Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:26 PM
Since IronHorse stated in an earlier post that he designed the website, may I just come to his defense, as another web designer, and say that we don't have time to verify all of the facts that our clients give us. Unfortunately. We simply take the facts they give us about their business, and create informative websites containing that information.
Originally posted by Columbia MO:
The site was also riddled with made up "facts,"
IronHorse went above and beyond normal web developer duty when he saw some red flags and made it a point to check things out further. I admire him for that. Especially in light of what he is going through right now.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:02 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:23 PM
After a very long and tedious 24 hours I took my Wife and our Dogs to one of our favorite places to let the Dogs swim and play and to allow ourselfs a few hours to collect our thoughts and to regain our Centers of Balance.
While I sat watching our dogs play together I had time to reflect upon what these boards represent and how I feel about them.
As I attempted ( I am not a very good flute player) to play my eagle flute and formulate words that would express my feelings an old native american story that was told to me some years back by the traditional Story teller and Flute maker who had made and gifted me this Flute came to mind.
Although I could never convey the essense of the story in the fasion of a traditional story teller I think the message is clear and I being a humble two legged will share the words and hope my gratitude is expressed to you all.
~A Native American Legend~
Once upon a time, the colors of the
world started to quarrel: all claimed that
they were the best, the most important,
the most useful, the favorite.
GREEN said: "Clearly I am the most
important. I am the sign of life and of
hope. I was chosen for grass, trees,
leaves - without me, all animals would die.
Look over the countryside and you will see
that I am in the majority."
BLUE interrupted: "You only think about the
earth, but consider the sky and the sea.
It is the water that is the basis of life and
drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea.
The sky gives space and peace and serenity.
Without my peace, you would all be nothing."
YELLOW chuckled: "You are all so serious.
I bring laughter, gaiety and warmth into
the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is
yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time
you look at a sunflower, the whole world
starts to smile. Without me, there
would be no fun."
ORANGE started next to blow her trumpet:
"I am the color of health and strength.
I may be scarce, but I am precious for I
serve the needs of human life.
I carry the most vitamins. Think of
carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and
paw paws. I don't hang around all the
time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise
or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no
one gives another thought to any of you."
RED could stand it no longer. He
shouted out: "I am the ruler of all of you.
I am blood - life's blood! I am the color
of danger and of bravery. I am willing to
fight for a cause. I bring fire into the
blood. Without me, the earth would be as
empty as the moon. I am the color of
passion and of love, the red rose, the
poinsettia and the poppy."
PURPLE rose up to his full height. He
was very tall and spoke with great pomp:
"I am the color of royalty and power.
Kings, chiefs and bishops have always
chosen me for I am the sign of authority
and wisdom. People do not question me -
they listen and obey."
Finally, INDIGO spoke, much more quietly
than all the others, but with just as
much determination: "Think of me. I am
the color of silence. You hardly notice me,
but without me you all become superficial.
I represent thought and reflection,
twilight and deep water. You need me for
balance and contrast, for prayer
and inner peace."
And so the colors went on boasting, each
convinced of his or her own superiority.
Their quarreling became louder and louder.
Suddenly there was a startling flash of
bright lightening, thunder rolled and boomed.
Rain started to pour down relentlessly.
The colors crouched down in fear, drawing
close to one another for comfort.
In the midst of the clamor, Rain began
to speak: "You foolish colors, fighting
amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate
the rest. Don't you know that you were each
made for a special purpose, unique and
different? Join hands with one another
and come to me."
Doing as they were told, the colors united
and joined hands. The Rain continued:
"From now on, when it rains, each of you will
stretch across the sky in a great bow of color
as a reminder that you can all live in peace.
The rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow."
And so, whenever a good rain washes the
world, and a rainbow appears in the sky,
let us remember to...
appreciate one another.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:31 AM
Thank you all for your concern and offers of assistance. I'm sure if this goes as we expect, we will need all the help we can get.
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