Hi all! I just posted for the first time over on "Making Friends" then found this thread where you are all describing yourselves.
I live in Northern Israel but was formerly an Alaskan for twenty years. I grew up in a Witness family but decided at age 15 to seek answers outside the constraints of the Society.
This is one of the better forums for JWs where you seem to be able to be frank and friendly without fear. I enjoy discussing everything but do not like to "argue" about doctrine. I have found my home in terms of religion and have no desire to change others minds unless invited. Good fellowship is more rewarding.