I've missed our Antony. If there is a reason for him not being around (other than being busy making the world a much better place,) I hope we find out why -- maybe there is something we can come to terms with in our interactions here.
I know there have been a couple/few times in the past where a regular member ran into something disagreeable to them about the way we have all dialogued, and departed. I'm not sure we have heard why, and in one case, I remember distinctly wondering and wondering what had happened - but if it has happened more than once or twice, then maybe we are contributing to a problem in the way we relate. Maybe we need to look at something about the way we conduct conversation here.
How can we improve the way we relate on this forum?
Never linger too long with the ignorant,
throw stones at their talk.
Walk only with the lovers,
the mirror of the soul gets rusty when
dipped in muddy water.