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Isn't this place an amazing one?  Most people arrive at this world circling web and are awed at the open door to the largest and most comprehensive reference library ever, to say nothing of the good clean fun that is also part of the internet experience.

But, you know, along the way it seems we all find out very quickly that this world, and ultimately this internet, is full of not very nice people and many of us become disenchanted with the abundance of greed and selfishness we encounter.  How many people have you come into contact with who look only to their own ends and disregard the needs and/or wishes of other folks? &nbspThe value systems of huge groups of people, their level of morals and ethics, seems to have sunk to the lowest level.

It was my thought that, as a small business owner, the internet provided the perfect forum to reach as many people as possible with the least expense thus, obviously, providing the greatest profit. &nbspMake sense?  Of course it does.  And I'm not the only businessman that knows this. &nbspThat is why there are so many ways available to have you part with your hard earned cash. &nbspAnd, yes, they were able to interest me enough that my cash outflow was greater than the profits I was acquiring, and very often at the hands of unscrupulous con-men who did not deliver on their promises.  Unfortunately there is a great deal of this kind of activity that goes on, and moreso on the internet than in the real world of the shops down the street.

And you must wonder why this is. &nbspThere is an aspect of the 'virtual' world of the internet that allows a great amount of anonymity.  The effects are there for everyone to see:  honest, caring, civic minded people who make contact with the internet and - poof ! - almost like magic they become monsters.  I have witnessed this first-hand, to my great disappointment.  Seems that so many people are attempting to be what they are not; either that or, because of the lack of sobering face-to-face contact, their true colours are emerging. &nbspWhich is it? &nbspAnd this is not true just of individual people, but also with businessmen.  In any event, the decision was made to remove my business presence from the internet until and unless business practices changed; I don't wish to be lumped in with the "con-men" of this world.

But, you know, I am an optimist and I just know there must also be huge groups of people who have the desire for a better quality of life; they're just simply very hard to find.  Where are they hiding and how come it seems as though I'm always the fella looking in the pile of manure for the pony?

Well, I know you're out there.  I just know I can find the honest, kind and caring people I've been searching endlessly for; it only takes a few of you to make such a big difference in this wide world that keeps shrinking with our ability to make easy contact.  But, once again I ask, how to find you?  Where does one begin to look?

Well, it occurred to me to search my own lifestyle for some of my favourite things and those things in others that I respect and I have came up with two possible solutions:

1.  gardening, and
2.  chatting           



There is something about digging in the dirt and nurturing the life of your garden that brings one back to their roots.  Gardening is certainly something that a rabble rouser or a con-man is not interested in; it is not for someone out to steal a quick profit, but for those of us who understand the greater value of a beautiful blossom or the joy in sharing the fruits of our labours with others.

And chatting?  Well, what is one of the greatest advantages of this big web that joins us all?  It is, of course, for like-minded people to come together and share their experiences; one hand helping another, helping another, helping another.....and so on.  I know you're out there -- and I'm still endlessly searching for you.  Now you know that we're here and this is how you find us:


Click the "Add" option at the bottom of your ICQ contact list
and input the number 22341093
choose the option to add us to your contact list
GO DO THAT NOW, OKAY?



Great.  And now you can see when we're online and we invite you to jump into our chats.  We are some of the nice people that still exist and still insist upon being ourselves, holding onto the basic principles instilled in us as kids and, hopefully, also moving forward with this changing world; things in motion tend to stay in motion.  Currently we come together on Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. PDT), and we're hoping to expand our timeslots to better accommodate those in other time zones very soon.



DON'T BE SHY NOW, WE'D LOVE TO MEET YA IN THE GARDEN