Eric is on my ever-growing "must meet" list. His droll writing always makes me smile while I'm reading and often sends me to Google.
An insatiable mind and a fantastic writer. You can never just browse Eric. You set aside a chunk of time, read slowly, take notes, laugh a lot, learn even more (as Birdie says, google often), and travel around the world or just down the block, often in the same post. In a just world, Sore Afraid would be one of the most visited sites in the blogosphere.