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Though nearby lands are close enough To hear their roosters crow The people will be so content That not a one will want to go  If you live in the simplicity at your center, you will not want to go anywhere. You will see that there is nowhere to go and no one here to go anywhere. You are the still center of existence. There is nothing at your center to move. Can you see that everything moves in you while you remain absolutely still? Simplicity also means contentment with little. Of course you need the basic necessities of life. But do you need great wealth or fame? If you are seeing that at your center, as awareness, you are totality, you will have no need to build a self. Nothing can be added to totality.

You are whole and free to enjoy the delights of living!  Can you see this freedom? At center you are free of everything. You are free of sounds, of movement, of colors and shapes, thoughts and feelings. And this freedom is not merely freedom from. It’s also freedom for. As the Tao, you are empty and empty-headed, open and free. You are always free – for accepting, for embracing and for loving existence. Why not stay free? Don’t try to make a name for yourself. Don’t try to get a-head. Don’t try to face the world. Just see that all existence is facing you!  81. Truth need not be eloquent And eloquence may not be true There is no need to argue When truth is shining through Those who see may not be learned The learned may not see To see you merely need to look In pure simplicity The seer doesn’t have to hoard And does not fear to lose The more you give, the more you have So why should you refuse? Why not give it all away? For emptiness brings benefit And as the seers always say The more you give, the more you get  Lao Tzu began his text by telling us that the Tao cannot be named. His final words recall that theme. See it. Don’t just talk or write or think about it. It’s not contained in words or names. See it! Let go of all that keeps you from seeing what really is. See your true identity, this aware nothing that you are, right here where your face is absent and your head is gone. See that all that you let go as identity comes back as content. Nothing is lost. To see that this is true, all you need to do is look.  Look again now. No need to point this time. You know where to look by now. Can you see the Tao, the absence of a head that is at the same time the presence of the multifarious world? This is total seeing. Nothing is left out. Only the head, the name, the false self is missing. Totality remains!   And that’s the end of the story.

There is nothing for you or me to do but continue seeing the truth about the world and its origin within each of us. I am grateful to Lao Tzu for sharing his Tao with me. I am also grateful to all of those who have interpreted his writing in English. I have depended on their renderings of the text to attempt my own version. Above all, I am grateful to Douglas Harding for showing me what he calls two-way seeing. There is nothing like seeing the truth, nothing more rewarding. Again I will recommend that you read any of the books that Douglas has written. All of them contain experiments in seeing. Doing the experiments is a sure way to make total seeing your accustomed way of seeing the world. You have nothing to lose but your head!

Beginnings The Lalor’s of my family were farmers in Queens county (Laois), Ireland, settled in and around Rathdowny. Baptismal and death records show that at various times the family may also have lived at Errill, (1835-46) Lyrogue, (1846-50) Kileahaw (1850-55), (there are various spellings of this town given) andKilcoke. Griffiths Valluations show that JAMES LALOR leased 18 acres of land in Rathdowney with two other people. John Lalor leased land and a house in Kilkoke with 5 other people including a Daniel Lalor. all the above mentioned places are near Rathdowney and in the Rathdowney parish but are in different directions and not far from Errill. Grogan was the Parish church at the time. Historical note on Rathdowney; It takes it’s name from the rath or ring fort which until 1840 was at the end of the town square near the Church of Ireland church. It was originally a 13th century manor. Rathdowney was not developed as a town until early in the 19th century with brewing as the main industry up to 1966.

For information on the Septs of Laois and Lalor origins follow this link. They emigrated to Australia in 1857 after the Great Famine. The family came in separate groups as assisted and unassisted migrants, no mean feat as the passage to Australia was far more costly than to America, and given the privations they must have suffered during the famine, saving for the journey must have been extremly difficult. On arrival in Australia the family settled in Victoria, where once again they were farmers. The Victorian Landscape where the Lalor’s setteled was not unlike that of Laois, the difference being that James Lalor’s sons and daughters soon after arrival became landowners. An impossibility in Ireland. Ten years after his arrival James Lalor owned a house and two acres of land in Epping (1867- to his death in 1877 ).

Bass Fishing

“If every American drove a 70-mile-per-gallon hybrid Honda Insight instead of a gas-guzzling sport utility vehicle, we could stop importing oil tomorrow”    http://www.gristmagazine.com/grist/imho/imho012601-b.stm    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“ALL THE COLORS OF THE SUNSET!!!”   TEQUILA,an eleven year old lilac crown amazon hen (DNA sexed) is our talker. Her favorite phrases include: “Where’s the Kitty”? and to either answer back or have me answer, “MEOW”!!! Other favorite phrases of hers include: Come to MaMa, I’m Adorable, Talk to Me, What’s Up Doc, and Good Tequila, as well as many others. Besides having an almond snack, her most favorite thing in the entire world is taking a bath as seen here!!! Please visit Tequila’s page for another picture and more information on this wonderful amazon    FERGIE, TDX, CGC, (Registered TDI THERAPY DOG), Fergie is a six year old yorkshire terrier who has completely taken over our household. She has moved in and found that warm place in my home and heart. She’s become a very SPECIAL member of “THE GIRLS” is turning out to be the “STAR” of our all-girl review!!! On April 16, 2000 “FERGIE” became the first yorkshire terrier in the history of the breed to ear a TDX TITLE(TRACKING DOG EXCELLENT. )Fergies webpage is filled with laughs and pictures and is newly updated.  Although I no longer have or breed Pacific Parrotlets, if you click on the button below you can view our 1998 clutch from egg to hatching and beyond!!!!

“If I am allowed to catch only one fish, let it be the Pavon”   Cichla temensis – the largest of the genus The Peacock bass (Cichla spp.), a native of tropical South America is in actual fact a cichlid. Called the Pavon or Tucunare in their homeland, they gained the common name because of their basslike shape and peacock feather `eyes’ on the caudal fin. Considered by many to be the world’s greatest freshwater game fish, this magnificent and largest member of the Cichlidae family has been successfully introduced into Central America, Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico and Guam for sport fishing. The current IGFA World Record rod and line capture 27 pounds fish caught in Rio Negro, Brazil, by Oklahoman, Gerald `Doc’ Lawson. The charm of the Peacock bass was made known to the world through an article in TIME Magazine entitled The New Fishing Frontier. Peacock bass has been bred in captivity for some years now in Taiwan and Indonesia mainly for the aquarium trade. Some ponds in Malaysia and one reservoir in Singapore was known to have been either intentionally or unwittingly stocked with fish that were originally imported for the aquarium. Fish sold as Cichla ocellaris in the aquarium trade may turn out to beCichla orinocensis or the smaller Cichla monoculas.  Project Peacock My pet project for the study and development of Peacock bass as a gamefish in Malaysia. Any exchange of information on this fish is greatly appreciated!  Fish Related Topics & Conservation   International Sportfish Fund  Cichla – taxonomy page by Dr. Sven O Kullander, NRM  AFS Committee on the Human Dimensions of Recreational Fisheries  Peacock Bass Articles, Books & Gallery   Tucunare of Hawaii  Tucunare – Peacock bass (Brazil)  The New Fishing Frontier (TIME Magazine)  Florida’s Fish Of A Different Color  Fish & Famous – pb & personalities  IGFA World Record Peacock Bass  Pockets of Peacock – Peru (Larry Larsen)  Brazilian Peacock Action (Larry Larsen)  Brazil’s Aquatic Ambassador (Andy Hahn)  South Florida’s Peacock Bass (Book by Carlos Hidalgo)  Proud as a Peacock (Vic Dunaway)  The Fishing World’s Peacock Bass Book (Brazil)  International Peacock Bass Forum (Hosted by TFW)  Young Tuc’ (young Grande Peacock)   Commercial Peacock Bass Sites      X-treme Angling’s PeacockBassOnline Larry Larsen’s Outdoors Quest! Global Angling Adventures  Venezuela Bass Fishing Tour  Acute Angling  Amazon Tours Inc.  Guri Lake, Venezuela   Interesting Fishing Sites   Mark Sosin’s Saltwater Journal  Fishinternet Australia  Net Friend’s Sites  Jim Sawyer’s Fish!ing and Boat!ing in SE Florida (Florida) Victor’s Freshwater Fishing (Venezuela) Spike’s Fishing (Singapore) The Malaysian FishSite (Malaysia) Mister Nature’s Bungalow (Florida)

Appreciating our interconnection with all His creation and the essentiality or fundamental need for compassion toward all…….Breathe and Smile 🙂 Since its inception in 1996 I have received many comments on this website. What has, and continues to, amaze me are the many references to the term “new age” in relation to some of my experiences. I personally see nothing “new” about my lifestyle. In point of fact my studies, which have resulted in many positive changes, are based on time honored lessons that afford a greater extent of Peace. I have not only enjoyed hearing from visitors over the years, I have also found feedback to be very helpful in improving this site. Please take a moment to sign the guestbook, or email me with any comments, questions or concerns.   This site was updated on February 7th, 2006 and is in a state of constant momentum as I continue to experience and embrace life. &nbsp &nbsp  My Spiritual Paths Saints Tips for Natural Living  Tea Leaves Soapmaking My Fibre Adventures  Voice for the Voiceless Words of Wisdom Sunday Spin-ins Blog  Wenatchee Chapter  Washington Native Plant Society

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Cahri’s Bugs On-Line– Is is a “good bug” or a “bad bug?” Debbie’s Garden Tour– Debbie’s links are a little different then most–they are all tours of the authors gardens. My Secret Garden– Culture and sowing info for herbs, flowers, and vegetables. Mars Place Too –Pictures of the author’s gardens as well as flower photos and descriptions. A Utah Cottage Garden –Photographs and information on designing a traditional cottage garden.

Easy Gardening–A very original site with many interesting and different articles and ideas including themes such as “Art Gardens” and “Love and Love Lost Gardens.” McKenzie’s Lawn and Garden–Something here for everyone! Weekly gardening tips, a garden gallery of photos, and even safe pest control. Jackie’s Tennessee Garden–Hints on attracting birds and butterflies and many other gardening subjects. Songbird Meadows–Birding in the backyard.

The Green Gardener–A Canadian gardener who doesn’t profess to know everything about gardening, but would like to share what he/she has learned gardening for 11 years. Linda’s Garden–A Minnesota site, Linda has some wonderful ideas for getting children involved in gardening and has a new project every month. Gardentree–A landscape designer and working mom of three’s site, lots of photos, crafts, and info for zone 7 gardeners. LawnMaster’s Home Page–I’m not in to lawns, but this page is well done and a good source of info for all of you that are. Claudine’s Bonsai Home Page–Bonsai is as much an art as it is gardening. If you would like to create a “bonsai masterpiece” this is good place to get some ideas. [Only the first page is in french.] A &

C’S Gardening at Home–Lot’s of great garden photos, info on a variety of garden subjects and how to build a koi pond. California Gardening Home Page–This page is for all you Californians out there! It has a plant finder as well as calendars to help plan your gardening season. Horticulture Guy–Down to “earth” advice on gardening and landscaping by a professional. Linda’s Herbal House–A charming herbal page with a very unique presentation. “Calla’s Place”–Advice on how to garden and what to plant in Zone

5. Andy’s Greenhouse–Photographs of what’s blooming right now. Joan’s Home Page–If you have just gotten on the net, Joan has a good list of gardening mailing lists and usenets as well as weather sites. She also has a journal with notes on the past growing season–what worked and what didn’t! Fleur’s Home of Orchids–A good place for the orchid gardener to start.

kangaroo Advice/Improvements: your favourite animal, and why? Where you are from: Florida How you got here: I got a search engine, looked up baboons and read through Baboons!! and then returned to your home page. Comments: Joanie, I say you did a great job on yor homepage! It`s obvious that you like animals. When did you begin studying them??? I love animals, too. I have a ferret, my younger sister has a ferret, and basicly, I`m just trying to learn about ferrets, and along the way, I like other animals, too! Are their any animals you DON`T like?? I like all animals exept spiders and snakes. Why? I think they`re just creepy.

Everyday, thousands of animals are poached, slaughtered, hunted, trapped, poisoned, killed, and any other horrible activity done to them. If you think about it, for quite a while, the world would be a perfect place without us humans. Take a moment to think about it… Also, forests are being burned down for agriculture, homes, farms, or are being cut for paper, furniture, household products, and other things but that means losing animal habitat and some of the most valuable medicines, like the rosy periwinkle from rainforests used to cure childhood leukemia, a type of blood cancer. If we didn’t save the rainforests, we would have never found a cure 20 years ago and there would be tragic deaths.

A lot of pets are abandoned on streets and they have to fend for themselves. They have to face cars, trains, diseases, people, and other dangers and they usually die. Some people dump them in shelters which are overcrowded and are filled with disease. The people in the shelters don’t have enough money for medicine and have to rely on donations from people since they don’t get any support from the government. Some scientists say that by the year 2000, TWENTY more species of animals will disappear from the face of the earth, if we don’t do anything, which will be a tragic loss. Imagine when you have children and you can only see your favourite animals in zoos instead of the wild. Then you wonder what it will be like to see your favourite animals die in the wild and to only see them again in the protection of zoos and pictures. Even some reserves and sanctuaries aren’t safe. I’m trying to get the word out on saving these poor creatures that are misunderstood by providing you with some information of different animals of the world to give you a glimpse of what is actually happening to the world around us. If everyone in this world can do just a little, like recycling constantly, car pooling, planting trees, donating money, whatever, the world would be just a bit better.

If you have Crescendo!, turn up your speakers! If you don’t or you don’t hear anything, download Crescendo! at their site. Search for the animals by these groups: MammalsRanging from the largest like the whales to the smallest like the rodentsBirdsSoaring high in the sky or running fast on the ground, these guys are fascinating! ReptilesDesendants from the massive dinosaurs, these critters have resemblances to their ancestorsAmphibiansFind them everywhere – under logs, by the creek, swimming in your pool or bird fountain…

Even tho it’s kind of late, the spirit’s still living, and it wouldn’t hurt to keep on spreading it! For now, plz visit my webring or my “working”award pages. Oh yes, check out my What’s New? page, I’ve finally changed it! Not dramatically, but then there are additions! If you have Crescendo!, turn up your speakers! If you don’t or you don’t hear anything, download Crescendo! at their site. To test if you do, wait until the music loads below. The Phantom of the Opera

Lou Holtz coached the Gamecocks from 1999 to 2004

Lou Holtz was born in West Virginia and attended high school in Ohio on the border of Pennsylvania and West Virginia near the Ohio River. He attended college at Kent State and was an assistant coach at USC (Columbia South Carolina) in ’66 and ’67 and famously head coached Notre Dame to a national championship before head coaching the Gamecocks.

Lou Holtz Achievements (Source – Wikipedia entry for Lou Holtz);

  • Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games
  • Holtz is the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 ranking

Holtz came out of retirement in 1999 to head coach the University of South Carolina men’s football Gamecocks. Holtz came in following a 1–10 season and improved on that by going 0–11. However in his second season the Gamecocks won eight and lost four, winning a post-season bowl bid where they beat the favored OSU Buckeyes in the 2001 Outback Bowl. Ohio State’s only scoring came on a fumble recovery, the game was a defensive battle which saw USC prevail 24-7. The Gamecocks had capped the third best single-season turnaround in NCAA history, and National Coach of the Year honors for Holtz from Football News and American Football Coaches Quarterly.

Shamefully, upon Coach Lou’s retirement the NCAA imposed three years probation and other sanctions against the Gamecocks. The Columbia SC University of South Carolina men’s football program was yet another victim of a corrupt NCAA enforcement record that has seen second tier teams routinely puinished while their pet teams are viewed with favor. However, the sanction weren’t overly harsh as no games were forfeited, and no television or postseason ban was imposed. Holtz stated flatly “There was no money involved. No athletes were paid. There were no recruiting inducements. No cars. No jobs offered. No ticket scandal”

Ironically, one of the violations listed was ‘illegal off-season tutoring’. And I thought we wanted our students to learn.

South Carolina barrier islands

The South Carolina barrier islands are generally an area of marshes, sweet grass and sand dunes with Beaufort is the Sea Islands’ terrestrial base, sometimes referred to as “a little Charleston,” with magnolia trees, places to stock provisions restaurants, oaks and Spanish moss. South of Charleston and north of Hilton Head, click here for Google Maps. St. Helena Island history includes habitation by Gullah farmers selling collards and corn from pickup trucks and roadside stands. Gullahs worked as slaves growing cotton and rice but became freer after the Civil War.

The Ashepoo River empties into St. Helena sound south of the island which is home to Bonnie Doone Plantation of 10,000-square-feet. Built in 1931 as a replacement for the Georgian house, General Sherman burned the original Georgian house in his 1865 march to the sea. Post Civil War, Gullahs were neglected because the islands were thought of little value. There were few roads and no direct bridge, only by ferry and porter could visitors and residents move themselves and their goods to and fro. Riddled with insects, snakes and other critters, the islands were quite separate from Beaufort and Charleston, with one room ‘praise-houses’ and the native population that wove baskets from sweat grass and grew rice. The Gullah spoke an African tongue unique and evolved on the Sea Islands. According to linguists it is a dialect related to Geechee, both of which might also sound like a pigeon English.

Fame came for St Helena and Beufort with the works of Conroy who wrote The Great Santini and grew up on the Sea Islands as a teenager, even teaching at Beaufort High School in his twenties. Another Conroy work was filmed as a movie in 1990 called The Prince of Tides, starring Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. But much more famously Forrest Gump has many scenes shot on St. Helena, Hunting Island, and Fripp Island.

An ideal hollywood set, the area has preseved culture lost in more traveled areas. Most African culture began to perishe with the slaves with none remaining. But the Gullah culture, first protected by the insulation of the island from the mainland and now preserved by a sense of pride and preservation, Marquetta L. Goodwine was named the “Gullah queen” by the United Nations. Marquetta spreads the word of Gullah culture and promotes the area with a national program of speaking to interested groups about the culture, usually in English but sometimes in the native Gullah tonguie.

Little time may remain to savour the pre civil war culture, like Tybee and Hilton Head the island is eyed for its potential by condomiinium developers and resort builders. Local businesses welcome the renewed interest but with a heavy heart for the in-evitable loss of the Gullah cultural tapestry. South Carolinians that have not taken in this unique backwater should visit before the next wave of construction which will undoubtebly change St Helena and Beufort forever.