Just trying to find my way around here, figuring out what all these doodads and what-nots are for. Most of my blogging is at my own blog
but I guess the atheist-humanist related posts should get sucked into the aggregator...? I don't know how this one works.
Anyway, I grew up without much direct religious influence as a kid, figured out i was gay as soon as I learned there was a word for it, then got sucked into the Jesus Movement of the early 70's, got "saved" in 11th grade (71), was licensed/ordained in 73 with a Pentecostal denomination and married in 74 (because you can't really be a good preacher if you're not married, or so I was told). Four kids later I was divorced in 83. Spent a lot of time figuring out what happened to me and why, realized it was pointless to continue that path. Been pretty much god-free since then.
Worked for the State of Louisiana about 17 years in New Orleans, but after Katrina it wasn't the same and I just had to leave for my sanity. Moved back here to Houston to be with my kids and grands, and to start my own business, now in its 3d year, as an independent art yarn dyer. Serious downshift of economics/lifestyle but it works for me (glad I got started when I did, though -- my reputation is grown enough to sustain me, barely, until the economy picks up again).