reply to post by PassedKarma
S n F
Totally agree with you I lurked for years and finally felt so strong about an issue I had to sign on. Even though I don't post much means I have
problems with writing due to how I was raised, the abuse and the Military School I attended for 4th, 5th and 6th grade. To say how lucky I am is to
say that one of the 5 families I boarded with taught me how to read at a very early age. I was forced out as they tried to blackmail my mother into
adopting me. I was wanted. That is not the point the point is that they taught me how to read between 4 years and 6! To understand the why I point
this out is many of my brothers who went to the same violent Military School as myself had to take special reading course when returning to the main
I served 3 full years. Many stayed longer. I did not start to learn till I went to a privileged High School named Justin High School in Napa. I was
already thinking but had no tools. Very lucky to have a Brother take interest in me and stayed my advisor for 3 of the 4 years. Forced to take a
GED so I would not be a further expense! No senior year for me.
So that is why I don't write and I love this site as many of us feel the same way and those who don't and are not trolls I respect you. Why because
all of you guys minus the trolls force me to examine my true feelings. Not since Justin where they taught me proper values, Thank you Mr. Grobel who
did 3 - 4 years in Peace Corps rather than go in to the army, he taught us to examine ideas and how to think. Thank you Sir!
So OP you have found a home that many of us are at peace albeit the topics that sometimes comes up is worrying. It is far better to have ones head
out of the sand contemplating the issues than to be like my soon to be ex wife who rather not know.
I guess I should also be thanking my brothers and sisters here who are like minded (not necessarily in views) that this is an important site to spend
many hours of each day in.
Thank you everyone except for the trolls....