I have been careless and unaware of the consequences of my behavior.
The fact that his name was only one letter away from the name Elison, and the fact that I was having trouble with database technology suggested to me that I might be having ongoing problems as a result of that incident, 'cause his father's name was Larry.
Obsessively focused on web development, and somewhat oblivious to the threats I live with, someone showed up on a Social Network with my name, a major league baseball bat wrapped with nylon cord, and a 'Night of the Living Dead' background photo looking like he was ready to do business.
I realized that, even though I had a Harley, he had a dune buggy and a reputation for winning races all over the Country, so I recalled the centipedes in our basement at the time when I hit my neighbor, and the fact that I have no idea where the bat went, and tried to reassure myself of the fact that the threat can't exist anymore because clearly, the centipedes, or relatives of the centipedes that we lived with in the Islands (rain forest jungle centipedes) would eat the meat right of a bat.
When I returned to find that his sidekick was now foaming at the mouth while driving, and that "Paul" was welding in the back, I knew things could get ugly fast, so I turned to my Alma Mater to get help with interface design, and a researcher at the University who taught us how to operate computers by use of intention.
I also moved to a new location and now living with a clean mouth by removing the caries on my teeth, I can return to more careful composition and editing.
And, though I've always believed in being good and doing right, I was not prepared to deal with evil or vengeance until I encountered it in my own life, and by then, I needed help.
Perhaps it was my innocence that failed me. I had no intention to hurt my best friend, and do not relate to evil intentions or understand them, but because his family name, like mine, has connotations that could lead to assumptions about character, perhaps they took it personally. Most of us work very hard to live problems like that down, and it wouldn't surprise me if they had troubles like I do.