A Tribute to the News Garden
A restful place where people can gather to discuss politics, opinions,
friendship, or any issues of interest happening in the world today.
A group of fine people interacting with one another in a variety
of ways, agreeing, disagreeing, being open-minded to listen to views
that may be different than one's own thoughts or ideals, and sometimes
not being open to views, but enjoying the ability to express all
opinions nonetheless. We have a beautiful blend of garden varieties
in our community, which I feel gives us the flexibility and tenacity
to flourish and survive.
While I cannot speak for all members in our community, I find it
an amiable and pleasant meeting place where friends can gather and
share tremendous wisdom and, at times, also share in the invaluable
laughter that is so necessary for the psychological and spiritual
health of any community.
We have grown in a very short time, adding web pages that one can
look forward to visiting, and which open an opportunity for us to
learn to know one another just that much better. We have a variety
of categories to satisfy the varied interests and opinions in our
community, and due to this, our Garden is growing very well indeed,
with the contributions of all those involved in every aspect in
A special thanks should be extended to the chatters, who regularly
come to our Garden, for their contributions are what make us what
we are today. And a very special thanks should also be extended
to the Ops, web masters, editors, writers, recipe writers, special
event sections, and varied informational sections at the Garden.
All our people are working so very hard to update our web pages,
and we probably do not stop to realize the time and effort that
is continually expended to accomplish all these things.
And of course, the Ops deserve special mention here, because their
job is not always pleasant at times, yet they maintain our community
in fairness and according to the community rules, while retaining
not only their own integrity and humor, but that of the community.
They give to us in so many ways that we may at times forget or take
them for granted, yet they are always there for us, willing to help,
and handling the difficulties that arise. The Ops possess the integrity
to carry out their duties in preserving the well-being of our community.
Due to their dedication, we know when we enter our Garden, that
our people are working for and maintaining our community for everyone.
At times, this is no easy task, but certainly a worthwhile one for
the continuity and growth of the Garden.
And this special place known as the Garden will continue to grow
and produce beautiful flowers for both our minds and spirits.
Oct 4, 2002
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