An Above Average Comic…

When Laurel and I encountered the empty nest, we resolved to still eat meals at our table and to do things together. One of those things became the crossword puzzle in the newspaper. I know — that sounds pretty boring, right? Stay with me here. As an incentive to complete the crossword, we rewarded ourselves with the Jumble. As an incentive to complete the Jumble, we rewarded ourselves with reading the funnies.

It was then we noticed something. The funnies in the newspaper just weren’t funny.

I had all but given up on laughing at comics, until a few months ago, when Drew Stodart started writing them.

They are great — relatable and comical. 

You can read a few here:

Today, I received my own copy of his first book. It’s great stuff, and would make a great gift for a friend.

I got mine on Amazon!

Evernote vs Google Keep

A review of Google Keep? A review of Evernote?


This is a simple post about why I don’t use Google Keep and you might want to consider avoiding it as well.

It has to do with this list:

  • cemetaryiGoogle
  • Google Reader
  • Google Buzz
  • Google Wave
  • Google Video
  • Google Desktop
  • Picasa for Linux
  • Google Notebook
  • Google Sync for BlackBerry
  • Google Latitude

What do these have in common? Google killed them.

Now, imagine having a bunch of stuff you want to KEEP in Google Keep, and “in keeping” with their new pattern, they kill it.

Evernote has been around for over five years. Do you think Google Keep will be around then? Hmmm… Possibly. If Google draws away all their users. I hope not.

I am keeping my data with Evernote.


Deprogramming for Emotional and Spiritual Health

Smartphones have apps on them — computer programs that accomplish tasks and effect performance. Any app that is on the phone changes the phone — some for the better, some for the worse.

Materialism App

We’re like that phone. We live in a world system that offers us apps that influence us. In fact, whether we install the apps into our lives or not, we can’t deny their influence. Perhaps some of the apps come bundled into our lives as the sinful nature. Others are ones that come without warning. Still, others, are ones we foolishly install without first determining how safe they really are.

This podcast suggest three apps we might have in our lives that, if we are going to be emotionally and spiritually healthy, must be removed.