the very beginnings of the charter
When the name of the blog was chosen, chimera went and created the blog and, in her eagerness, failed to spot a little spelling mistake in the url. She typed "bartercharater" instead of "bartercharter". I logged into the blog this morning, saw the error, and went and created the blog with the correct name. This event or error assumes significance of gargantuan proportions because our blog's very existence is credited to it, and deserves special mention as the first post. Happy Blogging.