Chuck is a good friend of mine who lives in Bend, Oregon. I’ve seen him once in the past 15 years. He used to have a very long beard, but that was before I met him. He seems like a normal, down-to-earth guy, but he’s really not. He makes very cool works of art which you can find at www.chuckdowns.com. He also started a blog about the middle class, but he can’t get his shit together to actually launch it. So I’ve given him a forum on a much better blog right here. Chuck, this is your chance to shine. Write some good funny shit, or you are outta here in a heartbeat.