Charlois Philosophy

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It is our desire that this site, and the philosophy it represents, only serve to improve the quality of life for those that interact with it.  Surf, ponder, and enjoy your journey while you are with us.


Yancy N. Adamson Jr.

Greetings, I am the founder of
As a way of introduction, I would like to provide a little background information about myself.

First of all, while visiting us you will notice the use of plural designations: us, we, authors, etc.  The reason for this is that I am a compilation of many personas.  Over the years I have interacted with many personalities, both living and deceased, each leaving an imprint on who I am today.  In an attempt to keep things simple, I will refer to myself in four ways: Yancy N. Adamson Jr., Robert A. Charlois III, Pastor Yancy, and, the Authors.  Let us take each in turn.

Yancy N. Adamson Jr. is the name given to me at birth.  Named after my father, who was named so as to be different, I to have an unusual name.  The N. as my middle name stands for Normal, a family distinction.  I was born on June 11th, 1957 in a little town called Urbana, Ohio.  We didn't stay there, or anywhere, for long.  We seemed to be constantly on the move.  This may be a contributing factor in the onset of my mental illness at age 12.  Finally diagnosed as schizo-affective disorder, life has been a struggle.  Regardless there have been moments when I have exceled, due to controlled symptoms.  These days I doing the best I ever have.

Robert A. Charlois III, is the name of my imaginary friend that I developed with the onset of my illness, in order to deal with issues surrounding that illness.  He is my alter-ego, the ideal of the person I desire to be.  He, or at least the Charlois part, is the inspiration for the Charlois philosophy.  It is all about becoming the best we were created to be and living an abundant life because of it.

Pastor Yancy, was what I was called while serving as a minister in the United Methodist Church.  I served in various capacities for 26 years ending my career in 2015 after serving as Pastor for a 3-church charge in North Central Kentucky.  The persona has carried over.

The Authors, is the designation I use when speaking of things that are a result of the interactions I’ve had with others.  I am fully aware that most of my thoughts are not new and usually come from a distillation of the thinking of many throughout the course of history.  I desire to give credit where I can but when that’s not possible, “The Authors,” is a generic term I use to denote its lack of originality.

It is my hope that this information serves as a springboard into getting to know more about the personalities behind Charloisphilosophy.  May your journey be blessed.

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It is our desire that this site, and the philosophy it represents, only serves to improve the quality of life for those that interact with it.  Surf, ponder, and enjoy your journey while you are with us.

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