I've said it in many posts, I have a comment on my author's bio that I served time, and on our company's web site, there is a disclosure statement. Perhaps the saying about "hiding in plain sight" is true. So, is this going to be some long version of my past? Nope. The bottom line is that I went to prison in 1998 for charges stemming from an accusation of something from 1990.
Here is what I won't do. I won't defend myself against anybody who wants to sling mud. People will say and do what they want, and seriously, there is not a damn thing that I can do about it. What? Did you expect me to snap? To hop in my car and start hunting people down? I don't have time for that sort of thing.
Maybe you are looking for me to spin this long and detailed response about how "I didn't do it." What point would that serve? People will make up their mind. Some have very little mind to make up.
So let's look at two possibilities. Start with the "He definitely did it." Okay. Now, if that is the case, can a person change? Can a person pay for their sins and move forward? Is it possible for a person to be redeemed. (And I am not even including any sort of spiritual transformation, I am just talking about the person's ability to make core changes.) That answer is personal for each individual.
Now let's look at "He didn't do it." Do innocent people go to jail? Is the court system perfect? You probably expect a longer case made here, but why?
Now let's consider a third possibility. "I don't know." Unless you have an eye witness account to share, you can never know anything for certain. So perhaps you take a person at face value and let them show what kind of person they really are. Nobody can wear a mask forever. Their true nature will eventually shine though...for good or bad.
So, there it is. I will be leaving this post up for a couple of days with out a new one to bump it down the page. If you have any questions...I have always been open to them. But not here. You can email me, or I will even talk with you by phone if you want to ask a million questions and a billion follow up questions.