I was contacted by three different people today about the fact that my name is still in the Utah Master Directory, even though I've left the State. Why its still in there, I don't know. I did request that it be left in a for a few days after the first of the year because I hadn't had a chance to send a thank-you email to the Cabinet and hadn't yet downloaded some of my old email due to my father-in-law's funeral over the holidays. This, of course, didn't stop the conspiracy theorists in the State (and there are plenty---that's what people with lots of free time do to keep from being bored) from concluding that I was the invisible hand and still involved somehow.
Well, rest assured, I'm neither involved, nor do I want to be. Even if I was involved, why would I need a State email address? Don't you think a conspiracy would be smart enough to not use the State email system? I stopped trusting it way back last September as "insecure" for anything I wanted to keep out of the prying eyes of the conspiracy buffs. Frankly, I'm happy to be a private citizen again, because I'm free to say things I couldn't have said as CIO. And there's plenty I want to say.