was you.

My Dear Friends,
we stand on the very edge
of a deepening sea, widening sky,
as our precious Hearts whisper,
longing to send
an Infinite message of Life and Love,
to paint a Rainbow
without any end.

poles of earth

The boundary between
what is real
and what we dream,
what we can imagine,
is more porous
than it may seem.

The science fiction,
the fantasy
of what WE now can create,
will ask no less of us
than to suspend Belief
in ourselves and in each other,
in the future of Life
condemned to be brief.

“Somewhat ironically, science,
having set out to know
the ultimate nature of reality,

is discovering that,
not only is this world

beyond any direct experience,
it may also be inherently
unknowable.”

– Peter Russell

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All probabilities may ALL exist at once.

Strange discoveries,
fantastical worlds of imagination,
will force the question
of basic Beliefs
about Life,
about Love,
about our Blessings
from Above.

Scientists at NASA have substantiated thatsmall_web
matter can indeed be in two places at once.
Quantum entanglement enables
particles millions of light-years apart
to be connected without physical contact.
Space-time can now be controlled;
teleportation is becoming a reality;
and virtual science has led us
closer to realizing
hyper-dimensional existence.
If you think
these are God like qualities,
you are right.
And they are being contemplated
by Children of God.

a-webBut,
no matter how far apart we are,
Hearts have always known
they are connected
in a very real way.

“I’d bring out my guitar
and a lot of those things
that made you feel apart
or distant,
disappeared.”
– John Denver

08-a-web

“You call all the stars by their names, O Lord, and yet you care for me.”                     – Betty H. Butler

But, the implausible,
the improbable,
the unbelievable,
can bring Life
to an end.

What once was purely
Philosophical,
lurks darkly in a new book
of Revelations,
of quantum research.

All probabilities
may ALL exist
at once,
buried in the same reality,
until measured or observed.
Mathematicians can prove it.
But,
My Dear Friends,
so can our
Love,
which can become truly
immeasurable,
like the Love
of God.

Out of nowhere
I heard a voice saying,
“Because I Love you”.
Lene Jeanette Taralrud

Like clouds
flying across the sky,
shadows of insight and awareness
can shade the reality
in your eyes.
What the mind of man
can imagine,
he can now make.
But what is
the Human cost?
What will it
take?

rainbow

    A Rainbow without any end.

We possess the art of engineering
the science of quantum change
and of physical reality itself,
to make the unreal
as real,
to bring Life
to the very edge
of never asking why,
to the bottom
of an infinitely deep sea,
or an ever widening
Sky.
It is up to you
and I,
and the question
we need to ask:

Why?

pattern

The mind of man
can climb any mountain
of Everestian heights,
cross any ocean
of uncharted depths,
redefine what we see,
what may
or may not be,
which is you
and me.

While triumphant we may feel,
believing in something implausible,
something unreal made real,
we may cause blades of grass
to encircle virtually unreal
pure white stones,
grass ever green
that grows beneath
names never made known.
And no one will ever knell
at the foot
of these graves
to extol the virtues
of those extant,
who belied Belief
in proclamations of proclivities
to do what became wrong,
diverse and strong,
simply because we could.
No one will shout
from any mountain top
“Once we
were here,
and now
we are ALL
gone.”

Brix

       We miss you Brix.

Down the mountain side
we will fall
into a valley hushed
and white with snow.
No one will be here
in sunshine to tell
of our journey upward,
with sweeter songs
that accompanied us.
For what was unknown
became real,
and what then was real
became, with us,
unknown:
a potential existence
that stilled every voice
that sang every song.

“But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and EVIL,
thou shalt not eat of it:
for in the day that thou eatest thereof,
thou shalt surely
die.”

– Genesis 2:17

Life
without the deep and abiding
reflection of Love,
simply
cannot exist,
cannot prevail.

kawalows

The deep and abiding reflection of Love.

Unknowing
becomes known
because you exist.
But you are here
because of the
Love
that also existed.

Time is not
a natural feature
of our universe.
It is a concept
invented by us,
we so human in being.

There is no past behind us,
or physical future waiting
in the wings.

Nature
does not defend
the right to cry.
But cry we do
late into our night.
For the reality
of being
resides within each
Heart.
And so it was,
and always has
been.

Cherish the mind
that has a Heart.

Goodnight.

“Little Fly,
Thy summer’s play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.
Am I not like thee?
Or art not thou A man like Me?
For I dance and drink and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.”
– William Blake

light 2

The very edge of never asking why.

My Precious Friends,
I wish to share with you
an unbelievably LENGTHY list of
KNOWN and POSSIBLE
things that cause CANCER.
Please take the time to study this list!
We are at war with ourselves.
Yes,
the enemy is us.
Our lifestyle and
our society
and corporate greed
have caused this
horrendous condition.

We can look down
on the pathetic depths
to which corporate America
has led us in order to
make money.

But enough
is enough.

Millions of our Loved ones,
neighbors,
and fellow citizens
have perished in misery.

Please ARM yourself
with the knowledge
you and your precious children
NEED to survive.

Compare these two lists
with the labels on the products
you wear, drive with, eat,
sleep and sit on, breathe, live and work with,
allow into your home, on your yard or
in your car –
anywhere in your presence.

When you find items made with
these horrible products
THROW  THEM  AWAY!

There is NO need to die a
miserable and painful death.

To avoid a future far worse
than you can imagine,
get smart, get educated, get busy, get involved and
read ALL the labels.
You have the strength and wisdom
to get rid of the garbage
polluting your life
and the very precious
life of your child.

With every moment you take
to read every line below
you are saying:
I LOVE YOU.

You cannot Love someone more
than when you save that person’s
Life.

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From Danica Collins with the Underground Health Reporter:  read more
The 17th Century Ushered in Cancer. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the first reports of cancer appeared in scientific literature – such as cancer of the scrotum (found in chimney sweeps in 1775, caused by soot particles); and nasal cancer found in users of snuff (finely ground tobacco) in 1761.

The University of Manchester study indicates that cancer-causing factors exist only in modern, industrialized societies—and cancer is fueled by the excesses of modern life.

The food you eat … the air you breathe … the clothes you wear … the water you drink … the personal care products you use … the medications you take … the water you bathe in … virtually everything you consume, and everything you do – or are exposed to – causes cancer these days!
Here are Just a Few Factors Present in  Modern Life That Cause Cancer:

Tobacco (including second-hand and third-hand smoke)
Genetically modified food
Most laundry detergents
Commercial hair dyes
Air pollution (including carbon monoxide, methylene
chloride, and acrolein)
Granite countertops (which emit radon)
Rancid peanuts and seeds
Canola oil
Canned tomatoes
Food laced with pesticides
Chemicals from aerosol cans
Mammograms
X-Rays
Food microwaved in plastic containers (including
plastic wrap, the plastic trays that come with frozen
TV dinners, and even plastic baby bottles)
Environmental pollutants (such as asbestos, benzene, and
formaldehyde)

Professor Rosalie David, at the Faculty of Life Sciences, said:
“There is Nothing in the Natural Environment That Can Cause Cancer … So It Has to Be a Man-Made Disease.”

National Toxicology Program (NTP) is formed from parts of several different US government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The NTP updates its Report on Carcinogens (RoC) every few years.

The Report on Carcinogens identifies 2 groups of agents:

  1. Known to be human carcinogens”
    2. “Reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens”
    The current version of the RoC lists about 240 substances and exposures:Known human carcinogens
    International Agency for Research on CancerGroup 1: Carcinogenic to humans

    Acetaldehyde (from consuming alcoholic beverages)
    Acheson process, occupational exposure associated with
    Acid mists, strong inorganic
    Aflatoxins
    Alcoholic beverages
    Aluminum production
    4-Aminobiphenyl
    Areca nut
    Aristolochic acid (and plants containing it)
    Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds
    Asbestos (all forms) and mineral substances (such as TALC or vermiculite) that contain asbestos
    Auramine production
    Azathioprine
    Benzene
    Benzidine and dyes metabolized to benzidine
    Benzo[a]pyrene
    Beryllium and beryllium compounds
    Betel quid, with or without tobacco
    Bis(chloromethyl)ether and chloromethyl methyl ether (technical-grade)
    Busulfan
    1,3-Butadiene
    Cadmium and cadmium compounds
    Chlorambucil
    Chlornaphazine
    Chromium (VI) compounds
    Clonorchis sinensis (infection with), also known as the Chinese liver fluke
    Coal, indoor emissions from household combustion
    Coal gasification
    Coal-tar distillation
    Coal-tar pitch
    Coke production
    Cyclophosphamide
    Cyclosporine
    1,2-Dichloropropane
    Diethylstilbestrol
    Engine exhaust, diesel
    Epstein-Barr virus (infection with)
    Erionite
    Estrogen postmenopausal therapy
    Estrogen-progestogen postmenopausal therapy (combined)
    Estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives (combined) (Note: There is also convincing evidence in humans that these agents confer a protective effect against cancer in the endometrium and ovary)
    Ethanol in alcoholic beverages
    Ethylene oxide
    Etoposide
    Etoposide in combination with cisplatin and bleomycin
    Fission products, including strontium-90
    Fluoro-edenite fibrous amphibole
    Formaldehyde
    Haematite mining (underground)
    Helicobacter pylori (infection with)
    Hepatitis B virus (chronic infection with)
    Hepatitis C virus (chronic infection with)
    Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) (infection with)
    Human papilloma virus (HPV) types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59 (infection with) (Note: The HPV types that have been classified as carcinogenic to humans can differ by an order of magnitude in risk for cervical cancer)
    Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1) (infection with)
    Ionizing radiation (all types)
    Iron and steel founding (workplace exposure)
    Isopropyl alcohol manufacture using strong acids
    Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV), also known as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) (infection with)
    Leather dust
    Lindane
    Magenta production
    Melphalan
    Methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen) plus ultraviolet A radiation, also known as PUVA
    4,4′-Methylenebis(chloroaniline) (MOCA)
    Mineral oils, untreated or mildly treated
    MOPP and other combined chemotherapy including alkylating agents
    2-Naphthylamine
    Neutron radiation
    Nickel compounds
    N’-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN) and 4-(N-Nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK)
    Opisthorchis viverrini (infection with), also known as the Southeast Asian liver fluke
    Outdoor air pollution (and the particulate matter in it)
    Painter (workplace exposure as a)
    3,4,5,3′,4′-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126)
    2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran
    Phenacetin (and mixtures containing it)
    Phosphorus-32, as phosphate
    Plutonium
    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin-like, with a Toxicity Equivalency Factor according to WHO (PCBs 77, 81, 105, 114, 118, 123, 126, 156, 157, 167, 169, 189)
    Processed meat (consumption of)
    Radioiodines, including iodine-131
    Radionuclides, alpha-particle-emitting, internally deposited (Note: Specific radionuclides for which there is sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity to humans are also listed individually as Group 1 agents)
    Radionuclides, beta-particle-emitting, internally deposited (Note: Specific radionuclides for which there is sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity to humans are also listed individually as Group 1 agents)
    Radium-224 and its decay products
    Radium-226 and its decay products
    Radium-228 and its decay products
    Radon-222 and its decay products
    Rubber manufacturing industry
    Salted fish (Chinese-style)
    Schistosoma haematobium (infection with)
    Semustine (methyl-CCNU)
    Shale oils
    Silica dust, crystalline, in the form of quartz or cristobalite
    Solar radiation
    Soot (as found in workplace exposure of chimney sweeps)
    Sulfur mustard
    Tamoxifen (Note: There is also conclusive evidence that tamoxifen reduces the risk of contralateral breast cancer in breast cancer patients)
    2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin
    Thiotepa
    Thorium-232 and its decay products
    Tobacco, smokeless
    Tobacco smoke, secondhand
    Tobacco smoking
    ortho-Toluidine
    Treosulfan
    Trichloroethylene
    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including UVA, UVB, and UVC rays
    Ultraviolet-emitting tanning devices
    Vinyl chloride
    Wood dust
    X– and Gamma – radiation Probably carcinogenic to Humans
    Acrylamide
    Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
    Androgenic (anabolic) steroids
    Art glass, glass containers, and press ware (manufacture of)
    Azacitidine
    Biomass fuel (primarily wood), emissions from household combustion
    Bischloroethyl nitrosourea (BCNU), also known as carmustine
    Captafol
    Carbon electrode manufacture
    Chloral
    Chloral hydrate
    Chloramphenicol
    alpha-Chlorinated toluenes (benzal chloride, benzotrichloride, benzyl chloride) and benzoyl chloride (combined exposures)
    1-(2-Chloroethyl)-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea (CCNU)
    4-Chloro-ortho-toluidine
    Chlorozotocin
    Cisplatin
    Cobalt metal with tungsten carbide
    Creosotes
    Cyclopenta[cd]pyrene
    DDT (4,4′-Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
    Diazinon
    Dibenz[a,j]acridine
    Dibenz[a,h]anthracene
    Dibenzo[a,l]pyrene
    Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
    Diethyl sulfate
    Dimethylcarbamoyl chloride
    1,2-Dimethylhydrazine
    Dimethyl sulfate
    Epichlorohydrin
    Ethyl carbamate (urethane)
    Ethylene dibromide
    N-Ethyl-N-nitrosourea
    Frying, emissions from high-temperature
    Glycidol
    Glyphosate
    Hairdresser or barber (workplace exposure as)
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 68 (infection with)
    Indium phosphide
    IQ (2-Amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline)
    Lead compounds, inorganic
    Malaria (caused by infection with Plasmodium falciparum)
    Malathion
    Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV)
    5-Methoxypsoralen
    Methyl methanesulfonate
    N-Methyl-N´-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG)
    N-Methyl-N-nitrosourea
    Nitrate or nitrite (ingested) under conditions that result in endogenous nitrosation
    6-Nitrochrysene
    Nitrogen mustard
    1-Nitropyrene
    N-Nitrosodiethylamine
    N-Nitrosodimethylamine
    2-Nitrotoluene
    Non-arsenical insecticides (workplace exposures in spraying and application of)
    Petroleum refining (workplace exposures in)
    Pioglitazone
    Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
    Procarbazine hydrochloride
    1,3-Propane sultone
    Red meat (consumption of)
    Shiftwork that involves circadian disruption
    Silicon carbide whiskers
    Styrene-7,8-oxide
    Teniposide
    Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
    Tetrafluoroethylene
    Trichloroethylene
    1,2,3-Trichloropropane
    Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate
    VERY  HOT  BEVERAGES
    Vinyl bromide (Note: For practical purposes, vinyl bromide should be considered to act similarly to the human carcinogen vinyl chloride.)
    Vinyl fluoride (Note: For practical purposes, vinyl fluoride should be considered to act similarly to the human carcinogen vinyl chloride.)
Dog 2 eats homework

Thank you Sonny and Nancy for this wonderful photo!

The Words To Your Song / ATEX Trash Service / Startling Things Causing Cancer / Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide / Friday: at school

“Unless you experience
genuine affection,

you will never know
true joy and contentment

in life.”
– Dr. Charles Stanley

sun

Eyes are blinded by this rising Sun.

Lightning strikes,
and the drum beat of Love
reflects the sound
of another Heart,
the One from
Above.

Eyes are blinded
by this rising Sun,
like the death of night
when time
was begun.

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   Miracles abound and all around.

Our World
blazes bright
as we come
within sight
of someone
we truly Love.
And the song we hear,
from the joy we feel,
becomes the music
of our tears,
falling through
the years.

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Blessed days countless in number.

We come
from a past
so frail
in our deeds,
Infrequent in our dance,
celebration
with little elation,
almost unknown romance,
so unaware
of the tides
washing aplenty upon
our shores,
of Blessed days,
Sacred nights,
countless in number
to adore.

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Open your eyes to the Love all around.

My Dear Friends,
Miracles abound,
and all around.
And this day,
today,
is the most Beautiful
I have found.

Open your Heart,
open your eyes,
to the Love
all around:
in the eyes
of our children,
in the smiles
of our friends,
in the fellowship
of our neighbors,
in the precious Life
God has given us
to savor.

This joyous moment
can last
your whole life long.
Just remember the words
to your song,
and sing along.

Goodnight.

“Greater He
that is in you
than he
that is in the world.”
– 1 John 4

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        Our World blazes bright.

From our friends at the Underground Health Reporter:
My Friends,
we MUST become proactive and informed
to protect our children and ourselves
from the environment and products around us.
Please take the time to research and read.
To Love someone takes time, knowledge
and courage. Arm yourselves and your precious
children with knowledge and the will to survive.

We are at WAR
with ourselves.

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Walt Kelly

“We have met the enemy
and he is
US.”

– Walt Kelly

You may have less time than you think
if you do not take the time to think.

My Dear Friends,
please allow me to highly recommend:
Atex Trash Service

This WONDERFUL Family Owned and Operated community service has an outstanding reputation. They truly take care of the community that we live in. They are locally owned and offer very dependable service. I can personally attest to that. There is no contract, no hidden fees (you know, for a dumpster, etc.) Nobody works harder for their customers and for our Community! I cannot recommend anyone more highly than this hard working, beautiful family. I am truly proud to call them my friends and neighbors. And so will you!

atexThank you
Tim Green and family for all you do.
You are sincerely appreciated.

Atex Trash Service can be reached at 817-344-8464.
Please give them a call.

Let’s support our family owned, family operated businesses.
THEY MADE AMERICA GREAT!

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 Startling Things You Never Suspected
Could Cause Cancer (but they do)
by Danica Collins

Most laundry detergents (The 1,4-dioxane found in laundry detergent is particularly harmful in the fact that the chemical binds easily to water and remains there. Even after water containing the chemical has been purified and filtered, low levels have been detected, indicating that it is not easily removed from water.

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I’m done with the nap and the Sun!

Numerous water supplies across the country have been found to be tainted with 1,4-dioxane. Try PENTA water (my favorite). Expensive? Well, a little pricey. But CHEAP compared to a stay in the hospital. And not painful at all. In fact, the company advertises that it “gives you a feeling of well being”. I found this to be true. Place it in the refrigerator and get it cold. Then drink a full bottle when you get up in the morning. Yes, you will have a feeling of well being. This good clean water, with a great taste, makes me float around the house for a long time. It’s not just an advertising line, it is true. Our fragile human bodies react beautifully to the good things, and the things that are good for you in life.

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Hi. I’m Lila. And I own this place.

20 different laundry detergents from both conventional and “natural” brands were evaluated in one study. Evoxa, an independent, third-party laboratory that is highly respected for its rigorous methods and high standards, conducted all product testing. The results are as follows:

Conventional brands:
1. Tide (P&G) – 55 parts per million (ppm) Gulp!
2. Ivory Snow Gentle (P&G) – 31 ppm
3. Tide Free (P&G) – 29 ppm
4. Purex (Dial Corp.) – 25 ppm
5. Gain 2X Ultra (P&G) – 21 ppm
6. Cheer BrightClean Detergent (P&G) – 20 ppm
7. Era 2X Ultra (P&G) – 14 ppm
8. Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight Co.) – 5.0 ppm
9. Wisk 2X Ultra (Sun Products Corp.) – 3.9 ppm
10. Woolite Complete Detergent (Reckitt Benckiser) – 1.3 ppm
11. All laundry detergent (Unilever) – 0.6 ppm
12. Dreft powdered detergent (P&G) – non-detectable (ND)
13. Sun Burst (Sun Products Corp.) – ND

“Natural” brands:
1. Planet Ultra Liquid detergent – 6.1 ppm
2. Mrs. Meyers laundry detergent – 1.5 ppm
3. Clorox Green Works Natural detergent – ND
4. Ecos laundry detergent (Earth Friendly Products) – ND This is the product my family uses.
5. Life Tree Laundry Liquid – ND
6. Method Squeaky Green laundry detergent – ND
7. Seventh Generation Free & Clear laundry detergent – ND

Now, what do I do? This reminds me of the time when, in 1984, I finally realized that smoking tobacco was going to kill me and death would come in a very painful and miserable way. Yes, I left the good Doctor’s office, and thought about what he said: “Bill, remember, ALL SMOKERS QUIT!”. I toddled home, and THREW AWAY all tobacco products, including my beloved briar wood pipe.

Yes, throw all the dangerous products away. TODAY. The very best investment you can possibly make is in the health and safety of your children and yourself. If you hesitate, it could be the costliest moment in your life or the life of your child.

Dr. a

Dr. A’s new office. Don’t fight it, take delight in it!

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[Editors Note: (Companies in general whose products were found to be free of  cancer causing 1,4-Dioxane include:  Dr. Bronner’s, Aubrey Organics (my favorite), Burt’s Bees, Desert Essence, Dr. Hauschka, EO, TerrEssential, Zia Fresh, and Avalon Organics.] read more

Other Startling Things You Never Suspected
Could Cause Cancer:
Granite countertops (which emit radon)
High doses of Vitamin E
Repressed anger (Yes, let it all out, but not on each other! A good pillow fight helps. The loser can clean up the feathers.)
Rancid peanuts and seeds
Canola oil
Chronic inflammation
Canned tomatoes (Yes, the can is the problem)
Food laced with pesticides (Simple solution: buy ORGANIC!)
Vitamin D deficiency in the body (Simple solution: get out of the house. Go outside and enjoy God’s beautiful gift of sunshine. Did you know the further away from the equator you go, the higher the level of vitamin d deficiency diseases such as  multiple sclerosis, Dementia (Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia),  Prostate cancer, Schizophrenia, and Heart disease. Symptoms of deficiency include pain, muscle weakness, increased blood pressure, and depression. read more

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because the body naturally produces it when the skin is directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get the necessary daily amount through your diet or supplements. Vitamin D-rich foods include milk, cheese, and fatty fish like tuna, salmon, and mackerel. Certain foods such as cereals, orange juice, soy products, yogurt, and margarine are sometimes fortified with vitamin D.

The National Institutes of Health recommends that most adults get about 600 IUs (International Units) of vitamin D daily.

More Startling Things You Never Suspected
Could Cause Cancer:
Chemicals from aerosol cans
Mammograms
Food microwaved in plastic containers (including
plastic wrap, the plastic trays that come with frozen
TV dinners, and even plastic baby bottles)
even prolonged sitting has recently been definitively linked to cancer! Continue reading

The Only Thing Worth Living For / Miracles / Friday and Monday: Easter Holiday

Dedicated
To those who have Loved.
You are Blessed
Far beyond
What you will ever
See.

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    If you never Love, how long will that last?

This moment is precious.
And this very second
Shall not last,
But an Eternity.

Never
Can be an Eternity,
Forever.

If you never laughed,
If you never cried,
If you never said Hello,
Or goodbye,
Would the laughter
And tears exist?
Would you have ever
Been kissed?

And what
If you never Loved?
How long
Will that last?
Eternity
Can be forever
Or forever never.

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                 Never can reflect forever.

Never is forever,
And forever can last
Forever and ever.
Nothing
Is also
Infinite.

“Like attracts like.
Whatever the conscious mind
thinks and believes,

the subconscious
identically creates.”
– Brian Adams

The face of Love
Reflects the symmetry
Of reality.
Love looks into a mirror,
And knows,
Never
Can reflect forever.

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                    Love is the Key.

Reflections
May be made
Manifest
In what cannot
Be.

“Thoughts are boomerangs,
returning with precision
to their source.

Choose wisely
which ones you throw.”
– Author Unknown

Without Love,
The Landscape
Of our Being
May reside
On the other side
Of Existence.
How
Do we know
We are alive,
If we have never
Loved?

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        This moment shall last forever.

Love
Sees far, far beyond
This precious moment.

“Till the sheep in the valley
come home my way

Till the stars fall around me
and find me alone
When the sun comes a-singin’
I’ll still be waitin’.”
– Rod McKeun

The absence of Life
Is not death,
Until Birth be.
And through
The Divine Love
Of God,
We
Are born again,
In Love
With Life Eternally.

Love is the Key.
It unlocks the door
To Eternity.

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              One moment in time.

Love,
If but for one
Moment in time,
Is Light Divine,
And lives on in Infinity.
One moment in Love
Is always somewhere
In Time,
Somewhere,
Perhaps everywhere.
Once in Love,
The Heart remembers,
And is
Forever and ever
In Love.

“At every point in time,
there are Infinite possibilities
and a parallel reality
exists for each possibility,

so there are literally Infinite branches.”
– Stargate

Episode: ‘Point Of View’

Love exists
Somewhere in time,
In the Heart of everyone,
And every living thing.
Every newborn child
Is filled with Love
For Life.

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   Love is always somewhere in Time.

Love ripples
Through time,
Tearing the very Fabric
Of Existence,
Shredding all illusions
Of the night,
Piercing the veil
Of a dark life
Of mere existence
With a brilliant Shaft
Of Eternal Light,
And moving through
Our brief lives,
Through our Loved ones
Scorching our Souls
Like the heat
Of a thousand Suns.

No.
This very second
Shall not last,
But an Eternity.

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       Love looks into a mirror.

Love and Life are fragile
And Splendored things.
And so very much more.

Love and Life
Are the same.
They are indistinguishable.
One
Births the other.

“Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow

Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.”
– E.Y. Harburg

Love is
The only thing
Worth living for.

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             Love and Life are fragile.

“Love
is a many splendored thing

It’s the April rose
that only grows
in the early Spring

Love is nature’s way
of giving a reason
to be living

Sammy Fain, Paul Webster

Do not hesitate,
My Precious Friends,
To Love.
For this moment
Shall last
Forever,
Or forever
Never.

Goodnight.

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Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.

Miracles
by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman“Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles.

Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach
just in the edge of the water,

Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love,
or sleep in the bed at night

with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive
of a summer forenoon,

Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown,
or of stars shining so quiet
and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve
of the new moon in spring;

These with the rest, one and all,
are to me miracles,

The whole referring,
yet each distinct and in its place.

To me every hour of the light and dark
is a miracle,

Every cubic inch of space
is a miracle,

Every square yard of the surface of the earth
is spread with the same,

Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.
To me the sea
is a continual miracle,

The fishes that swim – the rocks –
the motion of the waves –
the
ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?”
Walt Whitman

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Love is the only thing worth living for.

Death by Sugar?
A recent study found that eating too many sugary foods can nearly triple your chance of dying prematurely from heart problems. Even just consuming two 12-ounce cans of soda daily can substantially increase your risk of heart disease.                

    IMPORTANT DATES
March 25 & 28
(Friday & Monday) Easter Holiday
April 6
(Wednesday) Screening of Hamlet at The Modern Art Museum (11:00 am)
April 29
Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1
Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3
(MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet) at Stage West Theater
May 15
(SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
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.)

From our friends at the Underground Health Reporter by Adelle LaBrec  click here for more information.

Scientists have discovered, though, that chronic stress can lead to high levels of inflammation in your body – and set the stage for heart disease, depression and even cancer to develop.

How?

Stress changes the gene activity of your immune cells before they enter your bloodstream. It prepares them to fight infection or trauma – even if there is none to fight. And that causes your inflammation levels to soar.

In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers analyzed the immune cells taken from stressed mice’s blood and compared them to non-stressed mice. They found 3,000 genes in the stressed mice’s immune cells that were expressed at higher or lower levels – and 1,142 of the more highly activated genes played a part in making the immune cells more inflammatory.

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       Love and Life are the same.