it just doesn't feel right responding to, or creating, topics right now, when our beloved ATS lays dying.
There is no emotion, or inspiration, to engage topics now. It feels shallow, like reading the newspaper while sitting next to someone's bed in
hospice. I can't find the emotion to get mad, or happy, or anything else and respond. I only find the harsh reality of one day soon ATS will be gone
To the many friends I've made here, and to all those I have the deepest respect for, I thank you and wish you all well. As much as it hurts to say,
our journey in life continues on beyond ATS. Online journeys and experiences are different from real life experiences because you can never
say..."Remember when..." about an online experienc. No one will ever be able to understand those moments, not like the time you fell in the mud
puddle at the family reunion. And, so they are gone.
For all the great things people here wrote, for all the awesome research, and for all the new ideas which made you think...I say a hearty THANK
It was a fun ride these past 7 years, and I'm sorry it wasn't longer. As many others did too, I shared a lot of stories which gave others a glimpse
inside our lives. We are all unique. And I will miss you all.
Oh sure, there's lots of other places where we could go to meet up again, but it will never be the same. It will just be 'some other' place where the
names are the same, but the place is nothing like the original. For this I feel bad.
I won't opine about our recent (failed) efforts to acquire ATS other than to say I'm sorry it didn't seem to work out. We tried.
To try to construct a list of the people I will miss would be a fruitless endeavor, as I'm sure I would leave someone out by accident. Instead, I
will just say how much I will miss you all.
I'm afraid I don't have much to contribute anymore, simply because I find it hard to find those words in the face of what I know will happen here. So
why get anyone spun up for good or bad, when the train is headed for the cliff. It doesn't seem to make any sense.
I wish you all the best. May our paths cross again sometime in the future, however doubtful it may be.
In the mean time...God's speed and God Bless!
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