I served 22 years on the local police department. I was in a patrol car for about 9 and a half years before going to detectives. I worked in the burglary detail, auto theft, assaults, and for the last few years on the department I did computer forensics.
After I retired, I spent about 4 years just enjoying not going to work everyday. But one day it was time to start earning a paycheck once again. So I worked at a place that did computer support for small businesses. That lasted about 2 years. But I happened to see a job opening for an investigator at the local public defender’s office and I applied for and got the job.
Some people ask me how I like working for “the dark side.” But really, it is the same job I’ve always done. People tell me things, and I go out and see if there is any evidence that the story is true. There is more tedious office paperwork than I would like, but no job is perfect.
I’m not real comfortable with political labels. There are some issues I’m liberal on and some I’m conservative on. I’m pro choice, pro gay rights, and I have little use for organized religion. So most people would label me as a godless liberal. Whatever.
Lately I’ve gotten involved the the skeptical movement and I’ve started identifying myself as an atheist. At one time I called myself a Christian even though I didn’t care much for churches. But the more the religious right pushed creationism in schools, and opposed gay rights, the less I could really feel good about calling myself a Christian. After reflecting about what I really believed, I realized I just didn’t believe the supernatural aspects of the bible were true. If I didn’t believe in the virgin birth, the resurrection of Jesus, or his divine nature, I realized I really couldn’t call myself a Christian. After some reading and some reflection, I just couldn’t find any evidence for the existence Christian god, or any other god. So by definition that made me an atheist.
I’m not against people holding religious views. I’m just against them trying to push them on other people. I don’t go door to door trying to talk people out of a their belief in god, and I don’t want people at my door trying to talk me into their belief.
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