I doubt anybody will remember me, but I was one of those putzes that refused to pony up $15 for membership when the message board ceased being free low those many years ago. It was partially due to general principles, partially because I’m cheap, but mostly because I was spending way too much time getting into drawn out debates in GD and this gave me an excuse to bow out gracefully.
And then, of course, work got extremely busy, and there were various health crises, and my son was born, and I devloped some new hobbies, etc., etc., etc.
Anyway, for no apparent reason whatsoever, I finally decided to cough up the dough just so I could pop in to say “hi.” Things are still crazy in my life, and I doubt I’ll have time to post much, but at least now I have the ability to do so. Maybe this time, though, I’ll steer clear of GD. Or not. You never know…
[As an aside, I find it amazing that even after three years, the system still recognized my login and even had my profile and sig-line on file! As another aside, as I think about some of the stuff I posted here in the past, I am truly grateful to discover that Google apparently does not index these message boards…]