Well, Stieven, I appreciate you coming here and giving us your update.
I know you may not feel like you want to come back, and that's ok! I invited you back so you saw the changes here, and so you'd find some old friends you haven't talked to in a while.
I, too, hope you stay. Things do happen for a reason. But if not, I wish you all the best
You're always welcome here!
I will say this. Boards like this that have a special feel to them, surrounded by friends (and friendly debaters alike) is sometimes what we need. We can wake up and check our messages from half a globe away, or peer into the thoughts and minds of another country we've never visited.
It may sound cheesy, but it's powerful.
That said, I remember when you first started coming here. You're one of the few who have a special story, and may not realize it. I was just talking about you the other day to a good buddy of mine on the phone. I said this kid started coming to the site YEARS ago, and barely spoke english. But he posted for years, and even reading your post above, it's indicative of how much you've learned to communicate in English.
Now, maybe, The Black Vault isn't 100% responsible, but it's fun to have watch your growth communicating here from that kid many moons ago, to now an adult speaking better English than me!
You take care of yourself. Like I said, you're always welcome, and it is good to have you back -- even for a minute.
John Greenewald, Jr.