Fortunately, I became aware of a post in this thread and I want to set the record straight.
NO, I’m not suicidal, not even close. For the life of me, I can’t see how my original post could be interpreted as a suicide note.
I didn’t want to cause a scene; but, to avoid further speculation … a while back there were a couple of posts that crossed a line with me and that made me reevaluate whether I wanted to continue participating on the forum. I decided that I didn’t want to continue posting ... a month later, I’m comfortable with that decision. Several forum members have my personal contact info and have told me that I have a lot of friends on the forum. Yesterday, I decided that I should post a formal goodbye so I didn’t insult those that I’ve talked to often over the years by just disappearing from the forum. That’s kinda like moving and not telling any of your friends that you left town. That’s all there is, so please no drama, and remember this is a public forum. The forum was a fun place to spend some lonely hours after my divorce. I ended up making some friends and sticking around for nearly 12 years; but, it isn’t my life.
My life is fine, I have friends, I have family, I have enough money to live on, I have a wall full of guitars to play, trips planned, and other projects in the works.
There you have it ... the real story from the person that made this decision. It’s rather boring now, isn’t it?
Thanks for letting me clear the air, and again best wishes to you all.