After working through most of my twenties as a security guard, I became
a software developer in my early thirties, and worked in the computing and
finance industries for about twenty years. After retiring from programming, 
I took up blogging full time. Married to the same woman for the past 27 years, I am the father of two wonderful adult daughters. I'm a lifelong non-drinker who has avoided all drug use, and I have an excellent reputation for honesty, reliability and integrity.  I do not profit from my photographic activities, and my photographic expenses greatly exceed any earnings I occasionally make from such activities, and also greatly exceed any earnings from my writing. 

Although people who report evidence of the paranormal are often subject to 
defamatory accusations, I am aware of no such negative accusations against myself. 
If you ever read any such accusation, do not believe it, for it is probably 
just another case of someone trying to discredit reports of the paranormal
by attacking those who observe it. Many skeptics of the paranormal have for a very long time been extremely ruthless in spreading false accusations and 
defamatory claims about people who witness the paranormal. 

Since I have ideological opponents who may be interested in discrediting me, it is conceivable (although quite unlikely) that someone may some day put up some web page falsely claiming to be written by me.  If you ever read anything on some site claiming to be written by me, but claiming some wrongdoing on my part, or stating opinions or making claims contrary to those on this page or any page on this site, or stating foolish opinions such as racist opinions or hate-inspiring opinions,  you should simply disbelieve such a statement or page was actually written by me, particularly if the page appeared after my death.  

                                                                                    -- Mark Mahin