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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:07 pm 
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Yes delete him or her please! he/she know's nothing of the Island and is no help.


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:34 pm 
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kris02420 wrote:
To call this a General Q&A About Aruba board is like comedy central. And that's an insult to comedy . All it is , is another social media site for a dozen or so who apparently have too much time on there hands . Pathetic in all honesty. What use to be a vibrant informational site is a thing of the past. Along with Dan you can count hundreds of others who wouldn' t waste the time of day to post on here any longer . SAD :cry:


Why take a cheap shot and insult a bulletin board? A lifeless entity that cannot really defend itself. This board is for people who want to talk about and share knowledge of a place dear to their hearts. Sure, we have different opinions on things, but there is a clear line between disagreeing with fellow members and just posting disagreeable things for no apparent reason.
There is a name used for people who hide in the internet and just post things for no other reason than to upset people. "TROLLS"

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:39 pm 
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Jimmy B wrote:
lindaspooky wrote:
very cool story, wow, imagine $26 being expensive! thanks for sharing.

Dan is still around, he posts on FB, there is a new book int the works. I also miss his posts here, its a shame he felt he had to leave.

maybe i'm wrong but i don't remember it like that. i think he got soured by some things that were happening on the island (government stuff) and he became somewhat cynical and his posts at the end kind of reflected that. i did enjoy him very much and his novels before his views of life in aruba changed.


That is what I always thought.
The dash cam directions to places were the best, along with the commentary. Took some real talent.


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:46 am 
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My recollection is Dan related a sweet story of talking to a local youngster about life on the island and got at least one cynical comment questioning the sincerity or motives.
That was probably the last straw for him.
Some posters are clumsy with their attempts at humor and can be misinterpreted as just plain obnoxious.
present company accepted (not a typo) :lol:


Yes, that's what did it. A sweet story about a young girl he spent time with talking with about her life. If I'm remembering correctly she was waiting tables at one of the many local places he frequented. Unfortunately a couple the male posters on here questioned his morals and intentions because God forbid a man should have an in depth conversation with a young woman and not have an ulterior motive for spending time with her. He was hurt and insulted and offended as well he should have been. Dan was a gentleman, not so the guys who posted their garbage thoughts.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:21 pm 
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I bought "Dark Currents" after some of you mentioned Dan...What a great read so far; i'll be picking up his others for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:14 am 
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Conlyn wrote:
jd99 wrote:
My recollection is Dan related a sweet story of talking to a local youngster about life on the island and got at least one cynical comment questioning the sincerity or motives.
That was probably the last straw for him.
Some posters are clumsy with their attempts at humor and can be misinterpreted as just plain obnoxious.
present company accepted (not a typo) :lol:


Yes, that's what did it. A sweet story about a young girl he spent time with talking with about her life. If I'm remembering correctly she was waiting tables at one of the many local places he frequented. Unfortunately a couple the male posters on here questioned his morals and intentions because God forbid a man should have an in depth conversation with a young woman and not have an ulterior motive for spending time with her. He was hurt and insulted and offended as well he should have been. Dan was a gentleman, not so the guys who posted their garbage thoughts.


FYI I was NOT one of the people who gave Dan a hard time. In fact a few years ago I met with and spent a few hours over drinks with Dan while in Aruba. Really nice and interesting guy.

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