You're thoughtfulness in unduly extravagant, but I appreciate your expression of friendship and good will. Relationships are important to me and I too remain frustrated because so many opt for mayhem over friendships and all things attendant thereto.<quoted text>
A normal thread on Topix? Sadly, I believe this is the norm. Damn trolls. ;)
Don't get me wrong; I don't mind engaging in verbal combat on occasion. And I won't deny that I've contributed to the dysfunction in some way. The idiotic trolls like the Crypt Keeper, who resort to tactics that include repeatedly berating and harassing others into submitting to their will, are the reason for ruin. Those are the same people who have found great comfort in the role of abuser while feverishly trying to convince everyone it is they who have been victimized. Yes; it is entertaining for some period of time, but I find redundancy quite boring. Hence my long absence from both statewide threads.
I've always had the utmost respect for you, Willard. We were always able to discuss our varying perspectives with mutual respect. Additionally, I learned a great deal from you during our exchanges and the continuous troll invasions last year. I'm very appreciative.
I agree with your observance of mutual respect. It has been a platform of many wonderful exchanges and learning opportunities in the past...and shall be in the future! In celebration of friendship, please know I am yours, for you are surely mine. tks.