I thought you knew for sure it was me when I came back as MacPherson, based on you response to my introduction on the Welcome page.
I wasn't going to expose for the general viewing audience of the boards that it was you, with the exception of having made a brief comment a while back to the mods. I only did that because of how you'd abandoned your previous account on such public terms with deleting all of your posts. But I seldom am upfront about all that I know. I've had a very painful reminder within the last three weeks or so of the consequences of being upfront about more of my knowledge of all that's going on than what's socially correct and acceptable. I'll volunteer info sometimes about people and situations, as I did on the welcome central board with your opening thread as MacPherson, giving people the opportunity to be upfront with me. As you were hasty in abandoning your previous account, someone else was hasty in abandoning a couple of their accounts elsewhere...so, don't feel like you did anything that nobody else in the history of the world has ever done or anything like that. You weren't the first person to freak out about something, and neither will you be the last.
This closing comment will be absolutely meaningless to anyone else on this forum but one person in particular. I'll clarify what I mean for that one person if I'm asked, but won't clarify for anyone else asking about this that it's not addressed to. It's an odd situation where either an email or a PM would really get me into it, or cause 7 times worse on an incident that happened between 3 and 4 weeks ago, depending on when they see this (re: mid-December). Not sure where else to post this. I'll use the literary form they made me aware of October 4th of '07, that in all of my English language and English literature studies I'd never run across previously, to my own eternal embarassment, and was sketchy when they used it around me: "Theta Sigma Lungbarrow will be an impeccably self restrained gentleman in the next season. I'm deeply looking forward to the next season."
Again, a couple of overwhelmingly meaningless statements to anyone else but one person and I'll leave it at that. Thinking it through, there couldn't have been a more appropriate thread for me to have posted that. Anyway, Brian, you left me a couple of messages indicating you'd need some personal time to chew on a few things, so whether you come back as Brian, as MacPherson, or as some yet future Regeneration, I look forward to future conversations with you. And with regards to your email to me, Charles Slagle's one of my best friends 'cause his and my struggles, temptations, and testimony aren't all of that different. They differ most specifically with regards to time frames and calendar years involved and in not much else. If Holy Spirit allows me to, perhaps I'll be able to share more with you later along the lines of what you'd written me by PM and email.