“What is reason?
Knowledge informed by sympathy,
intelligence in the arms of Love.”
– Edward Abby.
Leaves highly polished stones,
Glistening in the warm
And bright sunlight,
Along the beautiful pathway
– Wm. C. Anderson
We can see with our eyes.
But close your eyes,
And look into the real light of this life,
Into the Light of your heart,
Into that which transcends
What has been illumined,
Into what will be.
Close your eyes.
Listen to the song
Long laid to rest,
But as a child.
The one you heard –
So long ago,
The one you were –
And, so long to hear again.
It is the song of your heart,
Beating in time
With all that has gone before,
With all it longed to be.
You shall never see
As clearly as today.
The lens of your heart
Can focus your mind
Upon the things in life
That truly have meaning,
The glow of your being,
The essence of your existence,
Lies deeply embedded
Within the Love you feel
For someone else.
Within the few and precious moments
You share with another,
Lies a Gift greater
Than any treasure on this earth,
A Gift only you can give,
A Gift so alive with Love,
That it will live forever –
The Gift of knowing, surely knowing,
That someone is alive in your heart,
And will live there –
Such Love never dies.
Such Love has always lived,
Placed in your heart
By the precious Love of God,
This Love comes through you,
Not from you.
It is the only Gift
Worthy of bestowing,
Worthy of receipt.
It is yours,
Your heart is not yours.
It belongs to another,
And always has.
Time is measured
By its humble beat –
The pulsing of its radiance
You will never feel,
For the vibrancy of its being
Always takes flight,
In the dark corner of another life,
To light the pathway,
By the Grace of God,
May the Light of your precious Life
Bring someone out of darkness,
And into the warm, bright, joyful
Sunlight of Salvation –
And the precious one you save.
“Till the stars fall around me
And find me all alone.
When the sun comes a-singing
I’ll still be waiting.”
– Rod McKuen
which is acquired under compulsion
obtains no hold on the mind.”
6 common household items that cause cancer
Air fresheners – A hotbed of poisonous substances that could leave you and your loved ones infertile, brain-damaged or chronically ill. Tests conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that most air fresheners contain phthalates, which among other things interfere with male hormone production.
Most air fresheners are also loaded with other cancer-causing volatile organic compounds as well, which interfere with reproduction, respiration and cellular regeneration. A 2008 study conducted by Anne Steinemann at the University of Washington found that all air fresheners tested emitted chemicals known to be carcinogenic, meaning they cause cancer.
Instead of toxic commercial air fresheners, stick with all-natural essential oils, which can be applied to the skin or released into the air from a diffuser. read more
Candles The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that nearly half of all scented candles on the market contain lead wiring in their wicks, which is released into the air upon burning. This lead leads to hormone disruption, behavioral disorders and other health problems.
Many candles are also made of paraffin wax which, when burned, generates two highly toxic compounds, benzene and toluene, both of which are carcinogenic. Artificial fragrances and dyes are also present in many scented candles, which when burned end up in your lungs.
Art supplies – Epoxy materials, glues, acrylic paints and solvents, drawing utensils and other supplies used to create art contain chemicals linked to allergies, organ damage and cancer.
The federal Labeling Hazardous Art Materials Act requires that all art supplies sold in the U.S. bear warnings. It is recommended that users of such supplies purchase only products that are certified by the Art and Creative Materials Institute (ACMI). ACMI-certified products undergo rigorous evaluations by independent toxicologists to make sure that they are safe for everyone, including small children.
Shampoos & Conditioners – Toxins are in cosmetics containing ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate that generate cancer-causing byproducts when used. Other carcinogenic additives commonly used in hair care products include polyethylene glycol (PEG) and cocamide DEA.
Safe Cosmetics has put together a list of the safest and most eco-friendly shampoos on the market, which are free of most or all of the chemicals listed in its “Skin Deep” database, which you can access here: SafeCosmetics.org.
Antiperspirant Deodorants – Avoid aluminum chlorohydrate, which can absorb directly into the skin and promote the formation of breast cancer. Aluminum from antiperspirants is also believed to contribute to brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Other toxic additives in deodorants include parabens, artificial preservatives that mimic estrogen in the body and promotes the growth of cancer cells. Parabens are also linked to gastrointestinal damage, nausea and central nervous system depression.
Shower curtains – Plastic shower curtains act something like a radiator for toxic chemical release. Many shower curtains off-gas harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds that are known to damage the respiratory tract, central nervous system, liver and kidneys.
If your shower curtain has that unique “new shower curtain smell,” it is releasing deadly chemicals — potentially upwards of 108 different VOCs, that are harming you. It is important to buy only non-toxic, PVC-free shower curtains made without harmful chemicals.
Some of the best options include shower curtains made from hemp, linen, birch, organic cotton or PEVA, which you can learn more about here:
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com
MPs in the U.K say yes to Three-Person Babies
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MPs have voted in favor of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man. The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The technique stops genetic diseases being passed from mother to child. This change that will be passed down through the generations. It also asks questions about the future. Some people argue we are now on a slippery slope to further genetic modification of children.
A further vote is required in the House of Lords. It everything goes ahead then the first such baby could be born next year. Critics say they will continue to fight against the technique that raises too many ethical and safety concerns.
Estimates suggest 150 three-person babies could be born each year. Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We’re not playing God here.”
My friends, try to picture a family reunion in the distant future.
OUR PLANS FOR FRIDAY:
We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at The Anderson School. At approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to the Ridgmar Mall, to enjoy lunch and a movie. Following lunch, we will enjoy the highly acclaimed new movie The Imitation Game, Starting at 12:50 p.m., Run time: 113 minutes, MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Some Sexual References, Mature Thematic Material, Historical Smoking.
Our little tykes will view The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Starting at 2:00 p.m., Runtime: 93 minutes, MPAA Rating: PG
PICK UP will be at the Theater at 3:15 p.m.
“Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion
obtains no hold on the mind.
Genius British logician and cryptologist Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) helps crack Germany’s Enigma Code during World War II but is later prosecuted by his government for illegal homosexual acts.
Genre: Docudrama, Biography, Historical drama
Emergency Telephone 682-777-1908
If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school.
Students are NOT to leave the food court or theater without the approval of Dr. A (wake him gently with the smell of warm popcorn if necessary. And remember to share!)
FINANCIAL: Tickets are approximately $5.00, but this may be incorrect – please pay at the Box Office. Please provide funds for lunch. Refreshments: Yes!
Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required.
PARENTS / FRIENDS / SIBLINGS / NEIGHBORS, are always invited to participate on our trips.
Feb. 1 Tuition Deposits were Due for 2015-16
Feb. 16 (Monday) President’s Day Holiday
Feb. 27 C.P.R. & First Aid Training and Certification for all students & staff (with Chris Leech of Premier Safety)
Mar. 9-13 Spring Break Holidays
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare” at Stage West Theater
On one occasion Aristotle was asked
“How much educated men
were superior to those uneducated:
“As the living
are to the dead.”