Originally Posted by Savage
Happens every year at this time. The airing of grievances is a Festivus
Next up: feats of strength. Who's game for some wrestling?
This is actually one of the reasons I took to your blog so well, I think. I'm about 5 months older than you, so I understood completely all of the references you and Erin had to things like Star Trek and Greatest American Hero and how they related to what you were talking about that day.
I missed the main brouhaha that happened. I had been away from the forums for a while because what I saw -- I was in the Intention-Manifestation forum -- was that people there were becoming divided between those who stayed in the "Your brain doesn't understand the word 'don't'!" crowd (which has its value but IMHO is simplistic) and those actively trying to dash hopes.
I came back a couple of weeks ago, frustrated with a personal situation. I posted, and Angela of all people had advice that helped me. She had always been nice before, but her advice had been on a different level. Not this time. It was exactly what I needed. Then she was banned. I know of one other poster who had a similar experience. That poster and I are going through important change in a lot of areas, so the forum closing is another hint that we have to move forward. It's like we got that one last burst of advice and then boom.
Anyway, Steve, your forum, Erin's forum, and the conversations here have been invaluable to me. Yes, even the ones that made me leave for a while -- all of it contributed to monitoring where I was at a particular point in my evolution. I hope your blog will continue (that's what it appears to be doing). Your blog posts have helped me (at least as much as my inner beliefs let them, but I'm working on those) tremendously. Whatever beliefs I have that have held me back may be deep-seated, but your blog entries have been among the best things I've seen for breaking through the beliefs.
Thank you for having the forum. I'm sad to see it halt. Please continue your blog. I don't know what else to say. Live long and prosper.