To Steppenwolf --and only Steppenwolf as far as I'm concerned--
We should either discuss things and clear the air a bit, or we should cease trying to discuss things with each other--and you can choose which.
If any discussion is to go forward, I request that you read what I actually write before you respond, that you recognize when I'm exaggerating or being ironic (even if you don't find it funny), that you not act as if I've commented on something when I haven't (I had no idea what your internet name referred to; I just use my own name and don't worry what others call themselves unless they bring it up. I'm vaguely familiar with Hermann Hesse but have not read Steppenwolf and have not pretended I have.) I did not seriously pretend to be quoting what you had said; I was exaggerating your comments for effect. I did accuse you (not Hesse) of hypocrisy* for first declaring that you found me unacceptable as someone to exchange comments with and indicating that you'd not be commenting on my stuff further, only to return to commenting on my posts not long afterwards. I certainly don't expect everyone to agree with me, to think essays I post are interesting or correct, to appreciate my humor (often enough lame, I know), etc. But I see little or no point to someone (you) issuing insulting estimates of me, my posts, etc., just for the sake of doing so.
We can block each other if you wish.
*the word derives, as you may well know, from the reported words of Jesus in Matthew 6, where he described the pharisees and priests of pretending to be pious when in fact they were pompous and self-aggrandizing.