I’m Erik Charter, a middle-aged, midwestern guy who likes to post stuff dealing with books, movies, music, and a bit of theology & other stuff. The main reason I post stuff is so that I can actually throw away some of the newspaper clippings & magazine articles that I would otherwise accumulate indefinitely. I live in a van down by the river, rarely shower, and consider deodorant to be optional, which cuts down on those pesky social interactions.
I’ve been bloodied in online battles and have learned through experience that a certain percentage of people who are online are (1) highly dishonest, (2) mentally unstable, (3) downright dangerous. If any of the three describes you, kindly move on (and have a nice day!)
The great Paul Simon has given us the best strategies for dealing with these sorts of people: