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Alan is back.

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Hi friends! Some of you older people might remember me. We had some fun and also a few arguments. Left DW for awhile due to issues with how posts were administered--in other words, became frustrated when my opinions were deleted, or I was banned.
But I miss my Dhamma friends, or at least those who do not hate me!
No use holding a grudge. Every new day is an opportunity to come to a higher understanding, don't you think?

Looking forward to speaking with you all again.
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Greetings Alan,

I am so pleased to have you back here!

:hug:

Welcome back to Dhamma Wheel! :D

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Welcome back!

Glad you're back!

:hello:
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Welcome back!

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Speaking with people who care about things that matter is an important part of the holy life. Even better when they are your friends!
I'm happy to be back.
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Yaaaay! :group:
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Great to have you back.
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Hey Alan! Welcome back. I look forward to reading your posts again - though I seldom post myself. :anjali:
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Welcome back back, Alan. :hello:
Does this mean we get to see more beautiful beaches again?

:smile:
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Kim OHara wrote:Welcome back back, Alan. :hello:
Does this mean we get to see more beautiful beaches again?

:smile:
Kim
Yes, one can hope so! Plus, you and Dan exchanging photos was a highlight of the forum.
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alan wrote:Looking forward to speaking with you all again.
Welcome back! We have kept your room just as you left it. :hello:
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Welcome back, alan. Your candor has been missed.

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welcome Back
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Hello :thumbsup:
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:hello:
Welcome back.
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