This is the personal blog of me, Jim Miles. I am a former teacher in a private Christian school system. This blog is me figuring out atheism, humanism, and the post-Christian life.

I am a full-time editor for Jana Miles’ wedding videography company, Milestones Studios. Jana taught me Adobe Premiere Pro, and her method of editing her footage. She does all the photography. These videos are the wedding feature films on which I’ve done all the editing, including music selection and color correction.

I am a member of a friendly, space-faring civilization. I come in peace.

“My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.” – Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

I am also a stupendous badass, in the sense used by Neal Stephenson in his book, Cryptonomicon, chapter one, paragraph one:

“He was, by birthright, a stupendous badass, albeit in the somewhat narrow technical sense that he could trace his ancestry back up a long line of slightly less highly evolved stupendous badasses to that first self-replicating gizmo–which, given the number and variety of its descendants, might justifiably be described as the most stupendous badass of all time. Everyone and everything that wasn’t a stupendous badass was dead.”


Stephenson, Neal. Cryptonomicon. New York: Avon Press, 1999.