Actually my present name is my third manefestation on this board and I've been around more or less since late 2001, early 2002, don't remember exactly and my first "name" is gone. I started on this board as a response to being a new Mom and getting the magazine as a present. There it showed the MDC and I thought I'd try it. And boy did it ever help! It was after 9/11 - and we are living abroad - and I really wanted to know that there were likeminded people in the US - that my homeland was not just the überpatriotic nutzos that we were hearing on the news here. I also really appreciated being able to communicate in English with mothering issues.
So, I've been watching, and slowly posting less and less, let my subscription lapse and now even don't get bulletins - why? Well, let's just say I've let the subscription department know why, and don't feel free to share it with you, because this board makes me feel tremendously apprehensive about sharing anything critical, and for a relatively strong professional woman - that's saying a lot. I can't quite stop coming here and lurkiing - because so many of you are so amazing and the information - and the feeling I have of connectedness to my homeland that appears so strange to me.
You know I started writing this simply to say one thing - and got off track sharing my feelings for this board - sorry about that. What I wanted to say was - this is not the first time such things have come to a head - and this would not be the first time that people have written Peggy O.
Let's just say Joyce and Moon are two of my heroines, too!