Dealers for an ebook junkie…

Kindle BuffetI am thankful for Kindle Buffet–a service that provides me with a daily dose of free ebooks, in genres I have chosen.

The real drawback is that I’ve accumulated quite a number & need to actually read them…that and finding storage on my tablet is beginning to be a consideration. Fortunately, as the name indicates, they are all Kindle friendly, so primary storage is in the Kindle Cloud.

Of course, I have both my tablet w/ Kindle Reader and my laptop w/ Kindle Cloud on which to enjoy these treats.



Musical Monday: Messiah

music I am thankful for Handel’s Messiah, which premiered in Dublin 13 April 1742, some 271 years ago.

Always appropriate for this time of year. imVho.

The famous Hallelujah Chorus as performed:

From Andre Rieu’s “Live From Radio City Music Hall” in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Software for Spiritual Study

sunday’s Spiritual Spin

I am thankful for the seeming myriad of software available for free, or mostly reasonable cost, for spiritual study. Given my particular take on life, the universe and everything, for me that means Christian Bible study tools.

I have been a big fan of Laridian software. Used it on my pdas and desktop for years–right up to switching to Android. And they are diligently working on that. Most of what they have is pay-ware (as opposed to free ware or fitb-ware) but reasonably priced–especially when you consider that when you buy one of their titles, you can download it for every platform you use. And, they have a very large variety of bibles, commentaries, devotionals, etc from which to choose. The interface is straightforward and linking/syncing between platforms/devices and various books is a breeze.

I currently use the FaithLife Bible by Logos, but when Laridian finishes the Android version, I will be looking very hard at going back. I am looking to settle into one version and transfer all my notes to it, making my very own, super personalized study system.

As I’ve mentioned before, there are all kinds of helpful tools out there to reinforce your spiritual walk, whatever it may be.


What do you use? And more importantly: why? (What that one instead of that other one?)        


Diabetes Toys III

I am thankful that my new meter processes the sample so much faster than the older one. With the old one, I had time for taking most of my meds before getting the results. It is just the littlest bit annoying in that I now feel I need to change my habits for best time use when I check my sugar levels. My current practices developed around the slower meter.

I know, I know. Waaa. Quit whining. Faster results can literally save my life.

But I’m thinking it’s a good kind of “problem” to have.
If nothing else, it is getting me to rethink one of my habitual practices, and evaluation is always a good thing.