You touched my heart with your post. Don't think what you've had to say is falling on deaf ears. It's not. I feel every word. You have the courage to say what others don't.
The forum was supposed to be a way to connect, and in many way it has been, but, at the same time, I'm almost afraid to be who I really am. I'm not as articulate as some, I just say it the way I think it. Not always right, and not always wrong. But still just me.
Keep writing AL. I'm listening, and I know there are many others who are too.