I owe my gmail address to Eric; it was how he hailed me when I would arrive at the pool table at work, and hence what I chose for a handle. Most of the time that I hung out with Eric was at the pool table, although only part of it was actually playing pool (rotation or cutthroat). We would talk about politics, or why to invest in gold, or some off-beat worldly topics. Things I wouldn't have thought about or spoke about on my own, but Eric made it interesting. He was just so friendly, and fun to pass time with. I only ever remember him smiling, even when he may have been angry. 8)
I would have liked to have seen Eric again. Sadness.