Thanks so much for asking, and your kind words to
JC. He has made some improvement, but is still living in
his recliner. His six broken ribs are healing and he is no longer
coughing up blood. Our little minature dachshund has decided he will be the
night nurse and sleeps on the floor next to JC. This is really quite
something for a spoiled rotten little dog who normally sleeps between
us in a Queen-sized bed under a down cover. We are thinking of re-naming
him Nurse Harry Black. The doc says it will be at least another two weeks
before JC is able to do much. It only takes a dog three days I'm told to
re-adjust to changes.
There are some changes on the website this week as well. We welcome
a new writer for the Panfish section, Geno Loro - he has also been
in the Chat Room - so if you see him, please let him know we are all
delighted to have him with us.
While we are welcoming people, you may be familiar with Ron Kusse.
Ron is a sponsor of FAOL, (and we are very proud of that) and is one
of the acknowledged masters in the building of cane rods. He will be
in the Chat Room on Thursday to help with your questions or problems.
He is a very neat man and is a real asset to this website. Thanks Ron!
We have also added a new Chat topic to the list. Salt Water Fishing!
That one is on Saturday evening - JC will Host it for now, but if you
are a salt-water enthusiast this might be the place for you to get
involved and give back a little of that knowlege to others. That is
what FAOL is all about.
When our technical administrator, Wizard, came to us with the ideas
for the new bulletin board I was not enthuastic. We had comments
from folks on the old Bulletin Board regarding how slow it was,
posts were lost - just generally breaking down due to its size.
Unlike our dog, I don't accept change too well. However
the new Bulletin Board is a better system, and it has allowed folks
to write some things they probably would not
have written for, say our Readers Cast here. It is a place where they
can tell about their favorite stream (Home Waters), who was the
most influencial person in their becoming fly fishers - all sorts of
neat topics. If you haven't read those you are in for a real treat.
This is not just 'good stuff' it is excellent.
Finally for those who have read through this to find out if I
will post a "formal" apology here, you might read any of the
four apologies already on the Bulletin Board. Some have
decided those weren't 'real' apologies. So for those who felt
it was perfectly alright to engage in cyber financial terrorism because
their motives are so pure, here is the first one:
posted 01 December 1999 12:18 AM
" I apologize. I should have toned down the wording on Rupe's
column. My read was not that it was racist, but he meant the
'Sovereign Nation' the Indian tribes have here inside of the USA.
Not against the Indians as a race. And against what those
'Nations' are doing as a whole involving the fisheries of our
country. As such I let it run as it was written. I felt it was
politically incorrect, not racially incorrect. I was wrong. By letting
it run it appeared to some as though FAOL is racist, for this I
apologize. We are not; I am not. The LadyFisher is one quarter
Indian herself, and took no offense.
For any problems I may have caused I am sorry. It was a mistake
on my part. The topic itself is now closed and will be submitted to
the archives as is the normal method. JC Editor FAOL"
Apology is defined as: "apology - an acknowledgement
of some fault, injury, insult, etc., with an expression of regret and a
plea for pardon."
And so you just don't miss it,
"This article has been removed. It was inflammatory and probably
should not have been run. I apologize again to any offended by
FAOL is not a 'political' website. We (I thought) were fishermen,
shame on those who tried to make it one. ~ LadyFisher
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