I want to thank Peter Haug for his help in constructing this web page, and Gregg Miller for his continuing assistence in cyberspace.
I am currently rewriting my page "Taoism: Tranquillity, Tumult, and Transformation." In this new addition I have been fortunate to have the scholar of Chinese Classics Louis Swaim review my work and eliminate some of the more serious errors, as well as provide me with additional insight into these texts.
When I previously published the original version I had acknowledged the following individuals in that project:
I will start by thanking my Mother, Christine for instilling within me the self-confidence to explore aspects of reality that are beyond my perception. Some readers, will naturally have doubts regarding the implications of that blessing. I thank my Father, Carl for his example of integrity and will try to approach his performance sometime in the distant future. I thank my sister Joyce for her encouragement and for her long tolerance of a sibling's idiosyncrasies.
I must thank my friend Virginia Rester who gave me my first translation of Lao Zi, and with whom I enjoy a continuous conversation on mysticism and Cajun food.
The writing has had a number of editors. Phil "Chip" Jones has been debating the issues of life and Taoism with me for many years and has looked over the many revisions of the project with his red pen. The list of editors also includes Elaina Eller, Rhoda Bloom, Licia Rester, and Gina Rester-Zodrow.
My understanding of Chinese terminology has greatly benefited through the assistance of Ping-Chun Hsiung, Zhaohua Tang, Rujie Wang, Kathy Yang, and Guan-Yuan Zhou.
For pushing me into the computer age I thank Gregg Miller, and Steve and Jesse Edlin of Berkeley Back-up.
As to this publication of the writing, the gratitude goes to Norm Kuk who constructed the first edition of this Internet page.
Many other close friends and some exquisite enemies have provided help essential in my ongoing study of Taoism. I will not present that long list of respected helpers, fearful that neglecting a name from one side of the list might shift that person from one column to the other.
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